Monday, November 30, 2009

Elegant Entry Way



From drab to Elegant this entry way transformed into a beautiful piece of art. The pattern on the wall was custom designed for the space. And the colors chose to fit the environment.
I also did the pre- removing of wall paper the patching and repainting of this entry way.
The mirror I used is the owners Great Grand mothers mirror she used
to have in her home. I take the old and use it with the new.
I can create beauty in your home as well. Drop me an email and we can discuss any
ideas you are interested in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Montague Fire Station Mural

The Montague Fire District Mural, located on Wilcox Rd. Montague Michigan.
It was an Overwhelming success! The fire fighters and the City of Montague
is in "Awe" of the job well done. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of
the history of the Fire Department and also the City of Montague.
Thank you friends! 11-2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Progress on the Montague Fire Station Mural

Here is more progress on the Mural painting at the Fire Station in Montague.
Its getting close!! Keep checking back for more recent photos!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Montague Fire Station Mural

Getting better every day! Now you can see how totally Awesome this painting is.
Sharon hard at work.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Montague Fire Station Mural

The Montague Fire Station Mural in progress. Inside the station on the wall I have begun the painting that I designed for the Fire Station. The size is approx. 20'x15'. This is just the beginning of the painting, check back for more pics in the works.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Restored Painted Antique Table

Look closely at this fine antique painted table. I restored the table back to the original painting , this peacock was ruined in a fire and the table restored . I painted the Peacock and the pin stripping around the outside.
It is painted in acrylic paints.
Just another way to use my talents.




Schroeders Vintage Model - T Ford Truck . I did all the pin striping, the Logo on the side of the truck and the Schroeders Nursery lettering along the top and around the other side and back. The truck is in the Fourth of July Parade.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Glorious Fall Birch Trees

Birch Trees in the Fall. This painting I just finished is to be hung on display in the window of Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio , Grand Haven Michigan. You may go view it in person , it is for sale! The painting is a mixed media of Acrylics & oils.
Size is 72"x30"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

DAY AWAY LOGO

This is a logo I designed for a client for a wonderful 98% organic skin care product. I have used it and its just Fabulous!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tree Glass Mosaic - Tamarak Health & Wellness Center


The Finished Donor Tree for the Tamarak. The leaves on the tree are made from brass and engraved. The names on the leaves are the people that donated to the Tamarak , people and businesses around the area. I thank everyone for this oppurtunity to use my talents.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Self Portrait

Sometimes a Photo will say a thousand words.....and its faster then painting.
Life is Good. Getting Creative again,having fun. Summer could last forever if it wanted!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Glass Mosaic Donor Tree

Tamark Health and Wellness Center - Fremont Michigan.
Glass Mosaic Tree on entrance wall . This tree was created for adding leaves
of people who had contributed to the building of this Center.
The leaves in this photo are not applied yet, they are still being made.
Keep posted for more......

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yoga Studio Wall Mural



A Wall Mural bigger then life designed for the White River Yoga Studio ,with Mitch Coleman instructor. This is the Warrior Stance. The power symbol is behind it representing the power and strength of Yoga.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Magnificent Sunflower


THE SUNNY SUNFLOWER
This magnificent .powerful flower is painted in oils. Size is 6'x4'

Glass Mosaic Mirror



Elegant Mosaic Glass design , surrounding a mirror. Each piece of glass was custom designed and cut then adhered to a wooden board . A mixture of black grout is filled into the cracks around the glass. A handmade wooden frame is custom made for the piece.

Glass Mosaic Mirror

Glass mosaic design surrounding a mirror. This elegant design was created and crafted by the Artist Francesca ( AKA Sharon ) Mirror is available for purchase , please contact email address.
Unodolcebella@gmail.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Japanese wall painting


This is one out of nine panels on the walls of an elegant dinning room. The panels are all painted in a japanese style of painting.

Italian landscape mural

The painting of an italian landscape on the wall of this bedroom. What enchantment it brings to a room.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Callie the Cat


Callie the Cat. Beautifully executed in colored pencil on colored board. I have done several portraits of animals. I can capture the essence of your pet you love and adore.
Contact me for pricing.

The Kiss


"The Kiss" is an oil painting, size 5'x3.5'. This is an original painting, the subject matter I am sure you have seen before as they are the Raphel Angels. I painted this for my sister ,and the piece is gracing her livingroom.

