2/12/17

Honesty in Art



“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. ” ~Salvador Dali

Behind in a little blogging here!  Since my last post we had an election, and I thought I would catch up and post some images I have already posted on social media, please excuse if you have seen these already!  They are pretty self-explanatory, the sanguine image at the top of the post is a sketch I did of one of Leonardo's subjects, from the book underneath,  Leonardo da Vinci – the Complete Paintings, by Frank Zollner.  If paint went away entirely, I would be okay with a stick of charcoal.  I love the raw, rudimentary aspect of nothing but charcoal and a clean surface to scratch it upon. 

I am the world's worst for picking apart my work.  For instance, now that the sketches are complete, I see in the side-by-side that I was a little heavy handed with Hillary's brow creases, her chin was contoured incorrectly, and her lower cheeks could stand to be a tad fuller.  That written I am okay with it, it is an honest sketch, with honest errors.  That is what makes us human. 

We have had some mild days in Georgia this winter, but you will not hear a complaint from me. There is nothing better to me than walking on warm wood floors and not hearing the heat pump running all day, something I got use to growing up in the low country of Beaufort, SC. 

I have been working on some new work.  We can talk about that later.  My best to anyone coming across this blog; be well, and above all things, be happy.

9/25/16

A Mystery Still



Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.  ~ Robert Nathan

I have closed my little rural gallery, a bit remote from the beaten path for most, and though I loved the tiny historic block I felt my time best suited to continue my focus solidly on my work.


Peace and Love


Portrait in Charcoal - TSL

7/27/16

Angels!


These little works on mini-easels are tons of fun, and I love doing them whenever time permits. Small is the perfect way to begin a fine art collection!
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For info contact me at tinalindsey81@gmail.com       

7/6/16

Who loves 'ya baby...




A dog will love you more than he loves himself.


4/29/16

I lost two angels but gained two more ...

I bid you adieu!
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And adieu to you, too!

After a particularly trying day, which I shall not go into here, a couple from Pittsburg stepped into the gallery minutes before I was leaving.  We had lovely conversation and visit, they were very complimentary.  Before leaving they purchased two of my angels, two I did not intend to sell but rather used as examples of my work; due their great enthusiasm for them I agreed to sell.  After they departed I began gathering my things to leave for the day when I spied their sales receipt on the counter.  I dashed out the door to the parking lot in order to locate them, and as I couldn't I then popped into fellow merchant's businesses hoping they were still in town, but alas the patrons were not to be found.  Returning to the gallery I locked the door and minutes later saw the gentleman hurrying across the parking lot toward the door.  Greeting him with receipt in my hand I announced I was happy he returned for it!  He replied he had not returned for the receipt but rather came back hoping I was still there, he and his wife couldn't possibly go back to Pennsylvania without purchasing two of my abstracts they had admired the first time!  So I bid farewell to my bad day, two angels, and gained two new ones!  Godspeed!  

4/25/16

Muse



This charcoal sketch was created last night from a photo of my muse. I caught a moment as she was heading out the door, I only wish I had the time to paint her right then and there.  Here is hoping your memories last forever.

4/24/16

Orange you happy...



Felt like painting feathers and lace in orange...  36x36's

4/21/16

Inspired to throw down some paint...



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shown in the gallery window

I was inspired to paint these colors one day...
Come see me at Lindsey Steele

3/8/16

Sometimes we all feel this way...


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Feeling a bit overwhelmed?  With so many demands upon our time these days it is imperative we find some time to nurture our body and mind with peaceful endeavors.  Curl up with a good book, take a walk, run, play a video game, do some yoga, listen to soothing music, sit outside and watch the birds, work in a garden, do something that does your mind and body good, bring about some peace. I usually unwind by drawing.  I haven't had much time for drawing, but the week is young.  This is my most recent  drawing, an angel from Cemetery Staglieno, in tinted charcoal. So much inspiration from great sculpture.
Spring is on its way as evidenced by the daffodils and tulip trees in bloom.  I am my happiest in the springtime, a holdover from my childhood.  Enjoy your week, and should you find yourself a bit stressed do take some time for yourself to do something just for yourself, re-energize, it really is important to your well being.

2/18/16

Heading toward spring!



No sweeter time to me than springtime.  It is the hope of renewal after the long silence of winter.  The songbirds will soon begin their celebration of impending warmth upon their wings, and for their human counterparts their heavy coats will be replaced by lightweight jackets and sweaters.  Oh springtime, you have no better friend than me.
This abstract is available at the gallery,  I thought of violets when I painted it.
Come visit and view it along with works by fabulous artists such as Deb Kaylor, Cindy Wilbur, Marsha Hamby Savage, Virginia Dauth, and Bruce Bell.
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1/25/16

Exqueeze my tardiness!




I cannot believe it has been so long since my last post! Christmas has come and gone, we are nearing the end of the first month of the new year, and I am finding that running a small studio and gallery takes an incredible amount of time in greeting visitors, installing work, answering calls and emails and posting on social media - all part of my day.  It has been a great learning experience being on the flip side of the coin.  My new discovery, old for a lot of you, is Instagram and I am finding it a wonderful place to post our gallery artist's work. You can find me under my full name, Tina Steele Lindsey, on Instagram.  If you wish to learn more about the gallery I am including the gallery link, HERE,  I will continue to use this blog to post my own paintings and drawings as I have always done.
As far as my own creative juices I have managed to begin a couple paintings as I have a little studio section off the rear of the gallery building in which to work.  At the top of the post is a recent drawing, thank you for taking time to visit my blog.

12/1/15

"Be a deer, won't you?"



A few seasonal things around the gallery may be found such as these sweet pillows by Connie Bedell!


Open 11:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday - and by appointment. 
We look forward to seeing you!