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It’s About Time

Elaine Brady Smith

Elaine Brady Smith, photo by Paul V Studios

I thought it was about time I write a blog post! I haven’t sat down to write one for quite a while now and it has been nagging at my brain. So here I am, breaking the ice with a post just to get me back into the swing of things. Not that I lack something to say…by no means…there is a lot to say!

We have settled into a new life at The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St, Studio 104, Harrisburg, PA 17102 since December 1, 2014. Joan Maguire and Christine Goldbeck and I are sharing the space and we are loving it!!! The Millworks officially opened on March 12, 2015 and we haven’t had time to look back since. Patrons of the arts and all walks of life have been flocking in to see the artist studios, sample the excellent homemade sustainable menu and have a nice cold craft beer.

The Millworks by Paul V Studios

The Millworks by Paul V Studios

If you come, the best time to visit the studios is First Saturday of every month, 10am-10pm, and Third in the Burg, 4pm-10pm (third Friday of the month). Other times are hit or miss to see the artists, as they come and go as their schedules permit.

As for myself, I try to be in the studio working at least 5-6 days per week. I am fortunate to be there during the day, and I am in most Saturdays too. I am finding my way back to being a still life oil painter recently. I’ll keep the mixed media and encaustic in the home studio for now. But I am having a great time working on my small series of still life oils. It’s been a wonderful fresh start for me and I feel content and happy!

I hope to see you at The Millworks soon!!!

View my new Still Life Oil Painting Gallery

Holiday Show at Arts on Union

I will have a few pieces of mixed media work at Arts on Union, 203 N Union Street, Middletown, PA for the Mixed Media Art Group 2nd Annual Exhibit. The show opens this Friday, December 7th with an artist reception from 5pm – 9pm. There will be an abundance of GOOD art at this exhibit and plenty of variety if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone!!!

My series of Off the Cuff – 101 Totally Random Collages will also be available at Arts on Union, or you can purchase them here on my site.

Below are the next 3 in the series.

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

The text in this collage came from an old book page with the title “The Opium Eater’s Dream” …which I found an interesting title for a late 1800’s book. The position of her face reminded me of Alice In Wonderland…she’s just hanging in mid-air with mystery in her eyes as if in a dream. So if you are wondering, “Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know…” Yes, I’m that old and from that era and I’ve always liked that song…go Jefferson Airplane! Here is a version on YouTube that I like (it seems so innocent for a song that was about taking drugs):

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

Who didn’t love Cheez Whiz as a kid??? My mom bought it for us just as pictured, in the glass jars that could reused for juice glasses after all that delicious processed cheese was gobbled up! That yellow golden goodness!!!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




 023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

The horizon of Scranton, PA as a van Gogh masterpiece??? It seemed appropriate to me that this city in northern PA should benefit from one of the worlds great artists. I don’t know much about Scranton, but I did grow up near the coal regions in Danville, PA. My grandfather worked in the coal mines in Nanticoke, PA and drove a team of horses, hitched to a wagon, from Mt. Carmel to Nanticoke every day….about a 55 mile journey. I often imagine how tough that was for him. So here’s to a bit of artistic vision for northern PA, which reared some very hearty people in it’s time!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.







Insitu and Testimonial

Elaine Brady Smith art In situ Christine Goldbeck's room.

Elaine Brady Smith art In situ Christine Goldbeck’s room.

What could be better than a friend who is also one of your collectors!!! I am honored and blessed with just that…a good friend and a collector. Christine Goldbeck, owner of Arts on Union has acquired a few of my pieces over the past few years and she views them daily as they hang in her bedroom and other parts of her home. She has always been one of my closest friends and an enthusiastic cheerleader of my art and creative efforts. A valued combination!

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Christine is the owner of Arts on Union, 203 N. Union Street, Middletown. A lovely space that over the years has featured many talented artists, as well as Christine’s colorful and lively mixed media art and expert photographs. She is truly both an artist and a patron of the arts.

Below is the testimonial that Christine sent to me today:

“Well before I met Elaine and became a friend, I admired her work and started to collect it. Her collage paintings speak to the writer, paper lover, bibliophile in me. I have her paintings in my bedroom, wherein I spend a lot of time reading and writing in my journal. Being surrounded by Elaine’s work inspires me.”  Christine Goldbeck
Musk Roses by Elaine Brady Smith, owned by Christine Goldbeck

Musk Roses by Elaine Brady Smith, owned by Christine Goldbeck

Thank you Christine for your endless support and for liking my art enough to look at it daily!!!

And I would be remiss if I forgot to mention, Christine is also my art photographer. She snaps photo after photo of my art…even after I’ve made several revisions of the same piece. She never complains about re-shoots!

Love ya girl!!!

Arts on Union will be hosting an exhibit for our Mixed Media Art Group with the opening reception on Saturday, Dec 7, 5pm – 9pm.
 

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