Down the rabbit hole of controlled pouring

Hello Art Fans! I’m back with another update post on the happenings in the studio. Last time we left off WA and I were moving into the learning curve of the controlled pour landscape. The painting above, Pacific Moon Rise #1, was our breakaway painting from the addiction of painting sunsets over water. I mean, this technique is supper addicting, especially if you love a challenge like we do. In this painting I did use glow in the dark paints in the moon and water…because…whatdaya think? glowing=FUN. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next we moved into a different groove. We wanted to conquer light quality in the works…so we picked a favorite place we know well and….The Sand Lake Series was created, take a look.

Sand Lake – Sunrise- WA- 2018 -20″ x 16″

Sand Lake -High Noon- HA!- 2018- 20″ x 16″

Sand Lake – Sunset- HA!- 2018- 20″ x 16″

Sand Lake- Midnight before the Moon- WA- 2018- 20″ x 16″

Not bad, eh? We felt really jazzed about this set so we picked another place we love and see everyday…Mount Hood. Check it out…

Mt. Hood #1-HA!-2018-20″ x 16″

Mt. Hood #2- WA-2018-20″ x 16″

Mt. Hood #3- HA!-2018-20″ x 16″

Whew! We were really feeling the groove I tell ya. Of course, we filmed almost all of these paintings, so in time (when I have more of it) the movies will be released.ย  All of these paintings are availableย  in the shop, they will all be $75.00 USD with free shipping in the USA. Check them out here.

We went on to other experiments. Make sure to stop by on the next post when I start whining about how hard it is to make shapes hold and we learn shading, shape and form in controlled pouring! It’s a hoot and I hope you’ll enjoy it. Have a great week! We love you every day. HAWA <3

 

 

Controlled Pouring-Landscapes-The Journey

Hey there art fans! It’s Friday, yay! We made it another week round the sun. Good on us. Today I want to take you on a journey. It’s a little walk through our artworks in the studio of late. We are hooked on landscapes…come see:)

Day Becomes Night -HA! 2018 20″ x 16

This one was the first controlled pour we did. I am an oil painter and this painting is/was originally done in oils. You can see it (the original oil painting) HERE.ย  We used the oil painting to see if we could reproduce what we “saw” with the controlled pour technique. I love it! We became enamored with the success of this painting and wanted to paint something from our minds…so next we tried “Land”…

Land Series #1 HA! 2018 20″x 16″

Land Series #2 HAWA (we each did part of this work) 2018 20″ x 16″

We were pleased with the results! So we tried a couple more:

Land Series #3 HA! 2018- 20″ x 16″

Land Series #4 WA 2018- 20″ x 16″

These went well too! So of course we wanted more challenge and we started the next series ” Pacific Sunsets”

Pacific Sunsets series #1 WA 2018 – 20″ x 16″

Pacific Sunset Series #2 HA! 2018 -16″ x 20″

Excited so of course we did it a few more times…

Pacific Sunset Series #3 WA 2018- 16″ x 20″

Pacific Sunset Series #4 WA 2018- 20″ x 16

This was just the firstย  ofย  the controlled pouring…we went on and things got even better and more exciting, fast!

Come back and see the next batch…it’s a doozy and I think you’ll love the work! At least, I hope you will. I have content to create and cheddar to make (at the day job) so I gotta run, I hope this finds you well!

Big love always, your friend, HA! <3

 

 

Free Shipping is here to stay

Ta-Da! We really want to find homes for these homeless artworks sitting in our studio storage space, they are lonely and starting to complain about the tight quarters…SO…Shipping is on us for anything in the shop! That’s right, FREE for the USA. We will quote the shipping for anyone international and pay 50% of the costs, because we really dig ya’ll.

I am adding all the new and unseen (because they have been hanging out in other places, those cheeky paintings!) to the shop, and there are a lot of them!

 

I am also adding new work to the print and products pages of the site…you know you want a Pour Painting Shower Curtain…it’s ok, we all do. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope your day is going smooth as silk!

 

Big Love to you all, every day.ย  Your friend, HA!

