Lisa Shea ArtsWorcester Material Matters Show

ArtsWorcester Material Matters Show

Tonight Friday March 18th 2022 from 6-9pm is the opening reception for ArtsWorcester Material Matters show. This is a call-and-response show based on art from the Fitchburg Art Museum.

If you’re local, stop on in!

Mine is on top.

Inspired by: Safaa Mazirh, Aouchem

“The original image was by Safaa Mazirh from Morocco. She created a multiple exposure with her body overlaid with the shapes of her family tattoos. For my response, I created a multiple exposure with my own body overlaid with my family Ukrainian Easter eggs. I wore my pink nightgown because the image of the six-year-old girl killed during the War on Ukraine in her pink unicorn pajamas was just so heart-wrenching.”

Art to Support Ukraine Lisa Shea

Art to Support Ukraine

My gallery-wrap acrylic painting “Serenity” (8×10) will be on auction at Silver Circle Art Gallery in Putnam CT on March 19th 2022.

100% of auction proceeds benefit Ukraine.

Please check out their gallery and support the cause!

http://www.silvercirclegallery.com/

Thank you to Sue Dion for helping me create this painting! She is an awesome teacher. Learn more here –

https://www.suedionart.com/

Kazimir Malevich – Red Cavalry

For our Blackstone Valley Art Association forgeries show, I am working on a version of Red Cavalry by Ukrainian artist Kazimir Malevich. His version, on the bottom, showcases the futility of war.

I want to make a versions showing red Russian tanks moving on the horizon but with maybe a Ukrainian man and woman on the left standing strong before them.

Suggestions? Thoughts?

"Urban" Monotype Series - Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Shea

“Urban” Monotype Series – Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Shea

Monotypes are unique one-and-done forms of art which are related to the more-familiar woodblock printing. With a woodblock, the artist carves an image once and then creates multiple prints from it. These are called monoprints. In comparison, for a monotype, the artist paints an image on a non-absorptive flat surface like glass or a Gelli Plate. Paper is laid down onto that paint, and a print is created. Because that print removes the paint from the surface, an exact duplicate of that image can never be made. Instead, a series can be created by then using the remaining paint to making another print, often called a “ghost print”.

With my “Urban” monotype series, I explore the nature of the original monoprint and the later ghost prints. I start with an abstract image which represents an urban scene. For my first print, I use a corrugated art paper. Not only does the art paper receive the print image, but its presence then alters that source image by pressing lines into it. The two subsequent ghost prints have those lines engraved in them. The diminishing paint creates a sense of decay and age.

These are created with acrylic paint on a Gelli plate surface. The first paper is a corrugated art paper, while the next two are traditional flat art paper.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this series. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

Size: 5″ x 7″ matted to 8″ x 10″ exterior

Price: $15 each

Happy Year of the Tiger 2022!

Happy Year of the Tiger 2022!

I had run out of ink, but new ink has arrived! My Water Tiger stickers are now ready! Plus I have mugs, tshirts, tote bags, and more :). The stickers, prints, and original painting are on Etsy. The other items are on CafePress. Links in the comments! Happy Year of the Tiger!!

Etsy shop – it has the stickers, original watercolor painting, and prints –

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lisasheadotcom

CafePress – it has the mugs, tshirts, tote bags, and other items –

https://www.cafepress.com/penandinkwatercolors/

Year of the Tiger Original Unique Hand-Painted Watercolor Painting

Year of the Tiger Watercolor 4

Year of the Tiger 4 is now live as a watercolor painting, prints, stickers, tshirts, mugs, tote bags, and more! Just one more to go after this and my tigers are all live. What are you up to this fine Sunday?

Etsy shop – it has the stickers, original watercolor painting, and prints –

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lisasheadotcom

CafePress – it has the mugs tshirts bags and other items –

https://www.cafepress.com/penandinkwatercolors/

Year of the Tiger Original Unique Hand-Painted Watercolor Painting

Year of the Tiger Watercolor 2022

The third Year of the Tiger design is now live! I affectionately call this one “Mushroom Head” :). It’s available in the original watercolor, prints, stickers, mugs, tshirts, tote bags, you name it 🙂

Only 2 more to post after this and my Year of the Tiger project will be complete!

What are you guys up to today?

Etsy shop – it has the stickers, original watercolor painting, and prints –

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lisasheadotcom

CafePress – it has the mugs tshirts bags and other items –

https://www.cafepress.com/penandinkwatercolors/