"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist
“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” -Jawaharlal Nehru
~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist
Hello, friends! I thought I'd stop by and let you know that I have been working diligently on a new art expansion plan that will be coming to fruition within the coming months.
As many of you may not know, between working in the Tampa, FL area as well as in Los Angeles, the vast majority of my artwork sales are generated from private commissions--either the individual has seen my work in galleries, private homes or on the side of very large buildings. :) In addition to my current workflow, I now plan to create and offer affordable works on various online sites such as Fine Art America, Saatchi Art, etc. This is an exciting new phase for me as I can now create works that will be available to many more people. So I'm happy and excited to have you along for the ride! (I also intend to check in here and blog more frequently-- I promise!)
I will still be accepting commissions, as always, so if you still have that wild idea you'd just love to have put on canvas or paper, contact me and let me know the specifics!
We'll talk again soon!
Please treasure these moments and those you hold dear. Love you! ~Ana
“…You have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life?”
I wish you the merriest! I love you!
“His name was Guido. I'd been enjoying a crisp, spring morning at my favorite outdoor cafe in the Montepuliano outskirts when he arrived. By “arrived” I mean one moment I was alone, and the next I wasn’t. I’d stolen a quick moment to study him as he settled on a stool across from me and estimated his age to be about 55; he soon confirmed that fact.
“Well,” he said, “At least I had been…right before my death.” And so the tale of his ending begins with a chat over the too dark and much too rich morning coffee I shouldn’t have been drinking.
“It's funny how when one conducts their life responsibly for a short period of time they feel they deserve to be rewarded with the very thing that should be avoided like the plague. As my personal testament to that fact, when I was cheerfully dressing that morning my internal dialog went something like this…”
<stay tuned for the next installment!>
Excerpt: Copyright © 2015 by Ana Livingston. All rights reserved. www.analivingstonfineartist.com
The future is an open landscape resting at our feet. We each define it, day by day, through our perception of it and the steps we knowingly choose to take.
By perpetuating the good, we can make it a bright, shining playground for all!
"The reality is that artists have a gigantic hand in injecting
the beauty and vitality we all enjoy in present day life.
I wrote an article about this very subject: the role of the
artist in society and how their creative impact is broad and deep.
"Without the beauty continually brought into being by the many
players in the various genres of art, this world would be a dull
soulless place. My personal role and responsibility as an artist
is to not only create beautiful work that uplifts others, but to
also actively support my fellow artists.
"Art is my job, my life and my love,and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist
Hello! I recently created a "Support-An-Artist" page on the crowd-funding website Patreon*, and I'm here to thank those who have already made pledges to me and my art! I appreciate you all SO much for having faith in my artistic goals!
My heartfelt thanks to:
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If you are interested in supporting me in my artistic journey, Patreon pledges begin at only $1/month! Or you may use the secure payment site STRIPE to make a one-time donation:
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You have my unending thanks!
Yes! I finished and have a very happy client! Here are the completion shots:
My client's testimonial:
"Thank you so much. I love the artwork! My sisters are jealous and want to ship you to Ohio to do their houses. Thanks again, it's just what I imagined!" - S.M.
Happiness like this is what makes my job so very worthwhile. :D
I'm back! Here are two shots from today's progress. The first is my scene every morning. I love it. :D
And here's today's image of panel #1. Still more work to do but it's coming along!
I'll be back at the walls tomorrow around my usual time of 6:30am; I'm getting excited as I can feel completion day coming soon. :D More tomorrow!
Well, the inevitable day arrived where I decided to make a change. I wasn't happy with the grapefruit segments on Panel #2 (with the curling rind), so painted over it and quickly began the detailing process anew. I think, all in all, it will end up looking more "correct".
My day today was cut short so am hoping to spend a bit more time painting tomorrow.
And here are the full panels after today's short time at the walls:
I hope you all have an excellent (and quick!) Friday tomorrow so that we can all jump into our weekends. And again, thanks for your interest. It is appreciated. :D