Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Good to the Core" is a painting that I started in July 2013 after attending Chris Krupinski's workshop. I had it almost finished and then quit working on it because I was a little disappointed in it. But I finally finished it a few weeks ago and then entered it in a competition. I found out yesterday that it was juried into the American Women Artists 17th Annual National Juried Competition at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA on Cape Cod. I was shocked because I also entered the cherry painting and thought if anything was accepted it would be the cherries. Just goes to show that you just never know! I thought you would enjoy seeing some of the stages. Again, some are missing because I forgot to take a picture every time I painted. I hope you enjoy them.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stages of New Painting

This is one of my latest paintings. I was able to capture the interplay between realistic image and it's naturally occurring abstractions making it very intriguing. I hope you enjoy the different stages. A few were skipped because I forgot to take pictures. Oooops! I need a name! Send me a name, I'll select the ones I like and then have a vote on Facebook. If you haven't 'liked' Marsha Chandler Fine Art on Facebook, please do so. If the name you give, wins, you well receive a free print!! Tell your friends

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Too Hot to Handle

I hope everyone affected by the snow made it safely through! It was pretty though! I got stranded with my 7 month old Grandbaby and had to leave my car but luckily a relative of sorts was behind me in a four wheel drive so she took us to my daughter and we made it safely to her house. I've had 'Too Hot to Handle'finished for quite awhile but I wasn't quite satisfied with it so I made some changes. I put more folds in the cloth therefore changing the design on the cloth and changed the background to more blue than black. I like it better but what's your opinion. This is the second blog with the stages but I wanted to post them again with the final version. I've entered it and 'Keen on Jelly Beans' in the Transparent Watercolor Society Exhibition so I'm anxiously waiting to see if one of them gets in. This is my first time enter the TWSA. I hope you enjoy the different stages of 'Too Hot to Handle". Some of the pictures were taken with my phone and the lighting is different in them.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Paintings

'Keen on Jelly Beans' 22" x 25"i> Here it is already the middle of January and I'm just now writing a new blog. I don't know what I have to do to be consistent doing this. I think it's because ALL I want to do is paint but I know if I want to succeed I have to do much more than that. Surprise News! I will be having a workshop at The Art Loft in Dahlongea in August! Details have not been finalized so I will let you know those as soon as they are. I am so excited about it!! I have several new paintings that are finished or almost finished. These are some I've been working on for quite some time. I've put them aside waiting for new ideas to pop in my head and now I'm getting them finished so I can paint more new ones. Is this too many images to see at once. Maybe I should start posting images as I'm working on the painting so I won't have so many in one blog. I quit working on this one because I couldn't decide what color to make the jelly bean on top. I finally just made it disappear. It's fun to be a magician! Hope you enjoy seeing this painting as it progresses! Stay tuned! I will post another one in a few days!