Monday, February 22, 2010

Arts and Craft Shows

Sunday I went to Duedin Florida Craft Event.It was a Howard Event. Howard's Events are divided into two types Artists his A shows and Crafters his B shows. Both types of shows are excellent and have the best quality work of it's kind. I have done many of his fine art shows and would recommend them to any artist with the stamina for the 5 AM set up time. There are always record crowds and the Art work shown is of the highest quality as artist are juried in from all over the United States to be part of his shows.

This weeks Aceos are available at my Ebay store and will be posted during the week.

About ACEO Cards:
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card.
The reason for this is that Art Cards are made to be traded! Art cards are normally available at low prices so that they're available to anyone. Artists from all over the world are creating, and now selling these highly collectable art cards in many different mediums. Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels, Petrography, Pen and Ink, Sketching, Collage - the sky is the limit. Abstract, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Impressionism, Expressionism -every style you can think of - and then some!
Extremely collectable Pocket Art, you can't stop at just one! They can be displayed as artworks - hung in decorative frames either individually or in groups. It is signed and dated on the back.


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Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Happy Modle

My art gets a prominent place on a blog of interest.

Phyllis has just posted a painting I did of her on her blog. If you are not familiar with the blog In His Hands stop by and take a look. In His Hands I am still look for people to send me pictures of themselves to be painted so don't be shy and email one. You may end up with a blue nose and fuzzy ears but it all in fun.Anyway doesn't a blue nose mean you have Royal Blood?


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

How I start a painting.

The process of painting an oil painting varies by the type ans size if the painting.

Some artist paint each painting the same way. I use different techniques based on what I want to achieve. I start here with a painting panel made by RayMar Art.

The front of the panel which has ultra smooth canvas mounted on it which permits more paint manipulation.

I then do a quick thumb nail sketch. I don't put in many details because it will be painted over.

Next I put in some bold lines and start the painting.

In this painting I put in the background first because it was going to stay simple with little detail.

The finished painting.

Free Spirit, Equestrian Art
Free Spirit, Equestrian Art, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Free Spirit
oil on canvas mounted on hardbaoard

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD

How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines day

Zoro the Love Bandit,
Zoro the Love Bandit, pig landscape, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Zoro the Love Bandit
Zoro the Party Pig is back at it stealing a little love.10x8 oil on canvas mounted on hardboard ready to frame.

Delilah Smith, Michigan Oil Painter, USA

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $200 USD

How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $200 USD plus $10 USD s/h
Or, send me an email

Did you know that Valentine’s Day didn’t start as a day of love -but with an execution? The good Saint Valentine got his head cut off under the order Claudius II on February 14th, 270. St. Valentine left a note for the jailer’s daughter and signed it “From Your Valentine”.

Did you know Cupid was a Mythological Cad? He left his wife and the ‘other woman’ put a curse on her and she fell into a coma.

February 14th is also the anniversary of Chicago’s 1929 gangland hit famously known as Valentine’s Day Massacre.
History of Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine was said to have demonstrated courage and valor in helping Christian martyrs being persecuted under Emperor Claudius II in Rome, during a time when giving any kind of aid to Christians was considered a crime. Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned for this crime. He was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs, stoned and finally beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate. After his death, this gate was known as Porta Valentini, later being renamed Porta Popolo.
There is a legend that says while awaiting his execution, he befriended his jailer's blind daughter whose sight he restored to her. According to Alfonso Villiegas, in his book "Lives of Saints" the jailer was Asterios, one of the Emperor's lieutenants. He and his family were converted to Christianity by St. Valentine, and they were condemned to death by Claudius II. Furthermore, according to legend, on the eve of Valentinus' death, he wrote a farewell message to the jailer's daughter and signed it. This is how Valentines Day evolved.

This weeks Aceo are pictured below they are available at my ebay store Please click the link tohere.


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Monday, February 08, 2010


I am from Michigan and here is a little of the past from 1949 :a 1949 movie on Michigan ,
On January 17 in my blog I asked for picture of you to paint. I challenged myself to paint 10 portraits over the next two months. This is number 2 Phyllis.

11x8 1/2 oil on paper

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