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Scarecrow Doxie

I have finally completed my last painting for this weekend’s  Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour.   Tomorrow, I am taking all my latest works of art (which I have been keeping under wraps all summer/fall, etc.) to the beautiful studio of potter, KimmBerly Ioane. I think her vivid art pots and my pointillism paintings really compliment each other and it is our hope that others will buy both to enhance their home decor.

Speaking of homes, her’s is very hip, of avante garde industrial-design, and in a primitive area next to the base of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction., Arizona.  I’m so happy she asked me to exhibit at her place this year (vs. Having to organize my own studio!  Ha!  We artists tend to be a bit messy!)

My modern pointillism paintings exhibited are my Happily Working Dachshund Series of six pieces.  Each work depicts a doxie doing some sort of human or object related job to make their owners happy.  My own doxie is, of course, my muse of many colors!   I have chosen to add some contrast to this series by also including some flat hard-edge areas.  Depicted here is Scarecrow Doxie.  You must come & tell me what you think about each one!

Studio Tour maps are at http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com/Map_2_color.pdf  for printing!   Visit us at Studio #3 and then check out other studios nearby.  I think you will enjoy the group’s diversity and talent.

Kissing Elvis by Denise Landis

Elvis.com is sponsoring the art contest Elvis in 1956: A Creative Celebration of Elvis’ Revolution and selected my “Kissing Elvis” pointillism portrait as one of the 56 finalists!

The winner will receive tons of prizes including a trip to 2011 Elvis Week in Memphis, tickets to Viva Elvis from Cirque Du Soliel in Vegas, and a cabin on the 2011 Elvis Cruise!

Vote for my painting!  http://www.elvis.com/revolution/gallery/landis.aspx

“Uh, thank you!  Thank you very much!”  – Elvis & me

Update 5/31/2011:  “This contest has ended.  Thanks to all who voted for my painting!”

Elvis.com Art Contest winner named: http://www.elvis.com/news/detail.aspx?id=5507

As many of you know, I have been competing in a very cool contest for BaoBaoBags.com The contest ended January 15th and unfortunately my Dead Icon didn’t win.  RatZ!  However, I did receive 300+ votes from Landisworks fans all over.  I am so grateful for the generous (and time consuming) voting.   Thank you!

Fifty+ of you let me know you voted.   So…I entered you in my private “Dead Icon ‘Elvis’ Mug Raffle”! The five winners of mugs are Carol McMahan, Clifton Grim,  Kristina Konen,  MaryJane Bernard, and Mirjana Mladinov.  Congratulations to my winners!

January is the month of Elvis Presley’s birth.  It is a special month for me too!  Barbara Atkinson, Director of the Superstition Mountain Museum asked me to extend my Elvis Art Exhibit in the Bridal Dressing Room of the Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel indefinitely!

 

Elvis Chapel View

The Elvis chapel is a historic site that many Elvis fans and curious guests visit every year.   Admission is free.

 

The original site of the Elvis chapel was at the Apacheland Movie Studio once located a few miles from the museum’s current location.   Many films & TV shows, including the Elvis Presley’s Charro, were filmed at the original Apacheland Movie Studio. Unfortunately, the movie studio burned down except for the barn and historic Elvis chapel in 2004. Both were carefully moved to the scenic grounds of the museum in Apache Junction, Arizona.

If old western movies and TV shows is your thing, this is the place for you.  Come on out!  http://www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org

 

Guitar Elvis

Lights!  Camera! Action!

Apacheland Days is all about old westerns,  movie/TV stars, and legends.   Next weekend (1/14-16) the yearly celebration hosted by the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, AZ.   Many films and even Elvis’s movie “Charro” were taped at the original Apacheland Movie Studio once located a few miles from the museum.   Unfortunately, the movie studio burned down except for the barn and Historic Elvis Chapel years ago.

