Saturday, August 25, 2012

Front Row Shimmer by Leada Wood, Artist Of Texas

Front Row Shimmer by Leada Wood©

The bottom photo is how this miniature piece started out. I lay down 4 or 6, 5x7 substrates and start playing. I have quiet  a stash of collage papers...just ask my friends...something was said about hoarding, but I disagree! I am a collector! And talk about Green Art! Look at all the things I am repurposing!
After I glue down all the paper I want to use, I start laying in the paint. I usually use acrylics along with lots of other things to get the effect I'm after.  I wanted to give this a soft, dreamy effect of a young girl stretching in the wings getting ready for her performance. I left the words Front Row Shimmer showing...thus the title of this little jewel.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cosmic Energy by Leada Wood, Artist Of Texas

Cosmic Energy by Leada Wood ©

Speaking of Cosmic new laptop is somewhere in the cosmos! I have been trying to post for over two weeks  and the compose dashboard has disappeared and the screen where you see the post was about two inches high! Uggggh!
don't know what is going on with it. So I get a brainstorm to try my trusty old laptop which the keys are falling off of and it hiccups along but by golly I am posting!  Sometimes I just want to forget all this technology! But nooooo, can't do without it now! Who would have thought 20 years ago we would always have a phone on our person and be in a constant state of communication via satellite. Gotta love it though! It is really hard to be unconnected...I feel so alone if my internet is not working...don't you?

This painting is a mixed media on paper created with hand painted papers, layered to give depth. There are select embellishments to give it an Asian feel.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

"God Bless Texas", by Leada Wood, Artist Of Texas

"God Bless Texas" by Leada Wood©

I guess you must have figured out I enjoy painting boots...the older they are the more personality they have. I am married to Boot Man and have been around boots most of my life and where we live are daily wear. I try to make each painting unique so that my patrons all have original works of art.

I was working on this painting  in my studio and a couple came in and the man saw it and asked if it was finished. I told him no I had more to do and he told me he wanted it and not to put it out when I finished. This painting is 16x20 acrylic on canvas and is SOLD! You can order an archival high quality print on canvas or paper by contacting me. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Kody's Sugar Skull, by Leada Wood, Artist Of Texas

Kody's Sugar Skull ©Leada Wood
Can you believe it??? Already August! Summer is rushing by and I have been busy organizing and creating. I wish I could clone myself so that I could have a little help! You ever have that feeling? There is so much I want to do! I feel as if I am always racing the clock trying to get more out of each and every day. Life is good... And full... So many blessings to count! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my work and feel very lucky to be able to do what I do.

In case you are wondering about these photos...this was a commission from a very special young man. Kody is my grandson and he will be going to his first year of college this fall. I can't believe that either! He asked me to do a sugar skull for his apartment. Never heard of that? Neither had I so I started googling sugar skulls. Very has to do with the day of the dead in Hispanic culture. I don't know if you realize without seeing this in person how much painting I did on this bad boy! It has taken several weeks to paint. I guess you could say I paint on anything! Any how it was a fun challenge and there is nothing I had rather do that create for those I love. I hope he will think of his Nana... call me often and come see me when he comes home. I love you Kody Don!