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Limited Edition Art Print of Billie Holiday Now Available to Public

Oil Painting of Billie Holiday by Shelly Bowen, available as print at Shellybees.com

Oil Painting of Billie Holiday by Shelly Bowen, available as print at Shellybees.com

The oil isn’t even yet dry — which made the professional photographer nervous — on my latest painting, this one a portrait of one of my favorite jazz singers, Billie Holiday. I listened to her throaty voice while I painted, and I think that really helped capture her essence. I think she’d like it, don’t you? (I threw a WATERMARK on the image of it above; it’s not there in the original art.)

Museum-quality prints on high quality art paper of the oil painting are now available at Shellybees.com — but only in limited quantities. I want to keep it special. Go here to reserve your art print of Ms. Holiday before they’re gone.

This print is part of an exclusive and secret project for ThursdayHappyHour.com.

I’d like to paint more jazz musicians — if you have a favorite and would like to make a request, do let me know!

Copyright (c) 2009 Shelly Bowen. All rights reserved.

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I recently traveled to Hawaii for the first time.

Shellybee\'s Papaya

Things I loved: the air, the ocean, the bamboo, and the fruit stands. Hand-picked by some bearded red-head guy who really knows his fruit. Passion at first taste.

I ate a lot of tropical fruit. The maui gold and the ungainly papaya were my favorites. So sweet and edgy. I tried to capture this for you. You can get your own custom art print at shellybee.etsy.com.

You may find a hospitable pineapple there too. Mmmm.

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My favorite of the shell prints (well, next to the abalone), the spiky conch, sold today, hooray!

Spiky conch shell print from Shellybee\'s art studio

People must be thinking of summer.

It was paired with the spiral shell print. Nice combo.

If you don’t see these art prints at Shellybee’s shop, just send me a note or leave me a comment. Chances are, they are available.

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caribbean sea bird print (c) bowenI’ve completed a new ink drawing, inspired by a bird who waited patiently in the Caribbean heat for a crumb of my sandwich, but all he got was his portrait sketched.

In this one, I’ve explained a little more about what inspired the colors and the details within the drawing in my shop description. I usually leave interpretation up to the viewer, but I’ve had some comments that readers like the descriptions, so I keep telling the story of what inspired the drawing or painting or technique.

At the same time, I wonder if describing in more detail the texture of the paper or the saturation of the inks would be more useful. The screen really doesn’t do them justice.

I’m really liking my ocean-inspired ink drawings — mesmerizing for me. They hold a little bit of those million-dollar moments for me. I think I’ll hang a few of the printer’s proofs in my new office.

All images on this site copyright (c) Shelly Bowen. All rights reserved.

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