Friday, March 30, 2012

Chance to Win #3.

"Entomologist Heart", ex libris I made for Sara Dinyari.
I am having next promotional drawing at my website!
MAY 8th IS THE DEADLINE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ex libris dedicated to you. Go to my website for more details:
http://marinaterauds.com/chance-to-win/index.htm
If you are signed up before you are already in for this next one.

Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.

"Metamorphosis", new etching(double plate monoprint),
completed in February, 2012
and sold last week at Bayou Art Festival.
This weekend stop by
my booth # 6
at the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival
at Colony Park, Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Orleans Colors.

There are Mardi Gras colors all around the NO. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. These colors are said to have been chosen by Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch Romanoff of Russia during a visit to New Orleans in 1872. This doctrine was reaffirmed in 1892, when the Rex Parade theme "Symbolism of Colors" gave the colors their meanings: purple - justice, gold - power, green - faith.        Via Wikipedia


New Orleans Hugs.


"Way down yonder in New Orleans
In the land of dreamy scenes
There's a garden of Eden
That's what I mean,
Creole babies with flashing eyes
Softly whisper with tender sighs— Stop!
Oh! won't you give your lady fair a little smile, Stop!
You bet your life you'll linger there— a little while
There is heaven right here on earth
With those beautiful queens,
Way down yonder in New Orleans.

          They've got angels right here on earth
          Wearing little blue jeans,
          Way down yonder in New Orleans"

music by John Turner Layton, Jr. and lyrics by Henry Creamer






Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Texas.

After very productive time at home and in studio
we are heading to Houston for Bayou City Art Festival.
March 23-25 (10 am - 6 pm) in Memorial Park.
My booth #52

Cutting mats. I use Logan 650 Framer's Edge Mat Cutter.
You can see part of "People and Objects" etching here.

Early Spring.




We are having a very early spring here in Michigan this year: record temps with 40 degrees above normal last week.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Under the Oaks.

Come to see my artwork at Under the Oaks Art Show in Vero Beach, FL.
March 9, 10, 11, 2012
Friday & Saturday hours - 9am to 5pm,
Sunday hours - 10am to 4pm
Located under the majestic live oaks in Riverside Park in Vero Beach
next to the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
My booth #173

Sanibel Island.