file:///Users/margaretelliott/Downloads/pinterest-13c6f.html M.Elliott: October 2013

30 October 2013


I took a "field-trip" the other day,
although I didn't get to ride on a school bus
nor sit next to my best friend, 
but I did have a fUn day by breaking my routine!
"Jubilee!  is a new special exhibit (at Fisk University) featuring 
the most comprehensive presen-tation of art works made by 
and about African Americans ever organized from the univer-sity's
highly acclaimed permanent collection."
I am a huge fan of  Romare Bearden, so any opportunity to see some of his work and I am there! The collection also includes masterpieces by Aaron Douglas, William H Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, and Henry O. Tanner, among others.  
I recommend seeing the exhibition for yourself!

(interior, Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University)

(artist, Romare Bearden)

(love this folk art painting on board!)

(the colors are even more vivid in person!)

16 October 2013

polka dots!

the polka dot
a circle 
simple and round,
it could be the symbol of simplicity or infinity.

polka-dot inspiration

color palette

color palette 2

blocking in color and neon polka dots

bouncy orange and green polka dots

Bouncing and Balancing, 24"x 48", 2013


09 October 2013

contagious creativity!

this week i had the pleasure of visiting
this studio space is full of 
energetic and contagious creativity!
stay tuned!
i will be stopping back by as
a guest instructor!
*photo courteous of Fear No Art
fingers busy creating

to learn more about FEAR NO ARTclick here!

02 October 2013

Save the Date

"Chair-ish the Night" 
with Vince Gill & Friends
November 22, 2013
Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Nashville, TN
"Mini Chair-ish Series, IV",
to be donated for the art auction
This is a terrific event to raise funds for
S.T.A.R.S (Students Taking A Right Stand).
Included in the evening will be cocktails and a
silent/art auction followed by an incredible 
concert in the intimate Ford Theater!

I hope you will join me in supporting S.T.A.R.S
and their fabulous event!
more details

mini chair-ish series, 5"x7", acrylic on canvas, M.ELLIOTT

working color palette and mini chair-ish painting