Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Just spritz Citrusolv in between the pages, wait about 15-20 minutes and peel the pages apart. You never know what you are going to get and the results are always a great way to start a big painting.
Orange is not my favorite scent but it is much better than wintergreen. Do this where there is good ventilation.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 8:51 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Anyhow, my love of sushi was the inspiration for Sushi Chick. It is a ToGoPortfolio box — an art box that you paint an original piece of art on then insert a CD and print portfolio into and ship or carry to a gallery or the media. It allows them to see the quality of your work and makes a great first impression.
These boxes come with a carry box or a shipping box. Talk about making it easy for the artists. However, it is just as much work to do a small piece of art as it is to do a large piece unless you already work small. Hmmm. Maybe I should do a big version of Sushi Girl.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 6:11 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
As an illustrator in addition to being a fine artist, I have managed to use much of my fine art as bits and parts in my illustrations. I like the rough almost fine art look it gives the art. This piece for Stanford University was used on a CD and packet for new students.
My clients are international and during the 1980's I worked as an illustrator in Paris for several years. Needless to say, those were great years!