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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011

This past year has been a great reminder to what is most important, and how much I have in my life to be grateful for. I am overwhelmed with the support for Shared Palette and my own artwork and dreams. I'm a very happy girl and when I think about all that I've accomplished, and all the amazing people who believe in me ~ I'm so very proud and motivated to keep creating and sharing it all. Creating is not just about's about creating a joyful life. Thank you for being part of mine, as you are a huge part of what makes it amazing!

Sending out thoughts filled with love and creativity to bring us all closer together. --Sharlena Wood, founder of Shared Palette

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shared Palette: A HOT & NEW Entertainment Idea for Fundraising Events!

If you are looking for
entertainment that is creative and interactive, absolutely memorable and tangible, then check out Shared Palette 'Art Entertainment' - it's perfect for Fundraising Gala's because art is incredibly special when partnered with a good cause.

Shared Palette is an interactive artistic experience and a chance to create together.
No previous art experience needed - I'll set-up an mini art studio at your venue, and when the party starts, so does the art! I'll demonstrate how to make a mark with a brush, and then invite the guests to add their magic touch to the painting that is entirely customized to the theme of the gala, and essence of the cause. In less than 3 hours, a 30"x40" painting is created, and ready to be auctioned off to raise money on behalf of the charity. 
It's magic when we paint together, and it leaves everyone with an unforgettable memory of a cathartic experience that unites and liberates our artistic spirit!

"What a joyful honor it is to help someone find the courage to make their mark. I believe everyone has the ability to express themselves creatively and I can help show them the way." - Sharlena Wood

Shared Palette with artist Sharlena Wood
artist + guests create together

Check out my website, and contact me to discuss details of your event. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

new charcoal ❤ look for my website

Out of nowhere, I got this itch to revamp 

Along with this change, comes a few others. This summer is no doubt my summer of change! I've finally settled into my new place in the city of Kingston, and decided it was time to revise and energize my focus. I am very grateful that in 2009 I was able to explore many interests, and now that I have a refined plan, I will be focusing on my teaching and Shared Palette proposals, bookings and upcoming events.  So off I go, with so much I want to do and am capable of, and with so much excitement about the life that I am creating! 

You have no obligation other than to discover your real needs, to fulfill them, and to rejoice in doing so. ~Francois Rabelais

Artist Spotlight - Adam Devenish

Don't even get me started on how much I love Adam Devenish ❤

I was thrilled to hear recently that his work will be displayed in the Square Foot Show and that he's got a new series in the works. I hope I can make it out to the exhibit...I'll post more details as I get them, in the meantime, check out his portfolio that demonstrates his genius design, experimental mind, exquisite taste and mixed media printmaking.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Keyhole Sessions 'Sneak Peek' Show 2010

This year has been a whirlwind in so many ways. I wasn't even thinking of getting involved with any shows because I'm working on a new series and REALLY wanted to focus. However, when The Keyhole Sessions sent out word about this upcoming group show, I was very interested. I've very much enjoyed their Tues night Life Drawing sessions the past year, and I had a few pieces that were I submitted 4, and 2 were accepted. 1 of those 2 was unfortunately already sold, but it was beautiful and I wanted to show it in a gallery space.
The owner agreed.

The other was very recent, and so tickled me pink to have the chance to show it off. It was titled 'Space Girl' and the support was this amazing copper panel from Duho (I've posted my love for them before)! Duho Panels are premium, exquisitely crafted works of art on their own. The panel was only 8"x8" but weighed a substantial amount. So why would anyone use an expensive metal panel only to cover it with paint? The metallic surface is reflective, and many painters are interested in the light that reflects through all the layers of paint, creating a very unique luminosity. It's more common for (portrait) oil painters to use metal panels as the adhesion is very good. Using acrylic paint means you have to use thin layers, and/or roughen the surface with a sand paper or abrasive marks for the paint to have something to grab onto. With this piece, I had a lot of fun experimenting with Tri-Art's most expensive acrylic paint, Liquid Mirror. It's exactly like painting with liquid metal! It's highly reflective, used alone or as a base (for the same reason you might use a metal panel) or mixed with other colours. I used it as a main colour which sorta took over, so in the end it might seem a bit odd that I changed a copper surface into a silver one, but that's just how it worked out with the materials I had and what I felt suited the subject best. And no doubt it worked out perfectly... 'Space Girl' sold by the end of the show. ♥

Friday, June 11, 2010

Face Painting

Last Saturday I refined my skills as an artist using a new painting faces!

My friend does this every year for her daughter's school fun fair, and she does this all by herself...I emphasize this because every kid wants their face painted, and even with me AND her daughter helping out there was still a line up! Well it was so wonderful to help out - what an awesome experience asking kids 'What do you want to be?', and after 10 butterflies, 5 pink kittens, and 2 flying eyeballs, we met the KISS kids ;) So much fun - Loved them all, with and without a Gene Simmons tongue hanging out! They all bring the biggest smile to my face. xo

Monday, June 7, 2010

*NEW* Tri-Art Acrylics Facebook Page!

Connect to pure, colourful inspiration -
Tri-Art now has a page up on facebook. 

Join and contribute to Tri-Art's 
acrylic revolution!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Collaborative paintings amaze every time!

My vision for Shared Palette - Interactive Art Entertainment was always to share an authentic artist provide an opportunity for others to paint with an artist and to capture the whole studio feeling for them in any kind of event situation. Since everyone has the ability to express themselves creatively, I wanted to provide that moment of freedom to be creative, to be courageous and to simply enjoy the experience and let indulge in the enchanted possibilities of art.

Shared Palette paintings amaze me and to date, since Sept 2007, it has rocked each and every time!

The latest is this painting titled 'Gallery Chic' 36"x36 Tri-Art acrylic on canvas was created by 120 lovely, sophisticated women who by day are lawyers and business women, and by night are each remarkable creators! They brought together their enthusiasm and passion and they absolutely amazed me! They amazed themselves too, I'm sure. To contribute a brushstroke that is an important part of an amazing process...well, you don't walk away from that thinking it's all just about creating a's about creating a visceral, cathartic, artistic experience and then sharing that with others!!

love & light
--Sharlena Wood
Creator of Shared Palette Interactive Art for Events

Monday, April 26, 2010

Artist spotlight - Paul Savard

I'm very excited to announce that Paul Savard now has website to showcase his artwork! I've learned so much from Paul over the years about colour, process and techniques, and I'm a huge fan of his work. I am interested in a few pieces to buy too! Check out his site and show him some love <3