Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sold ~ CALYPSO ANGEL Series #4 of 10 by Nancy Standlee BLOG and PING

SOLD to an art collector in Austin, TX

7.5" x 5.5" image
Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper
The Calypso series #4.

I’m in “blogging infancy” and absolutely enjoy sharing my images each day. Not everyone in our Canvas by Canvas group agrees but Margie Whittington does. Here is her email to me this morning after finding more search items related to her name and the blogs and edited in part,



"****Thank you Nancy for being our R & B GURU ! (Research and blogging guru)
***** Now besides CBC Sistahs, we are..."Nancy and the Bloggernuts"....sounds
like a children's TV show.
Have a good day everyone. I'm off to paint
fairies and flowers in Alyssa's room in Benbrook.
I'll catch up on the
emails this evening.
Margie"


Yes, Margie I agree, “Nancy and the Bloggernuts” sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon. She may be referring to a hint I sent yesterday from morning research I did for getting traffic to your blog. I think others might like to have this information also.
1. Pinging connects or notifies a number of services that update and track your blog by crawling and indexing your site to help increase your blog’s popularity. Why would you want to be "pinged"? In May 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 71 million blogs.

2. This service, Pingoat, will ping several services at once. I tried it and so did some of the others from CBC and will it help? We’re newbie’s and we don’t know but here is how I did it. I skipped the first yellow highlighted area, scroll down to Get Started, and fill in your information. I left Xml blank because I didn’t know what it was. This is a little confusing when they say ( Click category title to Select all ;-) You click on GENERAL and all the ones below are checked. I did not check non-English nor Special and then GO PINGOAT!


No guarantees it will work. It’s just what I did. Why? I think blogs are
changing the landscape and I want to be a part of it.
Here is another site that has more pinging information from Quick Online Tips

http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/09/one-click-multiple-blog-services-pinging
But I see that this is a 2005 archive and may not be current.


What do you see in this painting exhibited today? Do you see a mysterious lady with wings, an angel perhaps or a figure surrounded by a very colorful sky? I thought of an angel, a supernatural being, a guardian acting as God’s messenger to man. I scraped into the surface with the end of the brush and color shaper tools, splattered paint, and generally just got messy with the painting. This series is painted on a ground of white gesso on watercolor paper.

Click on the Dick Blick icon on the right for more information about the Colour Shaper tools from one of my favorite art suppliers, Dick Blick. Be sure you search COLOUR Shapers.


Colour Shapers are a revolutionary tool for painting, drawing, lifting, and blending. Invented by artists for artists, Colour Shapers combine tradition with exciting new technology. The durable tips are made of an advanced rubber composite. Apply oil or acrylic paint straight from the tube with a Colour Shaper, and then use it to carve back into the paint for a variety of texture and surface effects. The tool easily lifts paint from the surface or draws lines, contours, and edges on the color. With seamless nickel ferrules and lacquered hardwood handles, they offer the quality needed by dedicated artists. To clean, simply dip the tips in water or solvent and wipe with a cloth. Don't worry — dried color just peels away!

BLOG AND PING. New vocabulary? Are angels ancient territory in the realm of man or as new to you as blog and ping? Blog. Ping. Angels.

6 comments:

canvasbycanvas said...

Great info Nancy of the "Nancy and the Bloggernuts" fame. Sounds more like a Rock & Roll band to me!! Love the Angel,one of my favorites of the series, keep them coming.

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Quite a lot to comment on in this blog Nancy!

Let me begin by saying I think you are on to something -- you've created another whimsical, beautiful painting. If it's an angel, she seems to have worked herself up into quite a lather -- complete with foam and flapping wings!

I like the title for us "Nancy and the Bloggernuts". We could also change the name of our Canvas by Canvas group to the CBC Blog-a-Lots!

I forgot about the color shapers I have and will try some in my next painting. Thanks for the tip.

Margie said...

Nancy, what an interesting blog. I read every word. As I have said, I love your calyipso series and this one is exceptional. I am especially fond of Angel paintings and I think this one is grand. You are an inspiration to me as I am sure you are to all of us in CBC.
margie

Margie said...

Nancy, what an interesting blog. I read every word. As I have said, I love your calyipso series and this one is exceptional. I am especially fond of Angel paintings and I think this one is grand. You are an inspiration to me as I am sure you are to all of us in CBC.
margie

Margie said...

Sorry, I hit the button twice.
mw

Connie Michael said...

Each of your Calypso paintings seems to present more beautifully than the last with this one being my latest favorite.

Blog and Ping. Grand idea. Thanks for sharing.

Connie