First Friday December!!!

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I will be hosted by Fish Princess Farms for December!!! Come by 12/02/16

My Farm critters art work and more will be displayed!! I will have my Farm critter note cards for sale!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

109 Locust Street

Santa Cruz

Please join us to celebrate December and artist Janice Serilla.   Keeping with our “farm” theme we’ll have goats, chickens and more on display – on canvas of course!

We’ll be serving sparkling wine along with savory biscuits from Iveta Gourmet paired with Gabriella Cafe’s own housemade goat cheese and culinary salts from Laguna Creek Farm.

 

First Friday September 2nd!

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Hey Santa Cruzians!! This weekend is September’s First Friday event!

I will be hanging my art at Nut Kreations and will be showing for the full month there!

So come downtown Santa Cruz, Friday from 5 to 8pm and see my work and the artwork from all the First Friday artists that will be exhibiting downtown at different venues!!!

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First Friday!

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Come to the Santa Cruz Government Building from 5pm to 8am tonight for First Friday!

Myself and about 6 other Artists will be there. Our work will be up for the next few months if you miss us tonight!

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Government Group Exhibit

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Next week a group of us artists are going to be showing at the Santa Cruz County Government Center! Come for our reception for First Friday or pop by and see all the art from May 27- August 5th!

Everyone needs a cute accent pillow!!

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all the pillows

Now available! On my ETSY page! Git one before they are gone! I am selling these at my wholesale price of $30.  Stores interested in carrying these, please shoot me an email mackerilla@gmail.com

Done!

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Just finished my pet portrait of Harper the cat! This canvas is a 30×36

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Mona Lisa

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P3280357I am working on an art show for Santa Cruz artists to participate in called “The Mona Lisa”

I thought it would be a fun thing to get up to 50 artists to create their version, interpretation or Mona Lisa inspired piece in any medium they choose. So hoping to see some very cool creative work from our very talented local artists!

I am pretty close to finishing up mine and here is a wee little peek at her! We are planning an event at one of the many local wineries here in Santa Cruz! Stockwell Winery has come on board to host it. They have a grand space to hold all the artwork. We are planning a “First Friday” in September tentatively!!

SO keep your eyes peeled to come to the show if your local or I will be posting many photos of all the work after the fact!!

show flyer if your a Santa Cruz Artist and would like to participate:

Mona lisa art show flyer

 

The importance of a good photo and pose

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It makes the world of difference in my paintings when a client gets me some good quality closeups with a great expression.
Makes the artwork more captivating to look at!

Here is an example.
I am now painting Frank the Papillon and you can see how with his head tilt and looking directly at the camera it captures his spirit! 🙂

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Prints, prints, prints!!!

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Well I have lots of prints of my farm critters!!! If your interested, you can email me at mackerilla@gmail.com to inquire about them! I have 2 sizes. 19×22 $70 and 14×17 for $45
Also if your interested in a custom pet portrait, please contact me too!!!
I have time right now, since I am finishing up a painting and ready to start another!!!
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If your looking for greeting/note cards, I have them too in my farm series!! Just go to my ETSY page or select SHOP here on my website!!

Learning about the past..

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Working on a “Vintage Family”  painting and wondering who was she? Her name (that is marked on the photo ) is Josephine Morel from Ireland. This is my husbands side of the family. An old photo late 1800’s? Very early 1900’s? Not sure! This is one of many many of the old pics that I selected to paint.
Of course, I looked up her name and I am pretty sure this Josephine is not currently on Linkedin! 😉
Well going to have to pick my father in laws brain on who she was…….