SALE Items – Sneek Preview

Today I will be with artist Carrie Tasman at the Downtown Corvallis Association meeting room- 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite #19 for the Annual Studio Sale!

Below are some of my faves that I will have at the sale! I’ll have some original art, canvas prints (ready to hang!) and also art prints all for a super great price.
Of course, I will also have my coloring books, and individual pages on sale!

Check out my super crazy sale prices- for today only- from noon-4pm!

Original Art Sale | Holiday Gifts

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday season and staying warm!

Looking for a Holiday Gift? Here at Artful Journeys, I have the solution!  Beautiful paintings at an affordable price. Each piece is a hand painted original and no two are alike.

Each is a mix of vintage papers and prints, layered with several ink washes. Then I lovingly paint a favorite scene from my beloved Oregon, from the coast to the mountains, lakes to valleys. Each one is etched with words of intent, original poetry and musings. Lastly, whimsical tree figures add grace and personality to each landscape.

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4x4_PoetryoftheTrees_RUristaPoetry of the Trees, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
4x4_OregonTides_RUristaOregon Tides, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
4x4_EveningApproches_RUristaEvening Approaches, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
4x4_CoastalDreams_RUristaCoastal Dawn, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
4x4_DevilsLake_RUristaDevils Lake, Bend, OR, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas SOLD
 
4x4_RockawayTides1_RUristaRockaway Tides I, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
4x4_RockawayTidesII_RUristaRockaway Tides II, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 4x4_SunsetWaters_RUristaSunset Waters, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
4x4_VolcanicPast_RUristaVolcanic Past, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
4x4_StoriesbytheSea_RUristaStories by the Sea, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
4x4_SunsetSenses_RUristaSunset Senses, 4” X 4” Vintage Papers, Ink, Acrylics, Graphite, Gel Pen on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
 
 
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 Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Price range $35-$45 + Shipping. Email me for details, or leave email me: rachelurista@gmail.com

 

Temporary Artists’ Guild Sale

Screen shot 2013-04-10 at 5.22.17 PMJust a few weeks ago, the newest Art Guild in Corvallis had an art sale and show. I am proud to share that I am one of the newest members of the Temporary Artists’ Guild in Corvallis. This is a great bunch. I am so grateful for this organization-meeting like-minded people and sharing resources and inspiration is invaluable. I so excited about the future as the Guild builds and grows. Check us out at http://temporaryartists.org/

Below are pictures of my table at the Temporary Artists’ Guild sale a few weeks ago. I had an amazing time meeting more members of our community and chatting about my art. Many new projects are in the works, including LIVE painting this Saturday at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis at 7pm, and many more exhibits, art sales and classes!

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Stay tuned for more news on classes more art shows and sales! 🙂

April Showers…Bring May Flowers!

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Its officially Spring in the Valley!! Flowers are blooming all over, new leaves are breaking through the soil and bursting off of branches! Who can’t be inspired and affected by it all?  🙂

Check out these 12x12s and 20x20s at Sonia’s Shop STASH downtown. Take a peek in the store window, you’ll see her store is in bloom too!

Already can’t wait to continue with these bright lovely textural pieces!

Whats next? The Rhodies, Camelias, Tulips? Whats your favorite flower?

Spring Canvases




4″ x 4″ each, Acrylic and Ink

I’ve been working away in my new garage studio and now the pieces are finally out in the sun and for sale at  STASH downtown Corvallis!

As plants and flowers all around me begin to bloom, my eyes soak in all the colors and textures. I love creating these tiny worlds, all the color and feeling of a spring day, contained in a 4″ square!

I am working on more sizes, variety and magnets!  Until then, I hope these provide you a little sunshine and spring color on  those grey days between the sunny ones!


La Pine Dancer Painting

Every painting starts with an experience… this one started in Bend this summer, while on a visit with my Aunt. This point is somewhere between Bend, OR and LaPine, OR. We took a new back road and ended up here! What a great surprise!

