Friday, February 22, 2013

A TO Z
An Acrylic Painting
by CBC
SOLD
     There are twenty-eight gallery-wrapped canvases in this alphabet sampler painted by Canvas by Canvas.  Each square is unique, featuring a different background, color and design, and font style.  Painted in warm neutrals with metallic copper and gold accents, the detail is exquisite and has to be seen in person for the beauty of each square to be appreciated.
     Each of the CBC artists painted on several squares in this collaborative effort and signed her name on the canvas edges. The artists believe this piece illustrates the art of language in alphabetical order!
      Although this original piece has been sold, one can still have a poster made from it as did one of our daughters for her child's nursery wall.  Order through www.canvasbycanvas.com.

STAMPEDE - Mustangs - Breckenridge Gallery




This acrylic painting by the collaborative artists of Canvas By Canvas was inspired by the famous Las Colinas, Texas sculpture. Wild mustangs such as these were once important inhabitants of much of Texas.   STAMPEDE is painted on five Ampersand deep wood cradled panels measuring 20" x 16" each.  When combined the panels create a painting totaling 20 inches tall and 80 inches wide.  No frame is necessary as each panel hangs separately to create a panorama of the wild horses running through the water . . . . Awesome!

This painting and much more will be on display at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center just west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area from March 5 to April 13.  Visit the gallery http://www.breckenridgefineart.org/Future-Shows.html or the Canvas by Canvas website http://www.canvasbycanvas.com


Monday, February 18, 2013

Shows and Sales Canvas by Canvas Collaborative Paintings by Texas Artists (by Nancy Standlee)

Good Morning Texas SOLD
to a Texas Art Collector
Read about the painting here at Canvas by Canvas

Emails are flying back and forth between 8 Canvas by Canvas members about the details of pick up and delivery for our upcoming show at the Breckenridge Fine Art Center  during March 5 to April 13, 2013 and you are invited to the reception March 10 from 2-4 and we'd love to meet you there. 

We are delighted to announce the sale of the above painting to a local art collector. Watch this blog for other news of sales recently. You can contact any one of us at our about the artists page on our website here http://canvasbycanvas.com/About.html. We collaborate on each painting and each artist will paint one or more squares per painting. 

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Saturday, February 2, 2013


'42 Ford:   A red 1942 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field of bluebonnets - what could be more quintessentially Texan!!
 
 Trucks have always been one of the group's most popular themes, and this is the latest painting from the artists of Canvas by Canvas.
 
Each gallery-wrapped square was painted by a different Canvas By Canvas artist. The painting is framed in a custom-made black wood frame.
 
Inquire now about purchasing while it is still available:  e-mail to:  canvasbycanvas@gmail.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

PIGEONS FROM THE PARKS - by Elizabeth Mitchell Taylor



The Parks Mall in Arlington is getting a major re-do. There were many small pigeon statues throughout the mall, up in the rafters and high beams. These were donated, and after being redecorated by area artists, the newly beautified pigeons will be auctioned off in November to benefit River Legacy Park. Stay tuned for further details on how YOU can get one of them!

In another collaborative effort, each Canvas by Canvas artist has selected a pigeon to repurpose - "Golden Girl " is the contribution of artist Elizabeth Mitchell Taylor - This pretty gold pigeon looks like she has laid a giant goose egg. Nestled in soft turquoise feathers on a golden platter, the egg may just hatch soon!


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Elizabeth Mitchell Taylor's art can be seen at www.canvasbycanvas.com/Taylor

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pigeon Torn Paper Collage, "Paris Pigeon, 12080 by Texas Daily Painter and Collage Artist Nancy Standlee

"Paris Pigeon" 12080 NFS
Torn Paper Collage Sculpture on Wood Base
Base 11x5 3/4 x 3/4", Bird 10 x 5 1/2"

