Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DAY 31 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!!!

DAY 31 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE:

STILL LIFE SERIES






"KALEIDOSCOPE 31" 11X14"(image size) PASTEL PAINTING
Artist: Barbara J. Mason (PSA)

I MADE IT!
 31 PAINTINGS IN 31 DAYS!
 KALEIDOSCOPE 31" has the number 31 within the painting.
 Can you find  it?
 It is a tribute to the 31 days in challenge. 

Congratulations to all of the artist that participated in 31 day Challenge!

Continue to follow my blog, facebook and social media sites,
 because in August I will post all 31 images on 1 poster page!

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Day 3 of 31day Art Challenge 


I am re-posting day 3 of 31 day challenge. 
It didn't come across on Facebook
originally due to technical difficulties while on the road! 
So here it is: "Painted Lady"
"PAINTED LADY" 5X7" Pastel by Barbara J. Mason
 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DAY 30 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE: FLORAL SERIES

DAY 30 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE:

  FLORAL SERIES



"SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL"  5X7"(image size) PASTEL PAINTING
Artist: Barbara J. Mason (PSA)

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IN THE COMPANY OF GREATNESS

In The Company Of Greatness!

As many of you know, This month I travelled to Ann Arbor Michigan to the Original
Art Fair. There were approximately 1400 artist that participated in this week long event. 
This year the temperature in Ann Arbor was a record high, sprinkled with severe storm
warnings and rain. The 7 state journey was quite the experience this year. Art patrons braved the elements
and came out to support the artist. But the best thing about the trip up north was the opportunity
that I had to be in the Company of Greatness!
I am referring to an awesome, Professor, Dr., Artist, Mentor and humble man, named Jon Onye Lockard!
I first met Mr. Lockard in Atlanta Georgia in the late 80's or early 90's. While Mr. Lockard painted my portrait, I had the opportunity to visit with him. This was prior to me becoming an artist. The words that he spoke to me, were seeds of wisdom that would begin to shape me into the artist I am today.
To make a long story short, We started out looking for Mr. Lockard at the University (since we knew he was an professor there). After asking random people and searching with little success;
 a man in our booth overheard us inquiring
about Mr. Lockard. It turned out that he and his wife knew Mr. Lockard,
 she was a previous student of Professor Lockard.
She gave us his phone number and contact information.
 Needless to say, I was elated to receive this information.
 It  had been at least 10-15yrs since I saw him in person.
We were determined  not to leave Michigan until we saw Professor Lockard. 
The next day we followed up with the contact information and went by Mr. Lockard's home.
He and his wife were gracious enough to invite us into their home, 
for what turned out to be a pivotal moment for me and the best thing for
my creative spirit!
I can't describe to you the wisdom, care, time and knowledge he shared with me! We discussed
Art (of course) in great lengths, we discussed world issues, and 
what it meant to be an artist in today's society.
And how we are all charged with a sense of responsibility to pass on
and share our gift with the world. And how it is our duty


to help one another.
Mr. Lockard gave me a tour of his art studio! It was filled with life
and years of art experience and a collection of artwork from artist
from a round the world that have come to know and love
him on the same level as myself! He was working on several paintings
and private commissions at the young age of 81!!!
 I learned that he was recently the Key Art Advisor for the Martin Luther King
Monument in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lockard is a nationally well known mentor
and artist! The List of Artist that has sat under his council and guidance is vast!
These artist have become not only successful but a small reproduction of his greatness.

I am blessed to know him an to have experienced the sprinkling of
the seeds of his knowledge and kindness that has rooted in my life!!!
Far to often  life gets in the way and we never get the opportunity to say THANK YOU!

I am grateful  to share a piece of my artwork with him
and have the opportunity to share the story
of my journey and how he influenced my life as an artist!

Jon Onye Lockard in his home studio.
My time with Mr. Lockard was like going home, being embraced
by family and being encouraged to continue the pursuit of excellence through my passion!

Thank you Jon Onye Lockard for making art a true lifestyle.

To visit Mr. Lockard's website or view more of his work  go to:
www-personal.umich.edu/~jmlockaz
or
http://www.jononye.com/ 




written by Barbara J. Mason
www.dragonflystudiocreations.com













Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DAY 23 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE

DAY 23
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE





"BLUE SKIES" 4X12" (image size) PASTEL PAINTING
PRICE: $150

Artist: Barbara J. Mason (PSA)

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DAY 18 OF 31 DAY CHALLENGE


DAY 18
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!
STILL LIFE SERIES: ANN ARBOR  PEAR


"MICHIGAN PEAR" 5X7" PASTEL PAINTING
Artist: Barbara J. Mason (PSA)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

DAY 15 of 31 DAY Art Challenge!



