Monday, March 25, 2013


Beets, 24 x 36, acrylic and white charcoal on linen
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Here's a new painting for my show at Blackstone Coffee, where my work will hang for April and May. I decided for this painting that less was more, and stopped painting early, leaving parts unfinished. The camera gremlins have let me know that it is more difficult to take good photos of less than more. You'll have to take my word for it that in the light this painting has lovely color and the beets sort of float out of the darkness underground. It's a little spooky, in fact, and that's part of what I like about it--it's a surprise.

I ate freshly picked beets this spring, and I have developed a new appreciation for this root veggie. Yes, there is an initial dirt taste, but the finish is lovely and sweet, especially if not overcooked. I will be trying them again this spring, if I can get them really good and fresh!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sweet Ones

Sweet Ones, acrylic on linen, 24 x 32
Elizabeth W. Seaver

As opposed to the other ones which I painted here. (It is at the bottom of a post from summer 2011.)

I am back to painting root veggies to go in a show at a fine establishment called Blackstone Coffee next month. Their coffee is fantastic, and the beans are roasted locally. Come out, try their coffee and eats, and see me at the opening, First Friday in April (the 5th) with all my root veggie paintings. I will be in my studio before that from 5 to 7.

I'll be posting more as they are finished. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We Have a Winner!

Do Tell!, collage/acrylic, 24 x 24, Elizabeth W. Seaver

The winner of my card give-away and the one who named my painting is Dorothy. Thank you all for giving such cute suggestions. I liked that one of hers because it hinted at the relationship between the bird and the caterpillar/worm/ space snake.

Dorothy, if you will send me an email through my website and give me your address, I will mail you your prize.

Watch for new work in the next couple of days. I've been busy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What's in a Name?

Collage/Acrylic, 24 x 24, Elizabeth W. Seaver

This poor new painting suffers from a lack of creativity from its creator who cannot think of a suitable name for her. So far, the file is called, Big Yellow Bird. I ask you, does any painting deserve to have such a generic title?

Help me. Please comment and leave your suggestions for a title. Keep it clean! And, a word of warning: the critters in my paintings don't feed on each other, so I'm not likely to choose a name that suggests anything so violent.

I will send the winner of the title contest a package of my birdie cards as a prize. See below the five designs included in the package.

Thank you for your help in advance. (And my big yellow birdie thanks you, too.)

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 150 Panel at the Torpedo Factory

Spring!, acrylic/printmaking, 10 x 10, Elizabeth W. Seaver

This panel will be up at the Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery for March9-17, 2013, as a joint fund raiser for the March of Dimes and outreach projects spearheaded by the Gallery. Read about it here.

Lots of fabulous artists donate to this event, and this Friday, March 15, the night of the big party ($15 admission) the works are only $100 each, rather than $150. All panels are 10 x 10. Go if you can, it'll be a blast. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Didn't Mean to be Gone So Long!

Going Courting, 11 x 14, collage/acrylic
Elizabeth W. Seaver

I just finished this for my buddy, Tim, who makes beautiful things out of wood. This is his trade for letting me take one of his mixed wood lidded boxes home for my husband for Christmas. As it happens, Tim owns and rides some very early Ordinary Bicycles, so my birds on bikes caught his eye when he first moved into the studio next door to me. I knew exactly what to paint for him as payment (one of the great perks of being an artist is trading work, in my opinion.) 

He's promised to bring one of his bikes in for me to see. He has one from 1885 and one from 1889--amazing! If he does it, and I remember that I said this, I'll get some photos and post them here.