July 31, 2011

Grandma's Loveseat - SOLD


"Grandma's Loveseat"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

Grandma's loveseat is now at my house. When she moved out of her house to go into an assisted living home she called and asked if there was anything I wanted of hers. Without hesitation I said I wanted her loveseat pair. And she said...They're yours! I think she was really happy and maybe surprised that I wanted something like that from her home. They are very special to me because I can remember spending the night at her house with ALL my cosines and sleeping on the loveseats...until I got to tall.

I can't believe this the last day of JULY! Wow! Where is the summer going? The countdown is on for back to school at our house. (I think I'm the only one counting down.) Tonight we're trying to get back on a more responsible bedtime...no more midnight hanging out around here!!

July 29, 2011

Dexter the Robot


"Dexter the Robot"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

I asked my son what I should name this robot. He suggested "Dexter." So, Dexter it is. Have a wonderful weekend!

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July 28, 2011

Take Me To Your Leader


"Take Me To Your Leader"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard


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July 27, 2011

Soda Bottle and Paper Flowers - SOLD


"Soda Bottle and Paper Flowers"
©2011 Heather HIngst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

My husband and son recently took a trip to Rocket Fizz and came back with some yummy soda pops. Full or cane sugar. Yes! The real stuff!!

July 26, 2011

Textile Tuesday


"Color Story No. 7"
©2010 Heather Hingst Bennett
12"x12", art quilt mounted on stretched canvas, cotton fabric hand-dyed by the artist

Welcome to another Textile Tuesday. 

Season 9 of Project Runway Starts July 28. Unfortunately, we not longer have cable, so I'll have to wait for the episodes to be posted online. I'm heading over right now to check out the new designers.

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July 25, 2011

July 24, 2011

My Adrienne Vittadini - SOLD


"My Adrienne Vittadini"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

I purchased this handbag by Adrienne Vittadini in 1992/1993. It was when color blocking was all the rage. One side of the bag is black and the other is white.

July 23, 2011

It's on the Doorknob - SOLD


"It's on the Doorknob"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

I don't know how many times a day I loose track of my purse...and my cell phone.

July 22, 2011

Paper Flowers in Pink


"Paper Flowers in Pink"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

So pretty in pink!

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July 21, 2011

Paper Flowers No. 2


"Paper Flowers No. 2"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

I love painting these paper flowers!! You can see my first "Paper Flowers" here.

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July 20, 2011

Blueberry Beret


"Blueberry Beret"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

Remember the song "Raspberry Beret" by Prince?

Last week my daughter and I went downtown to do a little shopping. We stopped in The Black Market and I fell in LOVE with this beret. It's blue leather and looks really cute on me with that little bow so I had to have it!

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July 19, 2011

Textile Tuesday

W E L C O M E to our first "official" Textile Tuesday.


"Color Story No. 8"
©2010 Heather Hingst Bennett
12"x12", art quilt, cotton fabric hand-dyed by the artist

One of the aspects I love about art quilts is dyeing fabric. This is an art all to itself and for me a surprise as I love to mix and mingle colors and just see what I come up with.


Above is just a sample of what you can come up with when dyeing your own fabrics.

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July 18, 2011

Shot of Cherries - SOLD


"Shot of Cherries"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

I apologize...this painting is still wet and I had to photograph it instead of scanning it, so I can see I'm getting a glare on the cherries. I'll replace the picture as soon as the paint dries.

I have finally learned that I like to paint on a surface that has a little bit of tooth and have been using a clear gesso on my panels before I start painting. It helps my paint from sliding around too much.

If you have a moment, click on "paintings" above. I'm slowly, but surely making a little gallery page. Eventually I will have all paintings completed from this year and last year displayed with a link to the blog post.

Starting tomorrow, I'll be featuring a small art quilt every Tuesday and I'm calling this little break in painting "Textile Tuesday".

July 17, 2011

Lineup


"Lineup"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on hardboard

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July 15, 2011

Dum Dum Pops - SOLD

"Dum Dum Pops", 6"x6", oil on stretched canvas

Listened to David Sedaris while I painted today. Oh my...found myself laughing out loud quite often.

Please enjoy a little David Sedaris below...





July 13, 2011

July 11, 2011

A Painting Break



"Tiny No. 16"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", framed art quilt, cotton fabric dyed by the artist




I thought I would take some time off from painting and show you some of the quilts from my "Tiny" series.

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July 8, 2011

RUNWAY FINALE

"Runway Finale", 6"x6", oil on stretched canvas

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The finale in a few ways. The last painting with this subject, for now, and the actual finale of the fashion show. When the designer walks down with the models.

Do you remember the show STYLE WITH ELSA KLENSCH? I used to love it. I watched it religiously during high school. Just a small town girl dreaming of life in the big city.

July 7, 2011

BEHIND THE SCENES

"Behind the Scenes", 6"x6", oil on hardboard

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Today we find our model, Chiffon, consulting with the designer and the make-up artist.

I'm ready for the next season of Project Runway...can you tell? It starts July 28!

July 6, 2011

MODELS

"Models"
©2011 Heather Hingst Bennett
6"x6", oil on stretched canvas, painting carries onto canvas sides

Meet our Givenchy models Organza (left) and Chiffon (right)(aka Organza Indecence). Of course, these are parfume bottles and as I was setting them up I thought of them as models making their way down the runway. Organza is making her way down the runway while Chiffon is making her way back up. I sure hope Organza doesn't trip on Chiffon's dress!

The House of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy and one of it's most famous patrons was Audry Hepburn.


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