 Back view

 Closeup

 Tail

This was a new experience collaging a pigeon. One time I collaged my 4 year old sons broken leg cast with him in it after he had scooted around the floor and just worn it off. I put him on the kitchen table and got out paper and glue and patched it back together. I had a similar experience with this little recycled guy. He came to me with a detached foot and I had to perform several operations to attach it and this is why one ankle is slightly larger than the other. Now to the why I'm buried knee deep in pigeon collage instead of putting up art supplies from weeks of workshop travel.  I'd just finished up a 4 day Carol Nelson workshop in Granbury (posts are in the works,) and on Saturday I gave a one day collage workshop in Dallas at the Dutch Art Gallery, and did a blue high heel as my demo. See previous post HERE and Sunday I met with some of my Canvas by Canvas peeps to paint pigeons. It seems the Parks Mall was donating the pigeons to River Legacy Park for an auction/fundraiser in the fall, November 9, 2012, and my friend, Maryann, got us 5 to decorate. Since my boxes of blue papers were nearby from the Saturday workshop I chose to have a blue pigeon and I'd saved the ad from my favorite recent movie, Midnight in Paris, and used some of those papers. 
Foot Repair:
River Legacy wanted them on a base and my pigeon was disabled. I went to my favorite Home Depot, searched around in their left over lumber bin and had an end wood piece cut off, all for .51 cents. I attached the feet with Gorilla Glue, then as an added precaution, added heavy gel medium on top and collaged pieces to cover those little feet. Mr. Pigeon was not balanced as he was missing a long toe and I think I probably should have added a little dowel in the front breast area for him to rest on or hang a sign around his neck "carry me by my base". Anyway, he was a learning experience and he was heavily textured to begin with and I used liquid medium to attach the torn papers because I didn't have the gel with me on Sunday but it worked by applying it liberally but I would recommend the gel when you collage a pigeon.
To read more about the project click HERE and you will be taken to a PDF file.

Liz will hold a figure workshop this Saturday and I recommend it and have taken her figure workshop in Houston but she also does pigeons which I dearly love. I covet Liz Hill's pigeons and do wish I'd done them first. I have a beloved Baptist Hymnal that was weeded when my De Leon church got new books and I could collage those precious pages. I think I've already torn out "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and that's bad because it was the only song I could play on the piano. My collage class on Saturday kept asking is it o.k. to mix this or add this to my collage.. it's always YES.. look at Liz's work as she mixes watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, collage.. even her blog is called "Irreverent Art".  But I'm calling my future Liz Hill knock off pigeon collage, a dove collage because I have more emotional connections to doves than pigeons but that is another post.

Here is one of Liz's wonderful bird paintings:

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wine on the Vine


"Wine on the Vine" is our latest collaborative effort and will be on display (and for sale, of course!) at the exhibit of "A Few of Our Favorite Things" the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center of Graham, Texas.  This exhibit runs from April 16 to May 18, 2012. 

In addition to a selection of our collaborative paintings, "A Few of Our Favorite Things" features the individual works of each of our artists:  Karen Foster, Barbara Hackney, Connie Michael, Cindy Parker, Nancy Standlee, Elizabeth Mitchell Taylor and Margie Whittington.

You are invited!



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pair of Jacks donkey large acrylic painting by Texas Collaborative Painters Canvas by Canvas

Pair of Jacks Sold
Ask a Texas rancher what animal is a natural guardian for his herds and he’ll tell you it’s a donkey!  Here, two such sentries, Jack and Jenny, pose for one of our artist on a cattle ranch in Crockett, TX.   Because of a donkey’s loud braying, exceptional hearing, and expert back kicks, he provides safety for the herd from predators such as coyotes, wild dogs, and even snakes.  

PAIR OF JACKS was produced by six different Canvas by Canvas artists with acrylics on  8"  x 10" canvases.   Framed together in a sturdy custom-made wood frame, the piece measures 24 x 28 and comes with the necessary hanging hardware and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the participating artists.


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post by CBC member Barbara Hackney

Monday, December 26, 2011

ALAPHABET PAINTING - CANVAS BY CANVAS Collaborative Artists



FROM A to Z

View this painting and others at the Canvas By Canvas website.

