Someone has the summertime blues...


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Below is the second of Jane Kenyon's "Three Songs at the End of Summer,"
which most resonates with me as I adore summertime and am always deflated at its passing!  But thankful for every day of life and its glory, I will look forward to summer next.  
For those who love autumn and winter, your joy is full, and joy is always a good thing.  Again, from Jane Kenyon, “Three Songs at the End of Summer” from Collected Poems.

"The cicada’s dry monotony breaks  
over me. The days are bright  
and free, bright and free.

Then why did I cry today  
for an hour, with my whole  
body, the way babies cry?" 


Solidarity in Purple

Tempest I - abstract - Tina Steele Lindsey

                                               Tempest II - abstract - Tina Steele Lindsey

Mini Tempest Paintings on tiny Easels - Tina Steele Lindsey

Nestled behind behind the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA, Markey Gallery will be opening its doors with its Grand Opening on July 7th.  Its owner and director, Amber Byrd, is a savvy young entrepreneur who has been on the art scene in Marietta and Atlanta for some time.

I met Amber a few years back when represented at the ever popular dk Gallery.  Amber was an assistant there at the time, and her picturesque stance, genteel nature and smile were infectious; visitors, artists, and clientele gravitated toward her like moths to a light!  Amber's continued and steadfast involvement in the arts scene as an ambitious promoter and publication writer/photographer, and work as an artist representative continued to garner her great respect in the community. I look forward to seeing her gallery come into its own over the coming months, and working with her as an artist represented by the gallery. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, additional information regarding art works may be found HERE.


Honesty in Art

Just a little Leonardo da Vinci - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

“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.


A Mystery Still

Portrait in Charcoal - Tina Steele Lindsey

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



Mini-angel drawings on easels by Tina Steele Lindsey

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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Who loves 'ya baby...

A dog will love you more than he loves himself.


I lost two angels but gained two more ...

I bid you adieu! 
Angel in acrylic - by Tina Steele Lindsey
And adieu to you, too! 
Angel in pastel pencils by Tina Steele Lindsey

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!  



My Muse - portrait in charcoal by Tina Steele Lindsey

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.


Orange you happy...

Orange and Feathers - Tina Steele Lindsey

Feathers and Orange - Tina Steele Lindsey

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


Inspired to throw down some paint...

Tina Steele Lindsey 

Tina Steele Lindsey

Tina Steele Lindsey

I was inspired to paint these colors one day...
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Sometimes we all feel this way...

Heavenly Concerns - Tina Steele Lindsey

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.


Exqueeze my tardiness!

Tina Steele Lindsey

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.