Today's Featured Artist: Michael Godard

Transform your photos into one-of-a-kind, hand painted masterpieces!

Dawn Marie Black - Fine Artist

Dawn Marie Black Blogs

Read blog posts created by Dawn Marie Black.











Farewell Beauty

May 17th, 2010

This week's flower is late in that it was to have put up for Mother's Day. This one is for my mom, Gerbera Daisy's were her favorite. This one was my first attempt, and I'm sure it will not be my last. There are many meanings to daisy's and farewe... 

"Think of me with pleasant thoughts" a Chinese brush painting by Dawn Marie Black This is a study in procrastination. Not my best attribute, and one that I'm actively changing. This week I spent time working on multiple projects, which would have... 


April 12th, 2010

Arcadia 24" X 18" - Acrylic on canvas This week was a very interesting and fun week for me; I completed these two pieces of art, and began to work on a couple of other pieces. There are moments in our lives that inspire us, or drive us to do thing... 

Pretty in Pink

April 5th, 2010

This week I started two pieces of art, and it worked out well because I only finished one of them this week. I scanned this much earlier, but the colors were distorted and much lighter than the original and I just could not post the lighter scan, it... 


March 29th, 2010

Artwork has personality, which is why some pieces grab you more than others. Beyond technical application, balance of light and shadow, the general flow of the piece, and the general subject of the piece; there is something in each piece of art that... 

Dragon Fly in Cherry Tree

March 16th, 2010

I finally combined two different items into one composition, this is a first in my Chinese Brush painting pieces. I can find many things that I would like to do better in this piece, but all in all I like the combination and the colors. There was... 

Silhouette Elk in Moon

March 9th, 2010

Silhouette Elk in Moon (9 X 12) I love painting with my airbrush! It takes a bit to set up and clean, but the effects are fantastic. This piece is much smaller than the other moon I did in the past, along with the surface being different as we... 

I have been busy working on another piece, and I was hoping to be able to post it this week, but The best laid schemes of mice and men.... This however, is my first attempt at the hibiscus, and I am happy with how it turned out for being my first ... 


February 22nd, 2010

This week went by so fast, the time just flew by. This next week is looking to be about the same speed, fast. Times like this are both good and tiring. Boredom is not a friend of mine, so time going quickly is wonderful, but it does leave me a bit... 

Light house - Point Reyes Station

February 15th, 2010

This week the art will have to be photography. It is not my strength, but I do love to take lots and lots of pictures, usually they are kept to pain from. These will be a part of that arsenal of artistic pieces to inspire and just to be painted. ... 

Purple Rose

February 8th, 2010

This week I have not felt well, and this piece was the closest to being complete. The deadline came upon me fast this weekend. I am still working on color saturation and yet not over working the piece. I will be painting this flower again as I thi... 

Panda - this is the final version this week. His body still is not what I'm looking for, so I will be painting him again. I will post pictures of new paintings of the panda as they improve. But he will be one I will work on matting and framing pro...