There are twenty-eight gallery-wrapped canvases in this alphabet sampler painted by Canvas by Canvas. Each square is unique, featuring a different background, color and design, and font style.
Painted in warm neutrals with metallic copper and gold accents, the detail has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

Each square measures 6” x 6” and all are mounted in a custom frame which measures 26” x 30”. Each of the artists of Canvas by Canvas painted several of the canvases in this collaborative effort and signed her pieces on the canvas edges. The artists believe this piece illustrates the art of language in alphabetical order!

Canvas by Canvas artists love creating images that recreate memories. What images from your past put a smile on your face and a song in your heart? Email us at canvasbycanvas@gmail.com and share your ideas. We'd love to hear from you, and we accept commissions!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Magnify

MAGNIFY!!!

This magnificent painting by the Canvas By Canvas artists is so intricate and creative that you will delight in all the things you see everytime you look!! One of our artists found this wonderful scarf in a charming antique shop in Ft. Worth, Texas. Next to it was a box of old ornate magnifying glasses. It was too hard to resist....she put the scarf out on the table as the shopkeeper watched in amusement and arranged the magnifying glasses on the scarf.....and was amazed at the beautiful creation. A photo couldn't do it justice.....we had to paint it!! You might say it became our "Magnificent Obsession!". As with all of our paintings, photos cannot possible do them justice!! You have to look closely and follow all the brush strokes and realize how amazing it is that each square is painted by a different artist.

"Magnify" is a painting containing nine 10-inch canvases that are framed together in a custom black wood frame. Including frame it is approximately 32" by 32" This colorful piece will be a perfect accent in any decor.
The artists are offering this painting at the special magnificent price of $1,200. You can see more paintings at our website http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

Posted by Maryann Stephens

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rooster Paintings ~ Acrylic Collaborative Painting ~ Painted by Canvas by Canvas Collaborative Artists


"Roosters" 24"x16" 
The 8 collaborative painters of Canvas by Canvas finished these two paintings today with the finishing touches of placing our initials on each six inch square. These acrylic paintings are so new they don't even have titles. If you'd like to send us some suggestions we love to have your input. Send any suggestions to canvasbycanvas@gmail.com  
It is always a great day when paintings are finished, but today was extra special as we celebrated with our Christmas gift exchange plus some birthdays, and food, lots of good party food and the very special occasion of all eight of us in attendance. We wish all of you  special occasion days during this holiday season.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CANVAS BY CANVAS
 Betty, Cindy, Karen, Maryann
 Back: Barbara, Nancy, Front: Margie, Connie

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Canvas by Canvas

email: CanvasbyCanvas@gmail.com

Post by CBC Member Nancy Standlee

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Carousel Horses - Collaborative Painting by Canvas by Canvas

                                            37 x 37 Framed Acrylic
                                    "Ride a Painted Pony"



Merry Christmas! All the pretty little horses celebrate the child in each of us... the artists of Canvas by Canvas are offering this vibrantly painted carousel painting for $1200, a deeply discounted price this month in honor of the holiday season. If you are interested in this piece, please contact us at our email address canvasbycanvas@gmail.com and we can chat.

Collectors of  wooden carousel animals are facing the question of what will happen to the increasingly scarce but beloved herds when time takes them. But now... you can have a forever carousel in this painting, evermore preserving the spirit of a bygone era.

Framed together, these nine individual canvases are each painted by a different artist. This piece was made to last for generations and will serve as a lovely reminder of this magical part of childhood.


Cindy Yandell Parker for Canvas by Canvas



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Monday, November 28, 2011

"Put Another Nickel In" - A Collaborative Painting by Canvas by Canvas




The most popular Jukebox of all time, and the one most often seen on mugs, t-shirts, etc. is the Wurlitzer Model 1015, popularly referred to as the "bubbler". This jukebox was produced in 1946-47 and its long-lasting popularity was driven by an advertising campaign by Wurlitzer which splashed the 1015's image in advertisements in Life and Look magazines, the Saturday Evening Post, as well as on thousands of billboards across the country. Although it is still being produced today, the colorful machine evokes memories of our youth spent doing the jitterbug, bee-bop, and grooving to rock and roll!