SISTERS


The "Sister's" embracing each other in love and compassion. This is a detailed pencil drawing along with the colored pencil. The painting is aprox. in size 18X24" . This is available as prints - 8X11" for only $20.00 The original is for sale, to inquire about it please email me
@unodolcebella@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Schullers Books - Children's Mural

A 40 foot Mural painting designed for the childrens book section in the Grand Rapids
downtown , Schullers Book Store. The design are the characters in various children's books moving along the Grand River , stopping in the many towns it runs through. Finishing up in Lake Michigan.

Michigan Department of Transportation Mural

The Mural at the MDOT in Grand Rapids , Michigan. Together with a fellow
artist , we labored over the design and spent many many weeks of mural painting
in the lobby of the MDOT. Located on Front Street in Downtown Grand Rapids.
This is a great accomplishment.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Three Graces

My three graces. You have seen these woman before possibly in Florence Italy? The Uffizi Gallery? These 3 beauties I painted on a large canvas , size 5'x 4' they hang in my living room.
This is the quality of art work I can produce. In oils as the master Botticelli painted
back in the Renaissance Era - 1482

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cycle of Life


The phases of the moon adorn the branches of the tree, which portray the seasons of the earth. If you look closely , the wintry branches are made with flashed glass. Flashed glass is a process where colored glass is introduced to molten glass and the two pieces meld and become one. Then the glass is masked off in the areas to keep the color, and the glass is sand blasted to reveal the white wintry branch.

Mosaic in the works

In my kitchen I wanted to bring light to this hidden corner under the cupboards. Intertwined with the swirling powerful glass are pieces of cut mirror to reflect the light of the day. Happy.

Elegant Glass Mosaic in Kitchen

An Elegant rich colorful glass mosaic, created and designed for this kitchen. Here I designed and cut each piece of glass , and then it was carefully installed to the back splash area of the kitchen.

Custom Glass Mosaic Kitchen



Designed and created this elegant custom glass mosaic back splash. Here you can see the time consuming work of the glass pieces carefully cut and placed to produce this beautiful back splash.

An American Dream

An American Dream , a brilliant golden field of grain being harvested. The American Flag, the church , the constitution. These are the things the client of this mural wanted me to convey to the viewer. A Proud Community. This is a mural painting size of 8'x15' located in a small
rural farming town in Michigan. Designed and painted by the artist. ( myself)

Passion Flower


Good Morning all, beautiful days where ever you are.
I would like to share more art with you. I have not gotten into the habit
of the painting a day as yet. Here is an older painting in my collection for you
to feast your eyes on. Isnt Art and creation a wonderful thing?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Its a Beautiful Morning


Its a Beautiful Morning , this morning glory is painted in Oils and Brilliantly glows
with the sun of the new day. This painting is available for sale. Please contact me
at my email address. Unodolcebella@gmail.com The size is 27"x60" on stretched canvas,
wrapped around frame , painted edges and ready to hang in your home.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tropical Canna Leaf



The Tropical Canna Leaf painting is one in my Oil Painting Collections. The painting is in large format of 24x48"and painted on a wood panel. This painting is still available for purchase. Please contact me if you are interested. Unodoclebella@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Great Day for a Painting


Jan 20, 2009
Today the power of a Dream exists.
It’s an amazing circumstance . I being an American have felt the hurt and pain of the country. Here in the face of my grand baby ,is the Future we have to build for, believe in . Let us go as one in love , and believe things can change. So HE can live in a prosperous world.
On this day the inauguration of our new President- Barack Obama . Let us reflect on this amazing and pivotal time in our nation and in our global history. May we be awed by the fact that our 44th president will pledge his oath of office on a bible that was last used in 1861 by another visionary: Abraham Lincoln.
Rosa Parks sat .....
So that Martin Luther King Jr. could march, Martin Luther King Jr. marched ............. So that Barack Obama could run............. Barack Obama ran .................... So that our children and future generations could ...........fly.
Thank you all.

It’s a great day in our country.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cardoon Thistle



"The Cardoon Thistle" This is a lovely oil painting that I had done awhile back. The colors are so rich and intense. The size is 24"x 36". This original painting is Sold. I have prints on stretched canvas available
for $350.

