20″x 20″ “Waterview” has been a long time coming. It was commissioned back in February, and by the time I had ordered the framing supplies, my source would be shut down for @ 10 weeks due to the pandemic. But I needn’t have worried, since the creation of the piece itself turned out to takeContinue reading “Waterview. SOLD”
Author Archives: Emily Shane
Three Birds. $300.
Here’s “Three Birds.” Having dipped my toes into some representational waters, I feel good about this one. I love my clicker press. See that perfect full moon in a gray nighttime sky? I couldn’t have achieved it without this new piece of equipment. Makes me go “ahhhhhhhh…………… ” ❤ 14″x14.5″
Uprising. NOT FOR SALE
I was going to say “there’s good news and bad news,” but I’ve decided it’s actually all good! This piece came about as a result of a call for artists for the latest Arts in the Airport exhibition at McGhee Tyson (always a good show! Swing by if you’re flying through K-town!). I thought itContinue reading “Uprising. NOT FOR SALE”
Black Keys. $300.
The journey has begun! My first completed piece utilizing the new die cutting machine is called — what else? — “Black Keys.” The artwork field is @ 7″ x 7.5″, with an interior 3.5″-diameter circle. Like a lot of my work, making it happen posed unique procedural challenges once I had the design in mind.Continue reading “Black Keys. $300.”
Golden Sunset. $75.
“Golden Sunset” came about as a result of meeting with master woodworker Stan Fronczek, who agreed to mentor me with some improvements in my process. Among other things, Stan introduced me to the French curve, and this is my first piece to utilize the handy template, which cost me a grand total of $4.09 onContinue reading “Golden Sunset. $75.”
This piece entitled “Babylon” represents human communication, the meaning of which is too often lost in translation. What once might have had great importance becomes gibberish. Good intentions are reduced to indecipherable glyphs. “Babylon” was originally entitled “Miami Babylon” because the colors turquoise and coral always remind me of a trip I took as aContinue reading “Babylon. $225.”
The Sinking. $150.
There’s a lot going on in this piece called “The Sinking.” It’s a feeling. It’s an event. It’s an observation. It’s a situation: an inexorable vortex pulls you down into darkness. Sometimes it takes awhile, closing in with tendrils of realization. I like interpreting a “sinking” in art, but I sure don’t like experiencing it!Continue reading “The Sinking. $150.”
I call this piece “Decem,” the Latin word for the numeral ten. I originally envisioned it as a series of slanted lines against an irregular, organic background. But then my symmetry-loving self thought, “This is only the top half of the piece. It wants to be an “X,” not an “M.” And so I keptContinue reading “Decem. $350.”
Floral Rays. $150.
THIS JUST IN: I’m honored to be an Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants award recipient! The funds will go toward the purchase of a digital cutting machine that will revolutionize my process and increase my output. Stay tuned! #psyched #bookart Many thanks go to Liza Zenni, Suzanne Cada, and the Arts and Culture AllianceContinue reading “Floral Rays. $150.”
“Keepsake Plus” for Jenn and Paul SOLD
How to know you’re giving a wedding gift that the couple will treasure? And make it uniquely one-of-a-kind? I decided that enhancing and framing Jennifer and Paul Ritter’s wedding invitation would do the trick. Their wedding colors — jewel tones of purple, violet, magenta and pink, with softer green and yellow accents — were soContinue reading ““Keepsake Plus” for Jenn and Paul SOLD”
Drocella’s Daughter: Wings to Fly. SOLD
Isn’t serendipity amazing?!! A friend recently came to visit our house after meeting for lunch with my wife Carol. She’d never been to our house before, so we gave her the standard tour, and she saw the artwork in my studio. She liked it so much she commissioned a piece for her daughter Svetlana, whoContinue reading “Drocella’s Daughter: Wings to Fly. SOLD”
I Forget. NOT FOR SALE
This photo was created by digitally altering an image that started out as an iPhone screen shot. I was trying to get the feel of those saturated colors I love so well: teal, turquoise, orange and red and yellow and green. All in a nifty collage style that is an option on the Photoshop ExpressContinue reading “I Forget. NOT FOR SALE”
Green Screenlee Screen. $1000.
Still available! Room divider screens are among my most popular pieces. This one’s in a pretty palette of mauve/taupe/green. It’s about 4 feet wide by 6 feet high, all hand-made with frame constructed of quality, painted hardwood.Where else can you find nostalgic, retro materials combined with a sleek design to complement your home or office?Continue reading “Green Screenlee Screen. $1000.”
Circle Rays on Green. SOLD
At long last! Setbacks, glitches, technical difficulties, dayjob changes, Rx changes … those challenges and more have all contributed to this piece, and I honor my process. So there. I think artists have different ratios of time/energy that go into the concept and execution of their art. My particular medium weighs heavily on the execution side.Continue reading “Circle Rays on Green. SOLD”
Green Stripes Wooden Box. $50.
Here’s a nice wooden box to put things in. It was originally a whiskey box. Now it’s for whatever your spirit says needs keeping. How about all those business cards you’ve collected, plus your old driver’s licenses and expired credit cards? How about marbles? How about feathers? Leaves? Hickory nuts? Pipe tobacco? Hey – it’sContinue reading “Green Stripes Wooden Box. $50.”
Point and (G)rasp. $400.
Point and Grasp is 26″ x 29″, a collage made with illustrations from a book about the Bible. It reflects how I’ve been feeling lately: scattered, scared and sad for the world, and angry that we seem to have screwed things up irreversibly. Climate change, the GOP, wars, racism, and hatred are everywhere I look.Continue reading “Point and (G)rasp. $400.”
Off-Kilter Rays 15-in. diam. mirror. NOT FOR SALE
What do you do when your “big fine art piece” is stalled like traffic at rush-hour? I drop back to a smaller vision that can give me some fast satisfaction! Sort of validates my artistic process. And no matter what I do, I always seem to learn something every time I go into the studioContinue reading “Off-Kilter Rays 15-in. diam. mirror. NOT FOR SALE”
Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Cover of the Week 05.09.2016
This cover is from a series I call “Wallpaper.” It doesn’t have a main color, just a subtle maroon and dark green, vaguely stylized floral design on a beige background. And the design reminds me of wallpaper that you might have seen in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen a long time ago. It’s great for giving someContinue reading “Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Cover of the Week 05.09.2016”
On the other hand, it’s great to get wonky sometimes. With a nice dash of balance, of course! I love the combinations of cool blue, gray, white, and tan. It’ll have a thin black frame around a white mat. Which makes me wonder … will your eyes be more drawn to the black lines, orContinue reading “Spires. $350.”
Red Gate. SOLD
“Red Gate” by artist Emily Shane, 16″ x 21 1/4″ Sometimes it feels good to get back to the basics of why I started working in this medium. Clean, clearly delineated lines. Symmetry. POP! Ahhhh.