Thursday, January 28, 2016

Art books course

Started a class to guide me through the process of publishing art books. Think: kids' books, quirky interest books, etc.

I'm excited! Soooo many ideas!

Here are my "notes" from the first session.

Join me as I chronical my progess :)

Wish me luck!!
Xo Filomena

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Getting digi with it

I've been doing all sorts of research about digital art. Equipment, capabilities, restrictions...My head is spinning!

Leave me a comment you have a favorite platform? 

Here's a piece from old school MS Paint and a mouse. EEK! ;) I can only go up from here lol.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Look back!

Today I thought I'd do a "look back" at paintings I worked on about a year ago. I feel like I've come a long way in a short amount of time, but also, I see that I'm still following the same themes and still striving to convey emotive expressions in my paintings.  It's fun to see these paintings again, some of which now live in far-off places.

Filomena Jack Studio

Filomena Jack Studio

Filomena Jack Studio

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lots of Littles!

Have a few fun art events coming up in the next couple of months. Working on some "littles" that hopefully will be crowd pleasers. What do you think?

Stay tuned for progress!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Join the fun!

Hop over to the Filomena Jack Studio Facebook page for even more fun :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Caught in the act!

Started on the "big" panel yesterday. Excited! I see that there is going to be a lot of layers to this one and am currently in need of some new tubes o'paint. Stay tuned for the progress  :) 
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Lefties unite! :)
How about this set up? Bird coach, dog toys, roaring fire, great view of the outdoors...this place has go it all! :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New series?

We saw Revenant last night and though I hand my hand over my eyes *a lot* I was captivated by the scenery, camera motion, and stark imagery. I wanted to sketch in the movie theater,  but didn't have my book (duh) and really wanted to stay in the movie, you know?
I sketched this drawing this morning and, as I type, am waiting for the base coat on my largest panel to date to dry.
I'm excited and a bit nervous. I guess that's the sweet spot for starting something new, right?

Monday, January 11, 2016

New backgrounds!

I've been working on some new small backgrounds.  I love the colors and the way the metallic paints shimmer! And check out that texture...yummo!

Upcoming Gallery Opening

I entered a juried show a little while back hosted by 171 Cedars Arts in Corning NY. The theme presented was "Freedom". I had a good time thinking about this topic and felt grateful that my work already used the idea of personal freedom as a major component. Here is the artist statement I presented:

  • For the last year I’ve been painting a series of modern idols and investigating religious iconography. I am full of gratitude that I live in a time and a place where I can develop and explore my own personal spiritual practice, especially via my art work. I am not required to celebrate or pray to a particular deity or in particular way.  I believe that this freedom should be shared with every person, regardless of country of origin, sex, or status.
Thankfully, I was accepted into this show and have 1 piece on display alongside about a dozen other truly talented artists. 

Hope you can come check it out. The opening is Friday January 15 at 171 Cedar St. in Corning NY. 5-7pm.

After the show I'll add a photo but for now, let's all be surprised :)