Saturday, October 31, 2015

Debbie Clarke painting demonstration!

The wide view of the show. Clarke front and center.

I will give a painting demonstration next Sunday 11/8 at 4pm. It will be a limited palette gesture with oil, pastel and egg. demo is free, a suggested donation of $10 purchases a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win the demo piece. Seating is limited; so, get there early or call Flatrocks to reserve your seat! I'm looking forward to this.




best and onward.
deb


Friday, October 23, 2015

See these NOW through Nov 15


Showing in gorgeous Lanesville MA. Take a trip along the shore
 to the light filled Flatrocks Gallery.

best always, onward, deb.

ps: I publish on facebook, if you have a fb account
you can see my public posts there.
www.facebook.com/debbie.clarke.5011

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Head Keeps Moving



mid week, last week, I started an observational self 
portrait. below are the 3 stages over a few days.
aluminum leaf and drawing media on canvas
12x14" copyright clarke 2015
gloucester ma


above blocking in the big shapes. the head caught 
between two gestures. I kept changing my mind.


midway, open mouth? closed mouth? where's
the center? lift the head, place it upon a column.


final. changed dynamic to finish, registering
the shock of losing Suzy. ambient light.

onwards,
deb.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chrome Orange


ChromeOrange is a standing self portrait, started last spring.
Above is the current state. Following are a few of the previous
states. Something kept bugging me. I finally have the figure
firmly planted on the floor and a fair resolution to the lower right.
The black chalk lines will change. It's not finished. I'll set it aside for
now. Paintings happen slowly and since I figure everything out on
the canvas, change is constant until it is signed.


This state could have worked; but the white chalk
bugged me, as well as the fight for space of the reds.


almost; except the painting kept dividing into two,
with a floor plane that wouldn't hold it's space. i loved
this state for about 2 hours.


Slip sliding away and feet of cement.This is where I put 
the brush down last spring. The color bugged me.


This block headed monk is where it all started.
Any one of the various states would have been 
fine. I'm not a millionaire, can you tell?

best,
and onward.
deb.




Monday, March 9, 2015

Dirty Snow


Dirty Snow, a drawing. 12x14" on aluminum leaf on canvas.
copyright clarke 2015 gloucester ma

The snow is melting, turning dirty with the slow melt. Yesterday
I finally finished a drawing of the house up the hill after a long
winter of looking at it every day. Looks pretty simple; HAH! It
gave me a good work out. 

There is another canvas that is prepared with glare and aluminum
leaf. This morning's drawing will be this yellow house, again. The
house sold last fall. I had better have my visual say about this place
before the new owners move in and decide to paint it another color.

best and onward,
deb.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Painting: Cripple Cove lowtide


Every once-in-awhile I have a go at the view towards Joey.
These are the remnants of the pier which burned down sometime
in the seventies. Wally's packing house once stood on these burnt
pilings stubs. I packed whiting there one very cold season when
I was just a girl and money packing fresh fish was good.

There were 2 paintings of this view. I killed one and kept the
best. 20x20" oil on canvas.
copyright clarke 2015
gloucester ma

feet on floor, eyes forward, brush-in-hand,
onward

deb.

FineArtAmerica Metal Print


Yesterday the metal print of A Face I Remember arrived via UPS.


The original 5x5x.375" drawing with metal leaf drawing on the left.
8x8.875" metal print on the right. The drawing is strong enough to
hold the print together. The metal print is laminated onto the metal
then top coated with some type of acrylic. The print does not have
the warmth and depth of the original tile. I thought the metal plate
would be more present in the print. Oh, well. It is still a good thing.
Perhaps I will do a series of the tile under different light and then
order up some prints to use as the basis for new work. 

The original is for sale, if interested contact me at debbieclarkeart@gmail.com.
If you would like to purchase prints, click the shopping cart link in the sidebar.
FineArtAmerica provides lots of choices from paper to canvas to cards to metal
to acrylic to frames, etc. Products are well packed and the ready to hang art looks
very professional. I can't produce this quality at the great prices they offer. All
produced in the U.S,

best,
deb.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fresh Snow! Fresh Glue.



Turn off the soundtrack, it is a distraction. Good directions. Fresh 
snow is the chill ingredient in the recipe given by Ralph Mayer in
for a long time. it has been written that if one lets the glare (egg glue) 
go rotten; it can be used on a dry oil painting for gilding or preparation
for painting with egg tempera. 

I have 7 12x14" stretched lightweight canvas to gild. There is freshly
made glare from Tuesday's snow in the fridge. There are 500
leaves of 6.24" x 6.24" aluminum leaf. A good day to prepare the 
canvas for drawing upon.

best and onward,
deb


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Surprise!



Sorting through old image files and discovered this painting from 2004/2005. It's a color spot painting, a synthesis of Helen WanWyck's color recipes and Hawthorne's color approach, addressed through critiques in Hawthorne on Painting

I'm busy painting, while giving some time to online marketing.

feet on the floor,
eyes forward,
brush-in-hand.

best,
deb.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cripple Cove Prints

Last fall I started a series of distressed digital prints. I photographed the print on 10/1 and the date is imprinted on the photo of the distressed print. The prints of the prints will be offered for sale through FineArtsAmerica, as soon as I erase the date stamp. not sure why the date stamp was set. It detracts from the whole A link will be posted as soon as the images are available for sale 


Best as always,
deb.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2015 and I'm starting off the New Year by offering prints of my art for sale through FineArtAmerica. Spoons is a detail of a much larger painting that I frequently use as a 'source' for new compositions, etc.

Photography Prints

Please take a moment and click through to the site. The bio has been updated, as well as, new offerings of the Ghosts of Versailles in the various work-in-progress states loved by so many, until i changed it. Seems change is the only constant in my art production.

There are no new shows in site, so I've decided to focus on some on-line marketing. I've spent most of today and yesterday updating, uploading and providing a few words to the tags, descriptions, etc. If you have always wanted a piece of my AHHT, here's your chance (at very reasonable prices).

BTW: If you are local and decide to purchase one of the prints, but want an original...get in touch with me. I can add an original signature, as well as, a few original brushstrokes, or metal leaf to the work so that you can have a 'one of a kind'.

Best to you as always,
feet on floor, eyes forward, brush in hand,
Deb

ps: I want to bombard the site with my work; but, have opted for a teaser. My plans are to update with new images once or twice a week. Maybe I can garner some interest and earn some dough to buy art supplies. onward. spoons acrylic prints and spoons acrylic art for sale spoons metal prints and spoons metal art for sale
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