Friday, January 12, 2007

cici's FACE - watercolor & ink - black & white

by cici artist
song inspired
8" x 10" on watercolor paper

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Friday, December 22, 2006

cici's PEACE

8" x 10" on watercolor paper

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Friday, December 15, 2006

cici artist's Original Painting

Sarah and Her Cat

6" x 6" (x1.5")
arcylic on canvas

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

cici artist's framed ceramic blue face mask

12" x 6x6x3"
ceramic in wood frame

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

cici artist's book

People and Their Pets
art by cici artist
with eBay collected writings

ISBN: 978-1-4303-0373-2
Paperback. Perfect binding. 50 color pages. 8.5" square.

cats, dogs, ferret, bird... faces & more....

People and Their Pets is a delightful book of whimsical art by cici artist with wonderfully creative prose and poetry written specifically for her work by internet eBay bidders.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

cici artist's lady & her cat - framed!

5" x 7" frame
mini Giclee

lady & her cat

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

cici artist's Bronze cat lady - wall hanging

6" x 6"
mounted on stretched canvas

first time listing one of these little ones!

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

cici artist's Face Woman with Rose

Sunday, October 22, 2006

cici artist's Bichon Frise in Her Hair

Original Watercolor & Ink

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Monday, October 16, 2006

cici's Woman with Earring

16" x 16" x 1.5"
stretched gallery canvas

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

cici's Chiuhuahua in Her Hair ...a watercolor

Friday, October 06, 2006

cici artist's Chiuhuahua in Her Hair

16" x 20"
stretched canvas
with painting continued on 1.5 inch sides

Friday, September 29, 2006

cici's circle Landscapes & square Quiet

"The View From My Walk"

6" circle Acrylic painting (includes mat with circle hole!)

"The Fork In The Road"
6" circle Acrylic painting (includes mat with circle hole!)

"The Quiet... After The Kiss"
6x6" watercolor

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

extraordinary BRONZE woman - wall art

"Bare Breasts"

by cici artist

This particular piece was inspired because of my participation with 12art. Some of us are walking in November in the 3Day walk (20 miles a day for 3 days). This is not a charity auction but rather an awareness auction.

We are:
12 artists who are helping
the fight against breast cancer …
one artwork at a time…

Monday, September 25, 2006

New Work... Fall's First Moon

I finally got sick of handling the art end of business, and ran out of writing on the piece I'm working on.  For the moment.  AND, the art has been hammering on the back of my head.

So I would like to introduce you to:

Fall's First Moon
12x16 woodstain on coldpress watercolor paper
Loree Harrell; today/2006


Monday, September 18, 2006

GOT Writer's Block? Writing for art! cici's Face / Mask

let my art block help you with your block.
Writing for Art!

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Monday, September 11, 2006

The Heart Of One Good Dog

The Heart Of One Good Dog
Pen & Ink; Loree Harrell; 2001

I find myself hoping today - the eighth day - that we might find a dog. Because they searched and died, too. And I immediately questioned my priorities, my compassion. How could I even wish for a dog with thousands of humans missing? Perhaps it is because so very little of me can believe anymore in finding even one of thousands alive, and all of me veers from touching the thought even of what the details of a person living this long under the devastation would have to be. But a dog. A beautiful dog that we could rescue and heal and cry over and every one of us hold as our own. Who could not be forced, by our need, to speak too soon or to live a life in public when all he wanted was to go home to hug his wife and crawl between clean sheets. One extraordinary dog - pure courage and love and pride - in front of the cameras, brushed and panting and simply ecstatic that somehow in his survival he pleased us.

Just even a dog right now.
One last sign to know we are done waiting.
One reward for all of our work and tears and love and hope.


Loree Harrell; September 19th, 2001

The above writing is an excerpt from Waking With The Sirens, my touchpoint with sanity during September and October, 2001. Always remember. Never forget.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The 12Art Dimensional Painting Project

EleMental; Loree Harrell

EleMental is an 8x10 woodstain painting, including incorporated oval mat.

24.50 opening bid; 100.00 BIN

Leap To Starfell; Loree Harrell

Leap To Starfell is a 5x7 woodstain painting, including incorporated 8x10 mat.
24.50 opening bid; 100.00 BIN

Under The Hill; Loree Harrell

Under The Hill is a 4x6 woodstain painting, including 5x7 incorporated mat, and coordinated 7x9 frame.

20.50 opening bid; 50.00 BIN

Outline Of The Fairy Tale; Loree Harrell

Outline Of The Fairy Tale is a 4x6 woodstain painting; including 5x7 incoporated mat; and coordinated 7x9 frame.

20.50 opening bid; 50.00 BIN

Brown Apaloosa; Kerry Nelson

5x7 art, 8x10 mat; watercolor pencils on 140lb w/c paper; Aug. 2006

24.99 opening bid

Dimensional: Portrait; CiciArtist

8" x 10" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb watercolor paper and mat board; 2006

24.99 opening bid

Dimensional: Portrait With A Red Necklace; CiciArtist

8" x 10" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb watercolor paper and mat board; 2006

24.99 Opening bid

Dimensional: Portrait With A Cat; CiciArtist

8" x 10" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb watercolor paper and mat board; 2006

24.99 Opening bid

Dimensional: Nude; CiciArtist

8" x 10" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb watercolor paper and mat board; 2006

24.99 Opening bid

Ocean Purple Mermaid; Carol Plattner

16x20 watercolor extended through mat.
24,99 opening bid

cici artist's 12ART dimensional work

We are referring to these pieces as dimensional works as they expand beyond the paper up on to the added dimension of the mat...

