Thursday, June 29, 2006

cic artist and her ACEO mats for 5x7 frames

Red Silver and Blue ACEO
Gallery Off Center Mats for 5x7 frames

and RED yellow and bright blue
for Horizontal ACEOs and ATCs

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CREATION - Painting by Loree Harrell

16x20 acrylic on canvas
Loree Harrell; 2004

In the beginning was breath,
And breath became word,
And word became laughter,
And laughter became song,
And song became life.

This work was the cornerstone of my Studio for two years - not because I intended it to be, but because it was the work that visitors were inexplicably drawn to. It is a strong piece, a great size, and mixes well with less abstract works. Framed in black with gold trim.
Original 16x20 acrylic on canvas - $475.00
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Bongos in the Congo

Bongos in the Congo, 9x12 oil on 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas

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New art cards

"Fiesty Grey" 2.5x3.5color pencil on plate bristol
"Friesian" 2.5x3.5 color pencil on black Canson paper

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Cats in Her Hair by cici artist

been playing with larger paper...

from my original which is a 22 x 30 watercolor
and put in a listing as a giclee sized 18x24:::

Thank you for looking!
-cici artist

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Rooster on her Head by cici artist

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

ACEO Metallic Mats .. by cici artist

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These are Glittery Gold, Silver and Dull Gold ACEO Mats...
They were designed by me to mount ACEOs into 5x7 standard frames.
I offer LOTS of ACEO mats to mount ACEOS into mats that will fit standard frames. I believe I have the largest selection of ACEO mats in the world!

Art And Story By Loree Harrell

Towards The Next Step
Loree Harrell; 2005
Loree Harrell; 2004

Stories have to be told or we lose them. That's what he said to me and I think he was right. The next thing he said to me was, And when we lose the one story, when we lose the seeds of the one story, then we lose the threads of all the other stories that came out of that one story, and if we lose too many of those threads, then whole lives become unraveled in a way that means they never existed.What he didn't tell me is how to tell all those stories in the allotted time, with all the ordinary livingnesses that have to happen along the way. Which made what he did say a practicably useless truth and left me with knowing I could never be done, could never complete the thing fully and correctly, which left me with a certain level of hopeless in the middle of me.
For awhile I thought that quick sketches of as many of the stories as I had the will, the time, and the energy for would be enough, that what was important was to record as many seeds and threads as I could and come back later to the stories, but that didn't work out so much. For the one thing, the new seeds and threads kept coming as thick and fast as the ones that came before and so I couldn't get back to the earlier ones and flesh them out; and for the other thing, when I did get back to them they weren't the same. Gone or changed beyond retrieval. A practicably useless truth.
I have not a lot of use for things which are true but not practicable. These things are generally a waste of time and, worse, end up wasting more life than they give. An eating up of energy, and a triggering of angsts, and a paralyzing of humans into too little or too much movement. Freezing them in place, or scattering them in a frenzy of seekings. I am no seeker, I am a doer. One step to one step to one step, not always - rarely - in a straight line, but, nonetheless, one step to one step, stopping at each station to do what is there to be done at that moment, setting aside the before and the after, and then one step to one step to one step to the next station. Which leaves a lot of things last, and many threads left open, but I can't be worried about that. Someone else will have to do the finding of, the weaving on to, those things, and that's just how it is.
He's different. For him, things have to be whole and finished, the picture has to be as complete and correct as possible before it can be started. I understand that. In truth, I not only understand it, but wish it for myself. It seems like such a refreshment to be able, to have that ability, to work with one thing until it is done. To understand the patterns of history and future and present until you can declare it good or irrelevant and shift to the next thing. I admire that. Admire it and respect it.
On the other hand, I know a lot of people who do nothing but seek in perpetuity. Constantly reading the latest and greatest instructions for and ten steps to, always looking for a guru to sit at the feet of, learning one set of dogmas on top of the last, until, at the end of each of too many days, they have done nothing. Do those stories need to be told, too? Yes. Probably. I don't know. But are those the stories I will tell? No. Yes. Maybe. We'll see.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Drawing Down The Bones - Pen & Ink by Loree Harrell

The Totems Series: " The Studio"
14 x17 pen & ink
Loree Harrell; 2003
Original 14x17 pen and ink drawing with metallic accents. 'The Studio" is grounded on the lower right with my wonderful studio in The Historic Springdale School, with images of Nadine and King, my two doggish studio companions, keeping watch from the left. Ziggy is also in there, as he was visiting at the time (Ziggy was a hummingbird that spent a week hovering around the outside of the window, trying to get in to all the bright colors. Finally, one fine July day, he came in the school door, buzzed right in to my classroom, and volunteered to spend almost two weeks with me, living on store hummingbird food, before he flew back out the open window. He visited me regularly for the next two years.). The rest of the images are for you to define. Completion of the five initial works in this series took the entire month of July, 2003, and they were the first drawings where I really found my rhythm. The other completed drawings in this Series are sold.. This work is completed on Strathmore smooth drawing paper, 14x17, signed and dated on the front and reverse, and series and work titled on the back. copyright 2003; Loree Harrell
Original for sale: $350.00
11x14 signed & numbered prints: $40.00.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Faced with Faces by cici artist

