Thursday, May 30, 2013

Iris a Bearded Beauty

There are so many beautifully landscaped yards in this neighborhood. Offering those who walk through a taste of a formal garden.

At the very end of my block ~ blooming profusely around the telephone pole (yes I know we don’t have underground wiring, we also don’t have street lights) were these magnificent Bearded Irises in a mixture and variety of colors. They were just breathtaking.

So here she is a Breathtaking Bearded Beauty.

Iris
22 x 15
Watercolor on Arches 300lb cold press
Teresa Beyer
$245.




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NWS ~ demo

I had the pleasure of attending a demo given by Don Andrews in San Pedro at the National Watercolor Society.
I should have titled the blog Some Head. Lets see if I can get the Progression in order.






Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Guardian and Rock On!


The Guardian
6 x 6 x 2
Oil on wrapped canvas
Teresa Beyer
$125.
This was so much fun to paint! And if you hang it by the upper left corner it hangs as if you are being watched over. Brilliant little piece with a subtle emotion that slowly washes over you.







Rock On
22 x 15
Watercolour on 300lb paper
Teresa Beyer
$245. Unframed
The finishing touches for this piece you may not be able to see. The main thing that was focused on is the bits of debris to the upper right and kind of just below this sumptuous succulent on the right. And voila ~ a finished piece.




Rose
15 x 19.5
Watercolour on 300lb paper
Teresa Beyer
$245. Unframed
Rose was accepted into the Buenaventura Gallery Member show for May 21, through July 13, 2013. The reception and award ceremony will be on May 25, 2013. Come meet the artist and say hello.


Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Guardian ~


The Guardian
oil on canvas and then some
6 x 6 x 2
Teresa Beyer

This piece is almost done, just a couple of finishing touches. 
Offering a feel good felling the title is perfect. Right now as it dries I have it hanging by a corner and it's looking down with that confident grin and beakie nose.

Keep the brushes wet,
Teresa

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rock On



Rock On
22 x 15
Watercolour on
Arches 300 lb paper

There is a home in the neighborhood that has this beautiful border of succulents. They have maybe a three-foot retaining wall for the front yard and maybe a three-foot wide boarder of succulents. So while walking it is so easy to admire the landscape.

This little succulent motivated and inspired me because of the similarity in color of the plant and stones and the contrast of texture. The thick soft little petals against the rocks are beautiful opposites. The softness of the plants texture in comparison to the stones and yet they somehow seemed to blend. It just had to be painted.

The piece is almost done ~ almost, I so wanted it to be finished today. I can’t wait to share the finished piece.

With gratitude,
Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa


Monday, May 6, 2013

Magic


Magic has often been thought of as the art of making dreams come true. The art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring life to the vision we have to see it.
by STARHAWK

Friday, May 3, 2013

rock painting in progress


I have had several comments on this piece as it develops. And people really like rocks. We see the beauty in them, relate to their stillness and understand the proximity.

This morning I realized that rocks are how my journey as an artist began. In the mid ‘90’s I went on a road trip camping trip for the first time into the magnificent state of Utah. On a hike in at Arches National Park I was called like Richard Dryfuss in his movie Close Encounters to paint The Delicate Arch.

And so it began ~ it took all of one summer to paint.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa