Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Contemporary Botanical Watercolour, "Twilight" by Montana Artist Sheri Trepina

A final art piece is completed prior to leaving for an artist residency in Sedona AZ.  Definitely keeping this "cool" palette in my mind as I enter the more intense heat of Sedona. Looking forward to being inspired by the warm colours of southwest landscape.

I am so looking forward to sharing my process with other artists and patrons of the Sedona Arts Center.  I'll also have the opportunity to gather information thru photos, sketches, and leaf collection.  I'm taking a cooler so I can collect and bring leaves back to work with in the studio.  I"ll "document" the beauty of the area thru field painting with pastel and acrylics. So excited!!!

I hope to post pictures along the way.  Be inspired, follow my daily posts  on my Facebook art page or on Instagram. 

"Twilight"  Watercolour Collage 12" x 12"

In-Process photos; cutting leaves for collage

A free-flowing watercolour  enhanced
with Daniel Smith's iridescent gold watercolour.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Contemporary Botanical Watercolours by Artist Sheri Trepina

Are you one that works well under pressure? I didn't used to think I was, but now I do!  As I look back over my working life; a business professional in the environmental industry, to now a full time artist, the skill developed over time.

Life isn't any less demanding as a full time artist, I still have a family, friendships to nurture and chores here in Kalispell and at our 100+ year old family ranch in WA.  It seems there is more to do now than when I worked in a corporate world. Definitely no complaints.

The wonderful difference, now I get to choose all the events that fill up my calendar. Mostly, these are things I'm passionate about, and that is a blessing for sure. 

This summer I am preparing for two big shows in the fall (more to come on those), I am attending an artist residency in Sedona AZ, so thrilled about this opportunity and excited to share my experiences and the inspiration that comes from my time with other artists in a gorgeous part of our country. Summer is the time when we do projects at the ranch...if you follow me on Facebook I post lots of before and after photos. Also this year, my husband has been preparing for the National GTO convention in Seattle. He wants me to go....I love him, so I will go and meet new car folks!  And lastly, I've made the commitment to complete a certificate program; Montana Artrepreneur Program, An Artist MAP to Business Success.  

Have I bitten of too much?....well I'll just have to find out. Working under the pressure of a deadline or multiple commitments can weed out the unimportant real fast and centers me into a calm focus ......and you know, it usually all works out, maybe differently that I had planned but at the end of the day I know for sure that this life as an artist is a very good life!

New ways to see me and my art

I am honored to have been selected for the newly launched Artsy Shark Gallery.  This is a boutique online Gallery by Founder Carolyn Edlund and Gallery Manager Loren Garfolo. They have done an amazing job building the website and presenting this select group of artists. You can view the art works in situ  (click on the wall preview button) and shipping is free within the US.  YEA!

Some of the new work from the 
Cashmere Studio

This piece with its soft palette is in the collage stage; I'm deciding which leaves to glue where....I'll do some shadowing and it will be ready to present. I'm open to suggestions for a name.

"Burdock Glory" 24" x 15"

I picked the large background leaves (Burdock) from the Cashmere orchard and the reeds are from the garden of artist friend Shelle Lindholm.  I also used some of Daniel Smiths gorgeous metallic watercolours as highlights.

If you're in or near my hometown of Cashmere WA you can see my work at Kashmir Gardens.  Sherrie Kill has a beautiful floral design business, and my enlarged giclee's present so well there.  

You can also see some of my originals at Two Rivers Art Gallery in Wenatchee.

I'm at my Cashmere studio on and off throughout the year, please give a call and stop by....would love to show you the studio....I make a good cup of coffee too.  Contact me 

Thank you folks for staying connected with me and my art work....I appreciate it!

Until next time,

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