Friday, April 3, 2009

Poppy Dancers and Bruce Rosensteil Photography



Poppy Dancers II
10X10
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas




I could call this a study or give it the name it truly deserves, "Poppy Procrastination," - the excuse I used not to tackle the three-foot square blank white canvas over there on the easel, all freshly double gessoed and ready for its debut.

A few of you mentioned you liked the idea in my last post of having a Shutterfly portfolio book for your art shows - in addition to bringing these to art shows and exhibits, I also send one of these books to each of the galleries where my art is represented, along with a small standing easel so the gallery owner can display my portfolio near my work. Shutterfly books are excellent for quality reproduction of color, though I've also seen beautiful portfolio books produced by Kodak used by my talented photographer friend Bruce Rosensteil. In fact, it was Bruce's Kodak portfolio books that gave me the idea to boost up my portfolio to print!

Bruce recently returned from a trip to Thailand and has an amazing new collection of original photography from that region on his web site. You may want to get a cup of coffee before you go to Bruce's site, because you will want to stay awhile.




Bruce Rosensteil Photography
Thailand Series

13 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This poppy painting is beautiful. Nice edges!

Laura said...

Beautiful, as usual! Have a fun weekend.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your paintings sure get my day off to a good start...sigh...kudos to my favorite artist...

Manon Doyle said...

Lovely painting of the poppies!
I also like the Shutterfly idea!! Great stuff!

L.Holm said...

fantastic study. Fresh and lively! Lots of joyous movement. Now that big canvas should be a breeze!

SassyDog said...

How do you get this done in what seems to me a flash. Super vitamins?? They all are so vibrant and fresh looking! Just gorgeous as usual!!

A New England Life said...

3 feet, that seems pretty large and like quite a project. The painting came out beautiful though. You always seem to make everything proportional no matter the size Nancy. Don't know how you do it.

Bruce has a great website with incredible pictures. It would take days to go through them all!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nancy!

oh you are a genius! i love the portfolio book and that you give it to the galleries!

you are always thinking!

i LOVE the poppies!

xoxoxo
m & ep

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

I love your poppy painting. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Your poppies are gorgeous, Nancy!! Wow!

Art with Liz said...

Your procrastination produces some pretty amazing stuff! Beautiful and the colours are so vibrant!

rachelsstudio.com said...

Love your style Nancy - such wonderful movement!

sam said...

I really like poppies, great painting Nancy!

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