Thursday, August 28, 2014

painting in progress

in progress © samos 2014

I was inspired by a photograph taken by @felecool on Instagram. The painting doesn't look anything like the photo, but then again, its not supposed to either. It's a 16 x 20 mixed media (watercolor and acrylic) on canvas board. 

detail © samos 2014

another detail © samos 2014

I must be ready for fall...are you?

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! ~ samos

Monday, August 11, 2014

for the love of a flower...

sunflowers © samos 2014

Growing up I was quite the tomboy. Most of my friends were boys and I claimed to hate anything girly, especially flowers. But the truth is, I've always loved flowers. The more colorful and unusual, the better. Last week while I was picking up a few things at the grocery store,  I couldn't pass up these gorgeous sunflowers. They reminded me of a dear friend that loved sunflowers. We don't stay in touch like we used to, but I think of her often, especially when I come across these beauties. 

one with the sun © samos 2014

Wishing all of you the happiest of Mondays and a wonderful week! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vango + SAMOS

I'm selling on a new site! Well, it's not new new. They used to be called ARTtwo50 and are now called Vango. They are a little different than most of the online galleries I've worked with. There is a tier system in place. You are allowed to sell five pieces of original paintings for either $100 or $250. Once you have sold 5, you can move up a tier and sell 5 more paintings at $500. I believe there are three tiers. Like I said, I just signed up so I'll see how it goes. So far I've had views through the Vango app (which is only available through the Apple Store). I was going to check it out, but I have an Android. If you have an iPhone, download the app for free here and check out all the amazing art! Oh, if you purchase one of these five, there's FREE SHIPPING!!! How cool is that?! 

Here are the pieces that I have currently listed:

Last Day of Fall © samos

Warrior Paint © samos 
Yellow Woods © samos

Appaloosa LoVe © samos 
Memories © samos

Monday, August 4, 2014

Koi + Guiness

Blarney Castley © samos 2014
Ha! Thought that would get your attention! Koi + Guiness? What on earth is she talking about?! Well, if you've noticed, I haven't been on the blog much...Ah hem...I do have a fairly good excuse though.

A few months ago I surprised my husband for his birthday with tickets to see Garth Brooks (in Ireland). If you hadn't heard, the  concert didn't happen. Long story and no need to dive into it here, but we still flew over to the land of enchantment and had the best time ever!!! 

Here are a few shots from our holiday...

sheep in norther Ireland © samos 2014
Trim © samos 2014
North Ireland countryside © samos 2014

Now, you're probably wondering where the koi comes in to play. Remember my last post where I was talking about my art possibly being seen in Times Square? Well, my Koi in H2O made it BIG in Times Square!!! It was shown Saturday night, July 26th on the corner of 46th and Broadway! 

Here's a snapshot of what it looked like:

my name on the billboard in Times Square

Koi in H2O in Times Square

I also had three other works shown in a collage with other artists. I found one of them, the Run. But I still haven't found the other two...

Hoping to stay in touch a little better this month! 
Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

One Day Left: #seemetakeover

Ghost Horse t shirt

Ripple of H2O t shirt
Today is the last day to vote for me and my work in the #seemetakeover creative project. What is it? 

The first 500 people to earn 1,000 points by July 11th will have their name and work take over the entire 25-story-tall billboard!  I'm already in the running. I need 384 more points for the Ghost Horse and 179 more points for Ripple of H2O!!!

Points are made off of sold t shirts, postcards, and "likes" of your work for that particular work that you are trying to get seen. If you have the time or the funds to support me, I would be filled with joy just knowing you have my back! You can click HERE for the Ghost Horse and HERE  for Ripple of H2O. If you are having any problems with supporting me, PLEASE don't hesitate to drop me an email, tweet me or message me on Facebook and I will be more than happy to either walk you through the process. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

© samos 2014

Thank you to all who have served our country and who are still serving today. 

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful land with all our freedoms. 

God Bless you all!!! 

Happy Fourth of July

My dad (on the left) and veterans at the American Legion in Salida, CO 

Monday, June 30, 2014

work or play?

proof I was in the studio today

Up at six and throwing till noon. 
I ran out of bats so I'm off to meet my girlfriend for a day of fun in the sun! 
Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!