Posts Tagged ‘pointillism’

On March 25th, I will be demonstrating my pointillism painting style to the Phoenix Artists Guild as their guest artist. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.  They are such a talented group.  I plan to include a few artist members to dab on canvas via various rhythmic musical styles.

Should be fun.  http://www.phoenixartistsguild.com/meetings.htm

Salt Please!
48 x 48 x 1.5

Join Denise Landis, KimmBerly Ioane, Lori Berry, & Diane Haugen at this years Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour.  November 3-4, 9-4pm each day.  See raku pottery, pointillism paintings, photographs, prints, fused glass jewelry, painted barware, gourd art, & drawings at Studio #3 on the TourMap.  See below.

http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com/Tour_map_2012.pdf 

Join me at Hulas Modern Tiki http://hulasmoderntiki.com/ on Monday evening (2/27) where I will be exhibiting my modern pointillism art to support the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  This Mahala Monday, the restaurant/bar will give ten percent of all proceeds to this nonprofit arts organization.  Why not grab a few friends and come to downtown Phoenix for drinks, dinner, or both!  I would love to see you and you would be supporting a great cause.

Great news!   Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ is now representing my pointillism paintings at www.xanadugallery.com/Art/ArtistGallery.asp?ArtistID=2204.  Per their site, Xanadu Gallery is a resource for collectors, designers, builders, and corporations for procuring the highest quality art. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the hottest art markets in the country, Xanadu Gallery showcases outstanding artworks in a wide variety of media and styles. Utilizing a comprehensive website, Xanadu empowers collectors to connect directly with artists.

I look forward to their representation as I have respected Jason Horejs (Gallery Owner) and his mother Elaine Horejs (Gallery Director) for years.  I am hopeful of great results from this relationship.  See my studio page and visit the beautiful Xanadu Gallery itself at 7039 E. Main St. #101, Scottsdale, AZ 8525.  Meet Jason & Elaine for yourself and you will quickly become aware of their expertise of art and artists.

Lamp Shade Doxie

You are invited to the opening reception of the Emerging Artists exhibit curated by Edna Dapo at the Phoenix Center For The Arts. My painting, Lamp Shade Doxie is included. The reception is Friday evening, December 2nd from 7 till 10pm; however the exhibit will continue through December 30th. Location is 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix 85044. Call 602-254-3100 or visit the website www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org

Jake & Trike

When I started this portrait, it was a straightforward shot of this little boy.  I knew I wanted to add some interest to the background.  I asked the mom, “What’s his favorite toy?”  And the Red Flyer Tricycle was her quick reply.  “Great!  It would be perfect!  Send a picture!”

Remember your first tricycle?  I wish I could!  The tricycle is typically our first venture on wheels independently.  So,  it’s a very important step in the mind of a child.

The portrait’s style of painting is a modern pointillism of circular dabs mixed with some dark identifying lines surrounding the figures.  The size is 22 x 30 x .75 inches.

I used musical rhythms to keep the dabbing process going without thought.  I found that James Brown Music is the best for dabbing!  So I rocked out in the studio for this one!  I was making some moves I didn’t know I had and singing at the top of my lungs!  My husband would stop by the studio door every now and then and say, “Are you listening to that again?”, shaking his head.  I must have listened to that CD at least a hundred times!

I feel nice!  Da da da da da da da!  Like sugar & spice!  Da da da da da da da!  So nice!  So Nice!  I got you!              James Brown

And today, it feel’s good to get the portrait shipped to it’s new home.  Hope the kid likes it when he’s a teenager…..         Da da da da da da da!

Dachshund Clothesline 36w x 24h x 1.5d

Finally, I am painting my dachshund series!  I have wanted to do this work for years.  These current paintings are inspired by my miniature dachshund Sable, soon turning twelve.  She is truly my muse and appears to think she is also human.  She loves to watch me work and paint. So, why not dream of dachshunds working odd jobs for us humans?

So, all you dachshund lovers take notice.  I love painting doxies.  If you have a dachshund that could best be honored with an unusual portrait, don’t hesitate to send a few photos and we will discuss a commissioned piece.  I would truly enjoy painting your precious doxie in my modern pointillism style.

Art Galleries:  The “Working Dachshund Series” of acrylic paintings on canvas will be available for exhibition this fall. 

Contact information:  landis@landisworks.com

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

The renowned  Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale has a huge Courtyard Marriott available for their patients and visiting families.

“Ocotillo” 36h x 24w x 1.5″d 1150.00

Two of my modern pointillism paintings, Ocotillo and Scrub Junipers, in an exhibit sponsored by the Arizona Art Alliance.

“Scrub Junipers” 36w x 48h x 1.5d 2175.00

Consider taking a drive out to this beautiful desert area and visit the exhibit through August 2011.

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