Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can You See CARE

"Can You See CARE" is the title of my latest painting for my 
Watery Landscape - Hidden Word Series

This series was started back in 2010 and already has been showcased in two solo gallery shows. You can see images on some earlier posts. 

"Can You See CARE" by Bonnie Sprung

This painting is 25" x 28" in size.

All originals are for sale. Prices available on request.

Prints on all my paintings are also available. Some are located on my ETSY shop.

To explain the series... Each painting has a hidden word. Some are easy to see, some take a bit longer. The way the trees, leaves and plants are placed create a letter, thus creating a word. Each word is a motivational type word. 

I hope you are enjoying my series. If you have a word in mind that I haven't painted yet, Please let me know. Thanks.

Bonnie :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Custom Purple Doodle Tshirt

I originally did this fun Purple Doodle Tshirt in a size Large. Then someone wanted one like it, but in a 2X Large. That was going to be a bit of a challenge but not impossible. The reason why is every shirt that I hand dye can never really be duplicated exactly but very close. This Tshirt had more of a challenge to it. It was layered in several colors of spatter. That's right I said spatter. I may tie some parts but I also like to just spatter. 

After I have dyed the shirt to my liking and did all the finishing spatter touches. The shirt is then heat set after it has hung dry. If I put it in the dryer when it's still wet, it may shrink. So I only put it in the dryer for a quick tumble when the shirt has already dried. That way the material is then nice and soft. The customer is also informed to only wash the Tshirt in cold water and hang dry.

Front of white V neck Tshirt after hand dying.
Back of white V neck Tshirt after hand dying.
After I have dyed the Tshirt, then an added layer is hand drawn on. Using the Slick Textile paints. The squeeze bottle makes it easy to draw with. The first time I did this shirt, I just started to doodle. I had no real design plan or where it was going. I just started to doodle. After awhile it started to take shape and I knew how I was going to finish the look of it. Then I got an order to recreate it. Once again it was not exact but the shape was pretty close and the doodles, well they are just that. I did put in the same words and little peace and heart symbols, that I did on the original. Here are some photos as I doodled.

This was the finished front until I added a little bit more on the edge.

This is the finished back of the shirt

Here's the finished Tshirt. You may notice that I signed my name. I do that on all my Tshirts. Because every shirt I do is a one of a kind Original Tshirt. Even if I'm recreating a look. As I mentioned before, I can copy the look, but since it's not exact, it's still an Original. 

 If you would like to see more of my Tshirts. Got to my ETSY shop where you can see more of my original designs. Just like I did with this shirt -- you may see a design, but not in your size, just let me know and I will create your own custom original. Have an idea... colors, certain design, wording, etc.. I'll be happy to create your one of a kind original. 

Remember you are not just wearing a cool Tshirt, you are wearing ART.

Depending on size and detail of shirt, prices may vary.

In my shop you will also find Original Fine Art, Scarves and Prints.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Past Portraits by Bonnie Sprung

Here are some images of portraits I have painted long ago, 
back in the early 1980's.
I like to work from photos. 
If I can take the photo myself it's even better.

"Carolyn & Mickey Sprung"
This is an oil painting of my parents wedding photo.
I painted this for their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

This is my Grandmother Bell.... my Dad's Mom.
I've always had a strong connection to her, 
even though she passed away when I was only 2 yrs. old.

"Emmett Kelly"
Here is a time when I was really into clowns. I still love them, 
but I used to enjoy painting them. 
This oil painting was done from photos I found. 

Then Circus World opened and I was super happy. 
I would go often with camera in hand. 
The oil painting below is one that I created from the photos I took.

"Circus World Clowns"

 Like any artist my work has gone through several changes.

I thought it would be fun to post some of the paintings
that still hang in my parents home.

More recent portraits I have painted was for a 
theatrical production of “The Secret Garden” 
at Merritt Island High School. 
These were very large and airbrushed on a shark-tooth scrim.

You can find my newest work on this blog and in my ETSY store.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Skateboard Show Downtown Orlando

I continued my Watery Landscapes Hidden Word Series 
with an unusual painting surface. 
This piece called "It's RAD" was painted on a Skateboard. 

This has been put into show called 

This show will be at the City Arts Factory (Magic Gallery) 
and NV Lounge.

Along with  my skateboard, I have two more
fun pieces for the show.

"Skateboard Craze"

"Mosaic Skate"

Opening Reception is on Third Thursday June 21, 2012
from 6-9pm.

City Arts Factory
29 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL

NV Lounge
27 E. Pine Street
Orlando, FL 

The show runs till July 14th.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Watery Landscapes Hidden Word Series

303 E. Altamonte Dr., Ste. 1225
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
“Meet the Artist”
wine/cheese/jazz reception
 May 10, 2012, 6 to 8 pm.
Admission is free.

Watery Landscapes • Hidden Word Series

Each painting has a word hidden within the trees and landscape.
Each painting makes you look, think and smile.
Each expresses a word of motivation.


I love painting trees. 
My inspiration comes from the waterways of Florida.
In my earlier paintings I worked from black and white photos that 
I had taken of some of the rivers I lived near. 
St. Johns River was one that I had photographed several times.
Over the years my style of painting had gone from 
realistic to impressionistic or a combination of. 
My most recent work has brought two loves together. 
The love of trees and the love of motivational words. 
As a kid like many others you would lay on your back and 
look up into the sky to see the formations of what 
the clouds looked like to you. 
Sometimes you look at trees and the nature around 
and you would do the same.
In my Hidden Word Series, I took artistic license to create a painting 
first visually beautiful as a tree landscape, 
then you would have to look a bit harder to see the word. 
Some are more easily visible, others will take a few more minutes to see. 

I hope you enjoy what I have started and will continue to paint. 
There are many more words of motivation 
that will inspire me and I hope you too.

All my original work and prints are for sale. 
I am also happy to do commissioned work too.

If you would like to be placed on my once a 
month Studio News email 
that will let you know what show I will be doing, 
please email me at

Thanks and See You at the Next Show


3 new paintings added to the series
The other paintings can be found on an earlier post

"Can You Find The Fun"

"Can You Find The Act"

"Can You See Wise"

Monday, March 12, 2012

USA Studio Originals ETSY Store

Here is a chance to check out my ETSY site.
I update it with new items monthly.
So be sure to check it out now and then.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Art at Dandelion CommuniTea Café

Thank you for stopping by Dandelion CommuniTea Café.

And scanning …..

If you like what you see, make yourself happy and give my art a new home.

Maybe there is someone you know celebrating a birthday, anniversary,
house warming, etc.

This would be that Perfect Original Gift.

My art is created with Love.

Would you like to know where my art will be next.

You can friend and follow me on FaceBook
Check out some of my Tweets
I do post on Google +
And I add new art to my ETSY store.

You can find me down in Sanford for Alive After 5 on the 
2nd Thursday of the month followed by the 2nd Friday with 
City of Casselberry Art & Music in the Park.

All my art is original one of a kind. Some of those are available in prints.
I also create wearable art: T-shirts, Scarves and Hats.
If you have something else in mind that you don't see online or in person, 
I will create something that will be made only for you. 

you will find my Scarves and fun Magnets. 

Across the street from Riverhouse you will find my mini digital mixed media art at

Maybe you are in the Milk District you will find more of my Scarves and Wall Art 

Thanks again for Scanning.
For those who got here the usual way, you now know that my art 
will be hanging on the walls of Dandelion 
(618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando FL 32803) 
for the month of February 2012. 
Go down check out the art along with good food and entertainment.