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Red Easel
Charlotte, North Carolina
A Studio Full of Artistic Inspiration
Interests: fine art, good books, artists, great stories
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Hello Tara - how wonderful that you have an original painting from Frederic Remington! Unfortunately, I am not an appraiser and would not be able to tell you how much your painting is worth. You need to take your painting to a certified and professional fine art appraiser. Make sure that you check this person's professional background as well before you pay for an appraisal. I would call Sotheby's or another fine art auctioneer and ask them who they recommend. Thank you for stopping by Red Easel! I hope you have a blessed holiday. - Susan Vaughn
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Hello Maribeth! Can you email me a picture of your grandmother's painting? Thanks! Susan
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By Fine Artist Mark Reeder This is a project that I have been looking forward to completing for some time now. I am very happy to have this finished and look forward to getting out and putting it to use... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at <!--Homepage-->
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By Fine Artist Mark Reeder This is a project that I have been looking forward to completing for some time now. I am very happy to have this finished and look forward to getting out and putting it to use. The outside dimensions are 12 x 16 inches and it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at <!--Blog-->
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I think I have forgotten how to play. I used to be good at it. As a matter of fact, I wanted to do it all the time! But, as I've gotten older, and with all the children I've had the honor of being "mother" to, I've become an old fuddy-duddy. My favorite activity at the age of 52 is sleep, and to admit that I've turned into my mother is quite obvious. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at <!--Homepage-->
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(Robert Genn & his precious dog, Emily out for a ride in his classic car) I think I have forgotten how to play. I used to be good at it. As a matter of fact, I wanted to do it all the time! But, as I've gotten older, and with... Continue reading
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By Harold Brooks This is a portrait study "Amanda" using Graphite on Stonehenge print making paper. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at <!--Homepage-->
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By Harold Brooks This is a portrait study "Amanda" using Graphite on Stonehenge print making paper. Rendering, Phase 1: The process of advanced rendering of the subject with light and shadow Having established the line drawing, I can now begin the rendering process. I mass in, block-in, all my shadow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at <!--Blog-->
Hello Jim! In the Thomas Crown Affair, the painting "Certain Uncertainties" by Christian Vincent did not have any prints made. You can't even find a postcard with the painting on it and very few images online as well. I have done a couple master reproductions on commission although they do not look "exactly" like the original as I have added the girl's knee to one side of the canvas where it is cut off in the original, and I changed her face as well just a bit. Here is the final image of my reproduction:
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Hello Laurie! I know I am late in replying to your comment, but the painting you are speaking of is called "The Mirror of Venus" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. It is Oil on canvas and 120 x 200 cm. I think it resides at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Here is an image of the painting you are speaking of: Susan
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But hey! It was fun! And that's what artist's do - have fun, right? Who cares if I have about 10 loads of laundry to get done, or dishes to clean, or carpet to vacuum, or paintings to work on. I was inspired by the original artist of the Obama Hope Poster, Shepard Fairey. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at <!--Homepage-->
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But hey! It was fun! Who cares if I have about 10 loads of laundry to get done, or dishes to clean, or carpet to vacuum, or paintings to work on. I was inspired by the original artist of the Obama Hope Poster, Shepard Fairey. Have you seen his other... Continue reading
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By Artist Lorna Allen Sharing with you some great news. I have been accepted into a South Island Gallery here in New Zealand. It’s a fairly new gallery which has only been operating a few months however has an eclectic collection of work and passionate and eager people there running it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at <!--Homepage-->
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By Artist Lorna Allen Hi everyone Sharing with you some great news. I have been accepted into a South Island Gallery here in New Zealand. It’s a fairly new gallery which has only been operating a few months however has an eclectic collection of work and passionate and eager people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at <!--Blog-->
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Red Easel would like to pay tribute to Marcia Macdonald who was a master artist at her craft as a jeweler and goldsmith. She worked for a time at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art bringing a positive energy to Green Hill and the Artist community. She will be deeply missed. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->
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Red Easel would like to pay tribute to Marcia Macdonald who was a master artist at her craft as a jeweler and goldsmith. She worked for a time at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art bringing a positive energy to Green Hill and the Artist community. She will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at <!--Blog-->
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The Mona-Lisa is exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. It is estimated to be valued at more than 100 million US dollars. Mona is short for Madonna Lisa Gerardini, who was the wife of Francesco del Jiocondo of Firenze. There is, however, another theory that the picture is of Constansa Develos, who was named by La Jaconda and was the mistress of Julianno de Medichi. The first buyer of the Mona Lisa was Francis the 1st, King of France in 1517. Amazingly, the King hung the painting in his toilet room. Now for today's story ... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->
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The Mona-Lisa is exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. It is estimated to be valued at more than 100 million US dollars. Mona is short for Madonna Lisa Gerardini, who was the wife of Francesco del Jiocondo of Firenze. There is, however, another theory that the picture is of Constansa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at <!--Blog-->
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Book: Nature Scapes Author: Terrence Lun Tse Publisher: Northlight Books Terrence Lun Tse has taken the ordinary out of creating nature scapes and made them extraordinary. In his book, he covers materials & techniques and offers demonstrations for every season of the year. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->
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Book: Nature Scapes Author: Terrence Lun Tse Publisher: Northlight Books Terrence Lun Tse has taken the ordinary out of creating nature scapes and made them extraordinary. In his book, he covers materials & techniques and offers demonstrations for every season of the year. Unless you are used to using different... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at <!--Blog-->
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The brain is a wonderful taskmaster, and I have discovered that as I pursue multiple creative interests, that the challenges I find in one thing may help me solve the challenges I find in another. I believe that all creative people have multiple interests, many just focus on one that they really love more than the other, while others bounce back and forth from one creative interest to another - like myself. I'm a bit nutty that way I suppose. I have an over-active right brain - and left-brain too for that matter! Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->
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Edgar Degas - "Woman Ironing" The brain is a wonderful taskmaster, and I have discovered that as I pursue multiple creative interests, that the challenges I find in one thing may help me solve the challenges I find in another. I believe that all creative people have multiple interests, many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at <!--Blog-->
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In this FREE online event, join artist Sterling Edwards as he shares his four-step process for achieving luminous landscapes. He'll show you that the key to creating depth and luminosity in your watercolors is developing your mid and dark values in the beginning stages of the painting rather than the end. You can have beautiful colors, intriguing shapes and interesting textures, but values are what make the painting inspiring. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->
Join North Light Shop for this FREE online event! Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes: A Four-Step Process with Sterling Edwards Date: 6.22.10 | Time: 1pm EST | Cost: FREE In this FREE online event, join artist Sterling Edwards as he shares his four-step process for achieving luminous landscapes. He'll show you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at <!--Blog-->
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Thank you to Alyson Stanfield for featuring my artwork in this week'sArtBiz Coach Newsletter! Alyson sends out a weekly newsletter with stories that help artists become better at their business of fine art so that they can spend more time in the studio and less time worrying about galleries, curators, and shows. Her insight is excellent and has helped me improve the promotion of my own artwork! Below is this week's Action ... 5 Reasons to Title Your Art: Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at <!--Homepage-->