Saturday, September 3, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Spending a relaxing afternoon, with my three dogs and partner. I had my supplies that I take out and about and felt like painting or drawing something. I had a photo of Lincoln for one of the DPW challenges and a couple of watercolor pages. In the process I thought it might be fun and interesting to share the stages/process. So here it is . . .
DPW challenges and a couple of watercolor pages. In the process I thought it might be fun and interesting to share the stages/process. So here it is . . .
Sunday, July 17, 2011
10.5 x 7.5
$45 & S/H
Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President. He was born February 12th 1809, served as President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination April 15th 1865.
Lincoln led our country through a constitutional, military and moral crisis – known as the American Civil War. The war preserved the Union ended slavery and promoted economic and financial modernization.
From a poor family on the western frontier, he was mostly self-educated and became a county lawyer, an Illinois state legislator and served one term of the United States House of Representatives.
He was an affectionate, husband and father of four children, though often absent.
This piece was created for the Daily Paint Works Challenge. If you would like to see the work of others and mine click here.
Sketched out in Aqua pencils and then gone over with a tool that I call a wet brush, blending what was sketched, creating a watercolor.
You may purchase a print or card of this piece through FAA or the original through me.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With a cell phone it's easy to text a question to someone. They then have the opportunity to think about their reply. Maybe they are at work in a meeting or with a client and don't want to be interrupted. The reasons go on and on. I like this feature more and more. I'm trying to keep up with technology because I know the changes to come in the next 20 years are going to be something else. Put on your seat belts everyone because we are in for a ride!
What is also happening here is we are isolating ourselves, chipping away at any kind of human interaction. Sometimes finding us alone with all of our technology that gives a false sense of being connected. When in fact we are now isolated.
Elementary school children walking to their mom's car, hoping to make eye contact with her, as her eyes are cast downward wildly texting a meaningless reply, while missing an important moment with and for her child.
Texting, having these conversations with others present - isolates the other person. Having a cell phone conversation at the dinner table isolates your partner. What happened to common courtesy?
Have you ever felt any of this? Then this little watercolor is speaking to you.
Texting, isolating ourselves in a world overcrowded with people.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
15 x 11
Every Kitchen should have a Chicken.
That is what my former mother-in-law would say and then give a little laugh. She had a beautiful collection.
Here is my "Kitchen Chicken" painted for the Daily PaintWorks challenge.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece it is $45 plus shipping and handeling.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Oil on Board Canvas
16 x 20
$65. + s&h
Painted in a class with a talented, gifted artist and instructor Gretchen Lopez http://gretchenlopezart.com at the Sedona Art Center http://www.sedonaartscenter.com/ . The Masters would do a value painting and then go over it with glazes of color. A traditional method many oil painters today implement.
Daily PaintWorks http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges is an open forum where artist are given a new challenge weekly. The week of 05.21.11 the challenge was Value http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenge/76971AF9-D076-41d4-93B5-26A408C9E2d9. This late in the game and artist are welcomed to submit.
Here is mine.
If you are interested in this piece and have questions please contact me at.
Teresa aka Tess
Monday, June 27, 2011
I have been away from my studio as I readied my town house for sale, and then visited California and Texas.
Recently the Universe blessed me with an abundance of choices. After careful consideration I made a choice.
I have lived in Prescott, AZ for six years now and I have made many new friends. I am sorry to leave them, and know with todays technology they will always be within reach and in my heart. I have decided to move to San Antonio, Texas with my fiance Todd Lund. We will be moving the first week of August.
Until my life is once again settled my painting and posting will be sporadic.
Thank you to the women in my life who gave me the courage, support and tools to make this very difficult decision.
Teresa - aka Tess
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
7.5 x 11
The rounded body style of this car reminded me of back in the day. Living and growing up in the San Fernando Valley, CA. The place to be on Wednesday night was Van Nuys Blvd. And boy did I have fun.
This is the first of the DPW Painting Challenges. This Challenge has well over 100 entries - check them out here
Let me know what you think.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Size - 30 x 22
Medium – Watercolor
Substrate - Arches 300 lb cold press
Artist – Teresa Beyer
This painting is filled with mystery for me. If I knew what kind of flower it is I would be able to give it perhaps an appropriate Title.
When I went to the nursery for an afternoon of photographing flowers, I was careful to record and list each flower photographed. The trick was to keep the list in my little notebook for future reference. Instead I tore out the two pages and put them in a safe place for future reference. Next time I will name the photographed flower that is in my computer file when I download.
SO - I am inviting you to come up with a title for this piece – name this painting, anything that seems fitting to you.
Also the weekend of May 7th and 8th Mothers Day Weekend, I will be participating in 25th Prescott Fine Art and Wine Festival. In the Court House Square. I will be in booth 77 near the Gazebo. Hope to see you there. Mountain Artist Guild is sponsoring this event with artist coming from all over the state to participate. With wine and food tasting from some of the top wineries and restaurants also participating. A great way to spend the day this Mothers Day Weekend.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week’s challenge is The Zippo Challenge
The challenge was to use a limited palette using Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and White. The white of the paper is what is used for white when painting in watercolor.
To look at a photo of a Zippo lighter, reminded me of my dad, the smell and sound of the cigarette lighting ritual.
It’s getting late in the week and late in the day so I just thought I would knock out a little painting. Recycling paintings that were not successful, I tear them up to use the back as a color swatch or a small painting (thumbnail). If framed I wasn’t sure if I would matt it because of the size – SO I taped off the perimeter. And I wanted to share the deckled edge that all of my paintings on paper have.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12 x 9
$45 plus S&H
There is a group of artist (Daily Painters) that have created a website. Inviting any and all artist to participate in a weekly challenge. This weeks challenge is A Valentine's Day Rose Challenge .
It is fun to see how everyone expresses themselves in this challenge, check it out A Valentine's Day Rose Challenge you'll see my piece there as well.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece or have any questions - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Carol Marine is a well known Daily Painter. She has been painting Daily for over three years now and has inspired many of us to paint daily. This is a huge discipline and a commitment. Carol has recently developed a website for artist where she has a weekly challenge. This week it was to take an object, paint it for ten minutes six times. Wow what a fun challenge! I think many of us had so much fun that we are going to do it a few times this week. Check out her site at
and all the art work by many different artist, styles and mediums.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
12 x 12 x .75
This piece was inspired by our recent snowstorm and from photo taken by Rachel Allen. I explored a couple of things that are somewhat new to me. For example using friskett on the watercolor canvas for the first time. Friskett acts as a resist to keep the canvas white. Enabling me to paint freely without worry about loosing my whitest white. I also used texture medium on the trees. This is advertised as giving a 3/D effect, and I think it did, as much as it could. So then I was worried about using the texture medium over the friskett. Not worried but wondering if I would be able to lift the friskett now that the texture medium had been painted over it. And of course it lifted.
The result is a haunting winter night during a snowstorm. And I am thoroughly pleased!
Monday, January 3, 2011
22 x 30
I started this piece before the New Year and just finished it today. Not that I was working on it everyday, contrare I havent been in the studio much since ThanksGiving. The bodies of the Koi are painted in a shiney silver to give the effect of scales. Painted on a full size sheet of Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper.
Koi are an ornamental domesticated varietiey of the common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or watergardens. They are culled for color and will revert to the original coloration within a few generations if allowed to breed freely. Koi are among the longest living vertebrates, with some living over 2oo years.
The Koi varieties tend to have a common body shape, but have a greater variety of coloration and color patterns.
Such a pleasure to be back in the studio.
Happy New Year to All of You!