Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Week 8 Be Prepped With Pricing


Welcome to Week 8. This week we are going to make sure that we are ready with our pricing strategies and really consider how long it takes us to a create piece and if we are paying ourselves enough based on our market.

Here is your worksheet ready to download.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Seaport, Boston take 2

 

View From The Seaport District II

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

6" x 12 x 2"

SOLD

I painted another version of this for the holiday show at Zullo Gallery in Medfield. That one sold but the gallery director told me that someone else really wanted it so he asked me if I would paint another one. So of course I said yes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Week 7 Be Ready To Share Your Best Work

It's week 7 and this week's challenge is to get your best work ready to share with those that ask. Don't be one of those people who scrolls around on their phone while others wait for you to find the right images. Have it ready to go in a folder or with a link and practice bringing it up! You will be so happy you did. And so will your audience.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day from Bailey

 

Bailey

6" x 6"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessoboard

How can you resist this cute face? Bailey is the neighbor dog to my friend Danielle and she comes to visit them in their backyard almost every day. She wanted to have a portrait painted to give as a birthday gift to her neighbor. She asked me to make a print also so that she could have a copy for herself to enjoy as well.

I love painting pet portraits so if you have a favorite photo of a special dog or cat that you'd like to turn in to a one-of-a-kind piece of art, please send me an email. I'd be happy to recommend some size and price ranges for you.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Week 6 Understanding Procrastination


This week in my Jump-Start Your Art weekly challenge for artists, we'll explore the reasons we procrastinate and hopefully check a few of those off of our to-do list!

Here is your free downloadable worksheet.



Sunday, February 7, 2021

And 3 boot paintings makes a series


Old Gringo Freedom Eagle Boots

10" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Encausticbord

This is the third painting of boots and you know what that means? It officially makes it a series. These boots are so fun to paint that I have already lined up several more boots from www.bootitude.net that I want to paint next. 

Here is a process shot so you can see that I still used the orange ground color as with my other paintings. I tried a new technique with this pair. I painted on all of the different tones for the brown leather sections, then scraped some of it off which I think gave it more of the appearance of leather. 




Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Week 5 Start Keeping Track


This month we switch our theme to "Getting Organized." And for Week 5 we'll focus on keeping good records. I still have more workbooks available that I would be happy to mail to your for just $20 to cover printing and shipping. Email me at anngorbett@gmail.com with your mailing address.

Here is the worksheet ready to download.




Sunday, January 31, 2021

Giddy-Up with Old Gringo Boots

Old Gringo Double D Ranch Boots

10" x 10" oil with palette knives on Ampersand Encausticbord

Available at Art Gallery at Patriot Place, Foxborough

The second painting of a pair of boots inspired by the beautiful collection from Christy Soloman at bootitude.net.

I found that I seem to be drawn to the Old Gringo boots in her collection. These especially look like ones I would wear. They also kind of reminded me of a boot I made for a floral show a few years ago. I called it Bootanical.

Giddy-up.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Week 4 Choose a Theme


I think this is a fun one. Choose a theme word to keep you focused throughout the year. Below is your worksheet ready for download. Good luck!

 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

These boots are made for painting

Swift's (Liberty) Boots

10" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Encausticbord

I first discovered the beautiful and unique vintage boot collection of Christy Soloman at the Brimfield Antique Flea Market a few years ago. Since then I've followed her on Instagram @bootitude. I am constantly in awe every time she posts a new pair and I hope someday to own the perfect pair for myself. In the meantime, I decided to paint a few of my favorites. These boots by Liberty were the same style as those worn my the one and only Taylor Swift. Sweet.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Week 3 Identify Your Values

 
Today we begin Week 3 of this 52 week year long challenge: 

IDENTIFY YOUR VALUES 

Below is the worksheet ready for download. 



Sunday, January 17, 2021

Christmas pet portrait commissions: Meet Tootsie and Daisy

Tootsie
6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

Daisy
6" x 6"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

Loren asked me to paint these two cuties as a Christmas gift for her kids. So how could I say no?

I had previously painted 6" x 6" portraits of her two goldens a few years ago (click here to see Nala and Sophie). She had them enlarged on to 48" by 48" canvas to fill these walls in her beautiful home. She sent me this photo of them installed. Amazing.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Week 2 Give Yourself a Boost


Today we begin Week 2 of this 52 week year long challenge. GIVE YOURSELF A BOOST Below is your worksheet ready for download. 



Sunday, January 10, 2021

High on Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas
8" x 6"
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord
Available at The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place

Blue and Pink Hydrangeas
6" x 8"
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord
Available at The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place

Pink Hydrangeas
8" x 6"
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord
Available at The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place

Small Blue Hydrangeas
6" x 6"
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord
SOLD

I miss summer this time of year so I went on a hydrangea painting rampage to help me get through winter. I've got the perfect frames ready to go to display these three available paintings at the gallery. I think they will look great hung together.
  

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

WEEK 1 Jump-Start Your Art Challenge


Happy New Year everyone! 

Thanks to all of you who signed up to join me on my 2021 Jump-Start Your Art Challenge. I am so excited to begin this year with a new challenge. Let's make it a great one.

Today we begin week 1 of this 52 week year long challenge. Below is your worksheet ready for download. 

READY?

SET?

LET'S GO!


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