It Was a Short Fall

“It was a short fall” original mixed media & graphite pencil painting on paper by Trish Vernazza.

This is my emotional reaction to women who suffer at the abuse of others. Homage to the life of Ana Mendieta (who I drew in my feminist portrait series ). Also my thoughts of the Handmaids Tale book by Margaret Atwood and the series on Hulu. The Unwomen. Whose lives were to be meaningless.

I depict these women as falling from a broken window holding onto the dark broken vase with a thorny rose tossed aside. Their hands leave the marks of their past life.

The image measures 18x24and is printed on acid-free archival quality smooth stock. My original is signed and dated on back and shipped flat. Framed $250. Sales of artwork do not transfer copyrights.

Will be exhibited for Twists & Turns at the Brooks Theatre Gallery from 9/12/18 – 10/30/18, 8 performances of DEATHTRAP, October’s First Friday Art Walk at the Brooks Theatre Gallery, Oceanside Theatre Company’s Gala Event.

Wrong Direction

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Wrong Direction depicts the emotional stress when torn between two options.

Mixed Media. Acrylic, Oil Pastels, Ink, Gesso on paper. 18wx24h

Listed as unframed, if you would like a frame contact me and we can discuss shipping costs.

Will be exhibited for Twists & Turns at the Brooks Theatre Gallery from 9/12/18 – 10/30/18, 8 performances of DEATHTRAP, October’s First Friday Art Walk at the Brooks Theatre Gallery, Oceanside Theatre Company’s Gala Event.

Congo Boy

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Congo Boy, Oil on Canvas. My community involvement with raising funds for women and children of color in need stays in the forefront of my thoughts. I saw the image of a starving Congo Boy, photo by Annie Liberman in National Geographic. I was in awe of the story line of despite the struggles and famine in this country the people’s and their children will to live and look towards the future was definitive light in their souls. The image caused me to paint feverishly to capture they brightness of this young man despite his starving appearance and circumstances.

Artwork has been featured at Red Exhibition at Oceanside Theater 2018 for Rothko’s Red Play, Artist Alliance Membership show, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Shades of Red, 2017, Mira Costa College Magazine: Tide Pools, 2017.

Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas 36×48. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Available for note cards, sold separately. Buying this item does not relinquish the rights to the artist to reproduce prints of this artwork.

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The Plate of Temptation

The Plate of Temptation was created from a feminine and feminist perspective as it engages and provokes you to ask challenging question of female’s intentions. No matter which way you turn this painting, your curiosity evokes and emotional response.

All 3 women (including the Black/White self-portrait) are able to use their inner voices, mind, talent, skills, sensuality, sexuality and bodies to state an opinion.

All the females in this painting can related to each other through the ways they display their silent power of persuasion to advance to the task of the goal. They are able to use their inner voices, mind, talent, social skills, sensuality, sexuality, and femininity with with that has a purpose.

The Indian Princess (The Seductress) during the Ottoman era was clever to use her position and seduction to save her own slave women who used their sexuality.

The woman depicted on the Florentine Plate is Catherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII (who had silent power) and survived him as she got him to change the heir of the ruling royalty to young Queen Elizabeth, her stepdaughter, and brought forth the Protestant religion to court.

My B/W self-portrait of me is the modern woman in the process of rotating through history, addressing issues through art and activism. A sunflower head is placed in the vagina area (birth canal) as I hold a lipstick in one hand (sensuality) a knife in the other (ability to self-protect). I have a willingness to own what is cost us and other women to express our thoughts.

As eloquently stated by Kathy: “The Seductress in the dominant position…center the calm silent power of Catherine Parr (looking upward) while catching the modern woman in the process of rotating through history…addressing issues through art and activism. Or hang it in a diamond shape.”

2nd Place – MiraCosta College, Kruglak Gallery, May 2018.

Unframed 36″ x 36″ x 2″ Oil on Canvas. Contact me for shipping costs/display.