A Daily Painting




A New Day. A new birth an awakening to a new life as though yesterday was some kind of a dream and the spiritual realm was talking to me making me into the person I need wanted be. Today in this painting , I represent the morning sun as it comes forth between the trees creating a better day. A new world , for all of us, the time has come.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Autumn Sunflower

This is one of my Sunflower paintings, the sunflower is one of my favorite flowers. This painting is from a photograph I had taken. I decided to paint this flower in rusty oranges and yellows. Look closely to see the texture I added to the seed head and the peddles. This painting is sold.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tree Mural

Wall Mural in Chiropractors office.

The tree of life that will hang photos of the clients on the branches. The tree is painted in acrylics, as I do most of my wall murals in. The size is 8ftx12ft. Contact me on pricing of murals because all paintings differ in size and complexity.

Don


Don another great Sax player in the Truth & Jazz Orchestra.
Here I painted warm colors to express the playing of the individual. Painted on a wood
panel the texture of the painting is evident. I am painting all the men in the band
and each one sells the minute I am finished! These musicians in this band are exquisite.

Keep your eyes open for more great paintings coming up.

Tom the Sax player

Tom the Sax player. Here is another painting of the great Orchestra, "Truth in Jazz".
The 16 piece orchestra that plays at a great local bar every other Tuesday night.

This painting is done in Oils and painted on a wood panel. The colors are rich and bold.
Sorry this original is sold but you can purchase prints for $ 40 each.

Monday, January 5, 2009

DAN the MAN

Dan Jacobs the great Trumpet player is here in full colors, with all the intensity of his playing.

His name is included on the list of "AMERICAN JAZZ TRUMPETERS," and he has toured extensively in Asia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the United States, performing on the world stage with big bands, jazz combos and public touring acts since 1966. The list of performers he has played with is to long to include but here's a few does Woody Herman , Bob James, Linda Rondstadt , Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mel Torme' sound familiar to you? I am honored to have painted this great Trumpet player and also to be his friend.
He said , "I believe that artists are arguably the most valuable people on this earth. For they seek to inject the culture with all the art, beauty , aesthetics you find on this planet. Without the working artist , the world would not be as livable , and I am proud to be counted as one of them." ( quote) www.danjacobsmusic.com
Painted in Oils the original is for sale and prints available $40 each.

JAZZ MEN


JAZZ~ The paintings keep me inspired.
Dave the Trombone player and leader of the
great 16 piece band. A great bunch of guys.
I love to go listen to them play.
The painting speaks for itself. Painted in oil on
wood board . 24x24 this painting is for sale , also prints are available. $40 each.

JAZZ MEN


JAZZ~ The Bass Player. In glorious colors to suit his excellent playing. The painting in beautiful glossy oils and rich warm reds to bring out the bass. This painted on wood board and a overlay of texture that I painted on to give it that dimensional quality
Size is 24x24 . The original painting is sold. I do have prints available on request. Cost of $40 .

Sunday, January 4, 2009

TIM FRONCEK



JAZZ~
I visit a small town bar where there is this AWESOME Jazz Orchestra consisting of 16 members. They play there every other week . I LOVE their music, its mostly Big Band. The drummer is one of the best and most fantastic musicians I have ever heard. And loves to throw in a solo,or two.

Tim not only performs locally, but also tours internationally with the Western Jazz Quartet, performing throughout the Americas. Europe and Asia. Mr. Froncek is musical director with two ot the mid-west's premier big bands, the Muskegon based Orchestra " Truth in Jazz Orchestra" and the newly reorganized Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra and he directs the jazz program at Blue Lake Summer Festival. He is an affiliate professor at Grand Valley State University and teaches on the Jazz Studies faculty at Western Michigan University. In fact , Tim has taught at every major university in the state of Michigan.

I was so moved when hearing them play I created this series of paintings. The style I painted in was also new for me, I added more movement, color, and had feeling for the music.
The painting is done is rich, luscious oils and varnishes. Painted on a birch plywood base , then coated with a heavy textured paste to give it a dimensional quality. Then the surface is coated with a gesso and the oils can begin. The size is 24"X24" . Sorry but this original was sold instantly. I do have prints you can purchase for $40 . I am working on painting all the members of the group. So keep your eyes open for more.