Tag Archives: Deb Clarke

Banana’s Window Display Tribute to Liz Taylor

 

From deb Clarke;

Liz Taylor Tribute Window, Bananas

Liz Taylor Tribute Window
78 Main Street
Gloucester MA
Concept:  Richard Leonard
Design:  Debbie Clarke
Structural Design: Katherine Worth
Katherine changed the windows to a spring medley last Monday.  Richard dropped a note to find some photos of Liz for the window.  I found the pics, framed them, draped the window base in black, found some white diamonds and a horse for our Velvet Brown.
best,
deb

Equinox Egg Balance! from deb Clarke

 

from deb Clarke;

Equinox Egg Balance!

The rumor is you can only balance an egg on the equinox.  not quite the equinox, almost. this egg balanced until  the dishwasher changed cycles to rock’n roll.

can you balance an egg?  no salt.  this is not a bar trick.
best,
deb.

it’s ZAZZLE!, it’s clarkeAHHT!‏

Deb Clarke at her December Art Exhibit

Click on the Link below to see Debbies Zazzle Ahht Store

 http://www.zazzle.com/utl/getpanel?zp=117811787714993020
Design a personalized gift at Zazzle.

from: deb Clarke,

EJ’s recent post about her use of the art licensing site Zazzle.com inspired me to give it a try.  I haven’t tried to sell my artwork on-line, but the ease of using zazzle to put my art on hundreds of products drew me right in.  My zazzle store ‘clarkeAHHT’ is in a testing stage.  I’ve designed some button badges, refrigerator magnets and one poster. 
 
My friend Paul isn’t crazy about the idea of his mug on a poster (it’s a small poster), but his face on a button makes him beam  with the words “I am somebody!”.  Yes, Paul, you are somebody and here’s your mug on a button.  It’s a 2″ button for 2.45.  my royalty?  a quarter on each button sold.  not enough to make me rich, but enough to make me want to have fun designing these things. 
 
maybe I’ll design a sneaker with his mug on it next.  I’m amazed at how many items are offered through this site.  everything is printed on demand and is advertized as ‘ready to ship’.
 
EJ’s advice:  work those tags.  I’ve applied ‘glosta’ and ‘goodmorninggloucester’ and ‘paulie walnuts’ tags to my items.  if you go to the link you will see Paul’s badge and lots of other gloucester items created by other folk.
 
 
thank you gmg for putting together such a great site.  it not only keeps me up-to-date on the uniquely ‘glosta’ doings, but is helping me to step-up my marketing efforts through the generosity of other folk sharing their tips and experiences.  
best,
deb.

Lightning over the Harbor 02/18/2011 from “Doc” Vincent

A very cool video of Lightning over Gloucester Harbor. Taken from Cripple Cove.

From David “Doc” Vincent

“Took this the other night..with my new camera..from my backyard..looking out over the harbour.”

Click here for David “Doc” Vincents facebook page

Model In The Studio, From Deb Clarke

From Deb Clarke;

from the archives: Model in the Studio copyright 1997

I think this is Brenda Tredwell. She was my model and studio assistant for several years. This drawing is turpentine wash on acid free paper. Use blotter paper or absorbant cardboard as a palette, this will reduce the linseed oil. The reverse of this drawing has one small bleedthrough, with no sign of decomp. This drawing pleases me.
Brenda grew up on Monhegan. Her hair flames. She calls herself a rock rat. She modeled for Jamie Wyeth. I recognized her knees and hair that matched the color of Jamie’s ‘burn barrel’.
enjoy.
deb.

 http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Plastic Drawing by Deb Clarke

 

From: Deb Clarke,

i’ve been working with kodak laminated film and aluminum leaf. started working thursday night, and have been pushing the material around since then. sleep is erratic. work is prolific. 4 drawings completed.

here’s the first completed drawing. 8×8″ on stretchers.

‘there be many’
copyright clarke
2010
gloucester ma

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Deb Clarkes Art Show Opening Reception Sunday!

 

Debbie Clarke’s Art Show and Sale is now Open to the Public at the Random Arts Gallery on Lexington Ave. in Magnolia.

Debbie will also be having an opening Reception On 

Sunday December 12, 2010 between 5pm and 8pm

Drop in and say hello, share some cheer. (usual artist offerings: wine and cheese)

Artist in residence Sunday-Monday 1pm-5/6/7pm ish throughout December
For a private viewing or for more information call:  978-652-8273

You can check out more Photos of Debs Art that will be for sale by clicking the Link:   http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Deb Clarke’s Art Show and Opening Reception Sunday Dec 19th

Debbie Clarke’s Art Show and Sale is now Open to the Public at the Random Arts Gallery on Lexington Ave. in Magnolia.

