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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Artists Question

Wednesday Question
I am getting ready for an exhibit and reception on June 4h.
I was only given 2 weeks to pull it together.....Any sane person would have said no. But, I'm an artist and I want my artwork to be seen.
Today's Question is;
Do you paint for yourself or do you paint to have your artwork seen? Not really talking about selling here.
I like to do exhibits, so people can see my style. This way they will know if I'm the artist they want to paint that special painting they have in mind.
So this week think about your home town, is there anywhere you might be able to hang your work? Get creative here, coffee shops, hotel, offices.....I'm in a Donut Shop!!!! These are not the Big Gallery Museum Shows. This is to reach the public and build a following.
Be inspired, Be Creative,
If you would like to know more about me I invite you to my website,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!!!
It's wonderful to be here. Yes I'm alittle late because today is really Sunday.....
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Time is getting ahead of me.

Time To Get Up. It's Spring
Jean Hart Artwork
Do you know how I know it's spring? Because the carnival has come to Town. I love the carnival. Most of the rides spin so fast by the end of the day I'm so sick!!!!
My favorite ride is the Ferris Wheel. to me there is nothing more fun and scary then rocking in that bucket on top of the wheel. I love that I can still share that with my kids. This year Sarah went with me....I think she thought she was to old for the fair, but she went with me anyways....Secretly I think she she had fun.



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It's a lot of Funnnnnn, that was me  you heard screaming at the top........
I challenge you to find a carnival and ride on the Ferris wheel, it will make you feel alive.
Be Inspired,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!!!!
The wonderful thing about Friday's are that I get to post my Pink Saturday.
When I first started to post I had no real goal as to what I was going to post about. Then I found Beverly and her blogsite. It opened a whole world of blogger and friends. I invite you to her blog site to be inspred each week.

Thank You Beverly
  You have chalenged me to find pink stuff each Friday!!!!! It's been fun.....

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!!
It's my daughters birthday on Sunday. Hard to believe she will be 30 when I myself am only 45 ha ha ha . What was your favorite year?
This is a pinting I made, digital artwork. Something new for me. It was fun and easy and so quick...I made a birthday card out of it for her.

Three Wishes.....
"Today is a very special day,
and not just because it is your birthday,
but because it is the day when I first saw you.
If I could give you anything it would be three wishes.
My wish for you is a happy and cheerful life, and one that you will live every moment of everyday doing what makes you happy, health and strong.
You have filled our hearts with enending love,
Mom and Dad,

Happy Pink Saturaday and I hope all of you live each day to the full.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stargate Series

StarGate Series

 These are a series of painting I did to capture the journey I had while In the emergency of my haert rate dropping down into the 30's.
I hope you enjoy my artwork,

Photographing your artwork

Tuesday's Message
Photographing your artwork,
Article IV

Good Morning,
Putting our artwork into contests online is sometimes hard. A lot of times entries can be rejected because our photos of our artwork are not the best quality. They can be blurry, off center or just have poor lighting and can not been seen well.
The best thing I did for myself was to buy a tripod for my camera. ( I'm a little shaky).
Here are some tips to take better photos of your artwork for sharing online or entering a contest.

1.To get the best possible image, take the picture using the most resolution.

2. A Flash will bounce off the painting, So if you can go outside use direct sunlight

3. Small or large painting, try to fill the camera lens with as much of the painting as you can. You can crop l later. I also use a level to make sure it is straight.

4. Use a backdrop. Black is best but white works well too.

5. Take several shots, using backdrops, indoors, outdoors etc. This way you will have more to choose from.

6. If your artwork is small you can scan it and get very good clear images that way.

Hope this was helpful and as always if you have tips on taking photos of your artwork feel free to share.
Jean Hart
ArtsCanyon Art Gallery

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stargate Series

Stargate series, Beautiful Passage
Just got back from my post op appt. Good News!!! Stitches are out and I can now shower!!!!Yeah!!! I will have a little physical therapy and then I am good to go.
What a amazing journey I have been on.
The knee surgery------was a breeze.  It was the recovery that was a little hard.
Having my heart rate dip into the 30's gave me a little insight to a different place.
Here is what I experienced when I blacked out. It was a warm, orange and welcoming place. I was not afraid and it was not a frightening place. I wanted to capture the feeling and found that digital art seemed to do it best.
I think that I will work on a few more paintings for this series, just to make record of it.
Thank You Everyone who sent good wishes and warm thoughts. I was in need of them.
Be Inspired,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Today is the day we celebrate our motherhood.

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. "

We have done well. Our childern are beautiful, happy and healthy.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Knee Surgery/Pink Saturday

 Pink Saturday too.
Thank You everyone for your kind and caring thoughts.
Knee Surgery
I went in for what should have been an easy knee surgery scope for a tear in my cartilage. But between the anestisia, surgery, pain meds. and stress my heart rate went down into the 30's within 24 hours of the surgery while I was at the hotel recovering. My daughter was staying with me and I gave her a terrible fright. I stopped breathing and completely blacked out. She got me back and called 911. I stayed in the hospital for 2 more days and now I'm off to see speacilist about my heart. Went in for one thing came out with something completely different.

Now here is something strange I will share with you. Once I had blacked out, I did not hear anything. I did not hear them shouting at me to breath, sit up, respond in any way. I did not feel them pounding on me, slapping me, shaking me, nothing........What I remember is going to an orange and very warm peaceful place.....I tell you it is easy to die!!!!. I am not afraid of death anymore. However, I am soooooo happy to be alive and home again.

Thank You for your thoughts,

Best Wishes,

~Jean .

What is it that you say about your artwork when people ask you???

Tuesday's Message:

ArtsCanyon Art Gallery
Article III
May 3, 2011
Good Morning Follow Artists,

I was only gone five days and look at all that has happened???

Congratulations to all the winners of the Spring Art Show 2011. This was a huge competition and helped us to see how many truly talented artists we have in our ArtsCanyon Art Gallery. I am very proud to be among all of you. Many Thanks to Gilbert for his tireless effort and belief in us and giving us such a professional site to exhibit our fine art artwork.

This week Gilbert has asked the winners to write a little about ourselves and are artwork.

I think that is a great idea for all of us to do.

What is it that you say about your artwork when people ask you???

Do you explain HOW you make it, prepare canvas, brushes, paint mixes, or do you explain WHY you choose this subject.

I think another artist might be interested in how you constructed your painting, but if you want someone to be interested and connected to your artwork they may be more interested in What motivated you to paint it.

I do a lot of conceptual artwork. People have gotten use to my paintings having a deep enlightened meaning within them, the subject, the color, texture ect... But sometimes a flower is just a flower, and when that happens, I listen to how my audience comes to me to imply a meaning. That's fun too!

Just something to think about when you write the story of the painting.

Be Inspired, Be Creative, Be Original, Be You,

~Jean ♥♥♥ :-)
Administrator ArtsCanyon Art Galley