Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunnyvale Art Club's 2017 Annual Art show at the Sunnyvale Library

The Sunnyvale Art Club's annual art show happened this weekend at the Sunnyvale Public Library. This was a juried show. Name of the Judge: Jose Luis Andrade. He is an instructor at the Arthub academy located at Saratoga CA. Website: http://www.arthub.academy/jose-luis-andrade

Show dates : June 17,2017 from 12 noon to 6 pm (Saturday) and June 18,2017 from 12 noon to 5 pm (Sunday) at the Sunnyvale Public Library  665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

This show was a memorable one for me because not only did I win 3rd place under mixed media category, I also sold my painting -- Tribute to Cecil. 

Here are some pictures of the show:

Note: I won 3rd place for the Tiger painting seen in the picture and I sold the Lion painting seen here (Tribute to Cecil)
Note: Tiger painting details:
Title: Tiger,Tiger, Burning Bright
Medium: Pen and Ink ( Mixed media category)
3rd place winner under mixed media category

Lion Painting details:
Title: Tribute to Cecil
Medium: Pen and Ink with Colored pencils  ( mixed media category)
Price: SOLD !

These are only 2 paintings that I entered this year for the show.

Selfie with the judge of the show: Jose Luis Andrade

Here is a close up picture of my SOLD  painting:

Title: Tribute to Cecil
Medium: Pen and Ink with Colored Pencils on Watercolor paper
Price: SOLD !

Here is a close up of my Tiger painting

Title: Tiger,Tiger, Burning Bright
Medium: Pen and Ink
3rd place winner under mixed media category


Some more pictures of the show and  fantastic artworks of other art club members are below:

Note: Visitors admiring artworks 

Visitors admiring artworks 

Artwork of Angelo Lopez

Art Demo by an art club member-- Mat Coutney  outside the Sunnyvale Library


The judge giving his critique on artworks


Beautiful artwork by Cathy Ordonez


Beautiful paintings by Lavonne Carrick

Diana with her beautiful paintings


Suzanne with her stunning animal artworks and also a wildlife enthusiast
Some pictures of art club members who worked behind the scenes to make this show possible:

Club members discussing logistics on how to display artworks! 


Photographing artworks -- Barbara Wilson with Lavonne 

Setting up panels to display artworks


This is how it looks after show set up.


Picture of postcard created for the show by an  art club member

Show postcard for 2017

I thankful for being a part of this vibrant art community. And I also thank everyone who worked towards making this show a success. I would like to specially thank Suzanne who is a  superb wildlife artist and a wildlife enthusiast for purchasing my artwork -- Tribute to Cecil.  Thank you again.


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller 




Thursday, April 27, 2017

You are invited to the Spring Auxiliary Boutique at the Sunnyvale Community Services


I would like to invite you all to the Sunnyvale Community Services Spring Boutique happening on Saturday May 13,2017 9 am to 4 pm at the Sunnyvale Community Services--- 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale CA 94086 ( between Wolfe & Fair oaks)

100% of proceeds benefit Sunnyvale community services. 

Website: Sunnyvale Community Services

This event is hosted by the SCS Auxilary.

This year I am a part of the Auxiliary team and you can find some of my origami  greeting cards, minion themed pencil pouches and cell phone cases.

Here is a picture of the my contribution to the Boutique


Title:  My contribution to the Spring Boutique Items for 2017

Update: I came to know that the show was a success and fun. I sold all my items pictured above.


Here is the postcard of the Spring Boutique.





In other news, the Sunnyvale Art Club had its monthly meeting on April 20,2017. The monthly competition theme was " Flowers". My painting won 3rd place at this show. After doing an iPad painting of waterlilies , I wanted to create a traditional painting as well. So did this one with a combination of watercolor pencils and colored pencils polychromos. I used 140 pound cold pressed watercolor paper for this one.

Here is a picture:

Title: Monet's Waterlily
Medium: Colored pencils and Watercolor pencils on watercolor paper
Size: 9.5" x 7.5"
I thank you all for your time for visiting my blog. I will leave you with a quote from Claude Monet for you to ponder on.

"It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."-- Claude Monet


Friday, February 24, 2017

Feliz Cumpleanos !!

Feliz Cumpleanos to Creative Jayu's Blog as we are celebrating its 7th birthday today.  I created this animated gif for this occasion. This is done using an iPad only.


Title: Feliz Cumpleanos
Medium: iPad Art

After that I got hooked and created more animated GIFs. So here are some more done using the iPad.




Title: Minions !

Below animated GIFs are my very first animated GIFs

Title: Its a Beautiful Day!

Title: Hello there!

This painting below is for the Feb 2017 Facebook group Art Challenge. This is at Lisa's FB group at Lachri Fine Art. The theme for this month's challenge is " Things in Trees." I used my own reference picture for this challenge.

