Saturday, October 15, 2011

New blog

I failed to announce over here that I have a new wordpress blog for Chelsie Brady Art. It has subsections for other arts and crafts that I spend my time doing. There are order forms on each page and I am trying to keep it up to date with all that is going on in my arting world. Hop on over there and check it out. Also, you'll want to subscribe to that blog instead of this one.

We also have a family blog that we update fairly regularly. Use this link if that's what you're looking for.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Have you heard?

I think most of the people that read this blog anymore also read our family blog so you probably know. There is an obvious lack of arting going on around these parts and this is the reason:

Yes, you see 2! We will be having TWINS sometime around the new year. The due date is Jan. 16, but twins usually come 3 weeks early, putting them here around Christmas. It will be one busy holiday season for the ever- growing Brady bunch!

Our new artistic focus has been trying to fit 3 car seats in our cars, so we don't have to buy a new van. I have been sleeping a bit and eating a bit more. I haven't felt well and I still have to run around after our #1. The house has never looked more "lived in," I haven't been couponing in weeks, I'm lucky if I get Liam dressed- let alone myself- in a day. I think I am starting to feel better, though, which means I can start doing more projects. For a while, though, I think they will be all about babies! :) You have been warned! If blankies, burp cloths, and ruffle bums aren't your thing, I'd suggest staying away for about 6 months!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Submissions are in

I just clicked "Send" on these art pieces, submitting them to the Juried Art Show through the Gresham Art Committee. I was hoping to have more time to work on the peacock painting to give it some sparkle and shimmer, but the deadline is nearing. The hope is that both pieces will be accepted and well received by the curator and the public. I will find out in just a few weeks if I've been accepted and can display my work in the show. I hope, I hope, I hope!

Oil on board

Maryhill Overlook

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pretty pooch

I've actually had this finished for a couple of weeks now, but I've been nervous about it. I ended up sending a picture of it to my friend, who is a friend of the buyer, and she gave me positive feedback. So, I figured it was safe to post it for all the world to see. I hope the client likes it!
oil on board

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On the easel (er, newspaper)

I got about 30 minutes of painting time yesterday at the end of Little Man's nap. I have this commission piece in the works. I love doing pet portraits! This one is coming along immensely (he he! I think only Mike will get that). I'm wondering- from artists or pseudo artists like myself- what do you like to paint on? Traditional canvas? Boards? Glass? Something crazy and unconventional? This painting is done on board, which I have grown quite fond of painting on. I like how the paint just glides across the surface. For me, canvas is a bit too textured. There are some paintings, though, that I think look better on canvas than on board. Is it cheap to paint on board? Would you feel cheated if your original oil painting isn't on canvas? Does the surface really matter?

Anyway, here's the progress of this little pooch.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad

My parents just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. I was unable to be there to celebrate with them, so I sent this painting. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple and I thought that this subject was perfect. Happy Anniversary, you guys! Love you!

oil on canvas

Friday, March 25, 2011

Maneki Neko

I did this little painting for the DPW Challenge wherein all the artists will donate the proceeds of their paintings to Japan through some organizations. I, of course, chose to donate to the LDS Humanitarian Aid, where I know that all of the money will go directly to the people affected by the tragedy. The auction has begun and the current bid is $25. Please click the picture or this link to place your bid.

Maneki Neko
(Beckoning Cat)
oil on canvas

Monday, March 14, 2011

Two new paintings

Actually, they've been done for about a month, but I just scanned them in so I could post them. This first one of Liam (surprise!) was a quick little thing to get me back into painting- it had been probably a month since picking up the brush so I needed to try to figure out how to do it again.
Yellow Shades
oil on canvas

And this painting I did for the DPW Painting Challenge. As you can see I am WAY late posting this, since it was the challenge for the week of Feb. 12. You may remember that I did a lot of the challenges at Different Strokes... blog, but I haven't done much by way of painting challenges since that blog went away. This DPW Painting Challenge is the first of these challenge sites that I have found interest in. I hope to paint more regularly to participate in more (and maybe get them in on time!)

Rose on a Windowsill
oil on paper

I've got a couple of really exciting pieces in the works. One that I can't say anything about because it is a gift, the other is a piece I will be entering into the juried show through the Gresham Art Committee! I am seriously so excited about this painting! It will be BIG- 36X16 and colorful and awesome (hopefully!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

V-day arting

Here is the art I've done in the last few days. I made these cute little cupcakes and decorated them for Valentine's Day. They are red velvet with almond cream cheese frosting, topped with chocolate dipped raspberries and other chocolate sentiments. They are quite tasty. This little one got a bit of a photo shoot because it looked so cute. I have also been trying to learn some fun effects in photoshop, so I played around with this picture and came up with this. See, I can still be arting without even picking up a paintbrush. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giveaway on facebook

I will be giving away at least one painting when I get 200 fans on facebook. You must be on the fan list to be eligible. Get your spot on the list and get your friends to "like" Chelsie Brady Art.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Newest painting

I actually have painted a little Hershey's kiss since I painted this awesome portrait of my boy, but I don't have any pictures of it yet. But here's this bright fun piece that I did for his bedroom. I love it!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chelsie Brady Art is now on Facebook

Can I get a "like"? Hop on over to facebook to like Chelsie Brady Art, browse all the art in one place, and get updates. I will probably do some periodic giveaways and stuff, so I'd recommend getting on the fan list!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Art Show

Come to this art show tomorrow night at the Gresham Art gallery at the Gresham- Barlow School District Building. I have been the lead curator and I also have 4 pieces in the show. I also designed the publications- poster and postcards.

Work Boots
oil on handmade paper

oil on board

Liam Playing in the Grass
Oil on canvas board

Oil on canvas board