Monday, September 7, 2015

September's Solo Exhibit at the Studio: Tom Townsley

Tom Townsley

This month's solo exhibit at Studio PK101 is Tom Townsley! 

Tom Townsley is an artist of many talents.  Besides being well-known as a phenomenal Blues artist and the host of "The Sunday Night Blues Show" on WAER-FM (Syracuse,NY), Tom is also a painter as well as a writer. 

His solo exhibit being shown this month at Studio PK101 is an outstanding abstract series and is titled, " Excavations". 
Tom says -
"For me, each canvas becomes, in the process of working, like an excavation site. Whether I'm painting an abstract piece or portrait, I try to unearth something hidden in both the subject matter and myself."

The exhibit can be seen through September 27, 2015 at Studio PK101*. There is a reading of Tom's new work from "Reading the Empty Page" on Weds. September 16 at 7pm. 

Want to know more about the many talents of Tom Townsley? 

* See him in action on Youtube
"Shake Your Bootie"
* You can find him on Facebook Thomas Townsley  
* There is an excellent interview over at Blues Gr.

* Studio PK101 - 1247 Erie Blvd. West, Rome NY. Hours are Monday and Friday 10-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WINNER! ArtGlimpse Bonus Giveaway

Congratulations go out to Joyce Fisher, the winner of the latest BONUS giveaway offered exclusively to members of my ArtGlimpse club!

"Mottled Stalks"
As my winner she has her choice of one of two prints on a 5x7 wood canvas - both were created using prints from my original paintings.

Growing Through the Cracks
"Growing Through the Cracks"

Would you like to be eligible for future BONUS giveaways, in addition to some other really cool benefits? JOIN ArtGlimpse (CLICK HERE). Membership is limited 50 people, so join NOW!

As a participant of the ArtGlimpse program you receive these member benefits:
  • special discounts and sales, exclusive to members
  • be the first to hear of new artwork becoming available before it's announced to the public
  • bonus giveaways, exclusive to members
  • the ability to pre-order new offerings and reserve limited editions
  • avail yourself of the layaway plans  
  • Invitation to join my Facebook group, SGTurner Art Sales
AND that's not all,
  • each and every mailing will include a glimpse of my current work - a small piece of art suitable for framing.

There is no cost or obligation to you. 

If all this sounds good to you just CLICK HERE to join up.Submit the completed form and you're in, it's that simple.  As soon as I receive your membership information I will send out your first ArtGlimpse mailing.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Announcing the winner of the BLOSSOMS Throw Pillow Giveaway!

To celebrate the unveiling of my new website,, I decided to hold a giveaway of a beautiful 16"x16" throw pillow made from a print of my original painting, "Blossoms".   

The pillows are created by, where I have a online gallery. There you are able to purchase prints, canvases, phone cases, throw pillows and a few other nice home decor items.  Their throw pillows are made from 100% cotton fabric, have a concealed zipper with a removable insert, for easy cleaning.

Okay, are you wondering who our winner is? Well it's Roxy Furlong!

I also had a bonus drawing for a set of note cards, made with prints of this same painting. The winner of the bonus drawing was... Kelli Nelson.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Yes, TWO Giveaways!!

Yes, I have TWO giveaways going right now!

The first is a brand new one I am announcing today -
Enter through 8/15/2015 11:59PM

To celebrate the unveiling of my new website,, I will be selecting ONE winner to receive this 16"x16" throw pillow made from a print of my original painting, "Blossoms".  

To enter, CLICK HERE.

Enter through 8/5/15 11:59PM

The second one is for a spot in the upcoming FESTIVAL SOUL FOOD mixed media classes (ONLINE) at Community Thrive.

Jean Peter! Congratulations!!

See the list of all my giveaway winners HERE. Read more about Community Thrive in my previous post.

What else can I say?! Oh yeah - GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

NEWS! Community Thrive and a Giveaway!

**ALERT** Scroll DOWN to end for giveaway news!  

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I am honored to be the featured artist this month on Community Thrive! 

Community Thrive is a ning site started by the very inspiring artist, Mystele Kirkeeng. Mystele, along with her very talented sidekick, Heather Santos run one of the coolest online communities for mixed media artists.

Besides the many offerings of online classes/workshops, members can also share their work and partake in their monthly challenges and swaps. Community Thrive is just a fountain of inspiration! I am so happy I found my way there. 

If you love color and mixed media art, this is the place for you. Please come join us over at Community Thrive -

FESTIVE SOUL FOOD Classes at Community Thrive!

I'm HAD a giveaway for a spot in the upcoming FESTIVE SOUL FOOD classes over at Community Thrive. These classes are ONLINE.   
(Ended 08/05/2015)


See the list of all my giveaway winners HERE.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Blooming Through

I call this piece "Blooming Through". See my world has been kind of gloomy over the last couple days. For one, it's been rainy; for another, my husband has been away. I missed him and I guess my art reflected this.

I have been playing in the warm colors lately, this time I started with a black background. 

I am a bit bummed about my photos of late. I can't seem to capture my pieces in their entirety. Maybe it's because I have been painting larger canvases. Not sure, I just know that they don't do justice to the actual piece. They don't reflect the true depth of color. All the layers and marks of the crayons and pencils. This is the best part!

Below I am showing you closeup shots, those which capture the color and texture.(Click on thumbnail to see enlargement)


MATERIALS USED: Canvas panel, gesso (black), acrylic paint, Neo-Color II Crayons, Faber-Castell Gelatos, acrylic glaze medium, Signo pen, China marker.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Do Over in Color

Have you ever had a piece you just did NOT like so you decided to try to redo it? Well what about redoing it four times?! Yeah, that's where I'm at this week. 

Started with this... 

I didn't like it so I scribbled all over it.

Added some more color. And marks. And drips.

THOUGHT I saw a pig, so I went with it. But I guess pigs just are not my thing.

So I started to add more color and BINGO! 

Materials used: Gesso, acrylics, Neo-color II crayons, Fineliner.

You can see all the layers in these closeups.


See the pig tail?! LOL

What IS it about layers of color, they just make everything better. I am jazzed* everytime I look at this!       pumped-upstimulatedstoked!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pretty, Pretty Posies!

 I have been working on a new piece. I started with a 20x24 canvas which I have coated with black gesso. 

I added just a few colors to start my background plus a few marks. 

After a few more marks I began to see flowers. Do you see them? ...

 and then I found MORE flowers!


Closeup of flower at bottom, center.

Just a few more colorful views


here is the finished piece -

I think it's kind of amazing how it goes from boring and dark to THIS colorful. I would have never guessed that I would end up loving this painting so much!

Monday, June 8, 2015

#100 Day Project - Day 43

Taking part in the 100 Day Project with Elle Luna over at The Great Discontent.  We had to come up with our own hashtag to use to describe our 100 days of making - mine is #100daysofochre.

Here's a look at mBy Day 43:   Canvas (12x16)

Materials Used: Gesso, Fine Line applicator, Golden fluid acrylic paints, Chuji Fude brush pen, Stabilo pencil, acrylic glaze medium.

Used a technique by Jane Davies, as shown in her Youtube video, "Black and White Mark Making". Love her!!

Started with this scribble.

Closeups :

I wish I could capture the deep tones of this piece. Y0u will have to take my word for it - it's just dreamy!
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