Tuesday, August 13, 2013
On Sunday August 11, 2013 I met with Newz4U.net author and poet Pat Connors. I had a lovely time sipping on a nice cold pear cider and discussing, not only my artwork and career, but some personal aspects of my life as well. Pat is such a kind person, I felt totally comfortable speaking with him and felt energized by his interest in my work.
This morning Pat published a lovely article about me and my artwork on Newz4U.net containing many quotes from this weekends interview. I would LOVE it if you would check it out HERE. :)
Monday, August 12, 2013
"Colour Inspired Beauty"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint
16" x 16"
8"x10" Art Print:
This mixed media portrait painting was created with colour inspiration. One thing that really gets me excited is discounted art supplies. As a full time artist there is often very little budget left for art supplies that are not immediately needed for a project. But when my favourite local art supplies store had a huge sale I thought I would treat myself! I was extremely drawn to three bottles of liquid acrylic paint; one bright lime green, one dark metallic brown, and the other a pearlescent green. As soon as I returned to my studio with these little bottles I just knew I had to create an artwork right away and immediately knew which colourful beauty would complement my new colours. The stunning curvy beauty Christina Hendricks in her bright yellow dress, deep blue eyes, turquoise earrings, and bright red hair was the perfect match. Using many layers and much attention to detail I created a checkered background using my new acrylics and a smooth creamy portrait using oil paints. There is no doubt that colour was the inspiration behind this beautiful piece of artwork.
Please continue scrolling to see close up photos of this beautifully detailed portrait. :)
I could not have been more thrilled when Leisa Greene asked if I would be interested in being featured on Indie It Press! Though I've been featured by sites in the past I was not expecting what Leisa would create for me; she really outdid herself. As well as featuring my article (written specially for Indie It Press) she also gave me a Guest Artist spot on her site AND featured my artwork "Curvy Beauties: Marilyn" in the right column of her site which would direct those interested to my website! WOW, I could not have asked for more. I'm so honoured to have been a part of Indie It Press and to have met Leisa who is just an incredibly kind and passionate person. I hope you take a moment to check it all out!
Malinda Prud'homme Feature:
"Strong Beautiful Women"
Indie It Guest Artist:
"Art Walk North"
Mel Lastman Square
Friday August 16 2013 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday August 17 2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
I am thrilled to be taking part in AWN, an outdoor art show taking place in NORTH Toronto, which is a totally new area for me and my artwork! This show is an ARTWORK ONLY show which means I will be exhibiting and selling my Original Artworks and 8"x10" Art Prints only. It would be so nice to see a familiar face! Hope to see you there! :D