Archive for the ‘Current Work’ Category

Nicole

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Life Drawing by Shanon Playford

Nicole
Pencil on paper
9” X 12” image on 12” x 14” 130lb paper
3 hr Life drawing session on mar. 13th

From suggestions I invited… (cheating?)
slightly.

This piece is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced daily based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month from their date of completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/nicole

Halloween Orange & Chimney Red

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Shanon Playford drawing
Halloween Orange & Chimney Red
gouache on paper
8.5” x 11.25” image
~ freehand drawing, done on March 9th & 10th

…from Martin Laughlin’s suggestion:
(from a Tom Waits song)
“…doused
everything in the house, torched it,
parked across the street, laughing,
watching it burn, all Halloween
…orange and chimney red then…”

…& it took me way too long.
& the orange is more orange than this.

This piece, Halloween Orange & Chimney Red, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month from their date of completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/halloween-orange-chimney-red

Bubbles!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Shanon Playford Art - Piece called bubbles

Bubbles!
8″ x 10″ acrylic & acrylic gouache on 130lb paper with transparency print (from an original oil on microfiche).
created on Mar 8th, 2011 (& 9th If I’m being honest)

From Penelope Luedtke’s suggestion:
Bubbles

This piece, Bubbles!, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month from their date of completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/bubbles

The Width of Thread From a Spider’s Web

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Shanon Playford drawing

The Width of Thread from a Spider’s Web
ink on paper 9” x 6” image on 11” x 8” 130lb paper
created on March 6th from March 4th suggestion
not satisfied w/ my 1st attempt, I tried again.
image is out of my head, but I Googled spider’s webs….

from Eugene Mostofi
lyrics from Katie Melua…
Remember forever the guns and the feathers in time.
Because the line between wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread from a spider’s web,
The piano keys are black and white,
…But they sound like a million colours in your mind.

This drawing,The Width of Thread from a Spider’s Web, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month after their completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/the-width-of-thread-from-a-spiders-web

The Line Between Wrong & Right

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

~ the line between wrong & right ~
ink on paper 9” x 6” image on 11” x 8” 130lb paper
created on March 5th from March 4th suggestion
image is out of my head, but I Googled spider’s webs just to try & figure out how the heck they make them.
Videos on YouTube were quite helpful.

from Eugene Mostofi
lyrics from Katie Melua…
Remember forever the guns and the feathers in time.
Because the line between wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread from a spider’s web,
The piano keys are black and white,
…But they sound like a million colours in your mind.

This drawing, the line between wrong & right, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month after their completion.

If you’d like to bid go here: http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions

Chameleon

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Shanon Playford Gouache painting

Chameleon 8.5” x 9.5”
gouache, ink & charcoal on 140lb watercolour paper

song lyrics by Jody Katopothis:
chameleon what colours will you become
chameleon
who’s troubles will you leave undone
chameleon
…when you turn from green to gold
chameleon
when you leave without a word…

This drawing, Chameleon, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month after their completion.

If you’d like to bid go here: http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions

It’s not what’s now, it’s what’s coming:

Friday, March 4th, 2011

This drawing, It’s not what’s now, it’s what’s coming, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an
interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shanon.playford.art

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month after their completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:

http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/It’s not what’s now, it’s what’s coming

IN LIKE A LION…

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

This drawing, Once I Loved a Sailor, is part of an ongoing series, In Like a Lion, an interactive project for
the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my Facebook page:

All works will be available at auction on my blog for one month after their completion.

If you’d like to bid go here:

http://blog.josephsurface.com/auctions/once-i-loved-a-sailor-2

Goddess of the Hunt

Monday, September 6th, 2010


Diana, 2010, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Out of Our Heads – Aurora

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Here’s another image of the show up through the end of July at Beet Galley, NW 18th and Lovejoy in Portland…

Aurora, 2010, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Out of Our Heads – Opening Thursday

Monday, July 12th, 2010

New paintings and drawings:  Thursday, July 15, 2010 5 PM – 9 PM at Beet Gallery at 1720 NW Lovejoy #120
(Corner of NW 18th, Enter on 18th).

Mouse and Stars

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Another drawing coming to Beet Gallery July 15th…

2010, Mouse and Stars, pencil on paper, 8″ x 11″

Bubbles

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Out of Our Heads

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Finished

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Here’s my finished piece from the Artist-A-Day event. Only 2 days left to participate in the auction:

For more information, or to place a bid visit the Artist A Day website or call 503-231-8704

Almost Finished

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

An Artist A Day @ Muse Art & Design

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Peter of Muse Art & Design has been putting on this pretty impressive live painting exhibit this past month
at his store on Hawthorne. I participated on April 15th, and here is what I had by the end of the day (finished
work to follow):

More images & info here >>

Sunbathers

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Jack of Hearts

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

My painting entitled “Mr. Portland” from the Portland Art in Hand Deck (coming in May):

To learn more about the project and to see other cards from the deck, visit Art in Hand PDX on Facebook >>

XX: Show at Ogle, Installed

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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XX :: October 1st Show at OGLE

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

mini_poster

Details from XX: Janes, Dames, Saints, Chicks, Crones, Babes, Birds, Bitches and Others by Shanon Playford.
Painting and mixed media on 60+ panels. Piece measures one foot x 50 feet. All new work. Show opens First
Thursday, October 1st and runs through November 26.

New Work – Partial Silhouette

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Another (possibly finished) part from my new work consisting of 50+ panels of women….

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