Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sketchbook Project Tour

I am part of the Sketch Book Project that will be on tour through out the US. Please try to see it

Full dates for the Sketchbook Project Tour
Art House Gallery - Atlanta, GA
February 27, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
309 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

Museum of Contemporary Art DC - Washington, DC
March 3, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
1054 31st St NW #9
Washington, DC 20007

Chris' Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
March 4, 2009
5:00 - 7:00pm
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Laconia Gallery - Boston, MA
March 6, 2009
5:30 - TBD
433 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 2118

Antena Gallery - Chicago, IL
March 8, 2009
1:00pm - TBD
1765 S. Laflin
Chicago, IL 60608

Soulard Art Market - St. Louis, MO
March 11, 2009
6:30 - 10:00pm
2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

3rd Ward - Brooklyn, NY
March 13, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm
195 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) - Atlanta, GA
April 2, 2009
285 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303
mid May - Mid June

Chicago Art Source Gallery - Chicago, IL
mid May - mid June
1871 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Virtual Paint Out

The purpose...
To gather in one area of the world, virtually, once a month with other artists.To paint or draw a scene and composition of your choosing, within a predetermined area.You may put as many hours into the painting as you wish. You've got a month!

This is just too much fun. I am starting my painting to day. To learn more about the paint out

It was started by artist Bill Guffey who has been painting for about a year now and does some wonderful Plien Air landscapes.

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Monday, February 23, 2009


Cotton Candy and Little Girls: Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls.

Nature of Pink: While red stirs up passion and action, studies have shown that large amounts of pink can create physical weakness in people.

Perhaps there is a tie-in between this physical reaction and the color's association with the so-called weaker sex!

The Meaning of the color Pink:

The color and material used in Elizabethan Clothing was extremely important. People who could wear the color Pink was dictated by English Law!

These were called the Sumptuary Laws. The colors of Elizabethan clothes, including the color Pink, provided information about the status of the man or woman wearing them. This was not just dictated by the wealth of the person, it also reflected their social standing. The meaning of colors during the Elizabethan era represented many aspects of their life - the social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism was reflected in the color Pink!

The Symbolic and Religious Meaning of the color PinkSome interesting facts and information about the symbolic, religious, Christian and Biblical meaning of the color Pink
The symbolic meaning of the color pink was joy and happiness

Pink also has a Religious meaning and is the Christian color for the third Sunday of Advent
Cheap dyes, made from the madder root, were used to produce the color pink
The Madder root produced the whole spectrum of red based colors including pink, coral, light red, dark red, russet and brown

The color pink has always been closely associated with ladies and young girls
However, the color pink was a favorite color for the hose worn by Medieval men
People who were allowed to wear the color pink during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were lower and upper classes

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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Now this is a fun little painting, very clever. Take a peek:
A Peek Inside Michael Jackson's Cabinet of CuriositiesE! Online - USAThe painting, which is expected to fetch somewhere in the vicinity of $600, is one of 2000 items from the financially strapped singer's personal collection ...See all stories on this topic

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mangroves at R.E.Olds Park

A view of the Tampa Bay.

I have started plien air painting again after taking some time off from it. Today I painted at R E Olds Park in Oldsmar Fl.

I set up my little cigar box plien air painting easle on a picnic table in the park and started painting.

Mangrove, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
oil on canvas mounted on hardboard (RayMar Panel)

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $100 USD

How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
Or, send me an email


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Standing out in the Crowd

Successful artists want to change the world. They are Outside Zebras that avoid the Herd, they live on the edge.

In his book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Seth Godin says that the key to success is to find a way to stand out--to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins.

Godin himself may be the best example of how this theory works: The marketing expert is a demigod on the Web, a best-selling author, highly sought after lecturer, successful entrepreneur, respected pundit and high-profile blogger. He is uniquely respected for his understanding of the Internet, and his essays and opinions are widely read and quoted online and off."

To be a successful artist today you have to be good and you have eo be an excellent marketing entrepreneur.

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Just one way to hang those little Veggies

Jim surprised Jan with several of my small Veggie paintings for Christmas. He was kind enough to send me a photo of the hung paintings.


I hope you have been having a fun and productive trip in Florida! It has been cold here, with snow coming and going a few times since I saw you.Jan was both surprised and excited about her gift of your veggie pictures.
I mounted them (with much advice from some Stephen, his wife, and Jan) as you can see from my attached pictures. I love looking at them and the fact you did them, makes them even more special.
I have now determined we need one more, to be placed on the right side to balance things better.
After you return, I will stop and pick out one, probably a green veggie, but If I can't decide, if it is ok with you, I will take a few to have Jan make the decision. .

Take care,

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is next Saturday! Candy, flowers,dinner, wine ,gifts of gold; okay maybe no gold.
Fortunately, there's time to take action!
Valentines Day is on Saturday, all sorts of possibilities open up and there are no excuses! Send the kids to the grandparents, make the reservations, buy the flowers, write the card (don't buy one, create one!) and most of all, have fun! Yes this year I will make my sweetie a fun little card!
I happen to think the relationship with your spouse or "significant other" is vital to all types of success and happiness in life, but at the very least, I hope you'll agree it's a tremendous source of fun!
Tell them how much you care and make sure your actions match your words. You don't need a special day to do this but Valentines day is always a good place to start if you haven't done it lately.Start right now.
Secondly, shower the same kind of love and thoughtfulness on yourself! Winners know that empowering themselves is the source of all success, so they do the things that enrich their lives and lead to success. Be a winner and love yourself.
Let the "LOVE FLOW", after all it's Valentines day.
"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself." -- Sara Henderson
Have Great Valentines Day Everyday!

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Vegetables for Valentine

A romantic Vegetable painting filled with love for vegetables.With Valentines day just a few days away I am painting vegetables for Valentines day.

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death

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