Another nostalgic painting by Canvas by Canvas, this piece is comprised of nine 8” x 10” canvases created by the Canvas By Canvas artists, each discreetly signed with the initials of each painter. The canvases are framed together in a custom-made sturdy wood frame that is built to last for generations.

“Put Another Nickel In . . .” is available for sale and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the participating artists.  Visit our website at http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/ for purchase information.

Canvas by Canvas artists love creating images that recreate memories.  What images from your past put a smile on your face and a song in your heart?   Email us at canvasbycanvas@gmail.com and share your ideas.  We'd love to hear from you!  And ... PS: .... We accept commissions!





Monday, November 21, 2011

"Crazy 'Bout a Mercury"-A collaborative Painting about our love for the old and rusty by Canvas by Canvas

"Crazy 'Bout a Mercury"
34"x34" acrylic painting
Each of the 9 canvases in this
piece of collaborative art
is painted by a different artist

This beauty was found along hwy 80 near Weatherford. We are always looking for beautiful, rusty vintage vehicles to photograph and turn into a painting.
Just like Alan Jackson, we're crazy bout a Mercury too. This painting recently sold to a collector of ours in California. Guess he likes Mercurys too. You can read more about our style of art and meet each one of us here.

If you have a favorite subject, we can create a design and paint you an original piece of art. Maybe you had a favorite old car you would like to commemorate.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Cowtown" ~ A Collaborative Painting about Fort Worth by Canvas by Canvas Artists

"Cowtown" Fort Worth, TX
28x44 inches 15 8x8 in. canvases acrylic 
each painted by a different CBC member

Canvas by Canvas members honored our nearby neighbor "Cowtown", Fort Worth TX with these highlights of some historic places and events. See our website HERE for more information about this painting.

We can work with a client to research and design and paint a memorial honoring a person or place, to commemorate an event or a special painting to serve as a memento for an occasion.

CANVAS BY CANVAS, ART FOR SALE, COMMISSIONS, ACRYLIC PAINTING, FINE ART, COLLABORATIVE ART, TEXAS ARTISTS, CONTEMPORARY FINE ART, ARTISTS OF TEXAS, FLORAL ART, AUTOMOTIVE ART, TRUCK PAINTINGS, VINTAGE TRUCK PAINTINGS, LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS, MEMORIAL PAINTINGS, COMMEMORATIVE PAINTINGS. MEMENTO PAINTINGS,

Canvas by Canvas

email: CanvasbyCanvas@gmail.com

posted by Canvas by Canvas member Nancy Standlee


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Collaborative Painting by Canvas by Canvas ~ Vintage 1951 GMC Truck

Tony's Pride and Joy
Vintage Truck Series
37" x 37" framed  SOLD

 The Canvas by Canvas Website... click HERE for more paintings

The eight members of Canvas by Canvas met because of their passion for painting. They created CBC because of their friendship and their love of painting. Most people think one painting equals one artist, but not in the work of Canvas by Canvas. Each painting includes several squares or rectangles and each one is painted by a different CBC artist in their own individual style. Each member contributes their time and energy for a collaborative painting that is unique, colorful, and contemporary. The paintings are usually approximately 30” square but CBC works in all sizes and styles and welcomes commissions. 
The photo reference for this 1951 GMC pickup truck was taken in Santa Fe when several members flew there for a photo shoot. The group meets for paint outs, birthday lunches and is in the planning stages for an April 2012 show at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center in Graham, TX. 
Thank you for visiting our blog and come back soon.

