Transformer cabinet No.2

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Wow, it’s a week into September already!?  This month is really busy for us, but I did manage to get to the second cabinet and throw some color on it to feel like I did something. My parents come to town this weekend to see a concert with us.  Maybe I’ll bring them by to…

2016 Transformer Cabinet No.1 Done!

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I’ve been excited all day to work on this box!  Today I wrapped up the final side.  My husband pointed out how cool it is that both the hippo and the rhino ‘read’ gray but are in fact a rainbow inside.  Yay color.     Here are the final images! Time to get Transformer No.2…

More Transformer Cabinet Painting

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A friend of mine hung out with Baby this morning so I could hammer out some more progress on the box.  This last side (facing the stream) has a weird texture to it so the look of this painting is a little different than the front.  Since there are so many ‘bumps’ I really have…

Transformer Cabinet 2015

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Another beautiful day for painting outside!!  This box is moving along faster than I thought it would.  Today I touched up the front image I did last week, and painted the two smaller images on the North and South sides. I even had a little helper come paint a duck today. This side was harder…

212 Transformer Cabinet Images are due

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N/A (8x8in on Canvas Panel) Welp, I’m feeling the pressure to get these images done to submit for my 2015 Cabinet project.  So I sketched them all last night and – if I can get my husband to hang at the house with baby – I’m hoping to crank the rest out today.  I don’t necessarily…

Finished the Transformer Cabinet ! (APP program)

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It’s all done folks.  Here’s a visual tour of the Transformer Cabinet!  Go check it out on the corner of Olive and College behind Perkins. (you can click the images for a larger view)  West facing side   South facing sides. East facing side. Top views. Here’s the link to the other artists painting cabinets…

Transformer Cabinet Project

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I’m working like a mad woman trying to get all the ideas for each side of the box done so I can send the images to the board before their meeting next week.  I think I have to get them sent by this friday, ugh, deadlines. ; ) SOLD   SOLD This one went under…

Progress on the Cabinet

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I forgot to post the link to the city’s page where all the info about each artist painting a transformer cabinet is located!  Click here.  Just scroll down a little and you’ll see me and my concept and progress, what I can get at least between all these rain spurts.  But since you’re here, check…

Barely There

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sold (8x8in on Canvas Panel) It’s been too long since I’ve sat down and painted something that wasn’t a commission, or a transformer cabinet, or anything with a due date.  So today I scheduled nothing during baby’s nap except painting…and maybe baking.  I typed “creature” warily into morguefile‘s search engine (I have a piece due for…

Getting ready

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I’ve been sketching like a mad woman because this year I get to paint TWO of my ideas for the transformer cabinets!  One behind the Miramont on College and the second as a demonstration for the Art in Public Places program’s even in August. Here are some ideas for the live demo:

Parker Painting Happenings 2016

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This past week has been prepping for a couple things happening this summer. 1- I received the location of my 2016 Transformer Cabinet!  It will be along the MAX line behind the Miramont on College.  And I just finished and submitted my themes today.  What’s your favorite?: Retro Paparazzi   Save the Humans Animal Games…

All Finished!

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(East facing side) Officially done painting this years transformer cabinet!  Go see it live in City Park, corner of Bryan and Oak.  With each year comes new lessons to have more fun the next time.  Looking forward to the next one! North facing side     South facing side     West facing side  …

Nearly done…

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Finished the top of the Transformer Cabinet yesterday!  I think I have one more long day painting the back, and then I want to spend a day touching up and adding some details.  Getting close! It was hard to get an even shot, the box is just tall enough to be difficult to reach far…

Tour De Fat and Painting Outside

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The new Saturday plan is packing up the family and heading to paint the transformer cabinet.  Tour De Fat also happens to be this weekend so we weren’t sure what kind of scene we would be stumbling upon today as the bike parade goes right past my box this year.  Turns out the parade was…

Coffee Portrait No.4

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(24x24in on Canvas Panel) Finally finished the portrait series for the basement of local coffee shop here in Fort Collins, Mugs Coffee Lounge.  With all the travels and baby loving this month I’ve been pretty busy, but I’m still hoping to continue painting when I can.  I still get to paint the transformer cabinet in…

