So, Now I’m on Pinterest…

Rebeccafinch is on PinterestAfter probably a year of denying the attraction and not wanting to succumb to another Facebook-like black hole of time, I decided that I needed to get with it and get myself on Pinterest.

Now don’t let me be alone over there in Pinterestland.

I am adding new content each day so be patient as the pins grow. You’ll see more images of anything art related that I do, more behind the scenes studio images, bits from my blog, marketing help for artists…etc.

Coming Soon:

• Tips for displaying art in your home
• Images of almost every single painting I’ve completed (you can’t find some of these paintings anywhere)
• Book recommendations
• Art supply recommendations for my fellow artists.

And I have a few more ideas that may develop in 2016 for you all.

So, don’t leave me hanging. Follow! Like! Repin!

Illustration of Whimsy

During a trip to the library, I discovered these little treasures illustrated in unusual and fantastic way.

• The Princess and the Pea   by Polly Borland
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears   by Polly Borland 

(There are affiliate links to Amazon in this post)

Illustrator Polly Borland has “captured”  two books in particular that I find so cute and appealing to me that I have to share. I admit – I have a thing for miniatures that I think originated with my dollhouse that my Dad made for me. I’ve never done anything with this little fetish, though. Perhaps that’s because I know that it would end up being a costly venture and that I could also just live vicariously by seeing the work of others and simply enjoy the fruits of their labors. For me, a look through The Princess and the Pea is like sipping a tart pink lemon aid that is just sweet enough. The wit and humor of the writing coupled with the modern twist on vintage design paired with dollhouse settings and drawn faces is such a treat. What a lovely and fun mix if bright colors, comfortable old fashioned. Goldilocks is illustrated differently and takes on a more sweet and innocent feel. Using a three dimensional doll, the lovely sets are set up in fresh colors. Yet the feel maintains some vintage form, which I love.

I hope you enjoy a look at these two books, they’re lovely. 

Recommendations

If you’d like to see my other Children’s Book Recommendations, check out my Recommendations Page on Amazon.

Daily Art for Your iPhone

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Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about art, the stories behind each painting, the artist,etc, but you don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming – it is to me and I’m an artist. I’m not always able to or in the mood to sit down with an art book, but I might want to view a painting for about 3 minutes. I want something quick, easy to understand and interesting. Well, I’ve found this little free app to be just that to me:

Daily Art & Daiy Art Pro

I use the free version of Daily Art and I find it to be perfect. Each day you get a new piece of art, a brief look at the artist and the events surrounding the painting itself. I love it. And you can keep looking back at previous art if you’re not quite done filling that artsy craving.

Silver and Oranges – a closer look


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The Painting:

It seems that I have a hard time setting up a still life without adding something reflective. I’m like a raccoon hoarding my little growing collection of shiny still life objects. Silver and Oranges, completed in January, is no different. Perhaps it will become one of my staples. Continue reading to learn about the pitcher, a painting technique reveal and a gallery of the painting’s progression from beginning to end.
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eBook Recommendations!

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This week is Read an eBook Week! So I thought I’d celebrate by revealing one eBook recommendation each day this week. So hop on over to my Facebook page and see what books I would recommend to you, today! There will be something for EVERYONE this week!

Woman in Gold: a World Famous Painting on the Big Screen this Spring 2015

Gustav_Klimt_046I just found out that the story surrounding Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I  will be depicted in a movie this year!

“Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting of her beloved Aunt the Nazis stole from her family.” 

There’s something about the mystery of a painting surrounding the Nazi’s raid on museums in Europe that really intrigues me. In this movie due to release April 3, 2015the Green Lantern helps Queen Elizabeth recover a famous painting.

But on a serious note, I’ve read a tad about the controversy surrounding the movie itself. Apparently the Aunt (the one in Klimt’s painting) had it in her will that the painting should be hung at a certain museum, and this movie makes Maria (Helen Mirren) out to be the heroine trying to get the painting to it’s rightful place – and we will cheer her on, however, where Maria is bringing the painting is not at all where her Aunt really wanted it to go. So, now that I’ve either ruined it for you or added more intrigue to the pot, enjoy the movie as just that, a film showing one side of an issue that will probably make you me want to hang a print of this painting in all of her gold leaf glory in your my living room, and a musing over the possibilities of who Ms. Adele was and how the painting came to be. Oh what fun!

Erica Rose Levine – Photorealism meets fantasy

Erica Rose LevinYesterday, I stumbled on Erica Rose Levine‘s stunning work. She appears to work in pencil on paper and has high quality prints for sale on her website. Erica’s paintings are rendered in gorgeous detail and take a wonderful left turn into imagination and creativity. It’s her solid photorealistic side that gives the fantasy such credibility. Thank you, Erica for sharing your lovely work! View All of Erica’s work by clicking here <—-