Posted by Member Nancy Standlee

Art for sale, commissions, vintage truck series, collaborative art, acrylic painting, fine art, Texas artists, automotive art, vintage truck paintings, large painting

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Tuscany Lavender" ~ A Collaborative Painting by Canvas by Canvas

"Tuscany Lavender"

The eight collaborative artists of Canvas by Canvas each painted one of the 10" x 10" squares.
The nine canvases can either be purchased in a custom-made wood frame, or hung grouped on a wall without a frame for a more contemporary appeal. Unframed, the painting measures approximately 30" x 30".
To read more about Canvas by Canvas and see more of our art click HERE.
Remember, each of the nine canvases was executed by an individual Canvas by Canvas artist, then grouped together to create the final painting in a custom -made black wood frame. These paintings have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. For further information contact: canvasbycanvas@gmail.com

COLLABORATIVE ART, CANVAS BY CANVAS, ACRYLIC FINE ART, PAINTINGS FOR SALE, TEXAS ARTISTS,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Canvas by Canvas Donates a Painting by Member Nancy Standlee

La Diosa Roja

Canvas by Canvas
donated this painting to the Arlington Museum of Art as their contribution for the "Pennies from Heaven" 20th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction, February 19, 2011, a project to underwrite roof and air condition repair. Raffle tickets are available for Southwest Airlines for two, anywhere Southwest flies. I'm buying some of these for sure. Email the Museum for more info at ama@arlingtonmuseum.org.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"MULTI COLORED ABSTRACT" by Margie Whittington

CANVAS BY CANVAS PEEPS
got together this week to paint and experiment with
Oil Pastels.  This is a colorful abstract I did.  Watch for Betty's
ducks, Nancy's cactus, Barbara's landscapes, Maryann's figures and
Karen's shell design.



"MULTI COLOR ABSTRACT"
8" X 10"
Oil Pastel on Paper
by
Margie Whittington




Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"ON EARTH, PEACE" Featured Painting of the Week


"ON EARTH, PEACE"
Painted by Canvas by Canvas
32" x 36"
Mixed media painted on 9 canvases
(including acrylic paint, textured surface, collage and gold accents)


This was truly a collaborative painting.
CBC artists worked on all 9 of the canvases instead of
an individual one.
This will be our entry in
Park Cities Presbyterian Church Arts Festival
juried art show in November, 2010.


Visit again next week to see another featured painting by CBC !

Monday, November 30, 2009

La Musica





CANVAS BY CANVAS
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT
 EXPRESSIONIST DAILY PAINTER

Do you like your Salsa hot and spicy?
 Then you’ll love the new SALSA series
 by the collaborative artists of Canvas by Canvas.
 These abstracts are now available in stunning 12” x 18”
 prints with a self border, ready to frame.

To view more art from the collaborative painters of Canvas By Canvas, visit http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/

CANVAS BY CANVAS
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST DAILY PAINTER



Thursday, November 12, 2009

"CALIENTE"



CALIENTE
Do you like your Salsa hot and spicy? Then you’ll love the new SALSA series by the collaborative artists of Canvas by Canvas. These abstracts are now available in stunning 12” x 18” prints with a self border, ready to frame.
To view more abstract art from the painters of Canvas By Canvas, visit http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/Abstracts.html or contact the artists.




Monday, November 9, 2009

"OVER ICE" by Canvas by Canvas Artists




©canvasbycanvas
"OVER ICE"

12" x 18" - $20 plus $5 shipping


 click on the "Buy Now" button, fill in the title of the poster, and follow
the instructions for payment
 or send us an email describing which print
you'd like to purchase: canvasbycanvas@gmail.com
 
 
View other abstracts done by the Canvas by Canvas artists
 

IMAGINE . . . each square of every painting is done by a different artist!
Canvas by Canvas is a group of Texas artists who share a love
of painting and have a unique friendship. Their individual painting styles are as
different as their signatures but they unite their painting
voices to produce dramatic art.Each square of every painting is
done by a different Canvas by Canvas artist, and the
charm of the finished painting lies in the individuality of style found in each section.
 Each canvas is initialed on the front and signed on the side by the artist
who painted it. The front of the painting is also
signed with the Canvas by Canvas group signature.