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"Woman with Green Hair
and Lovely Earring"

Sunday, June 18, 2006

cici artist - **Jacks Remembered**

"Jacks Remembered"

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and this time i decided to offer a HUGE rendition of this ACEO Theme Week card... before the creepy copiers do!!!

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Arabian Chestnut Mare & Foal

Detail of the foals head

This is a 12" x 12" oil on gallery wrapped canvas. This painting will be offered for sale on ebay starting Wednesday, June 21. Please visit my auctions by clicking this link!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Baby Okapi

Baby Okapi
Original Pastel Painting
5.5" x 8.5"

baby okapi

This auction is for one Original Pastel Painting. A very cute baby Okapi in the forest. Size 5.5" x 8.5", does not come with frame. Also check the ebay store Cat Mountain Arts for more art by me, Kari and my brother Jeff. Search 12ART for the best art on eBay! 

New Work by Loree Harrell!

This Prayer Remains Open
11x15 woodstain on coldpress
Loree Harrell; 2006

They woke to a new day
[this prayer remains open]
In hope and with dreams
[this prayer remains open]
Reached out to another
[this prayer remains open]
And slept. Gently. Ease.
[this prayer remains open.]

''This Prayer Remains Open'' is a 11''x15'' woodstain on coldpress watercolor paper. This work is signed and dated front; signed, titled, and dated reverse and comes with an EBSQ-registered Certificate Of Authenticity.
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Have a delightful day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

cici artist's Rooster by the Ocean

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Transformation: the Face & the Mask

Bronze on canvas.
by cici artist

Birth Of A Rose & OTW Studios First Week!

Birth Of A Rose; Loree Harrell 2002

"Birth Of A Rose" is the first completed of my 2002 Series, Fires Of The Work. This 12"x16" oil on unstretched canvas is sold. However, I am finally catching up to myself with some of my earlier work - making prints available and getting everything properly catalogued. This 11x14 signed and numbered print is available through Thursday, June 8th only, in my eBay store at the First Week price of 21.00 (30.00 after First Week).

Also available as a 5x7, 12x18, 16x24, 24x36, and 30x40. Contact me for pricing.

Check out the First Week category in my store. This is where I offer original art and prints for the first time, at special pricing. June's First Week has eighteen listings (with maybe a couple more snuck in before the end of the weekend), including the first of the AMorphUs Series of prints..

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Saturday, June 03, 2006


Here is my latest art card! "Pretty Foal" done in color pencil and graphite on plate bristol drawing paper. I used metallic copper and silver in the background so, it has a soft metallic gleam. This will go on auction starting at 8pm Pacific time on ebay! Please check it out!
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New Born Baby Tapir

New Born Baby Tapir
Original Pastel Painting
8.5" x 11"

baby tapir

This auction is for one Original Pastel Painting. I saw a photo of a newborn tapir and just had to do a painting of it. All pink black and white sooo cute and still wet behind the ears! Not a print. Size 8.5" x 11", does not come with frame. Also check the ebay store Cat Mountain Arts for more art by me, Kari and my brother Jeff. Search 12ART for the best art on eBay! 

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Red, White & Blue FACE/CAT by cici artist

Great Dane

 Great Dane
Original ACEO
2.5" x 3.5"

pinto foal

I met this magnificent animal at the Trojan Implosion. His owner said she just got him from a great dane rescue. She was kind enough to let me take pictures of him. It is drawn on acid free 140lb. white pastel paper and signed, dated and finger printed by the artist on the back of each card. A great gift for the horse lover! Size of card 2.5"x 3.5". Also check the ebay store Cat Mountain Arts for more art by me, Kari and my brother Jeff. Search 12ART for the best art on eBay! . Not a print. Color Pencil and Pastel. 

Kerry Nelson's EBSQ Exhibit Entries

Hi! These are two of 5 works entered in the EBSQ Horse Show Exhibition that just ended and is now open to voting. Please feel free to browse the super collection of horse art, and if you are or become a member, you can vote, too!

"The Wild One" 20x24" oil on linen Original and canvas prints available.

"Stallion!" 30x30" oil on linen. Original and canvas prints available.