Monday, November 17, 2014

Purple Skies

Purple Skies. Oil on panel, 8" x 8". $175. Click to buy.

Last weekend was Yuletide, and what a great show! So many original paintings, giclĂ©es and books found new homes. I'm so grateful to everyone who came and supported me and the other amazing artists.

But many paintings are still looking for their forever homes, and I've been promising for a while that small original works would be available online. So starting with Purple Skies, above, a new painting will appear each day here and on Daily Paintworks.

All of the paintings are done in oil on masonite panels, and are ready to frame. Please be aware that the color may vary from monitor to monitor. For instance, Purple Skies looks over saturated on this blog (on my monitor)---the background is really a muted periwinkle blue.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Aviation & Mixology Book Release

Aviation. Oil on panel, 12" x 12". ©2014 Sheila M. Evans.

It's a wrap! I've resurfaced to announce that my art and cocktail recipe book, "Mixology: the Art of Classic Cocktails" is finally finished.

Aviation is one of nineteen vintage recipes represented in the book along with the original paintings they inspired. The book is available for online order here.

The official book release party is tonight, and after that I have a week to get ready for Yuletide, a holiday arts and crafts festival at Spokane's Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. After that, at long last, paintings will begin to appear on Daily Paintworks. And they will be for sale.

It takes a long time and an unbelievable amount of effort to assemble a complete new body of work along with a book. It's a relief to finally feel caught up (sort of). But I can't wait to get started on the next book!