 

Hello! I am still in the land of the living

Hey art fans, long time no blog, eh? I’ve been through a bit of a rough patch with the health stuff, not quite on the other side of it (may never be)…still I persist. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been making art like a mad woman, done a few shows, sold a bunch of artworks and created a new product line, while I was away.

I can’t promise I will be better at the blogging thing, but I will commit to trying harder. ๐Ÿ™‚

We have tons of happenings going on up in here, Bill (WA?) and I have been learning/conquering/reformulating the art of acrylic pour painting. We started as a way to create quickly, for awhile I couldn’t stand for very long…and I love to stand while I paint…stubborn to the core. anyway we started pouring to just be able to CREATE! lol

We mastered the basics pretty quickly and felt there was so much more for us to explore. We also noticed that supplies and the learning curve were a little hard to come by and confusing! So, we worked really hard for several months, testing, comparing and experimenting. In the end we developed a pour painting kit, complete with instructional videos and all the supplies for a basic pour. We took all the guess work out of getting started and went through the products to find the safest, non-toxic way to begin! It’s easy, fun and anyone can do it. We love it when people who say “no, I am not an artist, I can’t paint” pour their first painting…we have heard dozens of times, those same people excitedly say, “I am an artist! Look at this painting!” Check out a lot of their works in the pour painting gallery.

Discover your inner artist, have a play date with your kids or grandchildren or just kids you love, have a date night, give it as a gift to that person who loves crafting and art, throw a paint party! Our kits make it easy and everyone is an expert in minutes!
It’s great fun and I can’t get over how much enjoyment I get from watching people explore the materials and themselves too. I love the way it brings us closer together and celebrates creativity for all abilities!

Here’s the info to check it out for yourself, we are going to extend the free shipping for the month of March 2018! We are also launching new kits over the next few weeks and are in filming and production for those instructional videos. I hope you’ll check out our product and maybe give it a try.

We made a great artist encouragement FaceBook group for all the people who love being creative and supportive! Come join us and share your art, no matter what for it takes, we would love to see you there. All ages and abilities are welcome!

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=AVZfk5iltcw

Big Love to all, I hope this finds you well.

Your friend, HA! <3

Alien Encounter 3- continued

SOLD 12/22/2017 ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello art fans, how’s your week going? Mine? Fair to midland, I’d say. Progress continues on the newest Alien Encounter painting. Today I have a few details that I want to hit and then we are going to call her done and move her to the drying wall to cure. She has been a lot of fun to work with. She is a quiet but fierce being, she is pensive and thoughtful as well. ย I was saying I think I need this and that still…and she said “hush, move with authenticity not perfection.” She is wise, indeed. We will do a little touch up on the clouds in the upper right hand corner, because they just need it and then be done. She says she is good, as is. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am naming her “Persephone” of the species, Hue-man, planet Earth. Here are the update pictures, enjoy!

P.S. I’m adding a contact form at the end of this post, in case you would like to inquire about her, before she goes into the Gallery for sale.

This where you last saw her…

 

The Dryad is ready for her new home


The Dryad SOLD!! 12/22/2017
oils on canvas
48โ€ณ x 36โ€ณ x 1โ€ณ
Heather Alley
2017

The Dryad. This oil painting is full of symbols, magic fantasy and gratifying line work. As she sweeps through the seasons, the light plays with her colorful hair and the animals of the forest follow her musical call. She came to me in a dream and told the legend of the soul healing spring, hidden deep, in her forest. Guarded by dragonflies and the great mother trees. As we worked together for many months, I think she became fond of me, because she shared her secrets with me. She is kind and generous and very much a queen. Deeply rich jewel tones and sparkling line work add vibrancy and calmness to this work, I like healthy tensions. As I live with her, I continue to remember the dream, she took me down to the river and washed me clean, smoothing my brow and kissing my closed eyes. I feel her with me, always now. I know how good is is to be loved by a goddess, just as I am.