Here is my entry for this month's art challenge

Title: Two is Company
Medium: iPad Art

Update: I thank Lisa for featuring my iPad art seen  above  ( Two is Company) for the Feb 2017 art challenge. Here is the video link Feb 2017 Art Challenge 


 The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Nov 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: House Guests!
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper
The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Sept 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: Needle and Thread
Medium: Colored pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper, Ball point pen for numbers

The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Oct 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: Indian Corn
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper
I created this  quick doodle ( see below) for the BBC ( Blue Blotch  Challenge ) challenge that takes place at the " The Mobile Artist Collective"  Facebook group. This is done using an iPad.

Title: Fishing Anyone?
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

I took part in Kathryn Costa's Mandalafest 2016. Here are some of my mandalas I created during the class.

Title: For Mandalafest 2016
Medium: Colored pencils


Title: Mandalafest 2016
Medium: Colored digitally using the iPad
The painting below is inspired from the book  -- Enchanted Fairies.

Title: Enchanted Fairies
Medium: Colored Pencils only


For Lisa's FB group challenge for March 2017 the theme is Water or something to do with it. Here is my entry

Title: Waterlily
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Paper by 53 and Procreate

Update: I would like to thank Lisa from Lachri Fine Art for featuring my Waterlily painting. Here is the video link for you to watch--  March 2017 Art Challenge


Painting below is entry for Color Pencil Magazine monthly challenge for Feb 2017. Thanks to Sally Robertson for reference picture ( Copyright Released)

Title: Feathers and Butterflies
Medium: Faber Castel Colored Pencils, Silver Gel pen and Butterfly Stickers on Canson's Acid Free Sketch Paper

I thank you all for hopping onto my blog. See you soon with another blog post.

" Keep your face to the Sunshine and you cannot see the Shadows." 

Friday, October 7, 2016

A celebration of Animals !

For the months of October 2016 and November 2016 my paintings will be up at " For Other Living Things"  located at 1261 S Mary Avenue,Sunnyvale,CA. I share this space with two other local artists. Please feel free to visit the store if you are an animal lover like yours truly.

Being fond of animals  especially the "wild" kind,  I dedicate this post to all types of animals.

Pictures below are the paintings that will be up for Oct and Nov, 2016 at the store

Medium: Pen and Ink with Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper
 Also linking this to Jake Parker's Inktober Challenge -- #inktober  and #inktober2016


Title: Adopt Me!
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Only the Pencil feature in the App Procreate

Title: Best Friends
Medium: Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper

Title: Finding Nemo
Medium: Acrylics on 9 by 12" canvas

Pictures below are my entries to Colored Pencil Magazine's  Aug 2016 monthly challenge -- Beginner Category.
Photo Reference Credit: Sally Robertson

Title: American Bull Dog
Medium: Kohinoor Wood-less Colored Pencils and Watercolor Pencils  on Canson's Acid Free Sketch Paper 

The picture below is my entry to the Colored Pencil magazine's Annual Art Competition

Title: The Madhubani Peacock
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free sketch paper



 Picture below is  One more entry to Jake Parker's Inktober Challenge. The Mule Deer is  created using Pen and Ink on watercolor paper--  #inktober2016 and  #inktober




With this I will conclude this post with a picture of one my most favorite animal from the animal kingdom. Picture taken from Jane Goodall Institute. 





Monday, October 3, 2016

You are invited to the Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary Team Holiday Boutique


 The Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary " Holiday Boutique" is happening  on Friday, October 28,2016: 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday,October 29,2016: 9 am to 4 pm located at 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale ( Between Wolfe and Fair Oaks). 

This year I am a part of the Auxiliary team and you can find some of my handmade greeting cards, candles, paintings  and other baked goodies. 

Some more information for you about this Boutique

Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary Holiday Boutique
What: Handmade and heartfelt gifts for the holidays !
Ornaments, quilts, jams, baked goods, pet corner, jewelry, gifts & more.

When: Friday, October 28,2016: 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday,October 29,2016: 9 am to 4 pm

Where: 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale ( Between Wolfe and Fair oaks)

100% of the proceeds benefit Sunnyvale Community Services ( working to prevent homelessness and hunger). 

www.svcommunityservices.org

Here is a sneak preview of some of my items that you will find at the Boutique. I don't have pictures of the beeswax candles that I made earlier, but you will find them at the boutique.



Holiday Greeting Cards




Birthday Greeting Cards

Update: I sold the above greeting cards at this show. 
Birthday Greeting Cards

Update: I sold the above greeting card at this show.


Pen and Ink Bookmarks
Update: I sold the above bookmarks   at this show.


Holiday Gift Tags

Update: I sold the above gift tags  at this show.
Warli  Style Greeting Cards
Update: I sold the above  warli  greeting card at this show.

Doodled Greeting Cards



Title: Winter Snowflakes
Medium: Mixed media on 18" by 14" canvas




Title: Hoot Hoot!
Medium: Pen and Ink on Watercolor Paper
Size: 9"by 7"


Update: I sold the above painting ( Hoot Hoot )  at this show.

Below is the postcard for the Holiday Boutique







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