Tuesday, January 31, 2012


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No longer operating in fear!

Fear will paralyzed you. I'm stepping out on faith. I'm am going pursue this space vehemently! The time is now. I am in my season! I just know! Besides my biggest regret would be I didn't try because of the fear and the limitations of other people.

I'm claiming it! My future art studio/ boutique salon.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I have been working on this painting forever and ever. It was part of the a series I had come up with. You know that whole "Gone With The Wind" era. 
Here is a photo montage of what I did. Unfortunately I can't find any photos of the original under painting but oh well.

Anyway now that I am actually busy with work a lot more all of these ideas just keep piling up. I'm filing up pages of sketch books at an alarming rate. Just wish I could curate the shows and come up with the themes to do all these ideas. Oh well I will get around to some of them eventually. 

You can purchase Madame here in my store. Peace and blessings for now.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Art, Beauty and Fashion OH MY!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Now I'm Ready For The Show

Today I spent what seemed like an eternity installing my art for next month opening reception. But whew! It's up and currently on display. Everyone's art looks amazing! I'm so excited. I will never get tired of this. Now for the marketing and PR to begin. Sooo if your on my blast list and you live local look for my email. Also please feel free to share this especially those of you in the Washington metropolitan area. 
My cell phone which has an amazing camera died while I was there so I will be returning tomorrow to get some photos but nothing to up close I'm saving that for the actual reception photo shoot.

Now off to bed its 11:20 and I promised myself when I wasn't painting I would turn in early to get up and get an early start on working out etc.etc.

All done!! Now I can sleep!

That is until the next show! Details and flyer to be posted soon.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Her Crown Of Glory

I finished up three pieces for my group show and I'm currently working on the last piece. I have decided that the Engrained Series will be hung as two sets. Only because it's 2:43am Monday morning and I just don't have the mindset to start another piece specifically for the show. I need sleep and I still have to cradle ALL of the pieces and deliver them by tomorrow no later than 3:00. 

 The show these pieces are for will have the reception next month. I have another gallery I'm looking forward to working with as well. I will be doing a group show with them in March. I will post more details about that later.
Below are the pieces I have created for Black History Month for the group show at Artistic Visions Gallery in Bowie, MD.

Her Crown Of Glory 18x24 on wood cradle acrylic and oil.

Don't Cry Chrysa 12x24 acrylic and water soluble graphite on wood cradle.

Flower Child 12x24 acrylic and oil on wood cradle.

Deeply Rooted 12x24 acrylic and oil on wood cradle

After tomorrow is over I am going to bed at a decent hour and I am getting up and going walking. Maybe even to the gym. I will start my art for my next show and follow up on prospective commissions. I have also joined a daily drawing & or painting group on LovingMixedMedia.com but I will also post here. I will most likely do drawings since thankfully I have been busy. I also plan to clean my room which is an under taking since I have no real storage space and that's the main source of the clutter. 

I make art a lot and enjoy it very much but I have got to get out the house more. I mean I'm not looking to be a socialite or anything but even I'm starting to feel like a basement mouse. I think it makes me a tad bit depressed. Not in a clinical type of way but just sad and weird. Lol.

Okay I am about to start rambling and that's not good so I'm just going to quit now and say goodbye. 
So peace and blessings.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Last Minute

Hello beautiful people! So much to do and as always never enough time to do it. I got invited to do a group show for Black History Month. I have to submit 6 pieces. Thankfully since I never got my Engrained series framed I am going to cradle them and submit them as one piece. 

The other 5 pieces will be on wood as well. So far I have one almost completed piece that I'm working on now, and the other four have color washes on them. They are just waiting for the idea to come and it had better come soon! lol
Here is the almost completed piece...which I am hoping to get that finished and out of the way tonight.

But then I had an idea I wasn't exactly sure of... So I used some tracing paper to see how it would look.

I like the idea of the horns I have been seeing them in a lot of the art I love and since one of the color strokes resembled a horn I kept thinking it would be nice addition. I love totem heads or the idea of elaborate head dress. I have been wanting to explore that in my art for awhile now. This is just the beginning. 

So anyway... aside from painting I have begun my weight loss journey once again. It won't be easy but I have to do it. My happiness and life depends on it. This weight feels as if its weighing me down not just in the physical since but metaphorically speaking as well. I think it is what stopping me from shining. 2009 was the year for healing, 2010 was the year for discovery and renewal, 2011 was all about the launching Antwanyce the visual artist, this year 2012 is about building a better me which makes an even better Artist. Its time to go big or go home. 

So what are you doing different or better or more of or less of this year?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dinner Coconut Curry Chicken

4 thin sliced chicken breast
1 cup coconut cream
1 tbs curry powder
1 TS cumin
1 TS turmeric
1/2 TS paprika
1/2 TS garlic powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1small bunch of cilantro
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
(or a bag of frozen stop light peppers)
1 cut in half
1 cup Jasmine rice
1 tbs peanut oil or any oil you have on hand.

Boil water for rice in a medium pot or follow instructions for rice in a rice cooker. When done cooking rice add fresh finely chopped cilantro and half lime squeezed
Then in a large sautee pan add oil, chicken breast, bell peppers, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is just about done. Then add the curry,cumin, tumeric, paprika, and coconut cream. Let simmer on medium low for another 10-15 minutes. When done squeeze half of lime juice all over.

Plate with crisp steamed green beans or vegetables of your preference over rice cilantro lime mixture.
Enjoy!! Now back to painting I go!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Commission Her dad part 3

Happy New Year beautiful people

Okay so you guys already know I have been busy working on a couple of things. Mainly this portrait project. The other stuff I will blog about in the next blog. 

So operation Her Dad is just about over. The mission is just about complete just as soon as we get him nice and cradled. I'm just waiting for the varnish to dry first.

Its been a nice experience to do a portrait and capture the best of a person and still have creative control because your fans love your work and trust you...

Okay so here you can see where I added more value to his face.

Now I have taped off where I want the graphics to go and added the last of the acrylic layers before doing the oils. I just hope if I add them thin enough they will dry in enough time.

 Now I am adding the oils to soften the lines and give his skin a smooth creamy texture.

 Finally he has eyes! I always wait until the end to do eyes. I know weird right lol.

 Time to tighten things up with the facial hair and head hair.
The salt and pepper beard. 
Easel shoot.
The shirt and graphics were the easiest part.


My first painting of 2012. Titled "In Memory Of Her Dad"

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