Me and Tiff (re-shot)

I asked Larry at Fine Art Printing to reshoot these portrait paintings of Tiff and I, because my shots didn’t accurately represent the originals. As you can see below, the new shots are much better.

Thanks a bunch Larry & Tim. Glad to have your help.


My Favorites Exhibition at GPAA

Yay! I'm in the Grosse Pointe News today! Opening tomorrow at 2pm Jan. 26th, @ the War Memorial!

The “My Favorite” exhibition continues through Sunday, March 10. It is open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 881-3454.


Portrait of my Aunt Marge

acrylic portrait painting by Steve Miller
8×8″, acrylic on wood panel with 1.5″ profile, completed 11/9/18, © Steve Miller 2018

My Aunt Marjory passed away recently. I made this portrait in memory of her as a gift for my California cousins. I haven’t seen that side of my family in decades, and I look forward to joining them soon, as we celebrate the life of this wonderful, joyful, humorous woman.

This portrait was based on the above photo that I believe was taken by my cousin Lynette. I usually work from my own photos, but since this was a surprise, I worked with this image, found on Facebook, that I feel captures her spirit. In the original photo, she was celebrating 50 years of supporting The League of Women Voters.


The Ice Cream Truck is Coming

Image of a Painting by Steve Miller titled, "Allowance".
12″x16″, acrylic on wood panel, with a depth of 1.5″, completed 11/2/2018, © Steve Miller 2018

I finished this painting of my girls getting ice cream from the ice cream truck over this past summer. It’s based on a snapshot I took.

We allow them to pay for that sort of thing with their allowance, and sometimes the oldest treats her sister using her allowance, because the youngest spent all her money. I think this was the case here. So, I’m calling this painting “Allowance”. Hopefully, it will often remind my youngest that her older sister loves her.

Here’s some details of the progression from my instagram page

Allowance portfolio post.


Live Painting Demo

Cruise into Pontiac tonight and tomorrow for a live painting demo.

As a participant in Pontiac’s Art on Wheels Festival, and on the heels of winning first place in Canvas Pontiac’s Art Competition, I will be fabricating a new landscape, painting live and open to the public inside the Alley Cat Cafe, located on the corner of N. Saginaw and W. Lawrence St., in downtown Pontiac, MI.

I will begin the painting Friday night (8/17/18) from 6-9pm, and hopefully complete the work tomorrow (8/18/18) during the busy Dream Cruise afternoon.

During the live art demo, limited edition prints of “Trail Dreams” will be available for $300, credit cards accepted. Also, I have six recent artworks you may enjoy exploring throughout the cafe.

I believe there will be lots of activity with street musicians, multiple artists and craftspeople, and food trucks serving the public, so it should be very interesting to see what that environment inspires in my work. Hope to see you there.
For all of you unable to make the event, I’ll try to post some of the action on my facebook page or instagram Acct. So like or follow me if you haven’t already, to stay in touch, and, Thanks.

Here’s a writeup about the Festival in the Oakland Press.


Canvas Pontiac – 1st Place

As an independent artist, I am very grateful to have received a first place award from the Canvas Pontiac art competition for my painting Trail Dreams.

The judges responded by saying, "from weaving paths through the forrest, with trees that change in and out of focus, a river that leans diagonally to the left, it's perfectly positioned in the pocket part, and really captures your imagination."

With this recognition, and prize money, I will continue painting large scale imaginary landscapes that give viewers new places to explore and enjoy.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to have this painting seen by so many people through this program. My 8'x10' banner will continue to hang on the side of the building located at 35 N. Saginaw, downtown Pontiac, MI., for a full year.

Thank you for your interest and support.

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Art Opening Today

Grosse Pointe Art Assoc. 79th Members Show. The opening is today from 2-4pm at the War Memorial. Hope to see you there, although I’ll be late, coming from my daughters gymnastics meet. Happy Sunday, stay dry.

Unexpected Expedition hanging in the 79th GPAA members show at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe.

 


Grosse Pointe Peepers!

THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON!

Come to the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The 79th GPAA Members Show. 2-4pm.

GPAA SHOW POSTCARD

I’m lucky to have two pieces in this show. Thank you GPAA.

An acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a floating island with bigtop stripes, a catfish dragon swimming, clouds floating, a bird peeking, and a volcano popping.
Unexpected Expedition, 60 x 40, acrylic on canvas, © Steve Miller 2017

Acrylic landscape painting by Steve Miller of a bluff overlooking a beach, a plateau, a ball, and a small building on a hill.
Just Bluffing, 36″x24″, acrylic on canvas, © Steve Miller 2017

Unexpected Expedition hanging in the 79th GPAA members show at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe.


GPAA 79th Annual Members’ Show

 

6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, May 11, Art Studio, The War Memorial

TECHNOLOGY in ART with Steve Miller and Ned Devine
Their theme for the evening: Digital technology is as much a part of contemporary art as it is a part of our daily lives. It affects the way we see and interact with the world, as well as how artists respond to it. The influence is so broad that we are now in a post analogue art world. Not to say that painting, sculpture, and photography are dead; on the contrary, they are augmented, just like our reality. Technology interacts with the arts in so many ways. Artists use digital components in research, creation, dispersion, cooperation and collaboration, just to name a few. Digital technologies in the arts have shrunken our physical world while expanding our conceptual capabilities, creating new conversations and expressions about how we view and create art.

 

There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Please register to let us know you are coming:

http://grossepointeartcenter.org/events/events-schedule/#!event-list


79th Annual Members Show

Just Bluffing,” and “Unexpected Expedition” have been accepted into the Grosse Pointe Art Association’s members show. If you’d like to see these paintings in person, along with several works by other talented humans, here are the details. The show is located at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe, MI. The exhibition dates are from May 8 – June 12. The reception is from 2 – 4 pm, Sunday, May 21. I will be late to the reception because my daughters have a gymnastics meet. So if you’d like to chat, I’ll be there around three.

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