Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I can't always do "feel good" art. And, this piece reflects a little bit of what's on my mind. I have a name for it but I think I'll let the viewer decide. So for now, it'll be untitled.
The art is done with ink, markers and digitally enhanced.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
This is Jack and Sophia Raccoon. The photo is courtesy of Amanda Smith, Etsy shop owner. Amanda does wild baby animal rescue. I saw this great photo in her shop today. I asked Amanda permission to use the photo as reference for a painting as I'm always looking for challenges. Below is my interpretation of the these cute critters.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I'm very pleased to announce my original artwork is now available for sale from ArtOMat.org , kurplunking at it's best!
These original works of miniature art on cigarette size wood blocks are vending at various locations in re-cycled cigarette machines.
You can find my name, Barbara Giordano, on the list at ArtOMat. For more information about the artwork and finding a vending machine near you, visit the artomat website for more information.
I'm so excited to be part of this unique opportunity.
Happy vending! :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
- Hex signs are a form of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, related to Fraktur, found in the Fancy Dutch tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Today some non-Pennsylvania Dutch people use the signs in a talismanic nature, although others see it as purely decorative, or "Chust for nice" in the local dialect.
Years ago, I made a trip to Lancaster, PA and became fascinated with the hex sign folklore and artwork. My family on my mother's side is of German descent so I guess it's no small wonder my interest in this form of art. Although I lived in an apartment at the time, I bought one for my home as a decorative piece.
It recently occurred to me to take the symbolism and create a work of art for wall space. Ordinarily, hex signs can be seen on the side of houses and barns. Why not bring the beauty and good fortune these hex signs represent in the form of artwork inside of our homes.