Monday, November 17, 2014

Find Your Free Painting - Eight Weeks of Giving Begins Today

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Eight Weeks of Giving. Last years sale was so popular that I have decided to do it again. This year I will be posting eight paintings each week for eight weeks. That is 64 paintings to choose from! These small paintings are available as Buy One Get One Free. I have created many small paintings over the course of teaching and writing and I would love to share them with you.

Simple explanation: You buy one painting and you get a second painting of equal or less price for free. There is a nominal shipping charge for the 48 US States. Here is a tip! If you see a painting you really love, email me to buy it, even if you haven't selected your second painting yet. They sell pretty fast and you don't want to miss out. Each week there will be new paintings posted. If your second painting is larger than your initial purchase we will do a second payment for the balance.

How easy is that. I will also be posting some painting combinations on Facebook that I think go well together.
Today I am posting the first grouping of eight paintings. Enjoy and happy art collecting.

BOGOF offer for small paintings by Sandra Duran Wilson
Flow Like the Sound

 This little gem of a painting is painted on canvas and it has several layers of paint and transfers. It is finished with a shiny resin surface. It is $225 for 2 and includes shipping. Select.

side view with frame 8x8x2

science meets art in Sandra Duran Wilson's painting.
This is a really fun little painting. I think of it as simplicity arising from chaos theory. There are many things in this painting like musical notes, weaving imagery and bio mimicry patterns. It is finished with shiny resin. This one is also $225 for 2 and that includes shipping. Select

abstract acrylic painting by Sandra Duran Wilson.
side view with frame 8x8x2

resin painting by Sandra Duran Wilson.
Transformation acrylic with resin
This painting is unique in that I have used the pigments mixed into the resin and I painted with the resin rather than brushes. This one has incredible depth due to this technique. It has a shiny finish and there is collage embedded into the painting. This painting is $650 in the BOGOF deal.

side view with frame 14x11x1.5"
cast acrlic and resin painting by Sandra Duran Wilson
Inspiration Glows
This colorful piece is painted on the back side of a cast acrylic panel. You see incredible depth behind a super shiny and smooth surface. It is finished with resin. It is $425 for 2. Select

cast acrylic painting by Sandra Duran Wilson
side view with frame 11.5x9.5x1.25"
resin collage painting by Sandra Duran Wilson
Calculus Re-imagined Sold
 I found a good use for calculus in a painting. There is collage, crackles, layers, transfers and more in this fun piece. It is finished in a high gloss shiny resin. It is $425 for 2. Select

Sold Calculus Re-imagined side view 10x8x2

lacquer painting by Sandra Duran Wilson
This painting was created during the writing of my fourth book on Alternative Art Surfaces. It has a special lacquer paint that acquires the look of hammered metal and it is painted on metal. Very unique! It is $650 for 2. Select

painting on metal mby Sandra Duran Wilson
Side view with frame 16.5x13.5x1

acrylic wax effects by Sandra Duran Wilson
Sometimes Things are not What They Appear To Be 11x9x1.5

 This painting may look like wax, but it is all acrylic. There are many layers that have gone into this painting and even the edges look like wax. My next book is all about this technique. The finish is a smooth, semi-gloss to satin sheen. You may select this painting and another one of equal value for $425 which includes shipping.

faux encaustic painting by Sandra Duran Wilson
side view with frame

crackles and more by Sandra Duran Wilson
Swimming in a Sea of Hope 11x9x1.5 includes frame BOGOF $425

 This painting has a soft finish, meaning it is not super shiny. The water element has an iridescence to it that doesn't show up in the photo. Beautiful textures and color. This one looks great with the previous painting too.

crackles and texture by Santa Fe artist, Sandra Duran Wilson.
side view with frame

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A New Book

Liquid Assets 48x36  
I am off to OH for the photo shoot for my fifth book. This is one I am doing solo because this is a special medium to me. It is all about using acrylic paints and mediums to get the effect of Encaustic. This waxy looking method is something I have been experimenting with for many years. There are going to be 45 ways to make your paintings look like wax. It will be about a year before the book is out, but don't despair, the DVD is already here.

You can order here it here.

Eight Weeks of Giving Coming Soon

The postings will begin on November 17th! I will be posting eight paintings every week for eight weeks. You buy one and get the second one of equal or less free. A nominal shipping charge and you have two paintings for the price of one. How cool is that!

Come back to see what will be available.
Will this one be one of the chosen?

I See the Song 14x11

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes with editor Kristy Conlin
I was in OH at Northlight filming 2 DVD's and we had so much fun it should be illegal. I think the energy will translate for the viewers also. Kristy Conlin, my book editor, became my student for the filming. She is so much fun we had to stop taping a few times for laugh breaks. We did do some outtakes, and I will post those when I have them. The DVD's are on Venetian Plaster painting and Faux Encaustics and will be available this fall from Northlight.