Though the real scene was more vibrant and bold, I painted from the calm serene feeling I had from the bend in the river. Though the water was almost at a standstill, the tree here seemed to be full of movement… bending slightly over the cliff to the river, it seemed to be frozen in a modern dance pose… The twisting grace of the roots and the texture of the trunk fascinated me!

The painting is acrylic and modeling paste, fiber paste and raised paper. Below are some photos of the process of the painting. I always enjoy reviewing how a painting progresses, and would like to share it with you too.


Acrylic & Mixed Media, 8″x24″ each panel.  SOLD

STASH – ART SHOW and LIVE PAINTING


Please join us and come check out this amazing shop in downtown Corvallis this weekend. Full of all things yarn and knitting related, PLUS handmade arts and crafts from local artists.
This Saturday will be a small opening show, where I will bring a bit of my studio into STASH and paint for the audience.
WHEN: Sat, November 19 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: Stash LLC, 110 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 753-9276

 

Fall Candy Colors

The response to the small square paintings I have at STASH has been great! They are so much fun to make too! A new batch is at STASH now!

The colors remind me of this Japanese candy I used to have as a kid- Konpeito!

Kompetio | by Juushika Redgrave
Kompetio | by Juushika Redgrave
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Acrylic Squares: 3.5″ x 3.5″   Rectangles:  12″ x 3.5″ each

Greeting Cards and Prints!

Sleeves are here!  Who else could get so excited about plastic sleeves?  But I finally was able to package up my beautiful greeting cards and professional prints of my work!

Now available at the beautiful store STASH in downtown Corvallis. Stop in and pick out your favorites!

Archival Matted prints are just about ready too!  I am packaging up selected professional quality full- color prints of a few of my favorite pieces! These bright, lovely prints are on textured paper (called “Bob Picasso paper” don’t you love it?)  Ready for framing! Add that  personal touch to your home or office!

Feel free to send me an email if you don’t see what you are looking for or have any questions.  Thanks so much for your support! 🙂

Moooooooooo Cards!

My Mini Moo Cards are fun, fantastic and finally here!  They are BEAUTIFUL! I love how unique the mini moo cards are. You can customize the back up to 100 images. It was hard to choose, but so much fun to design! I am thrilled to have tiny business cards. Anyone who knows me has probably heard me speak about moo cards for over two years. I am happy and proud to say, I finally made them!! 😀

Sakura Tree Painting 桜

The Sakura Painting is complete! 😀 I wanted to share some of the details.

I used pine cones and twigs to create organic textures for the blossoms, and built up the tree using various papers and fiber paste. The glass beads are hand placed and individually glued. I think all of this resulted in a highly textured dynamic piece! I am so pleased with the outcome, it felt like the tree was coming to life!



To see more images of this painting, from sketch to paint, see my post here.

Processes

Process or processing (verb) typically describes the action of taking something through an established and usually routine set of procedures or steps to convert it from one form to another”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki)

I think all paintings carry the history of its making if you look close enough!  I wanted to share with you some of the history of this Sakura Tree piece – or the process of taking it from idea to finished painting.  This was one of the first sketches, you can see the tracing paper flap was used to position the blossoms on top of the intricate branching patterns.

Here is one of the first painted sketches…. I had fun creating the texture with natural sponges, pine cones and what ever else I could try. Eventually I would use pinecones and branches on the final piece to help break up the monotonous texture of the blossoms I was getting with the brushes…

In looking back on the process of this painting, you can see and feel it when looking at the edges… looking back in its history.  It really hits me when I am doing the final touches, and painting the sides of the canvases, sealing it closed, completing the piece.

… In the end, the clean crisp dark sides of the painting seemed to complete it- it was almost ready to hang!

A little inspiration! 😀 Sweet Peas from the local Farmers Market! Fresh flowers and plants always energize me.  Now to position the glass beads!

Just about there! 😀 I really loved creating this piece, it was such a good challenge and so much fun!  I hope the painting is enjoyed as much as I enjoyed creating it.