Contact: canvasbycanvas@gmail.com

http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/
 
This post by Margie Whittington

Sunday, July 5, 2009

CBC Gallery Opening ~ Graham Texas by Nancy Standlee


Canvas by Canvas members, Maryann, Nancy, Connie, (Marlene from the Museum) and Cindy at the Old Post Office and Museum Center in Graham, Texas, as we break for the July 4 parade. There is very interesting reading about the history of the area and exhibits if you click on the link. Thanks to all the volunteers who made our opening day very special. Our paintings will hang there until the first part of September so if you're in the area check out our paintings. This is the first time all of them have been hung together. What a treat to see them all in one place and be reminded of the dedication and work that has gone into their production.
We met early for the 2 hour drive and were welcomed to the museum show by a wonderful staff and group of volunteers. We had some time to step outside the door and under the shade of a large tree enjoy the July 4 parade while some of us enjoyed a lesson in water witching. We loved meeting new friends, having them tell us their favorite works and were surprised by a beautiful lunch before our Graham supporters bid us goodbye. Thanks to Red and his wife, Jay and Martha, Danny, Marlene and Tom and to all our visitors - thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourselves. You have a treasure in Graham with your museum. Thanks for the invitation to show and visit in your town.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

BOOT SCOOTIN

"BOOT SCOOTIN"
Center square by Margie Whittington
of a nine sq. ptg.
by Canvas by Canvas
Check out the rest of the painting at
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome one and all to 2009! We're happy to begin this new year with renewed energy and fresh ideas for upcoming projects.

Because of you, 2008 was a successful year for Canvas by Canvas and we thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and patronage. Most importantly, we thank you for your friendship. You're the best.

From each of us, to each of you ... May your lives and the lives of those you love be filled with love, peace and prosperity.

Happy New Year!

Cindy Campbell, Maryann Stephens, Betty Mitchell-Taylor, Margie Whittington, Nancy Standlee, Barbara Hackney, Karen Foster, Cindy Yandell and Connie Michael

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Not Your Old Boot !

"BOOT TOE"
by
Margie Whittington
This is one of nine boot pieces to make
up a newCanvas by Canvas
painting untitled as yet.
It is fun to watch as these
individual paintings
come together to form a large
impressive painting
done by nine different artists.
Go to http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/ and click on the
sneek peek and see other paintings in progress.
Ya'll Come Back !

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cessna 195 ~ 77 Victor ~ Wendell Eckert posted by Nancy Standlee

77 Victor
Acrylic Painting on canvas 6 9”x12”, framed at 40” x 31.5”


Canvas by Canvas became aware of the Wendell Eckert story because of one of our members, Maryann, and some of her many friends. In fact she knows just about anyone ever mentioned in our conversations, and many times we’ve heard her begin a story or interject into one of ours “They Used To Live In My Neighborhood” and we’ve abbreviated it to “Oh, it’s just one of Maryann’s TUTLIMN’s.”

So Wendell Eckert is known to us by way of a Maryann TUTLIMN. His daughter, Gretchen, gave Maryann a photo of his vintage Cessna 195, built in 1949, as a basis of our painting. The call numbers of the plane were 77 Victor and can be seen on the wing and the numbers are unique to that individual plane. It is the call number the towers use to direct the plane for landing or other orders.
The plane was built in 1949 and was used by Wendell as the lead plane for the US Forest service primarily in the Sequoia forest. His job was to strategically lead the bombers into the forest to drop the fire retardant. The US Forest Service referred to Wendell as the “Voice of the Sequoias” since he was the lead plane for forest fires for thirty years.

An admirer of Wendell, William (Tim) McMaster has a video of one of his flights on YouTube and he’s seen taking a beautiful bride for a celebratory flight. Wendell was 79 years old in this clip and he began flying in college in Wooster, Ohio and flew until the age of 82 in California, flying over 24,000 hours in his career. He died at age 91. He was born in 1916 in Youngstown, Ohio. Wendell’s house and the airport can be seen at the beginning of the clip in black and white and the photo was taken right after the war. When the war came, he was chosen to join the Army Air Corp in California and serve as flight instructor to countless cadets preparing for battle.

Mr. McMaster told Gretchen he put the video on YouTube with hopes she might enjoy it someday. He said “We loved your Dad very much”. The Cessna 195 is unique as it is a radial engine tail dragger and few of the planes have survived the years because the planes are very temperamental and require very experienced pilots.