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Eyes of the Artist

The Eyes of the Artist. If you turn my painting in any direction the eyes will follow you! Just like the eyes of Mona Lisa. Perfect conversation piece and an artwork that you won’t forget. My fascination with color, fabric, patterns, costumes of a matador and the serene evening sunset growing up in Florida.

Will be exhibited for Twists & Turns at the Brooks Theatre Gallery from 9/12/18 – 10/30/18, 8 performances of DEATHTRAP, October’s First Friday Art Walk at the Brooks Theatre Gallery, Oceanside Theatre Company’s Gala Event.

Exhibited at Shades of Red, 2018, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Vista, Ca.

Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas 30x 48. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Available for note cards, sold separately. Buying this item does not relinquish the rights to the artist to reproduce prints of this artwork.

 

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Iris Apfel

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Iris Apel, Fashion designer, interior designer, American Business women, who is currently a MAC cosmetic model at the age of 96!! Sewing portrait of an Icon and a woman who I truly admire. Known for her famous style of dressing and large black rimmed eyeglasses . Using Free Motion Stitching, embroidery, watercolor on duck cloth. Won 1st Place at San Diego.

Watch the tv documentary of Iris, which will endear you to love her and entice you to follow your dreams and enjoy life and your loved ones. Her husband was great force behind Iris, though deceased, she continues to live life to the fullest. She has redecorated many white houses and most of all for Jackie Kennedy, who they worked very closely together.

My sewing portrait is one of a kind. Collectors item. 16″hx14″w. duck cloth. Looped for hanging with a rod or nails. The background is just as interesting as the front. You get to see the underlings of thread or the psyche side of Iris Apfel.

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Courage – Whimsical Art Doll

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COURAGE Art Doll/Pillow. Won 1st place at San Diego Fair 2018!!! It takes courage to be an artist and follow your dream of creating. I draw upon my emotions, feelings and interactions with my community as it is a reminder it takes alot of courage to follow your passion.

My other art pillows are featured in June Summer 2016, Stampington & Press, Sommerset Sew Magazine and won 1st and 2nd place at San Diego Fair 2017.

This comforting art piece is created by artist, Trish Vernazza. Hand drawn my sewing machine , Free motion stitched embroidery and watercolor, acrylic, art pencils, ribbon and fabric. Hand sewn and handmade.

18″h x7.5″ wide

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The Marriage – Whimsical Art Pillow

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My Art Pillow is featured in June Summer 2016 Sew Sommerset of Stampington Press Magazines. “Knowledge Life Lessons” Art Pillow created by Trish Vernazza! It won 2nd Place at San Diego County Fair in Art Pillows

A unique, original, one of a kind free motion stitched and water colored art pillow. Done by Free Motion Stitching using my quirky sense of Humor to capture a Couple’s journey through life.

This is the perfect pillow for your home or a wedding gift for the new bride and groom or 1 couple!

Convo with me if you would like a signed copy of magazine for additional cost of $15.00, include art book mark.

14.5″height x 8.5 wide x 1.5 thick

 

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Emerge – Whimsical Art Pillow

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A woman of substance Emerges from the constrictions of her life as she develops her own insight. This art pillow is a great gift to give to a woman who has the strength to Emerge from life’s obstacles.

This art pillow is featured in June Summer 2016, Stampington & Press, Sommerset Sew Magazine. !!!!!

This comforting art piece is created by artist, Trish Vernazza. Hand drawn my sewing machine , Free motion stitched embroidery and watercolor.

If you would like a copy of the signed magazine with art book mark, with this pillow for an additional $15.00. please convo with me for inclusion in your purchase.

12″ length by 10″ high

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Love Me – Whimsical Art Pillow

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” Love Me” Art Pillow created by Trish Vernazza. A unique, original, one of a kind free motion stitched and water colored art pillow.

Perfect to give to someone who loves their pet. Hangs 11 inches x6.5 wide.

Featured in Sew Sommerset June Summer 2016 Magazine, Stampington & Company.

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