              DAY 15 Of 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!
               Car Series: Hood Ornament

"Chevrolet Eagle" 9X12" pastel 
By Barbara J. Mason

Half way through art challenge! I read something
Interesting last night: "If you are bored or stagnant 
Where you are, then try something new for
30 days"! As artist I believe it is important that
We challenge ourselves an inspire others along our 
Journey! 

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

DAY 14 Of 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!


DAY 14 Of 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!

"Chief White Feathers"

Car Series: Hood Ornament



9 X12" pastel by Barbara J Mason

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

SUMMER ART NEWS!

SUMMER ART NEWS

I AM SO GLAD TO BE IN THE STUDIO PAINTING FOR 7 DAYS STRAIGHT!
 I AM PAINTING NON STOP, BLOGGING, ATTENDING RECEPTIONS GALORE!
 I TRULY LOVE LOVE LOVE BEING AN ARTIST!

JUNE WAS A VERY EXCITING MONTH FOR ME!


I RECEIVED 3RD PLACE AWARD AT THE 2013 NATIONAL WATER MEDIA
IN OKLAHOMA!
3rd Place Award: "POODLE FACE" watercolor by Barbara J. Mason
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I JUST RECEIVED NOTIFICATION THAT I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF REALISM  8TH ANNUAL EXHIBIT
100 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST WERE JURIED INTO THIS EXHIBIT.

"Strawberry Fusion" pastel by Barbara J. Mason
 THE IGOR (International Guild of Realism) EXHIBIT WILL TAKE PLACE IN ARIZONA THIS YEAR. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING AND MEETING MANY OF THE MASTER REALISTIC PAINTERS.
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WOMEN'S PREMIER OB/GYN


I ALSO COMPLETED COMMISSIONED ARTWORK FOR WOMEN'S PREMIER OB/GYN
OFFICE. DR. STIMAGE AND HER STAFF WERE AWESOME TO WORK WITH! HER OFFICE IS LOCATED -4325 JOSEY LANE, PLAZA III SUITE 210- CARROLLTON, TEXAS. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A GREAT OB/GYN, GIVE DR. R. STIMAGE A CALL AT (972)4927606

JULY
IS FULL OF PROMISE
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I AM HONORED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE 3 PAINTINGS ACCEPTED INTO THE 
28TH ANNUAL BOSQUE CLASSIC! 
(below are images of the  three accepted paintings)
2 PAINTINGS IN THE WATERCOLOR CATEGORY
AND 1  PAINTING IN THE PASTEL CATEGORY.

"LUCKY FORTUNE" 13X19" WATERCOLOR BY BARBARA J. MASON
"DOG TIRED" 19X13" WATERCOLOR BY BARBARA J. MASON

"JEWEL OF THE GARDEN" 13X20" PASTEL

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JULY 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE


I AM PARTICIPATING IN A NEW ART CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY THE ARIZONA PASTEL
SOCIETY. STARTING JULY 1, 2013 I WILL BEGIN POSTING ONE PAINTING A DAY FOR THE NEXT 31 DAYS. THESE WILL BE SMALL PAINTINGS, LIKE 4X7, 5X7 AND MAYBE A FEW 8X10'S IF I'M LUCKY! SO CHECK MY BLOG DAILY. THESE PAINTING WILL BE VERY AFFORDABLE. SO FOR YOU COLLECTOR'S WHO LIKE MY "LITTLE MINI PAINTINGS"
THIS IS YOUR MONTH.




ALSO IN JULY  I WILL BE GOING TO ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN FOR A BIG ARTSHOW
ANN ARBOR STREET FAIR !
FOR THE FIRST TIME I'M BRINGING A COLLECTION OF CAR PAINTINGS IN ADDITION TO MY FLORAL AND STILL LIFE PAINTINGS. 
A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THE GUYS AND GIRLS !
 EVERYTHING FROM MUSCLE CARS TO OLD CLASSICS CARS: SHINY AND NEW!!
SO LADIES AND GENTS!, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUTOMOTIVE ART -FINE ART FOR YOURSELF OR FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBERD,
 EMAIL ME FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF PAINTINGS
THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE BY JULY 13. 
THIS WILL BE A COLLECTION OF PASTELS.
FRAMED IN CONTEMPORARY STYLE TO ACCENT ARTWORK.


DAY 11 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE! CAR SERIES:

DAY 11
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!
CAR SERIES: 

WHITE CADDY!!