Here's one of mine..
watercolor on 140 lb paper and mat board

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Writing for art!! cici's Face with Cats

Hey! Listen up you creative types out there. Be inspired! Put mind and pen to work. In 50 words or less write about the piece in this listing... for a chance at art and an opportunity to get published!

Click here to Come on in!!!

An entry is a creative bid (it starts at 99 cents with a reserve of $95 .. so the bidding is FREE until the reserve gets hit)..
check it out!

All the Best!
cici artist

The Fruit Begets The Shadow

The Fruit; 2003 12x16 oil on canvas; Loree Harrell

Cinderella Meets The Shadow
from Sandwich In A Glass
Loree Harrell; 1999

I try once and again to write fairy tales, but somehow they always turn back in on themselves and show me their dark underbellies. Or perhaps more truly, they show me mine.

There are no princes here. No one's life is all cute little bunnies and sweet-smelling pussy cats and blue skies - fairy tales and nursery rhymes are some of the most gruesome stories ever told. Ever read any of the originals before they got sanitized for our western tastes? The gingerbread house is the most terrifying place on the planet. Ring-Around-The-Rosie is about the Plague. Maybe we just understood layers back then. Didn't have such a tendency to accept face value.

Writers have only one thing to tell, one thing to sell.
You can't be Nice and be a Writer. Choose.
Everyone is not going to like you. You will sometimes step on some toes. When you do it right, you're going to feel like you're walking around in the world with no seat in your jeans.
Tell your stories. Tell them clearly, tell them honestly, or shut the hell up and go write advertising copy. Or formulaic potboilers... there can be money and accolades in those, too. Lots, sometimes.

Oh. And don't lose your sense of humor in the process.

Cry when you have to, but laugh when you feel like it, too. Let me in to feel that happen and I'll buy every word you write.

copyrights art & writing; Loree Harrell; 1999-2003

Portfolio at

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Work: A New Shade Of Gold by Loree Harrell

Finished a fun work today... I've done some painting on lamps I just had around and loved them, so when a client saw one and requested I do some for sale, I agreed. Last week I finally did some hunting, and came across a shade I liked. They take quite a long time, in several wash-consistency layers to make sure I maintain the translucence of the shade, but the first one is in the bag, with three more waiting in the wings. I'm thinkin' blue next.

A New Shade Of Gold
Original Abstract Art Lampshade
Loree Harrell; 2006

I am listing the shades under my BuzzArt i.d. on Etsy until my website
is up and running. This one is several layers of acrylic ink & metallics,
with a final wash of gloss amber. 55.00 5.00 shipping (shade only).

Summer is winding down... get out there and enjoy it!

Best, Loree

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

cici's HUGE Abstract Oil Painting: The BRIDGE

"The Bridge"
25x60 unstretched
Here's what it will look like stretched in a setting:

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Pomeranian by cici artist

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Heads Series: The Lion Meets The ShadeTree

Where The Lion Meets The Shade Tree
Acrylic Enamel On Glass  250.00
Loree Harrell; 2004

This series of Heads has been on hold for the past year - bowing to my current obsession with woodstain.  At one point, I had ten of these living under paintings around my studio - then all but the three I was holding back  sold during two open studios. .  I need to get back to them... the Heads Series is one of my favorite.

Take a look at my original & print portfolio!

Two Paintings And A Few Words...

Full Moon Rising
11x14 Woodstain on Coldpress
2006; Loree Harrell

I seem to be feeling somewhat mute tonight, so we'll do a piece of art, and a couple short writings, and another piece of art, and say good night.

Some Days The World
Loree Harrell; 2003

They were right there. And then they weren't. It was only a matter of seconds in between and she knew, she KNEW, they had heard her calling. Knew they still could and were ignoring her, whether out of simple bullheadedness, or Greater Good, it just really didn't matter just then.

First she got angry and said, Fine... Just Stay Away Then. Then she got hurt and said, Why Don't You Love Me Enough. Then she knew she was just scared and said, Please.

That's when they came back.


And Then
Loree Harrell; 2003

"It was totally incongruent."
"I'm sorry, what? Faded out on you there for a minute."
"I said it was totally incongruent. Didn't make any sense at all."
"What was? Didn't?"
"What they said. It contradicted itself. Three different ways. At least."
"What who said?"
"All of Them. Anything could be interpreted to mean most anything if you really broke it down and looked at it hard enough."
"Like what?"
"Never mind."

A Stranger At The Door
8x8 Woodstain On Coldpress
:Loree Harrell; 2006

Good Night.


My portfolio is at

Sunday, August 06, 2006

What I Did With My New Series!

The Middle Of The Story Series
6 signed 5x5 prints; matted to 16x20
Loree Harrell; August 2006

I spent the weekend working on a new six piece Series, then did some playing with the images and came up with this 16x20 format that I am temporarily enamored of. The originals of these prints are 4x4 woodstain on coldpress watercolor paper. Both the originals and the prints will be available on my Art Wanted site tomorrow. Tonight I'm getting some sleep.

Have a great week!

cici artist's NEW Cat Hat Lady

Thursday, August 03, 2006

ACEO ATC mats for frames 5x7 and 8x10!!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Metal Mask - 3 from one sheet of Copper

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title: "Copper Mask - Transformation: Purpose"

medium: copper, brazing and patina
size: 27" x 18" x 8"