5/19/14

Classics



I have always enjoyed all styles of art, but in the end it is the classics that move my heart, pieces that tell a story of life's triumphs and adversities, the human spirit.  The greatest of landscapes are those reflected on the faces which show the heart and soul of an individual, a face that tells a story.  These are my favorite works to do, hope you enjoy this one, and please visit my website as I will be blogging from there.  The link is at the top of the page.  Thanks for visiting...

5/18/14

New Works




Miscellaneous new abstraction, the top two are acrylic and the last in oil.  It has been fun working on a few abstraction works, next on my docket are a couple of head/shoulder portraits.  
Wishing you a safe and good week ahead, don't forget to visit my website!
Are you ready for summer, I am!

   

5/10/14





 Eli - oil study in progress

4/15/14

Pics from the studio...
















Some photos are grainy, fuzzy but I thought it might be fun to post images taken in the studio.  The last image shows a seating area with a painting my father did - I keep there for inspiration. Please feel free to contact me regarding a my work, or his.  Have a wonderful day, and great week ahead.

4/12/14

Good heavens, someone's using my name for another blog!

Someone in another country, Indonesia I believe, is using my name and almost the same URL as mine for another Google blog.  They aren't me, and my name definitely would not be a common name in their country.  I am guessing to drive traffic to their blog, or for spamming, I don't know, it just seems so wrong.
I already began blogging from my website, but will keep this blog up to perhaps counter the other blog.  Anyone else have this problem?

3/26/14


Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment a best path... a thing, which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do... to find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him. ~ Thomas Carlyle
In the studio... playing in the oils... my hope life is treating you and yours well.
Don't forget:  visit my website...

3/19/14



Please visit my website .... I will be blogging from there as well.

tinasteelelindsey.com

I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. ~ Johanna Field

3/14/14

 tinasteelelindsey.com is now my official website, I hope you will visit it when you get a chance.  I am posting a couple images here, the abstract is sold.  Spring is upon us, looking forward to warmer days, hearts and spirits!



Acrylic Abstract - SOLD


Nude Study in Oil - Available

12/19/13

Remember the Moments




We do not remember the days, we remember the moments. ~ Cesare Pavese.
Commissioned oil portrait by Tina Steele Lindsey



11/24/13

A Move

 Monday morning I was headed to sign a lease a historical store to use as an open studio when I suddenly changed my mind and leased a warehouse space instead.  I adore the store space, more than you know, and had great ideas for it, but at the last minute I opted to sign on the warehouse space which would offer use for both myself and my husband in lieu of just me.  I still may want to lease something down the road, but for now I will concentrate on getting some work up and see what spring may hold.

The image at the left comes from one morning while painting; light came through the window and hit my brush ferrule and produced this wonderful effect which was a really nice moment!  I grabbed my cell phone and took this pic, and hope you've had a nice moment this week as well with more light in your life. 
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Art quote:  “During that period of my studies — around 1846 — when progress was slow or almost nil, and when no one was willing to provide the explanations my soul craved for, I experienced (it was just after my arrival in Paris) many discouraging weeks. I was in this state of mind one day when, strolling through the Louvre, I saw the casts of the Parthenon pediment. How can I describe the emotion I felt? A veil fell from my eyes. Never had I experienced such a deep and intense joy. What was it I saw in those wonderful plasters? I understood that the subtlety of accents, in contrast with large planes, is what makes a drawing great. This truth, which I have yearned all my life to express and which still drives me on, is the secret of art. It applies to composition as well as to drawing proper. It is the principle that must guide both the young beginner and the fully developed artist.” - William Bouguerau

9/28/13

Almost Finished

I left this 20x16 oil portrait painting at the nearly there stage over a week ago.  There are some things I want to get back into on it, just a busy time right now beginning some other work.  One thing I know for certain, it is time to order some paint and brushes which is always exciting, like birthday presents.  I will leave you with a wonderful quote:  "When people think of portraiture, they think of traditional portrait sittings.  I'd like my portraits to look contemporary and still maintain their classic beauty."  ~  Chin-Cheng Hung

9/15/13

A Helpful Tip

One thing I always find helpful before a final sitting, and working the last passes on a painting, is to upload a photo and circle specific areas I wish to iron out.  Because I juggle 400 things a day and have 800 interruptions, and wear three pair of glasses, each seeing the painting a whole new way, this helps much in the same way as holding a painting up to a mirror - little time is wasted searching for problem areas during a final sitting.  I will post a pic of the completed painting later. This morning found us at least ten degrees cooler than we've been use to; my thoughts keep straying to the flooding in Colorado.  My hope the situation there stabilizes soon! Thank you for your emails and for checking in.  My best to you and yours.