Monday, December 29, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Knitting Mania

I'm learning to knit this year.  These are a few of my projects in the last couple of months.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Etymology of the name of a piece of furniture



1.belief as to the truth of something:

to give credence to a claim.
2.something giving a claim to belief or confidence:

letter of credence.
3.Also called credence table, credenza. Ecclesiastical. a small side table, shelf, or niche for holding articles used in the Eucharist service.
4.Furniture. credenza (def 1).
 15th or 16th century Italian credenza
"Antic" walnut credenza

ChadHaus Farmhouse Credenza
Leecowen Esty Shop

MATTER, Castor credenza


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Architecture of the World Boxes

These boxes plus many more will be available at the Art Access Holiday Show and Sale beginning this month.  
Art Access
230 South 500 West #125
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-328-0703

Gallery Hours

Mon, Tue, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Wed & Thu: 10am - 6pm
(closed on holidays)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Studio Improvements

My encaustic painting, Spring Rain will be included in Alpine Art Gallery's exhibit "Honoring Utah Artists" show in December.
This is me all suited up for installing insulation in my garage work space, where I have my encaustic studio.  Last week, I completed the install of wall insulation.  Next I will move on to installing insulation on the ceiling.  Above the ceiling is a loft space, for future expansion.  After the insulation is installed, I will be able to use the workspace more months during winter with the help of a space heater.
This picture was taken before installing insulation and in the middle of painting four large scale watercolor paintings this summer (That's one large watercolor on the table in the middle of the photo).  Along with the insulation project, I am reorganizing the two work spaces, one side for power tools and the other side for encaustics and other creative projects.  The new arrangement will have a more distinct division between the two areas.  Oh!  And where will I park the car?  ;o)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

On the Easel

This painting is up on the easel again tonight after a break, as I continue to work on it. 
"Tenor", 30"x24" acrylic on canvas, Toni Youngblood.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lesson: Matching colors and blending techniques

Great work from my students tonight in Acrylic Painting for Beginners. Lesson: Matching colors and blending techniques. Whoever said acrylic paint colors are garish and that acrylic paints cannot be blended like oil paints, take note!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AVAILABLE ART - New Tab Category

A new tab at the top of this website has been created to showcase art work that is available for sale.  When completed, the dimensions, medium and price of each piece will be included.  You may see the contents by clicking the tab labeled "AVAILABLE ART" or clicking here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Painting Found

"Figs in a Blanket",  watercolor ~ Toni Youngblood  2013.
The painting was found in the original box in which it was packed for delivery to the gallery.  So it never appeared in the group show.  It will be featured, however, until the first week in October at the Logan Fine Art Gallery during part of the duration of the Salon  d' Autome.  
Logan Fine Art Gallery
60 West 100 North

Logan, Utah 84321


Phone: 435-753-0333


Gallery Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: Closed


Saturday, September 6, 2014

The summer is nearly over and I'm feeling that it has been an art-less span of time for me, devoted instead to finding perfect renters for my own property and four owned by others, disposing of items for friends (craigslist), selling my own beloved vintage Land Cruiser, making home improvements (new energy-efficient windows for upstairs rooms, lighting in the kitchen, duct run for heating and air-conditioning to an upstairs room that never had it, new partial roof, landscaping work, building a new gate and the desperate search for hardware that will actually work on it, and more!)  The images I'm posting today are for my own personal inventory to help soothe my psyche by looking at work I have completed during the past eight months, including a couple of class demonstration paintings (I teach two eight-week classes Fall, Winter and Spring terms:  Acrylic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates.).

  And, then there are the two in-progress works below on which I will soon resume painting...

I don't usually post about discouragement here, but this week a watercolor painting I loaned for a group exhibit in a neighboring town gallery, has gone missing.  No one has stepped up to identify at what point it went missing, nor has offered any remuneration to me for the lost/stolen work:



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