A Brush With Rusty
A Brush With Life

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hand Painted Jewelry with ACEO

These earrings and pendents are reserved for Sally S.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Daisies by Rusty Harden

7" x 7"
Beginning as an excersise to capture the essence
of the daisies, I was very please with the finished
piece. I like order so I created a grid in the background
to develope the foilage.
A series of studies and finished
paintings on the subject.
This study is for sale. $30.00 w/mat (includes s/h)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Abstracted Field Flowers Rusty Harden

5" x 7"
Blackeyed Susan
Like playing in a meadow in mid-summer, I am playing in my paints.
I adore wild flowers. So begins a series of studies and finished
paintings on the subject.
This study is for sale. $30.00 w/mat (includes s/h)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Rhythms of the Earth" Series Rusty Harden

Rhythms of the Earth
21" x 29"
Acrylic Ink on HP Arches 140lb
matted (unframed) $300.00
The counterpart to my mineral artistry.
These paintings capture the engergy of the earth's treasures
by abstracting the minerals and other natural
elements of the earth in color and movement.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Painting of Wildflowers "The Misfits"

The Misfits
11" x 91/2"
Just north of my home is a small town that has a farmer's market on
Saturday mornings. It folds up about noon. About 11:30, I walked past the
organic vegetable stands and then passed the local honey and
a few hopeful artists. At a particularly busy stand, people
were buying colorful bundles of fresh cut and wild flowers. As the wave of buyers
had walked on, I looked over the selection of about six or so bundles that were left.
Actually, I found I was more interested in the flowers and weeds that had been
left sitting behind the table. The girls looked a little bewildered
as I asked them to "grab me up a handful
of some those flowers back there"
(Meanwhile another wave of buyers were getting the rest of the already bundled flowers.) Walking away with the tall lanky coneflowers
with oddly shaped petals and a few weeds wrapped in paper and plastic,
I was already painting them in my head.