The Best Gifts!

A book from Gerard

A book from Gerard

Throughout this past year as I paid humble tribute to many great artists, a few of them have reached out to me and sent me original pieces of their beautiful artwork.

Gerard Sendrey not only gifted me with his art, but we also became friends and he has written an article about me in Creation Franche’s Publication which is due to come out in a few days.  You can visit the website here.

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My tribute on top…then three Gerard sent me.

You can watch a documentary on Gerard here (it comes in two parts) and please visit my blog page here if you haven’t already.  He’s such a wonderful artist and man.

I’ve also received original work from Pierre Silvin, who happens to be Gerard’s son!  His artwork is so special and so hard to mimic since I wasn’t sure of the materials, but even when I received the actual art in the mail, I couldn’t quite figure it out.  His pieces have a kind of luminescence and beauty that can’t be emulated.  Please visit my blog on him here if you haven’t seen his work!  It’s lovely.

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Today I received 7 pieces and a nice note from Sophie Orlicki who I also paid tribute to!  I squealed when I saw the package because I had a feeling it was going to be artwork.  Her pieces are so beautiful in person and I cannot wait to get them framed like I did with Gerard and Pierre’s work.  Please visit my blog page for her here.

I never expected to receive such thoughtful and wonderful gifts let alone the artist themselves contacting me.  I am honored to have paid them tribute and honored that they reached out to give their

Today's gift from Sophie Orlicki.  So beautiful in person.

Today’s gift from Sophie Orlicki. So beautiful in person.

appreciation and thanks.  It makes me feel very special and makes me understand why I did this project in the first place.  I hope I inspired you all and I want to thank you again for your support!

This is only the beginning!  I am in the process of organizing all my pieces.  Readying everything to take quality photos for the book I’m designing that’ll hopefully be on sale on amazon.  And most of all figuring out the logistics of having an art show with all 365 pieces before sending them out to all that have reserved a piece.  These artists will be getting some Linda Patricia Cleary artwork in the mail soon!

Gerard's work framed and in my house!

Gerard’s work framed and in my house!

Whatever has not been reserved, gets sold at the show etc. will be available online after the show is over.  BUT, if you’d like to reserve one in advance, please message me or “like” me on Facebook, find the painting you want and put your name in the comments to reserve it.  That’s where I am keeping track of everything.  Here’s the Facebook page for Day of the Artist.

Love,

Linda

Day 250- Pierre Silvin- Beings From Another World

It’s Day 250 and I’ve been very excited to do today’s artist.  He is a friend and colleague of Gerard Sendrey who I paid tribute to on Day 165 (click on his name to visit that page).  He connected me to some other artists and I love their work.  Pierre wrote me and sent me information and I absolutely love his style!  It was hard to emulate, but I hope I captured his spirit and that he likes my tribute!  Join me in honoring Pierre Silvin today!  I had to translate his biography from French so please excuse any weird grammar. 😉

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

Silvin Pierre was born in 1959 in Talence.

Without learning, he always painted or drawn, more or less, depending on the time of his life. It was at the

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

age of thirty five years he deliberately plunged into the path of dedicating itself to creating a more consistent production.

He uses pencil, gouache and colored pencil on paper playing with layering effects and transparencies. Located on a corner table in the kitchen or the living room, under the watchful eye of his family who stirs around him, Pierre Silvin gives birth to beings from another world.

These strange forms, full origins are shrouded in a lunar light and sometimes surrounded by animals, boats, bicycles. Women on the necks of giraffes and powerful busts like trunks of mangrove, entwine their arms in arabesque their offspring. In this world of quiet tenderness, time hangs as to immobilize the creative moment that provides so much gratification that creator discreet.

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin resides Léogeats in Gironde. Exhibited in France, but also in the United States, Spain and more recently in Croatia and Russia, his work is included in numerous collections including that of the New Invention of Lausanne.

His work is rooted in his everyday life. He represents persons, objects that away, assembles, superimposed.

Like life, we met new people, we embark on new adventures, and can surprise us by happy

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

meetings, Pierre Silvin built its high color images! As if he wanted to show us a compendium of life, a sample of times when everything is mixed: faces, animals, colors, materials. His characters or animals and colorful multitude of sizes and shapes are represented with boldness and spontaneity.

Would -this to mean that we all need each other? The originality, creativity and curiosity to discover new art forms should be a necessity, a need? That create

Pierre Silvin

Pierre Silvin

envy is always one step closer to new horizons to explore, to discover, tame, because having desire is also to be -Life, and this life, you have to chew, devour the tame.

His work has been involved since 1997 in various group and solo exhibitions in France but also in various countries including the United States, Russia, Japan …

Biography is from the artist himself and from The Musee Creation Franche website.

I hope you enjoy my piece in honor of this wonderful artist.  I feel like I could’ve done better with highlights and layering.  I tried to use the same materials, but I don’t have any gouache so I used watered down acrylics.  I feel like there’s a lack of luminosity that Pierre has in his pieces.  I also feel like his pieces are softer than mine turned out.  I had a great time painting and attempting his style!  I definitely learned a lot while painting this piece.  Thank you Pierre for being the inspiration to today’s piece!

I will see you tomorrow on Day 251!

Best,

Linda

SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Side-View SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Side-View
SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 1 SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 1
SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 2 SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 2
SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 3 SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas

Close-Up 3
SANS TITRE- Tribute to Pierre Silvin
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas