"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Principal design by: Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Principal design by: Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist

Art Expansion Plan: Happening Over the Next Few Months!

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!

~Ana

"The Responsibility of Artists" by Ana Livingston Fine Artist

"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
www.analivingstonfineartist.com

Day Eight, Grapefruit Mural, Clearwater, Florida: COMPLETION!

Yes! I finished and have a very happy client! Here are the completion shots:

This is the first panel. As you can see I painted these onto new construction. They are going to look wonderful when the surrounding grass, etc. is put in!

And here's panel two. My client is happy!

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

~Ana

 

Day Seven, Grapefruit Mural, Clearwater, Florida: My Place in the Sun

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!

~Ana

Close-Up Shots of my Grapefruit Mural in Clearwater, Florida

Here are two close-up shots of my progress. It was 84 degrees at my back today; the sun heats up the walls like a hotplate, and the paint dries almost on contact. Despite all, I love what I do! :D

Paint dries within seconds. One has to be accurate with one's strokes!

Starting to shape up. Still a lot of work to do!

I'll post more images tomorrow. Thank you for your interest and support! :D

~Ana