“Polka Blacka” Dance

If I told you where this piece started and how it ended you might just laugh a little. I had all my paints and canvas on the big island in the kitchen. I started cooking dinner. I had a pasta ladle with a hole in the center. The hole is the exact size of each dot you see here. You see I took my paint brush and started using the ladle as a template. Pretty soon I turned the burners off and decided to finish this piece. It started out quite colorful as you will see in other blogs. I created a “Polka” collection and have been working on this one collection all week.

There was no one home at the time I created this piece. I could not have TV or any music on. Nothing that would distract having a steady hand. In my left hand I held the ladle. My right hand the fine paint brush. If you look closely you can see my strokes. My hands would cramp up and I would take a break. Each break allowing the next layer of color to dry.

I kept thinking I was done. Hand cramping and more polka dots added. Why would I continue? Yet something about holding the ladle steady, precision painting and remembering the exercises I once learned while attending the Art Institute of Seattle. We would come into class. In a box were all kinds of kitchen utensils, or a tool box with real fixing tools. Were were to choose one and then had less than 30 minutes to design and paint an artful piece with the inspiration of whatever tool we chose.

On this day my inspiration was a pasta stirring tool. My first order is about to be shipped off to an office building and I love it.

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"Polka Blacka" by Elizabeth Traub
“Polka Blacka” by Elizabeth Traub 30″x40″
"Polka Blacka" by Elizabeth Traub
“Polka Blacka” by Elizabeth Traub 16″x 20″
"Polka Blacka" by Elizabeth Traub
“Polka Blacka” by Elizabeth Traub 11″x14″


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Interior Designer, Consultant, Artist. Which is it they ask? All of the above. God has blessed me in ways that words cannot describe. Doing what I love and making a career out of it all. Starting with a beautiful designer showroom. Decorating homes and specializing in kid's spaces. Magazine covers and spreads, then show homes. Adding in business consulting. Working alongside my clients to develop a strategic plan to design and market their product or service in the correct markets. Then one day, after years of painting for my clients, a few gallies, my hobby business I decided in the second half of my life to bring Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery to life. I took my paintings to the streets and flipped my website into my "Art You Love" business. Do what you love and love what you do. Adding Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery and creating artful pieces for your home, office, business. An empty wall invites art you love by Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery. Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help. Let's work together and build something beautiful in your home business, or on your walls.

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