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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Announcing Newest Work

I just wanted to take a moment to announce some of my latest work that I have posted. This is in photography. To see more, click on the following link.

Margo Schwirian See Me/Exposure 2013  (Photography)

Thank you for taking a moment to view it.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Some Past Experiments

Hello everyone,

Today, I thought that I would share some past experiments in my art with you. You know, those paintings or drawings that you put aside and walked around for a few years. Some of them you finally decide are finished, and some you are still scratching your head over.

Experiment 1

No title yet
Started this one in class

Painted this one a few years ago in my watercolor painting class and I am still scratching my head over it. There are things about it that I really like and someday I hope to finish it.

Experiment 2

Painted this one when I was creeped out from watching all the news on TV. I now do my utter best not to bother watching the news.

No title - probably won't ever have one
Started this one in class

Painted on my own
based on photo
Experiment 3

Wanted to try an abstract painting. I had never really bothered trying to paint one.

Experiment 4

Painted in class from photo
provided by art teacher

My art teacher suggested that I paint chile peppers because I had no clue what I should paint.

Experiment 5

Drew this because I wanted to experiment with ink.

No title - did this on my own
based on a photo

Experiment 6

No title - wanted to experiment
with capturing a more graphic
look, and hoped to capture a
sense of movement.
This was also based on a photo

Hope you have enjoyed a little time travel to the past. If you would like, on March 31 you can vote on the Fine Art America contest called Baseball. You have to click through the different paintings to find mine called Sports. The contest is just for fun. There is no prize other than congratulations, yours got picked! Vote for the one that you like - may or may not be mine.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great week!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Really Short and Sweet

If you liked my post last week, you are really going to like my post this week. This is my latest painting I am working on, and if you want to see the finished product, you are going to have to come back and check it out next week. Sorry, it doesn't have a title yet.

This is what I call the steeping stage. I walk past the painting umpteen jillion times trying to decide what else it needs. Enjoy - the painting and the week.

Superfun to be Supergirl

I am still at it! I call this the "noodling stage." It is that stage where I keep trying to figure out what else my painting needs. Sometimes I go into the noodle stage too far and end up with a piece that might end up in a collage. So here it is, the next stage of Superfun to be Supergirl.

Superfun to be Supergirl
I guess that you guys will have to decide.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sports Plush Baseball Sports Margo's Art by Margo Schwirian

If you all thought that last week's post was short and sweet, you are going to be absolutely delighted with this week's post.

To begin with, I finally made it back to a watercolor class that I used to go to. We were studying how to add abstract elements to realism so that you have a mixture of the two.  The example for style that my art teacher gave, was from work by JeannieMcGuire.

I had a photo of my grandkids from a Little League (or do they call it more like Toddler League at this age?) practice that I had taken, so for a lark, I tried it out. I was pleased with the outcome and even more pleased when I discovered that I could add the painting to a baseball through Cafe Press for my Cafe Press Shop.

The Painting: Sports

This was one of those paintings that I really enjoyed doing. It just strengthened my realization that I truly do enjoy painting people. And so, that is pretty much all for the excitement this week. Thanks for staying tuned.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Just a Little Something

Thought I would take a minute to say hello to everyone. I have some disappointing news. I promised you all that I would give you an update on the Valentine T-shirts, but I didn't get a chance to see them. So I guess that all of us will have to wonder for a little longer how they really turned out.

I took a short break from painting, but worked on drawing. Took some time to experiment with some gadgets on my camera, and spent some refreshing time at the beach. It was cold, but lovely. There is really not much to share right now so I will give you a peak at how glassy calm the ocean was, and how happy the sea gulls were to get some left over french fries.

The ocean was calm and rather tame.

This was about the largest wave to be seen.
The Sea Gulls came in for french fries breakfast.
As you can see, I wasn't going for a photography award. Sorry for the short post, but there isn't a tremendous amount to say this week.

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