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Classic Car Paintings

Classic Car Paintings series has launched!

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith Art

Photos from Hershey Antique Auto Show

I had been thinking about this series for a while. The photo references were shot over three years ago at the Hershey Antique Auto Show in 2013 (albeit one shot this year in Mt Gretna, PA). Every once in a while I’d browse and ponder what to do with these photos. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to paint them in oils on wood panels. Working a bit larger has also been a good challenge for me and yes…I’m ready to go much larger! There’s another series brewing in my head already!

1951 Red Chevy by Elaine Brady Smith Art

12 Cars Planned for Series

The photos were cropped and modified until I could “see them in paint” as I do with most of my subject matter and a total of 12 cars are planned for this series. Shown are the first 5 cars completed…yay!!!. They have been a labor of love. Initially I intended them to be more painterly, but alas, I am a slave for details…but quite happy with the results!!!

1958 Ford Fairlane by Elaine Brady Smith

Spectacular Chrome

Why cars?…many people ask when they walk into my studio. “I like shiny” is mostly my reply, but I have come to appreciate the classic cars much more for their superior design and spectacular chrome…much of which has been a real challenge to paint. To think that these cars were all created pre-computer is absolutely amazing to me! Painting the cars has given me an appreciation for the uniqueness of each model. These babies will never again be repeated in car design history!!!

1963 Corvette StingRay by Elaine Brady Smith

A Girl Who Paints Cars

And yes…I feel pretty cool being a Girl Who Paints Cars!!! Many are surprised when they walk around to my easel and find out what I am painting.  I like that aspect, as I never felt the need for shock value in my art…so I suppose this is my shocker!!!

1957 Chevy Belair by Elaine Brady Smith

Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints Available

The remaining 7 cars are in progress and you can view details as they emerge on my Instagram. Or Like my Facebook page Elaine Brady Smith Art. Receive updates via email by signing up here.  Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Prints and Greeting Cards will be available soon!

1959 Cadillac Eldorado by Elaine Brady Smith

The first 5 cars will be on display at Millworks in the hallway gallery from:

October 18th thru November 13th, 2016

340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg Pa 17104

If you visit, please stop by Studio 104 to see my progress on the rest of the series!!!

As always, thanks for viewing my art!

Elaine

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Exhibit at The Gallery at LaCigale

The Gallery at LaCigale

I will be the guest artist at The Gallery at LaCigale in Mount Gretna, PA for the month of July with an opening reception on Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. The gallery is located on Rt 117 in the heart of Mount Gretna, right beside the miniature golf course. And here is the cool thing…they will be featuring Waltz Vineyards and for the first time Mount Gretna Craft Brewery! I love a good beer!!! There will also be music by Patsy Kline.

The Gallery at LaCigale Mount Gretna PA

The Gallery at LaCigale Mount Gretna PA

If you have never been to LaCigale, you are in for a treat. It is a darling shop full of wonderful things and beautiful table cloths made in France…yes, that LaCigale!!! There is a huge gallery full of awesome art by the resident artists. And you betcha…if I sell a piece of artwork…or I should say “when I sell a piece of artwork”, I will be buying a custom made LaCigale table cloth for my odd sized antique kitchen table. I have been wanting one for years!!!

I love Mount Gretna and it holds a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I had our first date. We took a motorcycle ride, went to the Jigger Shop for ice cream and then sat by the lake as the sun set. So cute right? I must have been smitten, because here we are almost 35 years later from that night and we’re still together!!!

So, come on out to the opening reception, look at some great art and have a beer with me! See you then!!!

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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Art Studio Tour at Arts on Union

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Lebanon Valley Studio Tour at Arts On Union, Nov 2 & 3

Join us Saturday, Nov 2 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Nov 3 from 12 noon-5pm, at Arts on Union, 203 N. Union Street, Middletown for the Art Studio Tour. Christine Goldbeck, gallery owner, and Elaine Brady Smith will be demonstrating encaustic painting, shooting the breeze and having fun with friends! We’d love for you to stop by and say hello, so come on by and see us!!!

Encaustic Demo during Lancaster Art Walk

This Sunday, Oct 6, 1-4pm I will demo encaustic collage at the Guild Store at Center of American Craft during the Lancaster Art Walk. There are 32 great venues on the walk and you can get a handy dandy map of all the stops on their website.

AND the PA Guild Store at 335 W. Queen St, Lancaster, PA now carries my encaustic art!!! Yaaayy!!! I’ll be delivering these two encaustic pieces this Thursday.

So if you are in the area on Sunday, come on into the Guild Store and say HEY!!!

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith

Storm Warning by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith

Alphabet Angel by Elaine Brady Smith, 12″ x 12″ encaustic on board