What I’ve been up to lately–commissions, postcards and prepping for a July show

minnie portraits minnie --the one eskimo portrait

Above are two recent pet portraits that I finished and delivered to happy customers. There are 3 (8″ x 8″ watercolor) of the dark dog but the customer picked her favorite (the seated one) from those choices. The American Eskimo dog piece is 14″ x 11,” also watercolor on paper, that was a commission from Portfolio Art Gallery in Columbia, SC.

Tropical, 48" x 60" acrylic painting. This image will be on an announcement card for my summer show at the Joyful Jewel.

Tropical, 48″ x 60″ acrylic painting. This image will be on an announcement card for my summer show at the Joyful Jewel.

Coming up in July, I’ll be Featured Artist for July at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro. The show will be called “Summer,”and the pieces are mostly landscapes done in the summer time, in various places.

I will have a small reception on Sunday, July 1st, from 1 – 3pm, at the Jewel. This happens to be First Sunday in Pittsboro AND Pittsboro’s Summer Fest!–I hear it’s big time. Come and say hi!

It looks like my blogging is going to be a monthly post as I turn more attention back to journaling. Lots to process in my family’s health and mine. I am also trying to decide how I want to use social media and website, really.

 I am on instagram (shannon.bueker); that’s another place to see new work or works in progress. Some day soon, the website will get an upgrade, I promise!

ciao, Shannon

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Catching up on Studio News

I continue to do lots of small watercolor postcards. I continue to practice drawing with my right hand. Those “right-handed cards” have a big loopy “R” in the corner.

birds postcard/flock blue birds tangle postcard cara cara postcard I finished two pet portraits (in-process pic here) and am working on a bigger commission of a landscape triptych.

I always do mulitples when doing a pet commission--lots of options for all

I always do multiples when doing a pet commission–lots of options for all

studio shot, bay house comm

I saw plenty of inspiration for what’s next when I was in Texas!

jerusalem sage

jerusalem sage

live oak grove

live oak grove

These 4 paintings (cropped here) are in a show called “Wings” in Raleigh until the end of May. It is a group show with 3 other women artists. It’s all birds! at Nicole’s Studio and Gallery on Person Street.

Kingfisher and Fisherman, Crow Now Cowbird,  Pileateds--One Flying, Mom's Bird Allegorry

Kingfisher and Fisherman, Crow Now Cowbird, Pileateds–One Flying, Mom’s Bird Allegorry

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The bluebonnet quilt– process over product

Back to the art blog after a few months of keeping a health blog–phew. It looks like we are in a quiet patch now, and I am out of harm’s way.

lots of rain made for lots of bluebonnets when I was there last week!

lots of rain made for lots of bluebonnets when I was there last week!

The bluebonnet quilt which my mom and I have been talking about since last Christmas and finally got a plan hatched for it this February (I had been painting in the winter months) is still in process.

painting 5" x 5" bluebonnets in watercolor

painting 5″ x 5″ bluebonnets in watercolor

the bluebonnet collaboration

the bluebonnet collaboration–the background fabric chosen

The process of working on this together is really the point now. Her energy is low and most of it goes to keeping herself strong enough to go to and from dialysis sessions. Lots of naps are filling in her former work/sewing time.

So my sister and I work on the steps we can and show Mom photos of the process.

bluebonnet transfers on table

bluebonnets watercolors transferred to fabric paper

My bluebonnet watercolors transferred to fabric paper

Maybe on the next trip, we can cut out the squares and pick some other fabrics.

Fingers crossed!

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Studio Tour done for me for 2017 but one more day for the Second Weekend

Hi Art Fans, blog readers, and followers,

Here are some pix of my studio all cleaned up and still looking that way after my one weekend of the Chatham Studio Tour. As in previous years, I do not get back in the studio usually between Tour weekends but do other holiday errands and chores…or nap!

tour 2017 end--clay on inside table

tour 2017 end–clay on inside table

tour 2017 end--clay bears and company outside

tour 2017 end–clay bears and company outside

tour 2017 end--clay on screen in basement gallery

tour 2017 end–clay on screen in basement gallery

tour 2017 end--clay on screen inside

tour 2017 end–clay on screen inside

tour 2017 end--clay on tables outside

tour 2017 end–clay on tables outside

After yesterdays’ snow and sleet and rain, I know the artists who are open today will be so glad for the sunshine. One more day of open studios in our beautiful county–take a drive! take a look!

 

 

 

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Look for this card in your mail box—-better late than never!

It’s Studio Tour Weekend ahead and my postcard JUST went out in the mail!

This Fall has gotten away from me between one thing and another. This painting, “Big Dove,” will be in our preview exhibit at Chatham Mills, this Friday, December 1st. The reception is 7 – 9pm, but the exhibit will be up through both weekends of the Studio Tour.

Card by Mitchell Graphics. Photography by Blue Sky Digital Photography.

 

Scan Scan 1

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