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Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Paintings are Done!

All are acrylic on panel and 9" x 12". I had so much fun making these! Images are from a 1960's teen etiquette book and the text is from Cosmo Magazine sex tips. 




Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Filters



Remember this painting? I decided to play around with some filters tonight and just see how this image looks lighter/darker/with different techniques. I use Pic Monkey since I'm not a photoshop user and they have a decent selection of free features.  I love how with just different black and white filters you can get such unique images from each other. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Series


I finished these lil' ladies up yesterday and I haven't had a chance to take the official photographs of them, but I love them so much that I had to share now. The images are from a 1960's teen etiquette book and the text is from Cosmo Magazine sex tips. I love the juxtaposition of these two things and I think they turned out well from the original idea in my head to the actual final product on panel. Typically it changes so much but these ended up just how I wanted them too! I've been working with this idea/theme for a long time but decided to be a little more literal with it. 


These are for sale (of course!), just shoot me an email for more details. Heartless dot arts at gmail dot com


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Guest Post by Crystal Smith of Paint Smudges

Thanks to Crystal for this guest post! Thanks for joining me here at Heartless Arts today.




After years of wanting one, I've finally got one! A Chinese chop! (Also known as a seal – and not the kind with flippers.) These seals or “stamps” are signatures used to sign documents and artwork.





 Generally they are made from stone (like mine) but the more fancy ones are ivory or metal. Although I love my chop, I have the feeling it won't be my last one. A collection is in the works!!




Chinese chops have been around for thousands of years, starting with the Shang Dynasty. Although I am not Chinese, I still think they are super beautiful and am going to use mine to sign some of my artwork and who knows what else!

I got this one in the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver BC, where I live. The old gentleman who carved it was super nice, and had a good sense of humor. It took him about 30 minutes to carve it.




 Since I'm not Chinese I've decided to use a non-traditional color of ink. Right now I'm trying green, and we'll see how it goes from there.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Guest Post Over at Paint Smudges

Hey gang! I have a guest blog post up over at Paint Smudges, check it out here! Keep a look out here for her guest post coming soon.