Sushi White Plate, in progress (detail view). Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Ike. Acrylic on wood panel, about 6 x 5 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
If you’re a Robert Downey Jr. fan, you might recognise these names from a bit of dialogue in the 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Mike. Acrylic on wood panel, about 9 x 7.5 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
A bit of Internet research reveals several possible origins for this phrase. “Ike and Mike” are diner lingo for salt and pepper. Next to which you will often see a bottle of mustard. There’s also Mike & Ike the candy, perhaps named after a comic strip written by Rube Goldberg (but not officially connected).
“Ike, Mike and Mustard” is also a category of off-color jokes, often featuring characters by those names.
Ike, Mike & Mustard: Mustard. Acrylic on wood panel, about 10 x 12 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Ike, Mike & Mustard will each be available at DNA Galleries starting this Thursday, May 2.
Ike & Mike, in progress. Acrylic on wood panel, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Dylan and Amanda Bradway cut these teardrop shapes out of wood, and invited artists to embellish them for the upcoming show. Here they are sanded and prepped for painting.
The teardrop shape is from DNA Galleries’ new improved logo.
I’ll post more pictures when the paintings are finalized.
Sketchbook: Collage Sketch for Sick at Xmas. Mixed media on paper, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.
The finished painting:
Sick at Xmas. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 17 inches, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.
I tend to feel poorly during holidays and vacations. It’s as though my body notices that I’m relaxing and concludes that I have time to focus on my sinuses or whatever. My mother and I think it’s a family trait.
Much of the preparatory work for my 2011 show Figure and Ground was done during and shortly after Christmas 2010. While I was sick. Take that, sickness! Oh, snap.
Sweetheart Fever, acrylic on canvas, 9 x 4 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.
Do you enjoy attending art shows but haven’t seriously considered purchasing art yourself? If so, the smART show is designed for you! Featuring more than forty small works (15” x 15” x 15” or smaller) by emerging and established Paseo artists, the smART show aims at encouraging art admirers to become art buyers.
Purchasing original artwork is a fantastic way to support artists directly, as well as offering purchasers a chance to live with something they love. With works priced between $45 and $199, the smART show is a unique opportunity for artists and collectors alike.
The smART show will open on April 5, from 6-10pm, as part of the Paseo Arts Association’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Come for the smART show and stay to enjoy opening receptions in twenty galleries scattered along the Paseo Arts District.