Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Getting ready for the festival

Today is an exciting day.  We finally got the garage in "working" condition and I am about to actually get to work with the power tools! Wooohoooo!  I am building a back support for one of my art pieces created on a 24 x 49 MDF board.  Yes...I know, I should have done it before the art went on.  I'll be careful.
I'm getting ready for my first art festival.  If you're in the McKinney, TX area, come see ART IN BLOOM.  I'm one of 12 artists.  I have a 7x10 tent space, 4 borrowed ProPanels and the use of the back of neighboring ProPanels.  I am taking pieces that show all of my styles.  I have read that one style should be picked for a show; in this case, I am hoping to get invited to show in the sponsoring Gallery.  Just me, by myself...a one woman show.  That's when I guess I'll have just the one style I want to be known for.  And that, my friends, will be my 3D's.
They are very time consuming but, oh my goodness, the things you can see on just one strip. Sometimes, as I am building up the layers, I get sidetract by naming all that I can see and imagine.  I have even taken the leftovers and built whole pieces around the image that ends up on it. Well, you really have to see it to see it.  A picture does not do my 3D pieces justice.
Till next time...Have a creative day!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Okay...here I go.  I've decided to retire and persue ART.  I'm spending more time in the studio building up inventory. I have opened an ETSY store http://www.etsy.com/shop/brandicooperstudio. I am looking for shows to enter and leaning on the knowledgable shoulders of my studio mate to help me get going.
I'm excited for both the opportunity to share my gift with more people and to at last be free of working a restrictive job. I am finding out that working for myself is not easy.  There is a lot to learn and it seems the biggest of it all is Marketing.  Getting my "list" together, setting up a newsletter, emailing and facebooking and blogging and .......wow.
If any of you out there have any suggestions, I will be glad to hear them.
Mainly, I ask you to help me spread the word. "Like" me, "friend" me, "follow" me and all that other stuff to help spread the word that I am a serious artist looking for collectors to enjoy my work.
Stay tuned.....beautiful things to follow.
Brandi

Thursday, February 28, 2013

ON-LINE COMMUNITY 24x30 Acrylic and Paper on Canvas

ON-LINE COMMUNITY $425

They all gather on the wires around 5 o'clock. Are they discussing the day's maneuver practices? Are they watching how the humans travel, weaving in and out, constantly changing leaders and coming to rest, however briefly, under the same wires? Are they exchanging tidbits on which restaurant will have the most food available between cars or which yard has feeders?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

SETTING ON THE HILLS 4 X 4 Acrylic on Canvas #2 of 30 day Challenge

Enjoying the multicolors of the sunset.
Daily painting #2
See my daily paintings here

LADY BLUE 4 x 4 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

 

This painting was inspired by a photograph taken at the first annual CSL Women's Circle Retreat.
Little blue flowers and a lady bug.
Daily painting #1
See my daily paintings here

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

JUST ONE DROP 3 Dimentional Acrylic on Paper built up on Masonite 36 x 36

JUST ONE DROP
 
The idea for this piece came from a sermon delivered at the Center for Spiritual Living Dallas by Dr. Rev. Petra Weldes.  If you want to realize the vastness of the universe, you need only stare out at the ocean. Visualize each wave as an individual, each coming from the same source.  Scientist have discovered that a single drop of that ocean holds all that is found in the Universe. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Daily Tree 9

Home Sweet Tree
A Digital Finger Painting created on my iPad using Brushes

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Daily Tree 8

"If A Tree...
...falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
A Digital Finger Painting created on my iPad using Brushes.

A Daily Tree 7

Coat Tree
A Digital Finger Painting created on my iPad using Brushes

A Daily Tree 6

The Hiding Tree
Digital Finger Painting created on my iPad using Brushes.

A Daily Tree 5

By The Lake
A Digital Finger Painting created on my iPad using Brushes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Daily Tree 3

The Hugging Tree  Pencil and water soluble wax pastels  4x6  96lb Watercolor paperThis tree is right outside our front door.  When we feel the world closing in on us, we go out and hug the tree to ground ourselves and shake off the energy of the day.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Daily Tree 2

Summer Oak
Ink and water soluble wax pastels.
4x6  96lb Watercolor paper.

The Second in my self-challenge of a painting a day.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Daily Tree 1

This painting was created on my Android phone using Sketch Lover.  It is titled - Autumn Birch Day 1.  It is the first of a series of trees I will be creating using various mediums to fulfill my self-challenge of creating an art piece a day for 30 days.  The challenge is titled - Daily Tree.  Stay with me as I embark on this adventure to improve my skills as an artist and I truly hope you enjoy the pieces I create. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

VROOM VROOM Acrylic on Canvas SOLD










SOLD
VROOM
It’s her birthday
She tells you she is this many
And she holds up four fingers.
She is so very excited because
Today, you see,
Bright
And shiny
And red,
She got her first set of wheels
Three if you’re counting.
She places herself carefully on the seat
Gets an arm wrestler’s hold on the grips
Places her feet strategically on the pedals
And off she goes
Traveling from 0 to 3.2 in 5 seconds
Her braids flying straight back behind her
Her puppy chasing with tongue lolling
She is feeling the need
The need
For speed
VROOM
VROOM VROOM

Wednesday, March 21, 2012




Zentangled Hands.  Can you tell which are mine and which are Heidi's?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zentangle Practice pieces



These are some of the zentangle practice pieces I have done since taking the class from Sandhya Manne CZT.  This is an addictive artform and definitely allows for meditation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIVERSITY OF TEXAS 16 x 20 Acrylic 3 Dimesional on canvas board



This Piece is on display for the Membership Show at The Plano Centre until the end of February 2012.  The theme is "What I Love About Texas"
My description that went along with this piece is ... From the High Plains to the Alamo; from the Rio Grande to the Gulf Coast, the diversity of TEXAS will keep you busy.  I first came to TEXAS 20 years ago for a training class.  For three weeks, the class learned insurance by day and Tex-Mex cuisine by night.  I had never tasted better.  It wasn’t until 2003 that I finally moved here with a native Texan and began to enjoy all the wonders of TEXAS.  I’ve been to the beaches on the Gulf Coast, to the caverns near San Antonio.  I have visited the Hill Country vicariously through the stories of a friend who goes there every year for an artist’s retreat.  Ahhhh the diversity of TEXAS, mountains, beaches, desert, cactus, caverns, guacamole and Cowboys – what more could you want.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Warrior 4x4 Ink on canvas

This is another piece roaming in the PAA Art Gives Back mobile art display for Plano Libraries.  Any of these beautiful art pieces created by the members of Plano Art Association are available for sale.  Part of the price is donated to the Library where the display is located.  Support your Library and your local artist by purchasing one of these fine pieces.

Firewheels 16 x 20 Acrylic on canvas SOLD

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Universe - 8x10 3 Dimentional Acrylic on canvas board

This piece was on display for the Art Show at Center for Spiritual Living SOLD

The Tree 4x4 Acrylic on canvas


The Tree - touring with the PAA Plano Library Mobile Display for Art Gives Back

The Bird 4x4 Acrylic Mixed Media on canvas

The Bird - touring with the PAA Plano Library Mobile Display for Art Gives Back

Doorway to Atlantis 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

SkyRider - Acrylic Mixed media on 16x20 canvas SOLD

SkyRider - SOLD
Recently shown at the Classic BMW Art Show by Plano Art Association.

Breathe - Acrylic Mixed media on 4x4 canvas SOLD


BREATHE
4x4 Painting touring with the Plano Art Association "Art Gives Back" mobile display board traveling the Plano Libraries