Sunday, May 22, 2011

Five x Seven III

Purely Plaid © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
5 x 7  oil on board
This is the 3rd out of three that I submitted to the Arthouse at the Jones Center annual 5 x 7 event.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Five x Seven II

Call Me Red © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
5 x 7  oil on board

This is the second of three paintings I submitted to the Arthouse at the Jones Center 5 x 7 exhibit. I personally love this little painting. I will paint these shoes again, they are just too cute. These red delights come from my neighbors closet. Thank you Diana.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Five x Seven

Lace'em Up Blues © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
5 x 7  oil on board
I entered this wee little painting along with two other pieces in the Five x Seven Exhibition at the Arthouse at the Jones Center. The Arthouse is located in downtown Austin, TX and holds this fundraising event every year. The artist signatures are on the back of each piece so they are anonymous and all pieces are sold for $150.00  It was a beautiful Austin night (sleeveless attire was possible, even on the spectacular rooftop) and artists and art-lovers were out in droves. As in typical Austin style, there was a live band and yummy nibbles. There were over 1,000 pieces of art on display. I was very excited to see that with approximately 10% of the pieces sold, my Lace'em Up Blues was one of them. The show will be up until June 12th.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

All Things Little

Dinkie Pinkies © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
18 x 14 oil on canvas

On my search for new material to paint, I once again went digging through my neighbors closets, I'm sure they think I am very weird. An Artist has to do what an Artist has to do, right? I came across these little tennies from a little girl named Grace. So what to do with little shoes, put them on a little chair. My Grandpa made this little chair years and years ago, because my Grandma was a tiny little lady and she couldn't reach into her cupboards. She was so cute. He went on to make one for my Mom, my Sister and one for me. This chair has become the treat chair for Sophie, my dear painting assistant. She sits upon her little chair shakes the right paw, shakes with the left paw, points to the treat drawer, waits until I open the treat drawer, jumps down, runs to the laundry room, jumps up onto the washing machine, then on command she lays down, once and then twice and then....... she gets her treat. You think I'm kidding don't you? I'm not :)

This is Sophie below with a scowl on her face because I put this faux kitty next to her chair during the Christmas season. Sorry Sophie