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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ladies in the House! 1-5

"Ladies in the House!" "SET OF FIVE""
Shipping price is $20.00 dollars in continental USA
sale price for buy it now is: 150.00 dollars for entire set!
start bid on the 1st of July for all five is 100.00 dollars
5 pieces of art at 8 x 10 inch wrapped canvas edges painted ready to hang. 1/2 inch deep...
Acrylic with gel pen sealed in acrylic spray/ORIGINAL ARTWORK

 Here I have painted an original series of Lady Slippers. There are acrylic paintings on 8 x 10" canvases wrapped with painted edges ready to hang, the edges are 1/2 " thick! With a comb hanger on the backs of each one.

 Pink Lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule).
 Pink lady's slipper is a large, showy wildflower that belongs to the orchid family. Having two opposite basal leaves and a large flower at the end of an erect stalk. The flower is magenta to whitish-pink. Growing 6 to 15 inches tall and flowers generally between May and July.
 The Latin name is acaule meaning, "stem less", referring to the plant’s leafless flowering stem.
 Regarded in traditional practices as having medicinal value. The root of lady's slipper was used as a remedy for nervousness, tooth pain, and muscle spasms. In the 1800s and 1900s it, was widely used as a substitute for the European plant valerian for sedative properties. For survival and reproduction lady's slipper interacts with a fungus in the soil.. Generally, orchid seeds do not have food supplies inside them like most other kinds of seeds. Requiring require threads of the fungus to break open the seed and attach them to it. The fungus will pass on food and nutrients to the pink lady's slipper seed. When the lady’s slipper plant is older and producing its own nutrients, the fungus will extract nutrients from the orchid's roots. This relationship between the orchid and the fungus is known as “symbiosis”. Pink lady’s slipper take many years to go from seed to mature plants. Seed-bearing harvest of wild lady's slipper root is not considered sustainable. Pink lady's slippers can live to be twenty years old, and sometimes longer.
 Lady's slippers also require bees for pollination. Bees are lured into the flower pouch through the front slit, attracted by the flower’s bright color and sweet scent. Once inside, the bees find no reward, and discover that they are trapped, with only one point of escape. Inside the pouch, there are hairs that lead to a pair of exit openings, one beneath each pollen mass. The bee must pass under the stigma, so if it bears any pollen from a visit to another flower, it will be deposited before picking up a fresh load on the way out. (JUST ANOTER REASON WE REALLY NEED THE BEES!)

If the "Ladies" set does not sell I will sell these individually starting at 50.00 dollars each with a start bid of 45.00 dollars!

Monday, June 20, 2016

A little girl named "Promise"!

sketch with a grid
A little bit of brown
"Daddy's Little Angel", is Complete!
Bid starts on July 1,2016 unless you are willing to pay the buy it now price 
Shipping cost in Continental USA is $20.00 dollars, will be rolled in tube.
Buy it now price is $ 700.00 dollars
Title in Lugandan is:" Malayika wa taata omuto", By: Sanna (Susan Burgess)
The sale of this item will afford this little girls village an amplifier for the organ that was donated to them, so they can attract all the village during church services! While singing praises to the Lord!
Starting bid is $150.00 dollars
The artist is donating 100% of sales to the village this little girl is from. The artist will also match up to $ 350.00 dollars of the sale to said village.
18 x 24 inch Acrylic on heavy water color paper, sealed with Golden's Gel matte medium, and Dorland's wax
Promise is the youngest of four children to the Pastor Senono Godfrey, she is 4 years old! She is very happy wo see herself as a winged creature! One of God's chosen! 
 Her father had this to say about her: "Promise started doing wonders when she was like 1 year it forced us to even take her to school at 3yrs and in a new school now they thought she should be in either middle or baby class but she is able to do all exercises in top class her intelligence is really divine!"
She will be available here, at our auction to support the children of Uganda!

Auction for the Ugandan Children's Art Program
some light pastels added

some darker browns

some focus on the dress and background more darks

even more dark's blues and lighter tones of top
whip-out whites

all along shaping body feet hands arms and head

suddenly saw greens in my girl!

green with yellows worked abstractly on floor more brights to fabric back drop

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sculpting the head adding some purple thinning out the back arm a bit

adding more light

more contrast and softening the dress

Darkening the foreground lightening the backdrop

now I added some texture with stencils and got rid of some things that were not working for me

stepping back to see the full piece as one seeing that her mouth needs a lot of work

Add The mouth is taking a better shape and her nose is giving me some trouble must get the shading correct throughout the central facial features

working the face constantly adding light and adjusting her eyebrows! Ugandan's do not have hairy eye brows but there is a whisp of light that follows the top brow. Here I made her appear to have a got-ti!

worked on her face some more and added a digital frame to see how it looked. Not ready to be completed yet

Her nose is starting to work her teeth are getting adjustments

I see a wing there behind Promise

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Decided she needed some wings and a Halo, came to me while viewing angels in art and remembered the backdrop looking like a wing!

Now her light seems to be coming from behind above and within! 

Almost finished

"Daddy's Little Angel"  is standing in my gardens!

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