Archive for the ‘Works for Sale’ Category

Works available May 18 -20

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Fluffy will be available at my Open Studio!

6″ x 6″ oil on board

Splendorporium Invitational Group Show

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

 

Splendorporium presents –  The Invitational Group Show
Featuring 5 great Portland Artists: Elliott Wall, Marianna Gordon, Andy Paiko, Ross Christy & Shanon Playford

Hope to see some of you Friday night. (7 to 9pm)

LAST THURSDAY – Last Chance Open Studio

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Here’s one last chance to see things before we take it all down…. 4711 NE 26th, 5PM to 9PM

An Artist A Day Auction

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

This painting is available as part of the artist a day auction at Muse Art and Design on Hawthorne. Proceeds to benefit Schoolhouse Supplies. Bidding starts at only $75.00. To bid, simply call Muse Art and Design, 503-231-8704 (telephone bids taken between noon and 5, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.)

Open Studio Extravaganza – May 20, 21, 22

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Shanon Playford Open Studio Portland

So Now You Know

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

So Now You Know
Pencil & Watercolour
11” x 15.5”
28. March

From Toru Yoshikawa’s suggestion:
So now you know

This piece concludes my series, In Like a Lion, an interactive project for the month of March where works are produced based on suggestions on my
Facebook page: http://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

Peacock

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Peacock Feather ~
charcoal & pastel
9.5” x 12.5” image [on 11” x 15” 130lb paper]
24, March

From Tino Romeo’s suggestion:
Peacock

This piece 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: http://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

Robin’s-egg Blue

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Robin’s-egg Blue
waterclolour & powdered graphite on paper
9”x 9”

from Alllison J. Bratt’s suggestion:
Robin’s-egg blue

This piece 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: http://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

The Sky’s Ablaze II

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Shanon Playford Shoe Painting

The Sky’s Ablaze
2nd attempt
gouache, ink & watercolour on paper
12” x 16” started on 17 finished on 18 Mar
from Dan Miller’s suggestion:
From Was (not was)

My father used to take a drink or two when I was young
It was then hallucinations always dangled from his tongue
The sky’s ablaze with ladies’ legs he used to say
They’re kicking from the clouds
Shoes fall thru the morning haze & splat like eggs amongst the crowds
“Can you see them, son?” my father asked
“Now they’re dancing plain as day”….

This piece 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: http://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

It’s a Drab, Gray, Lavender, Damp Feeling Highlighted by…

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

..it’s a drab, gray, lavender, damp feeling highlighted by clean, clear, bright sunlight…
acrylic, gouache, watecolour & couloured pencil on paper 9” x 12” 16,17,18 Mar
~ I may do another version…something ‘sunnier’

from Andrea McCarter’s suggestion:
”…it’s a drab, gray, lavender, damp feeling highlighted by clean, clear, bright sunlight…”

This piece 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

The Sky’s Ablaze

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The Sky’s Ablaze
1st attempt
collage

from Dan Miller’s suggestion:
From Was (not was) –

My father used to take a drink or two when I was young
It was then hallucinations always dangled from his tongue
The sky’s ablaze with ladies’ legs he used to say
They’re kicking from the clouds
Shoes fall thru the morning haze & splat like eggs amongst the crowds
“Can you see them, son?” my father asked
“Now they’re dancing plain as day”….

This piece, The Sky’s Ablaze, 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

Garden II

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Shanon Playford collage

Garden II
2nd version – something to dance to
Magazine collage W/ cardstock
8.5” x 12” image on larger bristol paper.charcoal, gouache & acrylic on paper
8.5” x 11” image on larger paper
out of my head & stencil letters

from Bradford Playford’s suggestion:

”The first god: had in his garden, from the back, looked like
a household pet–but when it was twirled ’round was revealed to be a three legged black grey hog; See what flows from his mushy pen.”

This piece, Garden, 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/garden-2

Garden

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Shanon Playford drawing

Garden
charcoal, gouache & acrylic on paper
8.5” x 11” image on larger paper
out of my head & stencil letters

from Bradford Playford’s suggestion:

”The first god: had in his garden, from the back, looked like
a household pet–but when it was twirled ’round was revealed to be a three legged black grey hog; See what flows from his mushy pen.”

* There’s another version I might post later…

This piece, Garden, 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/garden

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

Love Lies Over the Horizon (detail)

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A detail from a tall painting — oil on panel, 2007

Acquire Print: Archival Ink on Fine Art Paper
8″ x 10″


13″ x 19″