2016 Calendar

Sample of January page

Looking for an “ART” Hanukkah / Christmas gift.  My new 2016 calendar is here.

High quality square 8×8 calendar. Every page has one of my paintings followed by a month page with a quote.

After the year is over each individual painting can be framed as a print.

Calendars are $20. Free Shipping.





Images of 2016 Calendar pages

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Calendar 2015

Looking for an “ART” Hanukkah / Christmas gift.  My new 2015 calendar is here.

High quality square 8×8 calendar. Every page has one of my paintings followed by a month page with a quote.

After the year is over each individual painting can be framed as a print.

Calendars are $20. Free Shipping.




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2015 Calendar – $20.00

 

18th Street

I have been painting homes and buildings. My latest pieces are homes I find while walking around center city Philadelphia. This house has an interesting story. When I was 16, I had my 4 wisdom teeth out at one time. In those days, the late 60’s you had to stay in the hospital for this. It wasn’t out-patient how it is these days.

While in the hospital I had a room-mate, someone who was married and older than me. We did become friendly and she invited me to her home on 18th street around the corner from Rittenhouse Square. I remember falling in love with the house and with them. I thought it was so cool to have older friends (early 30’s) and that they paid attention to me. Both she and her husband were artists. I was fascinated with their studios and their art.  I kept in touch with them until I left to go back to Argentina to Art School.

Walking around the other day I passed by the house. This was the house where my room-mate lived. I took some pictures and painted this piece from the photo. I am planning to use it as one of my paintings on my 2015 calendar.

La Montaña

La Montaña, India inks, Gouache on watercolor canvas board 16×20″ ©Dora Ficher

Following is the process of this painting called “La Montaña” (The mountain).

La Montaña-unfinished1, India inks, Gouache on watercolor canvas board 16×20″
La Montaña-unfinished2 , India inks, Gouache on watercolor canvas board 16×20″
Gouache Palette

 

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©Dora Ficher Art

 

 

“R” is for Rainbow

“R” is for Rainbow ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

 

R“ is for “Rainbow

I Love colors and I love “Rainbow“.

A “Rainbow” is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

In a “primary rainbow“, the arc shows red on the outer part, and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted while entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.

In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, red facing toward the other one, in both rainbows. This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets.

You can read more about Rainbows here.

“Q” is for Queen

“Q” is for Queen ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

 

Queen is a good word for “Q“:

“All I Ask Is That You Treat Me No Differently Than You Would The Queen” ~Anonymous

“There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things. I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~Lewis Carroll

I also like a Band called Queen. They sing some of my favorite songs!

What are your favorite “Q” words?

“P” is for Perseverance

“P” is for Perseverance ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

I Love the word “Perseverance”

per·se·ver·ance

Noun: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state,etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering.
  1. Her perseverance was rewarded: after many rejections, she finally got into the exhibit she wanted .
  2. Perseverance is required to perfect just about any skill.

 

“N” is Neighborhood

“N” for Neighborhood ~ Ink Drawing – © 2012 Dora Ficher

 

I had to think long and hard to find my favorite “N” word. It didn’t just come to me like with other letters.

I was happy to come up with the word “Neighborhood” :

  • an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community); “an ethnic neighborhood”
  • A neighborhood or neighbourhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localized community within a larger city, town or suburb. Neighborhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members.
And thinking about the word neighborhood I got these long ago memories of Mr. Rogers and his song: “Won’t you be my neighbor?”.
Do you have favorite “N” words?