Watch the video to see Wendell with the Cessna 195 and enjoy some good music with the ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txCstdQpeuE

Gretchen and ZoAnn and Tim thank you for providing the information so that CBC could enjoy painting this work and getting to know your story.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July ... and Happy Birthday, CBC by Connie Michael

As we celebrate our country's independence today and the birthday of CBC, I'm grateful not only for our independence, but for the fact that as a community of artists we can also take pride in our DEPENDENCE...on each other. With only a few keystrokes we can find (or provide) a helping hand to encourage, advise, praise, critique, share tips and techniques ... anything at all that we need to make us better artists!

This is also our birthday. I love being part of Canvas by Canvas and what the nine of us have come to mean to each other. I love searching the internet for blogs and websites of other artists, and I love leaving them messages and receiving their responses. What artist isn't happy to be noticed and have someone take time to respond to their work? What a great way to meet new friends and see what incredible talent is out there.

The red truck in the photo is the third in a series we've painted of red trucks and it's one of two commissions we've just completed for someone we think is pretty special. Trucks seem to be popular painting subjects for artists and viewers alike. Can you think of anything that has made us more independent that transportation? And to have transportation that's FUN, too ... what more could we ask? Maybe a red truck, a full moon and someone you love to share the fireworks...?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Square "D" ~ Kinky 2 ~ Sketchbook/Journaling ~ In Bruges by Nancy Standlee


Square "D"
"Save a seat for Kinky 2" for Canvas by Canvas
This is a commission for a larger version of our "Kinky" painting and you can see it On the Easel in progress.
Our easel paintings will be moved out to our paintings when finished so you might need to just check the Paintings menu if the link doesn't work. It depends on the time factor when you read this post. I finished this yesterday at TUG and we are starting another painting of an old Mercury. (We will have a show there in July and more to come.)
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"H" Square ~ Magnify ~WIP by Nancy Standlee


Nancy painted the "H" square in the new painting, Magnify, by Canvas by Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas
Our signature style is nine 10" canvases painted by each of the 9 members and you will see this one soon as a sneak peak on the CBC web site and it is kept very up to date by Betty Taylor (real name Elizabeth Taylor!!) one of the nine. She's our efficient web guru. Each member of the group provides and shares their talents and special gifts and this makes for a stronger organization and more painting experiences. I know if I weren't a part of this group I would not have painted this square ever on my own. For the 10" size painting a member presents an idea and if the majority rule in favor, it gets painted. CBC member, Karen Foster, took this photograph at a local antique shop and what were we thinking? We voted yes. However, anyone can begin a project on their own in a non-standard format without the majority votes. For example, if you've just taken the perfect longhorn photo and you just have to paint it, decide on the size canvas you want and you'll have 8 others to meet with you at the Upstairs Gallery and draw for squares. Not all members can paint together on a given Monday but TUG is a great place to meet when we can and the studio has large tables and an overhead mirror.
This painting will be entered into an art show based on Luke 15 and the parable of the Lost Coin. In my 10" square I got a small piece of this coin to paint and this is the second Monday of painting on this square and I'm finished and I am sooooo glad.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fort Worth Community Arts Center ~ CBC ~ Karl Umlauf by Nancy Standlee


This is one of the Canvas by Canvas' newest paintings and can be seen "On the Easel" on the home page.
Yesterday found some of the members hanging our show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Art Cafe. Excusa if some of the photos are a little blurry or off centered as our main concern was getting them hung, centered and 58" from the floor.
Karl Umlauf will have a show in the main gallery area. To read more about the artist, check out the June FWCAC newsletter. Other sites of interest would be the Gallery 2 David Dike Fine Art and Estates and David Dike Fine Art.
Classical station WRR 101.1 FM has the event on their arts calendar and will be announcing other details.

See some of our paintings below and please visit the FWCAC and check them out in person as they will appear a lot clearer than in this slide show. Mouse over for captions. If you're not familiar with our work, we are a collaborative group of 9 artists and we each will paint an individual square and look closely at the paintings and you will find our initials somewhere on each square.