My response to The Daily Post: "To Sleep, Perchance To Dream."

Prominent Dreams: The Ones We Remember Can Be the Best

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Hello everyone!

Throughout most of my life, I have enjoyed creating art which stems from such things as: dreams, emotions and the dailies of life.

Dreams may not be the only subject in all my artwork. They are a common denominator, if you will-as written in my Artist’s Statement.   They just happen to be the most I’ve created into visual form. Documenting it here online as I have on paper or other surfaces is the main reason I started this blog and website. It’s meant to be a place where I share the process and finished products of my art and how I arrived at them becoming tactile forms. Spontaneous inspiration, life’s daily moments and the emotions which stem from them are among the subjects in the rest of my artistic accomplishments. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey as much as I have and join me here as these stories unfold from imagination to surface.

Today I will share how a momentary waking vision turns into visual art by memory. I learned a very long time ago, that if you jot down your dreams as soon as you wake, it helps to sort out what may be bringing us moments of joy, delight, anger, sadness, worries and so on. It’s also a truly wonderful way of creating one’s own journal of sorts, helping to resolve anything.

In the interest of sharing knowledge, I answer what has helped me gain what I needed to understand dreams or waking visions. How do we jot down dreams when many of the details dissipate before rising out of bed?  The easiest way I’ve learned is by keeping a notebook and writing instrument handy at bedside. As soon as you’re awoken, remind yourself there is something nearby onto which you can write it on. No need to get out of bed! The repetition of this self reminder becomes more than handy, as you realize your dreams become memorable, clearer visions. Not only that…it helps to gain control over what you can dream of; recall things you may have forgotten ; healing moments of distress and result in a better overall quality of life.

As the title here implies: Prominent Dreams: The Ones We Remember Can Be the Best!

Among some of my own favorites in art I’ve completed, are the ones where I’ve captured someone else’s idea, vision for a piece or even their dreams.  Those commissions are excellent reminders of how I test my strengths in realizing a visual which didn’t sprout from my own imagination. 

If ever you’d like to have a visual reminder of something wonderful you dream up, Art is an excellent way to achieve it. Feel free to contact me directly with any inquiries to this regard or any other.

Until next time….dream pleasantly and Thank You all for visiting!

 

Artworks Added To My Gallery of Paintings

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Hey there art lovers, family, friends and all of the above!

Now that I’ve updated information on my paintings, I invite you to have a look at the collection I will keep here, titled:

“Artworks Added to My Gallery of Paintings.”

It is with great love and passion, in which I make my artworks a real, tangible item to behold with just as much feeling as one can put into them.

Here you’ll find the most recent and earlier works, as well as, any I add as I create. Underneath each one you’ll see Title, Medium, Size, and Price. Further information on the description of each piece can be found on my website for Prints.

Please feel free to inquire about my Originals, Commissions and Special Orders. I am also available to answer any inquiries regarding Limited Editions.

I may be reached directly via email replying within a reasonable time of 48 hours or business phone number during hours listed.

Another alternative to starting your art collection or adding to an existing one, other than with Originals – is by learning of the great many affordable options I offer in Fine Art Prints, which may be purchased at: http://adrianajgarces.artistwebsites.com  Each can be ordered by various size, paper or canvas types, framed, unframed and in Greeting Cards. The images included in this post link directly to its corresponding Reprints Sale Page. Please remember to contact me directly for Originals and Limited Edition runs.

I hope you enjoy viewing some of the work I feel impassioned about creating and that you may return for updates. As an original piece of artwork may be fully appreciated up close, consider attending the exhibitions I participate in. Part of the excitement for me in exhibiting is the opportunity to meet art lovers from all walks of life and sharing how I arrived at creating any particular piece or project I have worked on. Feel free to say hello, enjoy the show and disconnect for a while!

Until next time…

Be well, spread Love and Thank You for your joining me here!

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Aftertaste/ Acrylic on Wood Drawer Box/

13-1/4″ W x 18-3/4″ H x 5″ D/  $1,000.00/ Available; Under contract for upcoming exhibition event

Arrival Notice/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $1,500.00/ Private Collection

Bass on the Beach/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 11″ x 14″/ SOLD

Cry Peace/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $250.00

Flame Run/ Oil on Wood Hardboard/ 30″ x 38″/ $2,000.00

Guardian Whisper/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Honey, I’m Home! / Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $175.00

It’s a Date/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ SOLD

Only Feed Me Love/ Acrylic on Repurposed Maplewood Serving Tray/ 11-1/2″ W x 19″ L x 2-1/2″ D / $250.00

Paradox: Woman/ Acrylic Glaze, Oil Pastel on Raw Wood Hardboard/ 36″ x 54″ x 3/4″ / $1,500.00

Peace Flees War/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas Panel/ 18″ x 24″/ $300.00

Rapture, Wrap Sure/ Acrylic on Cradled, Ampersand® Artist Hardboard Panel/ 12″ x 12″ x 1-1/2″ D/ $200.00

Sarge7 on Fotoblur/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Selva Sfumato/ Oil on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″ x 1-1/2″/ $1,500.00

Subtract the Abstract/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Sweet Dreams/ Acrylic on Stretched canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ SOLD

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The Infinite Voyage Messenger/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/

18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Xenon I, 1of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ ***Inquire for Price, pending approval as buyer on counterpart piece below has first privilege.

Xenon II, 2 of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ SOLD

 

 

 

 

Managing An Artistic Challenge

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Recently, I was personally challenged in artistic capabilities by having preset limits on a themed exhibition. I rather enjoy having a theme to go by, whether for exhibition, juried competitions or other forms of participation. This particular event was named: “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn” and Curated by Artist Member, Aprajita Anand…an amazing Artist and super sweet individual herself!

The event was presented at ConArtist Gallery, of which I am a Member Artist since February 2014. Its requirements included:

  • specific size of 12″ x 12″
  • in black and white only
  • should reflect or express what you are passionate about

Seems easy enough, right? It was the exclusive use of Black and White for its color them, which presented a challenge for me. Yes, they truly are colors!  At first I thought: “How hard can this be? After all, I LOVE to draw using black on white with almost any medium!” Then it hit me…I wanted to attempt the project in Acrylics, using my own style of drawing-without erasing. All in all, it was my own self-imposed challenge, since I’d never accomplished it in the Acrylic medium. Yet, I’m proud to have overcome the ‘chronic eraser syndrome’ very long ago. Turns out, I enjoyed every moment creating my piece, entitled “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” My reflection on what I am passionate about is simply LOVE. You see, I strongly believe in Love of all kinds and that with Love we can accomplish anything GOOD we desire. It is in fact (to me), the key to LIFE.

I do hope you enjoy the image of “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” Up until now, it continues to gain in popularity as one of my most viewed and enjoyed pieces of original artwork across all of my social media networks. The original is available for purchase by contacting me here, or in selected prints here.

First exhibited in "Decorate, Embellish, Adorn," at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

First exhibited in “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn,” at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

Until next time, I wish you PEACE and LOVE 🙂