Dog hair brushes I made over 30 years ago came to life in my studio today were some of best brushes ever!!
One of our dogs hair had a slight curl so it made brushes with great personality, but I needed to use the other dogs fluffy hair underneath so that it would hold more paint. I used these for many years during my clay years so they are stained with red from the iron oxide. Today for the first time I used them with acrylic paints and then quickly washed them since they are my treasures. They make great strokes!
To make them I carefully held the hair in place at the end of a chop stick while I wrapped it securely with dental floss. When I was done I covered the floss end with clear nail polish. I probably used these thousands of times in the 80's.
Thanks, Mountain and Chemisa, your hair still lives on in my art still.
I have three videos of using the brush so if you want to see more let me know.
Once I had the brush in my hand again I remembered from 30 years ago many of the nuances I could get from turning the brush, lifting it for fine lines, dragging sideways for broad strokes, and always getting the unexpected.
This photo that I took last year at Ash Meadow National Wildlife Refuge is becoming an inspiration to my future paintings. I love so many things about this 400 ft deep hot spring.
Living in the SF Bay Area I find myself often enveloped in fog. I am intrigued by the way images come into and out of focus by the atmosphere.
I had the pleasure of meeting many fine people during my Art Giveaway. When Yvonne came to pick up her art she brought with her a good friend, Cathy. I found two kindred spirits. It was great to meet and get to know then during their visit. I felt we were all inspired by our meeting.
After they left Cathy emailed me to say that she wrote about me in her blog. What an honor to be featured in this article!
ART GIVEAWAY - To Benefit The Oakland Fire Victims ART GIVEAWAY #4
Donate $250 or more to Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghosthip Oakland Fire and this framed collage is yours.
The retail price was over $1,000 so this is deeply discounted at $250 to help raise money for artists!
Variations, art size 21 x 28, framed size 30.5 x 37.5
Museum quality framed and ready to hang
This pieces has been at the SFMOMA Artist Gallery
Green's Restaurant in San Francicso has similar piece on display
Earlier this year the Artist Magazine did an eight page feature article about this collage art. I now paint exculsively, however, and have not created a collage in several years so there is a limited amount left. http://www.susanadameart.com/blog/artist-magazine-features-susan-adame-collages-eight-full-color-pageswww.susanadameart.com/blog/artist-magazine-features-susan-adame-collages-eight-full-color-pages
I prefer the collage to be picked up in Albany in the East Bay.
Message me with an offer to make a donation by noon Saturday, Dec 9. I will give the art to the top bidder above $250. (Frame alone cost $250). Once you post and share your donation receipt on Facebook the art is yours.
It is my goal to personally raise over $1,000 to help the Oakland Fire Victims. So far I am 25% to the goal!
DONATE SITE BELOW
"We are working with the Oakland Mayor's Office, the Red Cross and other fundraisers to be a main fund for this effort. We will work to use the Red Cross' knowledge of the appropriate format for distribution of these funds. We are working every minute to figure this out. Please keep sharing and donating. We are a Non-Profit Organization tax ID 26-3383316."
The Artful Home has been selling fine art prints of my collages over the past few years. They are beautiful prints! To check them out use the link below to the Artful Home
Recently I was contacted by Saatchi Art and asked if i would like to be Artist of the Day in a few months. They are the largest online art gallery in the world so I am excited about this opportunity. Stay tuned for details.
I also received an offer to be featured in Artist Magazine this year that came via email. That turned into a wonderful eight page spread.
Interesting exposure as well as sales seem to be coming my way this year!
Art consultants recently placed two of Susan Adamé collages at the University of California Medical Center at Midtown, Davis, CA.
Susan Adamé, artist
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