Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy January

"Matisse's Flowers" Acrylic on 8 x 10 inches

Greetings all and Happy New Year.  Sorry for the long absence.  I'm afraid time rather slipped away from me through a busy holiday season and commissions.  I have so much to share with you and will try to stop in more regularly to catch up.

In December, I played with flowers.  I started with a study of a Matisse painting, just for fun (above).

The next two are of gorgeous bouquets, special to me, as they aged (you can see a photo of this first bouquet in my last post).  I hope to paint more of them in the future, I took dozens of photographs as they aged.  It might be the season, but I'm really struck right now by the deteriorating and decay in this in-between time in nature and in our memories as generations pass through.

"Memorial Bouquet" Acrylic on 8 x 10 inches

Detail of "Memorial Bouquet"

"Autumnal Remembrance" Acrylic on 9 x 12 inch canvas.
I will be back soon.  If you have an Instagram account you might join me there (elizabethbaumanart, or click on the link in the sidebar under "Links").  I find I'm fairly regular posting photographs there (more so than here I'm afraid), not just of my work but of things that inspire me too. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Open Studios

Just a quick note to share that there will be an Open Studios event tomorrow night, Thursday the 9th, at the studios from 5-7 pm.  Several studios, including mine, will be open plus there will be a reception downstairs in the Compass Gallery Cooperative with the featured artist Bonnie Hull.  In addition, there will be an extra Open Studios event later in the month running at the same time as Magic at the Mill (a beautiful holiday light show and activities).  Will let you know more details about that event soon.

The Art Studios at Mission Mill are located at 1313 Mill St in Salem, Oregon.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

New Edition Print of "A man with strong eyes"!

I am excited to announce there is a new, limited edition print of "A man with strong eyes" now available through either my shop or at Sebastian Foster.  The new print is a larger size than the previous at 11 x 14 inches, on 100% cotton rag paper with a gorgeous matte finish.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A few more collages...

Here are a few more of the collages that are currently at the Salem Art Association's Artmarket:

"Wave Hello"

"Screen Door"

"Fuzzy Pink"

"On the top of the world, Bernice"

"Strong Foundation"

Friday, November 6, 2015



Something new!  A few of the new collages I dropped off at Salem Art Association for their annual Artmarket.  The show will start today, November 6th, and will run until January.  

The vintage photographs in these are all photocopies, I've not used the originals in the collages.  All are permanently mounted on mat board, either 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 inches.  I have rarely worked with collage (and still have much to learn), but for some reason it is just clicking for me right now.  Plus, I have so many vintage photographs to draw from for these, as you can imagine.  I will share some more of them next week.

"Behind and Through"




Thursday, October 29, 2015

Painting My Daughter

My poor daughter, with all the faces I paint people often say to her, "There must be a lot of paintings of you at home."  In fact, no there aren't.  I've been so busy all this time painting to put things in my shop, in galleries, and as commissions that frankly I have done very few personal paintings.  I decided it was about time she should have one (Acrylic, 9 x 12 inches).