You can buy her now in the

Tuesday is for updating on the alien encounter

Hey folks, what’s happening? Me? Oh, not much just a little of this and that. Grinding away, just like everyone else. I have been working on the new alien encounter girl…on with the show, shall we?
The beginning Where you all last saw her.details

And this where we are now. I hope to work on her a lot this week and maybe even bring the work to a close. I have another encounter waiting in the wings to begin. I have learned through force, (chronic illness) to listen, deeply listen to the work. Learn what they are here to teach and release that into the world. All the love, that is my reason for everything, Love always HA!

Alien #3 Update- Happy Friday!

Good Friday to you, I hope this post finds you well. I’m gonna do a quick re-cap on the week in studio and then maybe blather a little, I dunno, we will see what happens. ๐Ÿ™‚

Alien encounter #3 is coming along, I’m still struggling with an uncooperative pain levels, so progress is slow. There are benefits to being chronically ill…yup, for sure. I am forced to move slower, plan a little more and spend time with the work telling me what to do next. This work is huge, and feels so good while I’m working on her, I literally lose time. That’s the good stuff man, the good, good stuff. Oils on canvas, 24″ x 48″ x 2″ Here she is now…

I took her outside for the light and true colors but also because she mentioned she liked the sound of the waterfall in the pond outside the studio. We sat in the Oregon sunshine soaking up rays and watching the family of hummingbirds, dive bomb the bright sparkling water drops, at the top of the falls. Some dragon flies came by to gossip and we visited with the awakening Maple that resides as Queen Mother to the garden. In her chloroform light we decided on some color choices for her candy colored clouds. She’s very quiet and rarely speaks. When she does, it’s a breathy whisper, like echoes carried by the breeze. She did share with me, that the other alien girls have a a desire for their own personal, names. We have three now, with a fourth appearing in my dreams, she will be here soon. So, while we will run with the series name “Alien Encounters” , the ladies will soon have their own names. I have a thrilling sensation when I work with them, the resonance of my ideas and reactions to the world at large, are held perfectly within these strangers…once alien, now family. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend, I have to run and get to the day job. Love to all! <3 HA!

Why Aliens? To that I say…

Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you well and good.
I have been working, as you know, on the “alien encounters” series recently. The idea forced it’s way into my brain pan, like a wildfire eats fir trees. The first encounter was a mad-cap, running with scissors, kind of deal. The idea itself had to be born and come to an initial fruition. It was like drinking gin on an empty stomach, she just happened. ๐Ÿ™‚
We were both left breathless and excited. She was dreamy to work with. You can see her creation story here.

Then, out of now where…another encounter. This one, she didn’t sneak up on me, she flew into my life on a magic carpet, drinking a blue martini! She is such a cutie-pie, pin-up girl. (side note, full disclosure, I had a short run in the past being a pin-up girl painter) All though, she is still a WIP, because she can’t make up her mind on what color her bikini bottom is. Sheesh! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am thinking about the why of these girls, because now there are three…

I know I am painting from my inner voice when things like this pop into my world. I am painting the “alien” in myself, in you, in “other”, in them, in us. I am talking to the part of myself that is screaming…and won’t stop, btw, about how there are no “illegal” humans. That our earth is HOME. That we share space and no human being should be homeless, hungry or alone. I am painting the “alien” on the other side of some skin color, or wall or religion. I am painting the “alien” opinions, information, new thoughts on a social experience, that currently, is on full-tilt boogie. ( exhausting) I am painting the “alien” that lives inside ourselves, the shadow, the story no longer told, the experiences survived and the ghost stories. I am painting the “alien” experience of a world awakening and empires dying, right before my stunned, amazed eyes and sturdy but tired, soul. I am painting the “alien” idea of immersion, resonance and humor that does no harm. I am painting the “alien” idea that a white woman can paint any other skin tone of people; that she is free to explore the wonderful world of human “shades” without ridicule or judgement. I am painting the “alien” idea that I always could paint anything I want too and that I am scared to paint outside myself and what I know and am!!! Wow! Awesome! I get another chance to be brave and go for it and possibly fail and make an ass of myself? OK! I’m in. I only get one shot at the being alive thing…so yeah, I’m gonna do it.

Watch me now…werk!

<3 HA!