Concert at Nicholas Roerich Museum

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I took this screen grab from my Facebook page. Pianists Jai Jeffryes and Geoffrey Burleson appeared at the Nicholas Roerich Museum to perform selections from Jai’s new CD, Tangent Shores – Amethyst and music of Burleson, Rakowski, and Antheil.

My painting “Submerge/Emerge” was chosen for the CD cover. See previous post for details.

Tangent Shores – Amethyst

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. Been focusing on my painting-a-day project for the past several months. Last year, a friend talked me into posting my artwork on Instagram. I was reluctant initially, but found it to be a great resource/virtual art gallery. I met artists from around the world as a result. It’s been a great tool for selling my paintings. https://www.instagram.com/sallynovak3/

A few months ago, I was approached by a talented musician friend, Jai Jeffryes. He was interested in using the image of one of my daily paintings as the CD cover for his forthcoming album, entitled Amethyst. I told him it would be an honor. His crowdfunding campaign for the recording and release of his CD was a resounding success. You can read about here:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tangentshores-amethyst

My painting below entitled “Submerge/Emerge” was chosen for the cover. You can see it’s a perfect fit with graphics added.

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Buddy and the Cows

My sister and her husband travel to Scotland frequently. My brother-in-law is from there. They always stay with a close friend and his wife in their beautiful home set on a loch. During a recent trip, Buddy the dog was a houseguest as well. He appeared in many of the vacation photos. One series taken at Spynie Castle compelled me to re-create the scene in watercolor.

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Buddy and the cows appear to be captivated by one another.

 

Lucy and Teddy

Completed these two commissions. Lucy (top image) has a great smile. Teddy (bottom) is more soulful. These images are also posted on the company website I co-founded with long-time friend, Barbara Stanley at PetPortraitsCoast2Coast.com.  Visit our page, and send us some feedback!

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Work in Progress

This pencil sketch was a joy to do. Look at that happy, adorable face? It almost drew itself!

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Starting to add light washes of color. Beautfiul tints. Will continue to add layers of color. I have a good feeling about this one.

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