Friday, June 22, 2012

 New Art Class starts July 11, 2012

I have been asked several times to teach some art classes so
here we go!
This class will be located in the Santa Ana Art District at the Orange County Contemporary Center for the Arts Gallery.   (  
This class will teach beginner and experienced artists the use of "Value", one of the most important elements in art. It will get you off to an excellent start if you are just beginning and if you are an experienced artist, the class will teach you to control value to give your work more dimension and drama.
This is the first and required class in my series of color theory classes where we work on color, temperature, gradation and more.
My class is for Adults, but I welcome serious 16+ ages that will be studying art in college or will be seeking a career in art.
We will be working in oils and all materials will be supplied as we will be discussing these as well.
Email me directly at for registration information

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Just finished up my solo exhibit at Copperwood Artware Gallery in Orange, Ca. Very nice show! Took a little time off from Rebus painting to work on an unfinished western piece I've had sitting in the corner of my studio, but I'm ready to get back to creating more puzzles. I have so many ideas! "Dog Days of Summer" is my latest Rebus.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Darcie Game Rebus 31 is only about a week away! Here is a clue...this piece is small so I couldn't show too much.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Darcie Game...become a fan on FaceBook

The Darcie Game is finally on facebook! Go to the Darcie Game page (click on title link above) and become a fan by clicking on the "Like" box. While you're there, be sure to check out the clue to Rebus 30...coming soon!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Facebook Page

Technology. Scary. Very scary. I've been working on putting together a Facebook page "Darcie Copeland Rebus Artist" (I know, I know, but better late than never). It should make for great fun with the Darcie Game and allow all you game players to interact with each other. Plus, I won't be the only one to see some of those hilarious guesses! I'll try to get it up and going for Rebus 30, which will be out very soon, and hopefully get some clues posted before the game starts. Key words here being "I'll try"!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A little something for my fellow artists

So... it has taken my paintin hand forever to heal from a fall I took in January. I have pretty good movement in all my fingers except two which are now going to take longer to heal because my dog jumped on them tonight. I guess it could be worse. She could be a 150 pound mutt instead of a 70 pound mutt. Felt like 150 pounds though. Okay enough about my pain. I think I will dedicate this blog to the artists who visit my website in search of any useful tips...or not. I just started using Trekell paint brushes (the Red Sable and the Hog Bristles) and absolutely love them. They are long lasting, hold their shape and are very reasonably priced. I've tried several different brands and some very pricey brands as well, but these are my new favorites. I like to paint on a high quality linen which I get from Signature Canvas (ask for Alicia...she is awesome) where you can buy it by the yard. Its a great way to sample the different types without selling your car to buy the whole bolt. For those of you who have never experienced painting on linen...its worth every penny. I get asked frequently about digital captures and scanning and who does a good job. If I need a clear hi-res digital file for reproductions, magazine ads and high end juried shows the absolute best place I have found is Artscans in Culver City, CA. They have been around forever and their work is impeccable. Keep in mind, if you start out with a bad digital capture it will haunt you forever...especially everytime you try to reproduce it! No amount of photoshop can fix a poorly scanned piece of art. If any of you are photographers and are looking for instruction on how to improve...Jon Haverstick in Orange County is the man. He is not only an accomplished photographer, he is an instructor of photography and photoshop as well. Available in studio or on location. I can go on and on about how awesome his work is but you can see for yourself at Jon came to my studio and did a photo shoot with me in my work space and some head shots. Great for resumes and mag. ads.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rebus 29

Here we go...Rebus 29 now in play! Well, I have to say this is a pretty easy one although the spelling is a little tricky. It took a little longer to paint than I had planned. I sprained all the fingers on my painting hand when I tripped and fell gracefully on my face! So I was out of commission for a bit, but I'm now ready to create more Rebuses.
Hidden clues in Rebus 29 are the words: AXL, SLASH, NOVEMBER RAIN and SWEET CHILD O' MINE