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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Zazzle.com and Zazzle.ca Sales

Zazzle.com is having a 30% off sale on brand name items. I do not have brand name items in my shop but thought readers might be interested.

Zazzle.ca is having a 20% off sale on mugs, shirts and buttons. My items are in the public venue so members of Zazzle.ca may take advantage of this sale in my shop.

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As mentioned, my next article will be on August 2.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Harry Potter Sale on All Products @ Zazzle.com

Harry Potter is having a sale on any products at Zazzle.com. Up to 20% discount. See Zazzle details. % will be revealed when code is entered. Promotion code is PRICEREVELIO. Sale ends midnight on July 25, 2010. http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist*

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Friday, 16 July 2010

My Vacation this July 2010



To all my friends and readers, my next post will be on Monday August 2. I will still do a post about any Zazzle sale. Have a wonderful and safe summer.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My Guest Blog on Couponboa



I was invited to do a guest post on couponboa.com. The blog was about my Zazzle internet shop. You may view my guest post at:
http://couponboa.com/posts/guest-post-from-arlene-babad-the-artist-112
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Monday, 12 July 2010

Picture Plane, Depth, Mass in Art - My Painting, Dancer Tying Her Ballet Shoes



This is my painting, Dancer Tying her Ballet Shoes. I used a square support as I prefer it for single objects and figures. The pink ribbon on the dancer’s waist is the same colour as her leotards. I was careful to leave the blue colour of the tutu on both sides at the waist. I did not want to divide the tutu in 2 parts. The ends of the ribbon link downward and connect to the pink leotard. There is no real floor but the cast shadow provides a sense of depth. The bent arms and the foot on the right side pointing inward contribute to the feeling of space. The dancer is close to the picture plane. However, the figure has been modeled; it has mass and the illusion of a solid body. I previously noted that the straight side of the limb and the opposite curved side provide rhythm.

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Friday, 9 July 2010

The Art of Lighting and Painting A Child




This is my painting of a young nephew. The warm light is coming from the front. The shadows and background are cooler. The cool background enhances the skin of the baby. A face is modeled as a sphere; this is the modeling I used. (See my previous posts about modeling forms.) Frontal lighting is wonderful when painting children. The eyes and delicate modeling of children are seen best in this light.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

My Summer Theme Painting - "By the Pond"




This is my painting, By the Pond. It is a calm landscape scene. The horizontal format supports a tranquil view. Although the color is a dominant cool color temperature, the mood of the picture is a warm summer day with warm green and red (pink) hues. The limited value (gray scale) contrast emphasizes the peaceful scene. The focal point is the right edge at the pile of logs. It has the darkest dark. The overall value is light to middle tone value; again supporting my quiet summer theme.

I have not yet completed my painting, The Triumph of Evil. I decided to change the figure of the vandal. It will be a more oblique and dynamic shape.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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Monday, 5 July 2010

Daumier, Art, The G20 Summit Riot & Protesters in Toronto



French artist, Honore Daumier (1808 – 1879), was a caricaturist, painter and more. Daumier’s art included topics on social and political life in contemporary France. The above work is Daumier’s Conciliatory Attitude of Those Who Called Themselves the “Moderate Party”.

When I read or see an issue that disturbs me, I like to sketch my thoughts. I usually do not share these sketches with my readers. I planned to post my painting but it is not completed. My painting is about the G20 June summit riot in Toronto, Canada. I first did 2 gestural sketches to determine my composition. I decided to call my work, The Triumph of Evil, based on Edmund Burke’s quote. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing.” I spoke to people in Toronto and they shared my concerns about the protesters. We were concerned about the inaction of the protesters. On the right side of my sketch, I drew a vandal dressed in black as the vandals dressed that day. The vandal’s raised arms held an axe and he was breaking a store window. On the left side were 3 identical protesters; their heads were turned to look the other way. I had planned to paint a vandal in black among the protesters. The vandals hid among the protesters to change out of their black clothes. I did not add this vandal to my block of protesters as I did not want that area to be my focal point. I was concerned about dividing my painting into 2 parts. I connected the vandal and protesters with the cracked line of the glass window, the line of the pavement and the elbow of the far right protester pointing to the vandal. I also painted the word, protester, on their signs in black. I did not model the figures. I will likely model the vandal to provide more substance and form to his figure. My painting is a dominant middle to dark value to emphasize the mood. I also decided that the dominant color temperature would be cool. I plan to complete my painting. I was going to delay or not share my post. Any delay or not post concerned me as I too would be doing nothing. I decided to share my thoughts of my painting and our concerns about that day.

As mentioned, I spoke with other people in Toronto after the riot and we asked:

Why did the protesters not stop the vandals? The protesters considerably outnumbered the vandals.

When the violence began, why did the protesters not leave the site? The vandals would be visible; they could not hide among the protesters. They would not be able to change out of their black clothes hidden by the protesters.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.

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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Zazzle.com Sale - 17.76% Off All Orders

Zazzle.com sale. 17.76% off all orders. Promotion code is ZAZZLEUSAUSA. The sale is until July 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. See shop details.

Zazzle.ca sale continues. 18.67% off all products. Promotion code is ZAZZLECANADA. The sale is until July 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Since my items are public, Canadians on Zazzle.ca can take advantage of this sale in my shop (arlenebabadartist).

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