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Tree Illustrations

I have been working on a few small drawings of trees over the past couple of months.  I am really enjoying working in a new medium, and recently invested some time and money in a decent amount of Prismacolor markers.  I make the outline of the subject and then color it in.  So basically, I make my own coloring pages.

There are still a few days left to donate to my kickstarter project and receive original, one of a kind art for only $5.   Artist Residency in Italy at Kickstarter.   See link in previous post!

 

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Artist Residency in Italy

I have been accepted to an artist residency in Italy this summer.  I am very excited to be going to Casaprota, Italy outside of Rome in the Sabine Hills area for the month of June.  While I am there I will hike and sketch the local flora and fauna as well as explore Italian folklore.  I will also be painting for an end of residency show.

I have created a Kickstarter project to raise money for art supplies for the trip.  Even a donation as low as $5 receives an original, one of a kind work of art.  Please consider donating today.  Just follow the link below to my Kickstarter project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1492078961/artist-residency-in-italy-summer-2017?ref=user_menu

 

If you want to find out more about the art association Sabinarti where I will be staying for the month of June, follow this link.

http://www.sabinarti.it/SabinARTi_Associazione_Culturale/sabinARTi.html

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Time to Clean Out the Studio

I have some art work for sale.  If you live in the area, we can arrange pick up or delivery.  If you live out of the area, shipping will need to be added to the price. Description and price are below the pictures.  sizes are approximate.

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Fox Under Tree 13″ X 16″ black frame with white mat, paper and ink $50

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Rabbit Under Tree 13″ X 16″ black frame with white mat, paper and ink $50

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Garbage Rooster 12″ X 15 ” dark brown frame with white mat, made from items taken from the recycle bin $25

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Gray Chicken 12″X 10″ black frame with white mat, paper and acrylic $25

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Black Chicken 12″ X 10″ dark brown frame with white mat, paper and acrylic $25

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Black and White Chicken 12″ X 10″ black frame with white mat, paper and acrylic $25

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White Chicken 10″ X 12″ dark brown frame with white mat, paper and acrylic $25

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Milk Snake 19″ X 15 ” black frame, acrylic $100

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How the Coot Got Red Eyes 19″ X 15″ black frame, acrylic $100

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The Generous Rabbit 12″ X 9″ unframed  acrylic on masonite panel $25

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Bird Tree in Blues 11″ X 14″ unframed acrylic and paper on masonite panel $25

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Bees in the Garden 20″ X 16″ paper and acrylic on unframed canvas $50

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New Paintings-Finally

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I will be showing new work at Gallery 317 for Rockford First Fridays in February.

Friday February 6th, 2015 will be a great night to hang out in downtown Rockford.  Eat local and shop local!  If you can’t make it Friday, my work will be up through the rest of the month.

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New cards

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Finally had some nice business cards made up.  Now when people ask me what I “do”.  I can hand them a card and pretend to be a successful artist.

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Rockford city market tonight!

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New Painting

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I’ll probably just call it bird tree,  because I’m lazy that way.

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Photos of Paris France

John had to work a few days in Birmingham, UK.  Jack and I flew into Paris and spent those few days looking at monuments, churches, and cemeteries and then took the train to meet John in London.  The last time I went to Paris I was alone and it was February.  It rained most of the days I was there and, while the city was beautiful, it had a general feeling of melancholy.  Going this time with Jack in April was different.  The city felt familiar to me, but the mood was brighter.  To see more photos of Paris go to my flickr  https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurasjoquist/sets/72157614852117618/ .

The Eiffel Tower

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Arc de Triomphe

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The Louvre and Tuilleries

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Montparnasse Cemetery

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Basilica Sacre Couer

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Notre Dame Cathedral

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Photos at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Jack’s favorite part of the trip to Paris was Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Our apartment was only a few blocks away from a “secret” side entrance and so we went there two mornings in a row. It is a place that is sad in the way that all cemeteries are, but also absolutely beautiful in its slow decay. If you’re ever in Paris with children, take them there. They will love all the little pathways and stairways and the wild flowers and broken gravestones.  Too see more photos in Paris go to my Flickr page  https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurasjoquist/sets/72157614852117618/

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Sketch # 11 when the rooster was king of the cats

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