The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


I HAVE NOW MOVED!
YOU CAN FIND MY NEW BLOG AT: http://www.sandrabusbyart.com/blog

Thursday, 27 March 2014

My Latest Bear Painting, Featured in the Teddy Bear Times Magazine...


 Remember the last time my teddy bear paintings were featured in the 'Teddy Bear Times' magazine...?  

Well, they've only gone and done it again! 
Oh yes they have! :0)

I was contacted a few weeks ago by the magazine saying that they had been told of the story of Bristol Bear and that they hoped I wouldn't mind sharing my part in the story with them.

...Well, of course I had to think about it... for a nano second!! ;0) 

Anyway, naturally I wanted to share the news on here!




I wish I could find a way of giving you a better image so you can actually read it!




I have to say, it's a real honor to be featured for a second time!
I am almost exploding with chuftiness!!


Before I go, I must remind you that in my next post I will be officially launching my new website with a...
'Limited Edition Teddy Bear Print Giveaway!!!'

So if you want a chance to win, watch this space!
See you then :0)


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Teddy Bear Sketch...

It seems that those bears are calling me again...
I know it hasn't been long since I completed the first series, but I have missed those cute, furry faces!

These little fellows sit on my studio shelf and were never used in my paintings. 
I found myself on a little guilt trip, so decided that at the very least, I should sketch them :0)



I might have evolved it into a painting, but the next series will feature miniature bears, so if I do paint these chaps, it won't be for some time.
For now, I have teeny bears in all sorts of scenarios in my head, just waiting to come out on canvas.
I'm excited already!

In other news:
 My website is almost complete aside from the Paypal buttons. These should be up and operational within the next week or so and of course I will add more artwork as I go. 

And to celebrate it's official launch, I'll be doing a 
'Limited Edition Teddy Bear Print Giveaway!!!'

So, if you would like to own any one of the eight bears in the first series of Limited Edition Bear Prints, then watch this space because I'll soon be telling you how :0) 




Thursday, 13 March 2014

Apple Oil Study...

Title: 
'Not A Banana'





And just what is wrong with that title? 
I mean, I know it is of course an apple, but it also most definitely not a Banana!
 And don't you agree that a title such as 'The Apple' sounds a trifle dull? 

Anyway, this small 8" x 8" oil study of what is 'not a banana', was quite fun to paint. 
I spent my time largely with the apple in one hand and my brush in the other, occasionally blobbing my paint on to the apple itself, to match the colours perfectly.
Of course I had to be careful to remember not to eat it afterwards - in which case I might actually DIE!!!
 This would be an awful shame because I still have the third in my fruity trio to do! 

This year I plan to embark on some large paintings. But while I am building my website I have been working small while time is short.
I am SO looking forward to getting my teeth in to something 
BIG! 




Monday, 10 March 2014

A Useful Tip for Checking your Tonal Values...

What a beeeeeeautiful weekend it has been!
After months of relentless downpours and strong winds, all of a sudden we are experiencing 
glorious sunshine! Hurrah!!

It was far too nice to sit a the computer working on my Website, so I only did a little of that.
The rest of the time was spent in my sun drenched art studio. 
...Bliss!!

Anyway, I completed my apple study. But before I was sure, I decided to take a photo in monochrome to check that the tonal values are working. This is a great way of spotting a problem!




Hmm... 
Yes, I am happy with this.




But it looks rather... blah... like this don't you think? 
So, I will post the colour version later this week. 
And by the way, the title of this one is just as bonkers as the title of the lemon! 
So watch this space! ;0)









Friday, 7 March 2014

Sketching Glass...


All of this website building malarkey has sucked up so much of my usual painting time that
I had one of those 'I need to draw something' moments!

So I reached for the nearest thing to hand - laid it down on one page of my pad and sketched it on the other!




Anyhooo... It scratched an itch!

Saturday will be another day building my website. It's coming along, slowly... 
But on Sunday, I am going to paint! 
I'm going to unplug the phone, lock my art studio door and immerse myself in glorious buttery paint!

Oh yes I am!



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