Artist

Sally Adams
Shelby Township, Michigan

Sally Adams received a set of oil paints for Christmas when she was 15 years old and has loved art ever since. You can always find her with a camera strapped around her neck, as most of her art is inspired by photos she takes in her daily routine. Her intention is to extract simple beauty from what surrounds us. Although her instinct is to always add more detail, the advice from an art teacher that “less is more” rings in her ears. The result is art that appears intimate, serene, and hazy from a distance, but is intricate and deliberate up close. Sally’s studio companion, Pickledog, keeps her company as she works. “He gets me up and going every morning, reminding me that a good breakfast and daily walk with Mother Nature are essential for raising endorphins and clearing the mind to create."

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Monet's Poppies
by SALLY ADAMS


Acrylic painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

20" h x 20" w x .75" d
5 lbs. 8 oz.

$600


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The inspiration for this piece grew out of my ceramic tile pieces. I love red and the way the colorful glaze melted and ran over the tiles when heated in the kiln. This piece has a high gloss like a ceramic tile.

The piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished black edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

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