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Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.

New Ohio Gallery & Portrait

New Ohio Gallery & Portrait

This week we missed the big snow in my area of Ohio and really haven’t had much snow yet this winter. My granddaughters are disappointed as they ski and the weather has not been good for their fun in the snow time. So I decided it was time to share my winter ice painting and then because winter will probably bring plenty of snow in February I added my summer paintings of the Cleveland Sunset and the marshlands of Peninsula in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Winter Ice

Winter Ice is a digital painting of my front yard when I lived in the country. I loved watching the deer and birds play in the snow during the very snowy winters.  Continue Reading…

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Hydrangeas in Bloom

Hydrangeas in Bloom

I have several styles depending on the media and mood.  I can be extremely realistic when painting my houses and other architecture, less realistic when painting pet portraits, but when I do my watercolor flowers, my painting tends to be very loose and flowing. I painted the hydrangeas on a beautiful summer day and the hydrangea bushes were in full bloom. It was the first summer they had bloomed and they were several different colors depending on what part of the yard they were in. I picked a huge bunch and put them loosely on the table and brought my watercolors out on the patio, wet down my paper and just started to put colors down. I think this is one of my favorite paintings as the colors always bring back the memories of that summer and all the flowers blooming.

I took my watercolor image, photographed it and played with the colors and shadows for several months during that winter, bringing back those warm summer days and the painting is a 30 x 40 canvas painting that came out even more beautiful than the original watercolor.

In the next few blogs I will be following the progress of some of my present projects.20x24alliecomehither One will not only be a change for me, but a new direction. I have a request for a painting of a favorite wine painting from a friend. And the second painting is a portrait collage of friends and their new grandbabies. I am really excited in my new direction and to be painting a portrait of a family. I have always enjoyed doing portraits and my favorite is my granddaughter when she was younger. Safe journeys, I’ll see you next week.

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Wallace

Wallace

I went to a watercolor workshop in the summer of 2006 and met Wallace while painting in Camden Harbor. I was there to paint but had my camera with me too. Camden Harbor has to be the dog walking capital of the world. I had never seen so many different breeds of dogs in one place and then Wallace walked by. He was the first golden doodle I had seen and I fell in love with him instantly. Wallace had a personality to go with his name. He was full of curiosity and play and loved posing. Having had both goldens and a poodle, he was intriguing. Continue Reading…

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Bismark

Bismark

Welcome to my Sami’s Art blog!  Each week I will post a new blog on one of my paintings or photos, either past ones or new ones I am working on. They will be in new categories of my interests so that you can look up the subjects you are the most interested in.
Bismark is my first cat category. Bismark was a magical, loveable red tip seal point javanese cat. They are part of the Siamese and Oriental breeds. Continue Reading…

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