213 North Side

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SOLD (8x8in on Canvas Panel) I had time to paint TWO paintings this afternoon!  It’s a bummer and a blessing that my baby sleeps so well during the day….because she doesn’t at night.  Hmph.  I forgot to mention about the painting yesterday that it was probably the quickest painting I’ve done (like 15 minutes, yikes!) –…

200 Friend or Foe?

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SOLD (10x20in on Stretched Canvas) Click this photo to see it larger: What a sweet intimate scene.  Luckily, this painting just flowed with me the whole time – I LOVE that.  One thing I would edit if you could just photo shot paintings, is that I split the canvas to evenly in half.  Whoops!  Maybe I…

Art in Public Places

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These are Transformer Cabinets around town.  Check out this Post to learn more.                        Summer 2014, behind Perkins on College and Olive. (*no longer there!  Perkins got torn down to build student housing.  The first one to find where it got relocated wins!) *found it!…

62 Who’s There? – SOLD

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My husband reminded me that I hadn’t done a Challenge in a while. This weeks’ challenge on the Daily Paint Works website is the ‘Who are you’ challenge.  Highly recommended if you want to practice something just for fun, and also see how other artists are painting the same things! Also, thank you to all…

I’m painting a ‘box?’

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For those of you not familiar with Fort Collins or Loveland and the bizarre project of painting on Transformer Cabinets, here’s some information I found to help explain the project > Bit of interesting information I stumbled upon while Googling Amelia Caruso (local Fort Collins painter): In 2006 the city of Ft Collins, Colorado came…

59 Pepper-a-Salt

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Too cheesey?  This was the warm up for the 12x12in below, but I think this one went smoother on my end.  It was one of those in-a-trans till I finished paintings, so when I stepped back I was pleasantly pleased.  First attempt at polka dots.  Carol Marine says the trick with making polka dots believable…

Progress report 2

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Round two of painting together time!  Another great 2 hours.  Here’s an action shot.  L’s is quite a bit bigger than mine but I’m loving the orange!  We’ll have to work that in so it shows through. Today we did a warm up with the flowers to get the stiff-ness out before working on the…

Citrus Shadows

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SOLD This one was one of those where I got half way through and really doubted how it was going to turn out.  But I’m really pleased with it!  My favorite part > the section of orange behind the green glass.  I love how it distorted.  (grammar?) This milk jug is getting lots of air…

53 Apple in the Nude

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  Hopefully this title doesn’t offend anyone. : )  I was having my quiet time and eating an apple, wondering what I should paint as a warm up today before I continue on a larger piece I’m working on.  As I set my apple down, it hit me!  So here it is, my breakfast.  I…

Estes Park

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I tried to think of something clever as a photo to post,  but I’m too exhausted to even think hard.  Very physical week, makes me wonder if I’ll last when it comes time to update a whole house!  Anyways, just on to tell you that we’ll be up in Estes this weekend relaxing with my…

44 Black Coffee

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SOLD Since painting the larger version of cups of coffee for the transformer cabinet I’ve had the itch to do just the black coffee again.  Not as brilliant as the first, but hey, I’d still drink it. Perhaps I do blue and orange together too much.  Add that to my lesson list, and move on!…

37 Painting Demo (Paint Brushes) N/A

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This is actually my canvas from the art lesson I told you about with my 7 year old friend.  I have a few kids come over once a week for an art lesson, they’re pretty fun and give me excuses to draw or paint when I otherwise wouldn’t.  It was his idea to paint paintbrushes,…

36 Mountain Challenge -SOLD

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  I had a CRAZY productive day painting yesterday!  5 total, one was for an art lesson with a 7 year old friend.  I’ll post that sometime too, super cute. This one was another challenge on the Daily Paintworks website.  I got the photo from Morgue File, which is an online data base full of…

35 Old Town Truck N/A

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Well I’m no Carol Marine, but hey, my first car, that means grace.  It is recognizable but it’s paintings like these that make me feel stuck and in need of some workshop or class.  I’m still struggling with painting like ‘me’ and painting like those I’m admiring.  I’d like to create my own style, and…