Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Art from Christmas Carols (1957)

  This was a new discovery while dragging out Christmas decorations. It is a 1957 music book for piano and guitar. Christmas Carols is filled with warm, cheery illustrations created by Eugenie ( this is the only name given in the book ). I have uncovered little information about Eugenie, but the style is very much like Mary Blair. Both represent classic 50's illustrator. Late 50's and 60's Art is very happy, colorful, and child like. The colors are usually very bright and soft. You may notice that all of these illustrations have the same basic palate of a golden-yellow, hot pink, peach, orange, a bright aqua blue, red, and green. Once you learn these distinctions it is easier to pick out  a work's era. 

Monday, December 2, 2013


I'm sorry!!! I said my next post was going to be sharing my artwork, but I am debating how best to protect it. I am not sure if I want to get copyright. And if so, which one is best? So that post will be delayed. 
 It's important to protect your work and well worth the extra mile in doing so. I recently read an article at www.finearttips.com about the importance of copyrighting. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Ocean of Color

Be prepared! The wave is coming! Next post: Releasing the Art
I'm ready to share the my treasure!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Take a bite into these...

I hope you enjoyed your evening! I would like to say thanks to all my viewers! I just hit a 1,000 page views! (These are a mix of clip art and artwork.) Also, more of my real artwork is on the way.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Art of Ruth Sanderson

  Hello everyone! (I'm back!) Today, I would like to introduce a very talented illustrator, Ruth Sanderson. She is famous for her book cover illustrations as well as publishing over 80 children's books. Her fantasy art, product design, animation concept art, and collector's plates are pretty renowned too. Ruth is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has been a professional illustrator since 1975. For more on Ruth check out her website at http://goldenwoodstudio.com  or www.ruthsanderson.com/‎ . Please enjoy some of my favorite pieces of her work.

12 Dancing Princesses

Cinderella of course! 
I lover her depiction of magic here.

Such a beautiful face! This one is so life-like.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering 9/11

We will never forget.

Please take time to remember this day.

By: Andrea Barbieri

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Reply to Comment

Well, all the watercolors I have posted are from various artists.  I have done a few watercolors myself, but have never posted any. My best artwork I can not show for art competition purposes. However, I have had someone inquire to buy one of works. I am glad you liked the ones I posted.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Art of Charley Harper

  "When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don't see feathers, fur, scapulars or tail coverts - none of that. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting: in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe."
                                                                                                  - Charley Harper

  Charley Harper was a conservationist as well as an artist. His whimsical, colorful, and geometric take on the animal kingdom made Harper famous. He illustrated many books, prints, posters, and magazines. A few of his notable works are: The  Golden Book of Biology and Ford Times magazine. To learn more visit:charleyharper.com

  I recently discovered Harper and have been very impressed by his style. His work is so fun and vibrant! I have posted some of his works below. I hope you enjoy!