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Work

I Am the Door
This painting combines gels and pastes to create a rich background for my photograph. I took this photo in Braidwood, NSW where my Australian gallery is located.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Work

Happy April Everyone
Here is a new painting that was created during teaching my workshop on Playing with Plexi.
Tune In 12x10

Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine Special

Here are the painting specials for Valentine's Day. These paintings are all 6x6 with black floater frames. The overall measurements are about 8x8. These are specially priced for happy gifting. Just email me to purchase. Each is priced at $125 including shipping to the continental US.

Star Creation sold

An Opening in Time sold


Lady Luck sold

Spiral Nebula sold

Spring Thoughts

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thank you Everyone

Thank you to all who made my first BOGOF blog deal a success. I plan to run it again in late November. I am busy creating more paintings as I write my online classes and prepare for my teaching season this year. Please check out my workshop schedule if you are curious. I am teaching all over the country  and in Santa Fe too.

I would like to share with you a success story from one of my students. She and I had been communicating online for some time. She was finally able to come this past year for a workshop in Santa Fe. Judy is a very talented artist and a delight to work with. She also signed up for my online class which began immediately following her Santa Fe workshop. She was on a roll and created many wonderful paintings.

It gets even better. She emailed me today that she sold her first acrylic painting! Now Judy is a successful watercolor artist and she also teaches, so it came as no surprise to me that the painting sold. It is always a wonderful validation when someone loves your work enough to take it home with them. So here is the beautiful piece called Jazz at Sunrise. Thanks Judy for sharing.

Painting by Judy Wright

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Week 8-The Final Week for BOGOF

Well here we are at the end of 2013 and the final week of The Eight Weeks of Giving. You have this final week to make your selections from all of the paintings that have been posted over the eight weeks; that is from the ones that are still available. This has been a very successful experiment and I plan to repeat it next year, but you only have one week left to decide which paintings you are going to get for your Buy One Get One Free Deal. The paintings posted this week are an incredible value compared to what they are normally priced at. The other great deal I talked about last week is that you may select a third painting for half price. So let's say you get two paintings for $400 plus shipping and you like another painting that is also in that price range or lower. You could select the third painting for $200 (or half or what it is priced at) so you get 3 paintings for $600 plus $35 shipping. So without further ado, here are the 9 paintings for this week. Yes, nine paintings.

Circular Time 12x6 on canvas

Circular Time - side view

Circular Time - detail
This painting on canvas has wonderful depth created by the many paint layers and collage. Circles represent non-linear time to me and you see them a lot in my work. This one is only $300. Select

Sold Moon Bridge 12x6

Sold Moon Bridge - side view

Sold Moon Bridge - detail

 This is another painting on canvas. It has some wonderful textures, collage, transfers and multiple layers. This painting is also $300, so that is $300 for 2 paintings, plus $25 shipping. Select

Portals to the Past 12x6

Portals to the Past - side view
Portals to the Past - detail
This is the third painting on canvas in this size. The painting curves all around the sides and gives this little gem big impact. It is also $300 for 2. So if you wanted all 3 you could have them for $450 plus $35 shipping. These little paintings usually sell for $400 each! Select

Connect the Dots 12x9
Connect the Dots - side view
Connect the Dots - detail
This painting on canvas is painted over silver leaf, and the leaf extends around the inverted sides. It makes a wonderful presentation. Deep texture adds to the mystery. This painting is $400. Select

Fractal Fragments 8x16 sold
Fractal Fragments - side view sold
Fractal Fragment -detail sold
This painting on canvas was created for my third book, Mixed Media Revolution, and it has crackles galore. There are both real crackles and perceived crackles. The painting may be hung either vertical or horizontal, and it is only $500 for two. Select

Point Perpendicular to Plane 8x16 sold
Point Perpendicular to Plane - side view sold
Point Perpendicular to Plane - side view sold
This fun painting on canvas was inspired by a poem I wrote way back in high school, yes I was a geek. I have incorporated some of my etchings and monoprints on rice paper into the painting. This painting is also $500 for 2. It is regularly priced at $750. What a wonderful piece. Select

Sold! Earth Mother II - 11.5x11.5
Sold! Earth Mother II - side view
Sold! Earth Mother II - detail
This wonderfully textured painting is created with layers of Venetian Plaster on panel. There is bark paper and leaf skeletons embedded into the plaster and then gently revealed. This painting is $600 for 2 plus $25 shipping. Select

Sold! Infinity 11.5x11.5
Sold! Infinity - side view
Sold! Infinity - detail
This is another painting on panel with Venetian Plaster. This is one of my favorite paintings because of the colors, textures and concepts that are embedded into the layers. This one is also $600 for 2.

Raven Dance 14x12 plus frame
Raven Dance - side view
Raven Dance - detail
I created this painting for an online class that I wrote. It has some wonderful details that will keep you entertained for years. This painting is only $600 for 2. Select
Check out my Facebook page for possible pairings that I think work well together.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the paintings and I wish you all a very Happy New Year. May it be filled with love, creativity, acceptance and peace of mind.

The Other Side

The Other Side
4-panel commissioned painting