Debbie will also be having an opening Reception On Sunday

December 19, 2010 between 5pm and 8pm

Drop in and say hello, share some cheer. (usual artist offerings: wine and cheese)

Artist in residence Sunday-Monday 1pm-5/6/7pm ish throughout December
For a private viewing or for more information call:  978-652-8273

Looking through the window of the Random Arts Gallery at Debs Show

One wall of Debbies Art show

Some of Deb's Sharpie Drawings only $25. signed. What a Deal!

You can check out more Photos of Debs Art that will be for sale by clicking the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46841138@N07/5238453335/in/photostream/

Deb Clarke Gets Her Winter Art Show Ready!

Gloucester Artist and Regular Contributor to GMG, Deb Clarke will be having an Exhibit and Sale of her Works at The Random Arts Gallery in Magnolia during the month of December. Here are a few Photos of the set up. More Photos and Information coming soon!

$25 drawings. will remove these from the wall and sell them from clipboards. signed, no frame, no mat.

This is what I accomplished yesterday at Randomarts in Magnolia.  Today I will re-hang and adjust the lights.  the wall space gets smaller and smaller everytime I look at my work.  the backwall has my ‘new’ work:  the drawings from this past year.  need to get some putty to keep some of the work from ‘moving’ on the wall.  small detail of my favorite work follows.
4 mixed media ‘drawings’ with oil and leaf on 5×5″ panels.  definitely need sticky putty to keep these from wobbling.  selling all work unframed.  folk can spend as much money or not on frames.  and get the art at a very affordable price.  these panels will be under a hundred.  still working out prices.
best to all,
deb.
For more Information Go to: http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Sketchbook Project Update, from deb Clarke

here’s the ‘back’ of the sketchbook with the necessary barcode. i wonder if they will be able to scan the code. better get out the iron and try to clean it up.

and here is the front:

i may/may not share the contents here.  ready to ship at any time.  unless i change my mind.

best, deb

http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/

http://www.debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

The Big Fish from deb clarke

This is The Big Fish (a blue faced cichlid we named ‘fat boy’) that hangs in our long narrow hallway.  The painting is oil with mixed media on linen, painted in 1995.  We had a 35 gallon fish tank.  This Big Boy ate every other fish in the tank, including several crayfish, then grew to an amazing size.  sometimes i think to sell this, several people have ‘tried it out’ on their wall, for a few years it was displayed at The Bookstore on Main Street in Gloucester.  Now, I say hello to Fat Boy everytime i hang a coat, store a painting, or head to the downstairs laundry.  
best,
deb.
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Ahht, It Runs in the Family

Mother

Deb Clarke

 

SHADOW BOOK

Originally uploaded by debclarke art

 

I deconstructed the entire sketchbook. i have been hindered by the construction of the sketchbook provided by the sketchbook project. it reminds me too much of school exercise book or a journal. it kept calling for words, and i kept trying to make it into something. anyway, this is the condition on october 9. today, i re-packaged the book.

trying to reconstruct the sketchbook. the book is getting lumpy. people with egg allergies can not handle this book…i’m using egg glair. the book had to stand during the drying process, then the sun turned the page into something else.

perhaps this is a Book of Shadow. the idea resonates with my inner life. i just don’t like the way this looks.

it’s a sketchbook. it should not be precious. it should be of use.

onward.
deb.

debs blog: http://www.debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Daughter

e.b.

AHOY there! Here’s the weekly quickie on the Sketchbook Project.

The following images have yet to be added to the sketchbook…..and what is currently new & already adhered is drying….hooray for glue. So there are some images missing. I’ll get to them soon….

Recently, my sketches have ranged from the classic portraits…..

…..the to the classically influenced oddity……

…..to the straight up weird.

I don’t really know why I always draw things growing out of my character’s heads (???). I suppose I want to add a visual twist on what would otherwise be just another portrait.

