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Framed and Ready for Art Hop

“Blue House – Takoma Park” $250

Acrylic 10x10x1.5″ canvas with a black custom floater frame. Another cool, old Takoma Park House.

 

 

 

 

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Art Hop Takoma is this weekend – Find me at Roscoe’s Pizzeria

Björne is helping me finish these Bee & Blossom cigar box paintings for Art Hop Takoma this weekend (April 29-30)! I’ll be exhibiting at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Marcelle Fozard (Painting) and Mary Ann Lipovsky (Painting). Our reception is Sunday from 3-5 pm.  Please stop by!

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Cats Love Art - Bees & Blossoms by Michelle Bailey

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“Hello Takoma Park” & “Iceland” Prints Now Available

I have just listed two new prints made from my original paintings which you can purchase at my Etsy shop.

Hello Takoma Park and Iceland paintings by Michelle Bailey

“Hello Takoma Park” is a colorful cityscape painting of downtown Takoma Park, MD that I created using acrylic paint and a ballpoint ink pen on an artist panel. “Iceland” is an acrylic landscape painting of the Skagafjardarsysla region in Iceland. I used Google Street View (GSV) locations as a reference, which can be viewed by scanning the QR codes included with the prints. I’d like to give a special thanks to Bill Guffey for creating the Virtual Paintout which inspired me to keep painting while I was housebound and recovering from an injury. Anyone can participate. I hope you enjoy these new paintings and feel inspired to create your own! virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/

Printed with archival inks on acid-free paper. 8×10″ overall size of mat. Painting information, signature and print care are on the backing board. Wrapped in a protective cello bag. Ready to frame or for gift giving.

 

 

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Old Truck

I spotted this early 1950s Ford truck in Rehoboth last summer. I love the weathered colors and the strong shadows so I thought it would be fun to paint.

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Art Hop Takoma 2016

I’m excited to be accepted to participate in Art Hop Takoma again this year. I’ll be at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Jennifer Dreyfus and Marcelle Fozard. Our reception is planned for Saturday, April 9, from 3-5pm.

Art Hop’s opening party is Friday April 8. Learn more about the amazing artists and the events planned at the Art Hop web site. It’s shaping up to be a great weekend. Hope to see you there!

~ Michelle

Michelle Bailey Paintings at RoscoesArtHop2016Ad

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Channeling Motor Cat – Painting in Progress

Update: The original painting has sold. Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

About this painting: A motorcycle riding cat?! If you lived in the Takoma Park/DC area in the 90s, you likely caught a glimpse of “Motor Cat,” a cool kitty happily riding on a motorcycle with her human and sporting an adorable little helmet. I’m reliving a fond memory by creating this painting of my cat Mouse riding around Sligo Creek Parkway, channeling Motor Cat. This painting is part of my growing local series.

Update 2023: Motor Cat in the news again and a new Takoma Park restaurant--Motorkat!

Link to the 1993 Washington Post article and Chicago Tribune article

Channeling Motor Cat By Michelle Bailey

Channeling Motor Cat - Finished Painting

The finished painting is on display and for sale at Artomatic in Hyattsville, MD through December 12th. (Update: This painting has sold.)

Channeling Motor Cat - by Michelle Bailey

Painting in progress.

 

Motor Cat T-Shirt from the 90s. Photo by Pauline Anson-Dross.

A special thanks to Motor Cat's human, J. Catman!

Artomatic Update: Channeling Motor Cat got BRASHED at Artomatic 2016!

"The Truth About Cats (And Dogs)"

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

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Artists for Soup – cigar box painting

I’m happy to start my cigar box painting to benefit Artists for Soup as they move forward with plans to build a community center in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. I love the labels. Now to figure out what to paint.

Artists for Soup Cigar Box

Artists for Soup is a non-profit organization that works to support sustainable development work in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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Farmer Jerry is Retiring This Sunday

I just found out that this Sunday will be his last day at the market. My portrait painting of him will be a part of Art Hop at Roscoe’s this weekend.

Portrait of Farmer Jerry

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