I remember playing marbles back in the 70’s when I was a kid living in Michigan. We played for “Keepsies” on occasion and I lost a few Cats Eye’s and Steely’s. I ended up trading back for those most of the time, but it always cost me more junky marbles.
It was a different time then I guess.
My two sons didn’t play marbles growing up, and I don’t think to many kids play these days?
Anyways between serious big wheel races, melting my army men down to slag with matches and Lysol, and just running around outside all summer I lost all my marbles.
So… I’ve been looking for some new ones for a while now. I struck gold when I bumped into Phillip Nolley an artisan glass blower at the Columbus Art Festival a year back. We had a nice conversations that day and I bought a few pieces from him. I also asked if he would do me up some nice large marbles. Boy did he come through! I guess I should let him know his marbles are flat and in watercolor now.
Check these babies out!
Marbles don’t paint nearly as fast as some of the other smaller
paintings I have done, so these four new 5″ x 7″ paintings took me a long time. I got better as I went and the last one is my favorite. There will be a large epic marble painting in my future. :]
I have not figured out names, I’ll probably go with Marbles I-IV, yes I know very original.
OK shameless plug here:
These new originals will showcase at the Spring Bloom Arts Festival coming up Saturday March 30th at the Bloomington Interstate Center. They will be framed and double matted @ $225.00 each. If your tax refund is burning an art hole in your pocket, you can be the proud owner of all four original paintings for $800.00. My last batch of 5″ x 7″ fruit paintings sold in about 45 days, so don’t sit on the fence and miss out.
Talk to you Thursday.