The lower right, the pink lady surrounded by blue, is based on an image I saw on ffffound.com, which is an AMAZING site for visual inspiration, FYI. Originally, she was suppose to be depicted as a woman underwater, but with the way the dress is shaped, she looks like she is part of giant heart. This realization was actually pointed out by Josh. Naturally, I’m delighted by this….however, now I’m afraid that all I draw will start being a combination platter of portraiture and anatomical parts. Frankin-pictures. Perfect for Halloween I suppose? Sweet.

e.b.

e.b.’s blog; http://www.ae-creative.blogspot.com/

Taken From the Gloucester Sketchbook Project

SOMETHING SKETCHY

It’s AHHT! by deb clarke

 

light art!

 every once in a while my work catches me off guard with an inner certainty that i am on the right path. the sun hit this painting yesterday. that ‘light patch’ is flattened out in this image. the reality of the reflected light is that it existed in space, sort of like a hologram. damn, if i could paint like that, But, I don’t know how to. Yet.

               http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/

Deb Clarke Donates Painting To Marilyn Curcuru Van Fund Cause

Hi Joey,

Here’s a link to my post with a pic of a painting that i did as a demo for my students during a class last June.  The painting is a Stuff.

maybe you could post the link to encourage folk to go down, look at it and maybe buy it for a good cause.

Thanks Joey!

Deb.

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/2010/09/intershell-seafood-oil-on-canvas-275.html

There’s a New Blog in Town!

There’s a New Blog in Town!

Don’t worry Joey, GMG has nothing to worry about. Even though I will be posting some Great Stuff! This Blog will be following the progress of Six Artists participating in the “Sketchbook Project” all of us either live here in Gloucester or have Ties here.  Deb Clarke can explain it better. Check it out below.   

From Deb Clarke;

“Hello,

We are 6 intrepid sketchbookers with a common love of gloucester massachusetts that have decided to participate with 17,000+ other sketchbookers in “The Sketchbook Project”. This began with Elizabeth Bollenberg asking me (deb clarke, her mom) to get her a sketchbook so that she could participate in the project. I ordered a sketchbook for her and one for me. My goodmorninggloucester friend and student Paul Frontiero ordered one. Then my friend, co-worker, and goodmorninggloucester friend Sabine Ocker ordered one. Then my friend, now living in Palm Springs and goodmorninggloucester friend Helen Anne Lind ordered one.

my personal approach…i’m going to start posting regularly on it after i deliver eb’s sketchbook to her tomorrow. i have some fun ideas, and of course, since i am an artist and am used to stretching into unknown territory, i’m going to dive in, dive down deep, then re-surface. whatever i do, i trust it will be full of surprises, with unexpected consequences.

at least this is one art object that i won’t have to store and take care of after it leaves my hands.

 

We invite you to follow our progress towards the successful completion of our sketchbooks.

Anyone can participate, you don’t have to be an artist! If you would like to participate in the sketchbook project too, click the sketchbook project link. If you would like to share your sketchbook work for The Brooklyn Art Library’s traveling ‘Sketchbook Project”, we would be pleased to see your work and perhaps share your progress on our Blog; http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/ and here on GMG too.”

Click the Banner below for more Info on the “Sketchbook Project”

 

Deb

http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/

 

 

Work in Progress – Trapper John and Dog and I Verre Eglomise

From deb Clarke

current status of my verre eglomise of The Dog and I and The Trapper John at Joey’s dock. a panel started last summer. preparing the glass to receive a new color field.

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

a Short Walk on Short Street. a Life Cam Video

From, Deb Clarke;

Short Street Walk to Work

SUBMIT YOUR LIFE CAM NOW!

Take a short video of yourself at a favorite Location around town, from your home Doing what you love doing, Promoting your Business, a short Bio on your Life or whatever you like.

Have fun! We will post it up here on the pages of GMG! If you have a digital camera you have the ability to take video. NO EXCUSES!

It’s time to be a part of the GMG Community.

Submit your videos to;

Paul at Frontiero@hotmail.com

or

deb at elli01930@yahoo.com

 

 

Cape Ann on the Arts Map!

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 Check Out What Cape Ann Artist’s Have been placed on the

Arts Map by clicking on the Photo Below

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“Sarto Shoes” by Clarke

from Deb Clarke;

Shoes by Wyeth:  “Trodden Weed” 1951
Shoes by Van Gogh:  “Shoes 1888″
Shoes by Clarke:  “Sarto Shoes”  2010
 
the wyeth and van gogh paintings are 2 paintings that i subliminally reference every time i draw some shoes.  wyeth’s work is egg tempera, van gogh’s is oil, clarke’s is mixed media:  drawing materials/oil paint/aluminum leaf.
 
c’est finis!
deb.
 
 
 

Van Gogh "Shoes" 1888

 
 

"Sarto shoes, a drawing" by Deb Clarke c'est finis.

 

"Sarto Shoes" by Deb Clarke 2010

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