Friday, March 21, 2014

Will I can't believe we are in spring already.



      Will I can't believe we are in spring already. 
  I have been busy painting and setting up shows,   entering Juried Art Exhibit, Galleries and I even have                  added Coffee Shops to my list

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I want to share two of my most recent painting that I have just finish this month.


 This is one of the first painting that I did of a truck back in 02/2012 but I was not satisfied for I knew that there was something missing but I told my self that it was a folk art to pass it off in my mind. 


Now in 2014 I have came back to the same painting but this time I use my trusty palette knifes and every little brush strokes. 

I payed close attendant to where the shadows fall on the truck and mix several red's to orange to give it that rustic look.  

This reference photo that I used by Darrin O Swait was from my favorite site "Paint my Photo".

 Paint My Photo (PMP) is for the sharing of reference photos for creating derivative Artwork...without copyright worries. 

                        http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/


The next painting that I have been wanting to do is one that I did in Feb 2014 with the PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside) Annual 9th-Day Paint Out which the event was call "REFLECTIONS" at the Historic Fairmount Park, Ca.




On day 6th of the painting event we were schedule to paint at the White Bridge at Fairmount Lake.

When I first saw this little white bridge with the little stream that feeds the Fairmount Lake running under the bridge and over the rocks, I ready like the look of it. So I set up my gear and I began to paint but I soon found that I was chasing the shadows in the morning light. Not good...

So I started to paint the water, trees and rocks but was getting a little frustrated with my self because I was try to do this painting all with a brush and not my palette knife. I told my self that I would need to come back and finish the bridge and the over all of the painting at a later date. 

That was a good thought but I care for my two grand kids and it is hard to get a way.







Well this week I place my painting on my easel and decided to turn it from a plein air painting to a studio painting.

I had to go from memory of that day but as you can see I took my trusty palette knifes and started to painted. I recreated the shadow on the White Bridge and added more color to the rocks, water and ground, plus as and addition to the painting I added moss and hanging palm leaves. 



Well you mite be asking yourself, "How did u paint on that mat?" Let me give you a trick of the trade that most folks don't know about, I learn this back in the 70's and I love doing a painting in this style...

To give a canvas a boarder look, I first paint my canvas with a under paint of acrylic like light yellow, pink, gray. etc as u can see here in the photo. I next tape off the size I want my painting to be (I am talking about the inside). Next I will paint the color I want mine boarder to be. In the photo I painted my board white... Once the board is dried remove the duck tape and re-duck tape the board like I did in the photo. Now you are ready to paint your scene. Once you have completed your painting take off the duck tape. You can now add some of the scene onto the boarder. 

Now you have a painting that is a real eye catcher.  



          Well I hope this little tidbit gives you some                         new and refreshing ideas to paint.  

   
Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless


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work, please forward this blog on to them. And to 

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Friday, March 7, 2014

It's tax time again.

                                                     All,

WOW I can't believe we are in March now. Where has the time gone. 




I know it's been a while since I last blogged but it seems that in Jan my laptop decided to take a swim in a cup of tea while I was working on Leslie Saeta "30 Painting in 30 Days" Challenge. Needless to say I did not get to far with the challenge...



But thank God I still have my old computer and I'm just now am able to get back on my blog page again. I had to find a back door to my blog page to be able to work on it again.


Well this month I would like to talk to all of u new artist and craters out there. 
I just talk to my tax man and did u know that u can take ur hobby (if u make any sales on it) off on ur taxes?



I have been painting for years but started making sales in 2011. 


In 2012 I ask my tax man about my art sales and could I take it off on my taxes. 

This is what he told me...




that u can take off...
                                                                                                              
1. Art Assoc Dues

2. Booth Fee for Art Show


3. Juried Show Fees


4. Art Sales


5. Art Sales Tax’s


6. Office Supplies 


7. USPS/ Postal

8. Art Donation 

Note: u can only take what is cost u to create the work. 

10. Art Supplies


11. Always put the Grand Total $  after each group of items. i.e. 
Art Assoc Dues, Booth Fee for Art Show,Juried Show Fees, etc. 

12. Mileage for Art Supplies, Meetings , Shows, etc. 

       Name the supplier - Miles - Days - Total 

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For u craftier just take this list and tweak it to fit ur type of work.




What I like to do is type up all my info on my art each month and place it on my computer so at the end of the year I can just total everything up, print it out and hand it to my tax man. It is as simple as that. 

Well I hope this little tidbit helps some of u for next year.

   
Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless


If you have friends who would be interested in my

work, please forward this blog on to them. And to 

continue to stay connected via:

Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.weebly.com/

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/ 

My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards: 

http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/ 

 j-d-fields-.pixels.com   

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/  

Follow me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/creationsbyjdfields

Commissions are welcome, Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

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