Nova Silbaugh Art

Art, the Incredible Dream.

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New Year, New Website

The last year has been full of changes, and the new one should be full of more. Hopefully all in the right direction. One such change is my brand new website. So may I present to you new


At least I got one resolution done this year. As for the resolution to keep up with blog posts in 2014, well, I guess we shall see… Happy New Year!


“Damn it Jim… I’m a Painter, Not a Writer!”

Writing an artist statement is quite possibly one of the most painful processes an artist has to go through.

I’m a painter, not a writer!  Besides, isn’t my art supposed to speak for its self?

My previous statement just wasn’t living up to the task, and was almost 2 years old. And with an art show looming, now was the time for a change. So, last night I set out upon this laborious task, and in just a couple hours, I had about 3 sentences.

I was plagued with my husbands constant disruptions as well. “Whats wrong with you? Why are you staring at me?”

I wasn’t staring at him, I was staring past him, to one of my paintings on the other side of his desk, pondering on the brushstrokes, and deciphering its deeper meaning, as if the words could just jump out of it and land on my paper, saying the things that can’t really be said.

Now after another night of almost no sleep, ( my body wants to sleep, but my brain does not), and then another 2 hours of contemplation, I managed to fit an explanation of the contents of my work into 3 small paragraphs…

My New Artist Statement.

Feeling Some Zen

It can be difficult to know where to start when making a new website, and a lot of pressure to get it done right. I think has progressed well in the last few months.

Of course simplicity has always been a must for this site, so that artwork could remain the main focus.  Out went my simple lovable bunnies, replaced by more sophisticated zen circles reminiscent of brush strokes.

Finally, after my photographic plight, I’ve gotten a grasp on how to better photograph oil paintings. It would seem as simple as taking a picture of a picture, but not really. It rather is a portrayal of a picture, nothing can stand up against seeing the paint up close, the brush strokes, and the layers of textured gesso beneath.

I went back and retook pictures of many of my paintings, and was able to capture them more close up. You can see the re-posts at my site, along with some extra detailed pics.

Since I have moved on to oil painting the last 2 years, I have been reluctant to post my acrylics. I went ahead and posted the last 5 on my site. Some I haven’t wanted to let go of, but, it’s time to move on to the better and bright future of oil painting. Life is always more exciting when doing new things!


Mother & Child

Acrylic on canvas (20×30)


I got My new Website!

Finally I finished my new website featuring my artwork, and of course a few rabbits. Only one gallery is open at the moment. I haven’t had any new pictures taken of my work for something like 8 months now since my camera is gone. But a friend has offered to let me barrow hers, so I should have a few more new pics on the way soon.


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