"5 X 7"  ORIGINAL PASTEL BY BARBARA J MASON


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DAY 10 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE! WILDLIFE SERIES:

DAY 10
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!
WILDLIFE SERIES: 

MAASAI MARA MATRIACH!!


8.5 X 12"  PASTEL ON CLOTH
ORIGINAL  BY BARBARA J MASON

FOR THIS PAINTING I GOT THE IDEA TO USE FABRICS
THAT I BROUGHT BACK FROM AFRICA.
THIS IS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE FOR ME.
I HAD A GREAT TIME WORKING THE PASTEL PIGMENTS
 INTO THE FIBER OF THE CLOTH.
TO MY SURPRISE THE AFFECT WAS PLEASING AND DRAMATIC.
 I FRAYED THE EDGES OF CLOTH TO GIVE PAINTING A RUSTIC LOOK.
 I WILL FLOAT THIS DELICATE PIECE IN A
EBONY AFRICAN WOOD FRAME.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DAY 9 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!

DAY 9
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!
CAR SERIES: 

SOUPED UP!!
8.5X12"  ON CANSON PAPER
ORIGINAL PASTEL BY BARBARA J MASON

I LOVE A PLAY ON WORDS! I HAVE SEVERAL BOXES OF TOY CARS
AND WANTED TO CREATE A STILL LIFE PROP. I DUG AROUND AND FOUND
THIS OLD CAMPBELL'S THERMAS AND A LITTLE UMBRELLA THAT
A LITTLE GIRL PUT IN MY HAIR AT AN ARTSHOW! WHAT IMMEDIATELY
CAME TO MIND WAS, "SOUPED UP"!! A LITTLE QUIRKY FUN!!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

DAY 8 of 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!

DAY 8
 OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE!

PORTRAIT SERIES: 

"CHRISTIAN"


9X12" ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING
BY Barbara J. Mason
 PRIVATE COLLECTION 

Today I experimented with a different type of paper. 
I typically use a sanded or soft rag paper, but
I found a tablet of Canson Pastel Paper and decided to give it a try.
 I really like the smooth surface and the fact that it allows me
 to produce  really thin and straight lines. 
This is a challenge with the sanded surfaces.
 With the Canson Pastel Paper I was able to apply multiple thin layers of soft pastels. 
I wasn't able to add as many layers as with the sanded surfaces,
but enough to create the desired depth and  color intensity.  
Next I will try a landscape and a floral
painting on this surface and see how things turn out!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

DAY 7: OF 31 DAY ART CHALLENGE

DAY 7

31 DAY ART CHALLENGE
CAR SERIES:

"HEADLIGHT & SKY"


"HEADLIGHT & SKY" 
 ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING
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 5X7" IMAGE SIZE, 8X10" FRAMED
 BY BARBARA J. MASON
PRICE: $250
(CONTACT ARTIST TO PURCHASE THIS PAINTING)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

DAY 6: DAILY ART CHALLENGE

DAY 6

DAILY ART CHALLENGE
CAR SERIES:

"HEELS & WHEELS"

"HEELS & WHEELS" 
 ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING
___________________________________________________
 
 5X7" IMAGE SIZE, 8X10" FRAMED
 BY BARBARA J. MASON
 
PRICE: $250
(CONTACT ARTIST TO PURCHASE THIS PAINTING)

Friday, July 5, 2013

DAY 5: DAILY ART CHALLENGE

DAY 5: DAILY PASTEL ART CHALLENGE 

CAR SERIES:

REDD CADDY TAIL FIN
PASTEL PAINTING BY BARBARA J. MASON (PSA)
5X7" IMAGE SIZE
FRAMED 8X10"
PRICE: $200
(contact artist to purchase this painting)

Day 4: Daily Painting Art Challenge

Happy July 4th!



Orange Plymouth Fury
5x7" Pastel Painting
 by Barbara J. Mason (PSA)
$300
Contact Artist to purchase this mini pastel painting


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 3 Daily Painting Art Challenge!

Day Three Daily Painting
CAR SERIES
Mustang!

4x6" Pastel Painting on suede paper
original by Barbara J. Mason (PSA)
$150.00 (contact artist to purchase)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DAILY PASTEL PAINTING : DAY 2
























DAILY PASTEL PAINTING: DAY 2 

CAR CRAZY SERIES

"WHITE 56 CHEVROLET" 

ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING BY:
BARBARA J. MASON (PSA)
5X7" IMAGE SIZE
8X10" FRAMED SIZE 
 ( WHITE ARCHIVAL MAT BOARD WITH BLACK FILET & 2" BLACK WOODEN FRAME& MUSEUM GLASS, )
SALE PRICE : $200.00












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