The museum has asked that I display my Elvis Art in the Chapel.   I’m so excited!  If old western movies and TV shows is your thing, this is the place for you.  Come on out!   http://www.apachelanddays.com/

Dead Icon by Denise Landis

My “Dead Icon” Elvis painting needs your votes in BaoBao Bags future artist competition! The company sells backpacks with interchangeable art buttoned to their backs.  Very smart!  Go to http://www.baobaobags.com/pages/home to vote once a day during the open voting period for my group starting Friday, Nov 12 – Nov 22nd.

Click on the orange “VOTE” button to see eleven art works in the current round.  Scroll down till you see my painting and check it. You can vote for three pieces each day.

Social networking is a must to win!   I would really appreciate you sharing this with friends and networks.  Just hit the site’s “SHARE THIS” button after voting. BaoBao Bags will automatically post the voting page to your Facebook, Twitter, etc. pages.  If you like my painting, suggest it to your friends too.

I hope to win & potentially become one of their designers!  I really appreciate you taking the time to vote!

P.S. Their backpacks might be good presents for the holidays!

Dead Elvis

This year Denise Landis, Pointillism artist,  donated a Day of the Dead Elvis portrait for the Mesa Art Center 10 x 10 Benefit Sale.   Join Denise at the second annual sale!  All paintings are only $100 (the best deals you can get with original paintings).

Exhibition & Preview Dates:     Oct 5 – 10

Reception & Sale:     Sunday, Oct 10

Hours:   2 – 4:30pm

First come, first pick! Doors open at 2pm sharp! All proceeds benefit Mesa Contemporary Arts exhibitions and educational programs.

$10 at the door

MCA Members (+1 guest) get in free and 10% off their entire purchase*

Catering by Creative Hands of Mesa

Musical Entertainment by Keith Johnson

Cash Bar

* Become a MAC Member today!  Call Tiffany at 480.644.6562

Mesa Contemporary Arts
One East Main Street, Downtown Mesa, Arizona 85211
480-644-6567
MesaArtsCenter.com

Denise Landis Exhibits Ocotillo at SunDust Gallery

“Wild and Scenic” Juried Art Exhibit

Opening Friday August 13              Reception  6:30 – 9pm

Free to Public         Live Music by Carol Pacey

48 West Main Street    Mesa, AZ 85201

480-464-6077      www.sundustgallery.com

The Wild and Scenic juried exhibit is on display for thirty days showcasing the art of twenty-nine Arizona artists. But come to our opening reception and enjoy all the activity happening just outside the gallery on Main Street such as live music and local artist booths.  Dress is casual.  Join us!

Denise Landis Art

The personal technique of Denise Landis is called Modified Pointillism.  Denise uses the basic color theory of classical pointillism but focuses most on complimentary colors vs. superimposed color mixing to create new colors. Opposing complimentary colors are interspersed for either subtle or vibrant intensification. One color is painted over the complete canvas and allowed to dry prior to adding another color; thus allowing equal color representation throughout the canvas surface.  She paints over the whole canvas many, many times prior to completion. Strokes are rectangular shaped dabs of acrylic paints.  Denise incorporates specific musical rhythms to maintain similarly shaped dabs for the painting’s rhythm.

"Ocotillo" 36h x 24w x 1.5"d 1300.00

Ocotillo Description

The ocotillo is a favorite desert cactus. It’s oddly shaped body of “arms” shoot upward to the sun.  Denise Landis’ painting reflects this unique plant from her modified pointillism perspective.  Background colors of yellows, lavenders, reds, teals, and greens are ever-present in the southwestern desert during Arizona’s Wild and Scenic “blooming” springtime.  This ocotillo plant itself is black with deep red tips for blooms.  Music by INXS was used to create this painting’s rhythm.

For all you Michael Jackson fans, check out this pointillism artist’s project.  You can be a “dot” on this Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait!
http://www.michaeljacksontributeportrait.com/home.php

I think this is a great concept and could be used by other pointillism artists with special interests.  Comments?  Ideas?