Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dat 15: "A Painting a Day" to Benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"King & Queen"

For today's feature, I have reproduced two of my original watercolors
as 11" x 14" glossy metal prints! I love the sleek, chic look of these prints.
I'm also offering the pair as two 4" x 6" reproductions printed on parchment paper.
Ideal for smaller spaces.
These charming pieces will be a regal addition to your "castle."

Just a reminder, these pieces will be available for 3 days only. Don't miss your chance to bid on these and others to help support the David Adler Music & Arts Center!

Enjoy!


4" x 6" Framed print
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"Queen Bee" 11" x14" Glossy Metal Print
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"King of the Castle" 11" x14" Glossy Metal Print
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4" x 6" Framed Print
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Day 14: "A Painting a Day" to benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"Music Mini: Piano"  by Stephanie Toral

"Music Minis"

For today's feature, I created three small pen & ink drawings of piano keys, a violin and a guitar composed of musical notes. 

Each image measures 3.5" square. These simple pieces are framed in rustic black frames. A perfect little stocking stuffer, teacher, or grab bag gift this holiday season!

Just a reminder, these pieces will be available for 3 days only. Don't miss your chance to bid on these and others to help support the David Adler Music & Arts Center! 
"Music Mini: Guitar" by Stephanie Toral
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The David Adler Music and Arts Center offers musical instruction to students of all ages and ability levels. Our goal is to provide residents of Lake County with the opportunity to learn music, or enhance their musical education. Individual instruction provides the direction necessary for a student to begin musical study or improve upon their skills in a one-on-one learning environment. Our degreed faculty range from music educators to professional musicians who are experts in a variety of musical styles.

Traditional Music Instruction

The David Adler Music and Arts Center offers traditional
individual music instruction in piano, violin, viola, cello
electric and acoustic guitarbanjo, and voice.

Suzuki Music Instruction

"Music Mini: Violin" by Stephanie Toral
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The David Adler Music and Arts Center offers Suzuki Instruction in violin and cello.

Parents are expected to observe and take notes during individual lessons so that they can facilitate efficient daily practice at home. Children as young as 4 or 5 can begin to study an instrument with the Suzuki approach. Parents are required to come to each lesson so that they can effectively help their children practice at home. Parents need not be proficient on their child’s instrument, but should be prepared to learn enough about the instrument to help their child.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Day 13: "A Painting a Day" to benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"White Stallion in Profile"


My love affair with horses began as a child, watching my grandfather train his beautiful trotters, Mischevious Task and Queen's Ned. Growing up, I would ride as often as I could and have enjoyed watching my daughter Cara enthusiastically share my passion for these amazing and beautiful animals.

Elegant and graceful this watercolor captures the beauty of one of nature's
most beautiful creatures. This striking, clean, design painted on parchment paper is available in a chic mirrored frame when you select the BUY IT NOW option. The subtle sophistication of this design makes this piece ideal to integrate into any home.

Just a reminder, this piece will be available for 3 days only. Don't miss your chance to bid
on this piece and others to help support the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"White Stallion in Profile"
6" x 6"  Watercolor on Parchment
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This piece is sold framed as shown
in a 12" x 12" mirrored frame
when you select the
BUY IT NOW option.

Day 12: "A Painting a Day" to Benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"Tree of Life"


The Tree of Life in its various forms is recognized in all cultures as a symbol of immortality
and eternal life. From ancient Chinese and Egyptian culture to Germanic paganism and Mesoamerica, it has been sought after throughout the ages.

While depicted in many different contexts, the imagery across all cultures is essentially
the same. The Tree of Life is the tree whose fruit gives eternal life to all who might obtain it.
In addition to its religious references, it is a reminder of our past (roots - ancestry), present (tree body - knots included) and future (fruit - labor and posterity).

I chose to depict this powerful symbol as a calligraphy composition based on a
verse from the book of Proverbs: 

"It is a tree of life to those who hold fast to it.
Its ways are ways of pleasantness. All its paths are peace."

"Tree of Life" by Stephanie Toral
Watercolor 8" x 10"
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Day 11: "A Painting a Day" to Benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

Day 11

"Lokta Poppies"


"Lokta Poppy I"
Watercolor   8" x 8"

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Today, I am am offering a pair of beautiful oriental poppies painted on handmade Lokta paper infused with gold metallic ink.


I love painting on this surface because of the unique way the paper absorbs the paint.

The gold streaks of ink resist the watercolor and this give these pieces such a interesting look.

The red poppy is the traditional symbol of remebrance in this country and in Europe.
Quite fitting for Veteran's Day.
"Lokta Poppy I"
Watercolor   8" x 8"

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In Chinese culture the red poppy is a symbol of deep and passionate love.



Days 10: "A Painting a Day to Benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

Day 10

"Vintage Dragonflies"




"Vintage Dragonfly II"
Watercolor
Sold Framed as Shown
9" x 10.5"
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Today, I am am offering two watercolor paintings of one of my favorite subjectsinspired by my love of vintage botanical illustration and ephemora.Presented in unique hexagonal mirrored frames, this charming pair of paintings
make a wonderful display on a small side, entry or powder room wall.


"Vintage Dragonfly I"
Watercolor
Sold Framed as Shown
9" x 10.5"
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Day Nine: "A Painting a Day" to Benefit the David Adler Music & Arts Center

"Persian Rose" Series

The ranuculus is one of my favorite blooms! I love their variety: brilliant and bold or soft and subtle, they always delight!

I also love exploring the meanings assigned to flowers. Did you know that ranuculus is Latin for "little frog?" Perhaps the reason is this:

"According to legend, a young Persian prince became enamored with a beautiful nymph and sang to her night and day. The nymphs became so tired of listening to the young prince sing that they turned him into a ranunculus flower."

This small and endearing flower was in Victorian times, sent to tell a lover that they were charming and attractive.

Today, I am offering two watercolors of these beautiful blooms painted on handmade paper infused with silver metallic ink.


"Persian Rose II" by Stephanie Toral
Watercolor  8" x 10"
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"Persian Rose I" by Stephanie Toral
Watercolor  8" x 10"
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These two pieces are available framed as shown above when you choose the BUY IT NOW option in the auction listing. The stunning "Quicksilver" 12" x 14" frame with a bright white double mat is the perfect complement to these pieces.