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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Guitarist!

It is all in the feelings!
This guy was really giving himself all to the music.
I made this little water color for my friend George in USA as a Christmas present.
I think he might like it as he is a very good guitarist himself.
I will be looking forward hearing from him.
Merry Christmas my friend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beautiful Memories


Friends
I made this little watercolor for my girlfriend in Australia as a Christmas gift.
It is so many years ago that us and my late son used to go out to the bush and enjoy the peace and  quietness that goes with God´s nature.

What glorious memories!
  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Faxastig 14

A Commission

A friend asked me to paint her house using watercolor but did not want the fence showing.  This gave me a bit of a problem as the house sits lower that the road, well I did my best and all seem to be happy with my result.  The name of the house is Hvíld.
A girlfriend of mine used to live there when we were small and I remember it well when I was playing there with her.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Loved Cat






This was a commission I did for a friend of mine after she had seen one of my cat paintings made by colored ink which was at my last exhibition.  I used watercolors for this one and tried to make it look like her late cat that she still misses.  She was really happy with it when I brought it to her today.  
I hope you do too.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Some of my brave guests

A very bad weather was the cause of many guest were not able to attend but still there were the brave ones who honored me with their presence.  You made my day!









Here is my dear cousin Finbogi with a book from the library.


My Art Show continues til 16th November

Only three days left!
I have been so blessed to sell all my oil paintings except those three below.
If anybody out there is interested then the price is Is.kr.25,000 each, the size of them is 30x40cm each.
The sides are also painted so it is not necessary to frame them unless you like to.  
Anybody interested are welcome to contact me at my phone: 8994423 or by my mail: steina.einarsdottir3@gmail.com





Monday, October 29, 2012

My Art Show

Einarsstofa at Safnahúsið
This is where I am going to have my exhibition tomorrow 2. November at 4pm.
Einarsstofa is at the entrance to the Library and our Museum.
I will be adding more to this blog of mine later when I get more time to think!!

Mother Crow
Acrylic Ink 18x13cm
Storm
Black ink 20x15cm
First flight
Acrylic Ink 18x13cm
Storm brewing in Vestmannaeyjar!
Black Ink on Cotton Hand Made Paper 21x15cm
Nearly finished!
This is how I have been feeling lately.
All of a sudden I realize time is just running away from me, so better get my finger out,
stay home and get organized!!



Here comes the Mother!
Poor little thing....
Black Ink on Cotton Hand Made paper 21x14cm
Done with Bambus Pen and Brush

Here is more of my paper artwork I hope you will enjoy looking at.



First Love
Black Ink and Brush 14x21cm

What a relaxing life.
Acrylic Ink 18x24cm

That is it for now, will be adding more asap.
Wishing all my friends a good night sleep or do like the cat does best....


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Visitors from USA


My delightful visitors from USA.
Below is my lounge room where I was serving them pancakes with jam and wiped cream.

Here is Layne and I with the town Vestmannaeyjar in the back ground. 
 And the threesome here.

I really had a great time showing them around my beautiful island.
Thank you guys!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sleepy Cat

Dreaming Away

Here is a new approach to my water media.

I have just joint another artist website called http://www.wetcanvas.com
 where artists get all sorts of challenges, very exiting!
From all the pictures that we could choose from was one photo of a sleeping cat which I decided to have a go at.  I thought I would make a different approach by using my old set of W&N "Liquid Acrylic Ink" and "Illu Color"
I wanted to go completely from the usual oil and watercolor approach.
My method in few words were as follows:
I sprayed water on a 140lb not watercolor paper, then I poured some yellows, orange and carefully added a little of the sepia for shadows .  While this was drying I started using a pen and a brush to do some glazing and create some texture.  
It has been a long time since I have played with these mediums and I was really enjoying myself.
I hope you enjoy my friends.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting Ready

On the Dock
Here is is another one of my seamen´s painting.
These guys are getting ready to go out fishing again and are obviously checking out things... to see if everything is in order, yes?
This is oil on stretched canvas size 40x30 like all the ones I am painting lately.
All my work this size is Isl.Kr. 30,000


Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Pier Talk

On the Dock

I got tired of painting landscape so went over to paint an illusion from my head like I do so often.  
Workers or Seamen often come to my head and also caring images which I will show you in my next blog.
These guys are of course talking about the latest issue, which is??  Oh well, I will leave that open for now.
This is oil on stretched canvas size 40x30cm
Most of my work is for sale so if there is an interest please don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Glorious Morning

South island in morning glory.

It has been a while since I have given myself time to post anything on my blog, mainly because I have been painting for an exhibition,  it was supposed to have been a joint exhibition but now I learned that the other artist wont be able to make it so that makes me come to a stand still at the moment while I rethink my situation.
Anyway, I thought I might show you some of my work and ideas for fun.

This above painting was done in oil with a palette knife over the ground work.

The concept was supposed to be sunrise or sunset, the medium oil and all work measured 30x40 or 40x30cm.
I have used golden colors a lot through my work but also completely opposite hues like cool grayish colors.

I will post more tomorrow and hope you will enjoy and maybe make some comment perhaps.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Vestmannaeyjar

A glorious day!
These are called "Small Islands" They do have a name each of them, like the three bigger ones are called from left Hrauney, Hæna and Hani.  If I do have this in the wrong order then please correct me.
There are many beautiful little island around Vestmannaeyjar and these are only few of them.

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, I was out looking for a painting spot but instead I just stood there and felt like I was not on this earth, the sun, the calmness and the beauty was overwhelming.
I just wanted to share these two photos with you my friends in hope you might feel peace and happiness .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The neighbor watch

These are one of my small watercolor and pen art work.
It shows a couple standing in the rain and talking while on watch.
I really should have been doing some Daily Paint Works but have been too busy organizing for our Market at our new Harbor Site.  
This month has been full on with my exhibition on the mainland and then our Market here at home.  Life is fun!!


Hafnarsvæðið og Sjómannadagurinn

Allt er að verða tilbúið fyrir morgundaginn sem er Sjómannadagurinn!
Við stelpurnar höfðum mikið að gera í gær að hengja upp málverk eftir Beggu, Konný, Jóhönnu, Fríðu og sjálfa mig.  Ég var svo hamingjusöm að selja Bjarnarey til ánægðs viðskiptavinar og líka fiskilífskort til annars.  Ég þakka kærlega fyrir mig. 
Í dag verður stóri dagurinn og hafnarsvæðið orðið ótrúlega flott og má þakka börnum, unglingum og fullornum fyrir þessa frábæru vinnu!!  





Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cards and small Art

 These are all cards of various sizes and prices and come with envelopes.  The sizes vary from 10x13 to 17.5x13.5, some are in carton but most are card sizes.
I am taking them to the market on Friday in hope I will be able to do some selling.
This is in celebration of our yearly Seaman's day, yes, the seaman´s holiday.
All the town is going to be shiny clean, especially our harbor site were the young people are busy painting the streets and walk paths with fish stencils to lead the folks to our market and other things that are happening this weekend.  It is all so exiting!!