December 1, 2011

The Shipwrecker

Tessa Guze, The Shipwreacker, oil on canvas, 2011
This is a painting of a ship wrecker in Bangladesh, he is using rags in an attempt to protect himself from the many dangerous chemicals. The process of breaking down ships produces so many dangerous chemicals, that most countries have created laws to protect the workers. Breaking down ships in a safe way is more expensive than the profit made by the parts so it is no longer done in many places. However there are still people desperate enough that they are forced to risk the dangers and break ships without any safety precautions.

To see more similar paintings please visit my fine arts portfolio website or my passion painting blog.

November 30, 2011

My Philadelphia


Tessa Guze, My Philadelphia, 2011, oil on canvas,  8" x 10"

This painting is a part of the "My Philadelphia" exhibition at Prelude Gallery in Philadelphia. The exhibition runs from December 7 -17th.
Leaving Philadelphia and moving to another country, I have missed many things but the things I have missed most are my friends. This painting is of my friend Alex. Alex born and raised in Philly, epitomizes all of the things that I love about Philly, she is street smart, tough and full of energy, excitement and life. 

To see more similar work please visit my painting portfolio website or my passion painting blog.

November 16, 2011

November 2, 2011

Racing Horse Wine Label

Tessa Guze, Neck n Neck, Wine Label 2011 

This is a painting I did for a wine label exhibition run by the (no name) Art Group, at B Square Gallery. The (no name) art group asked 50 artists each to create wine labels. Wine bottles where sold at the opening with the buyers choice of wine label. The proceeds went to raise money for Philabundance, a charity that fights hunger in the Philadelphia area. The artists had the choice to sell there paintings for personal profit or to donate the proceeds to Philabundance, I choose to do the latter and I am very excited that my piece sold! 

To see more similar work please visit my painting portfolio website or my equestrianpainting blog!

October 19, 2011

Red Rainboots

Tessa Guze, Red Rainboots, oil on canvas, 2011
This is an oil painting of a cat and a little girl. This painting, along with other pet portraits and children's book illustrations, will be displayed in the Gwangju International Center, in Gwangju South Korea starting March, 10th. This is an oil painting of a cat and a little girl. To see more similar paintings please visit my pet painting blog, to see my people portraits please visit my painting portfolio website or my portrait painting blog.

October 18, 2011

Cat & Rainboots Sketch

Tessa Guze, Charcoal, 2011
This is a sketch I did in preparation for a full color oil painting. To see more similar work please visit my pet painting blog.

October 1, 2011

The Art Of Giving Oct 29th

I am participating in a project run by the (no name) Art Group. This organization brings artist together to create art projects that help various people, charities and none for profit organizations.

The project I am participating in is called The Art of Giving. This project has brought 50 artists together each of whom has created the artwork for a wine label. There is going to be an opening reception on Saturday, October 29th at B Squared Gallery. At the reception all of the artwork will be exhibited and bottles of wine will be for sale with the customers choice of wine label. All of the profits from the sale of wine will be donated to Philabundance (the philadelphia areas largest hunger relief organization). The original framed artwork will also be for sale, and some of the artists (including myself) are choosing to donate that profit as well.
This is a photo from last years exhibition
I am not allowed to show my label until the opening but after October 29th I will post a photo of my wine label!

To see examples of my paintings please visit my painting portfolio website. 

September 23, 2011

Pet Paintings

Tessa Guze, Sam & Lee, oil painting on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Smoky, oil painting on canvas, 2011

Tessa Guze, Max, oil painting on canvas, 2011
Here is a couple of pet paintings I completed this summer. I love painting animals and trying to covey their personality through their pose and expression. I hope you enjoy these pieces. If you would like to see more of my pet portraits please visit my pet portraits blog to see more general work please visit my painting portfolio website.

September 21, 2011

Racing Horse Painting

This is a painting I did of a racing horse. I started with a charcoal drawing on the canvas (see below).  I used the charcoal to find the shadow shapes, the shadow shapes create a sense of volume. Once the shadow shapes are established it is than simple for me to paint on top focusing on color and paint application. If you are interested in seeing more of my horse paintings please visit equestrian painting blog or to see more general work please visit my painting portfolio website.

Final Painting, 2011
Charcoal Sketch, 2011

July 21, 2011

Prelude Gallery

Tessa Guze, Sunsets in Jaipur, Oil on Canvas, 2011 
Prelude Gallery
I have had work accepted by Prelude Gallery. The piece above is currently on display in their gallery on 406 South 20th St (near Pine St), Philadelphia, PA. Prelude gallery exhibits 2D work by emerging artists. Prelude Gallery is is open to the public during the week but they also celebrate 2nd Fridays. On the 2nd Friday of every month they hold a reception from 1-8 with refreshments. If your in Philly please stop by and see my piece!
Please visit my website to see more of my paintings! Or my fine arts blog

July 6, 2011

Galleries in Philly




Kimmel Center, 2011
Left to right: Jaeger Rae Cohen, Tessa Guze, Sarah Fritzen

I currently have paintings up in three galleries in Philadelphia.

I am showing my work in the Kimmel center (photo above) in an exhibition called Illustrative Design. My paintings are being shown along with two other recent graduates from Moore College of Art & Design, Sarah Fritzen (sarahafritzen.blogspot.com) and Jaeger Rae Cohen. For more information about the exhibition please click here. The show will be up until October 8th 2011.

I have two pieces in the Philadelphia Sketch Club's annual Philastration Show. Philastration is a juried group exhibition for illustrators. It runs through the end of July 2011.
Here is a photo of one of the pieces hanging on the wall.

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philastration, 2011
Top Row: Mark Harchar, Michael Adams
Bottom Row: Tessa Guze, Tim Oglie, Stacy Hornug

I also have two pieces in the Student Run Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design. The show is titled Ut Pictura Poesis. This show will run until the end of August.

So if your in Philly please take a look at my work in one of these galleries! 



To see more similar work please visit my painting portfolio website or my passion painting blogs.

May 20, 2011

Jugar

Jugar is a children's book that I conceived while in India and then asked my mother Karen Guze to write for me to illustrate.

Jugar (joogar), n. The uniquely Indian concept, hard to translate, of inventively using whatever is at hand in order to get the job done.

Jugar is a young puppy living on the streets of a market in India. He is so young that all he knows is hot, dry weather—he has never seen the rainy season. He ignores the kind warnings of his friends Cow, Camel, and Monkey, and gets into trouble when it starts to rain.

He meets a young boy, and thanks to this boy’s creativity (or jugar), they both make it safely through the Monsoon.

If you would like to view my images in context please visit my blurb page at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2106034 .

Tessa Guze, Jugar Book Cover Layout
Tessa Guze, Jugar and Mother Cow, Oil on Canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Jugar in the Market, Oil on Canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Jugar and Sonu the Camel, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, The Rain Drop, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Laughing Monkeys, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Testing the Water, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Swept Away, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Attempt to Climb, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, New Friends, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Marooned, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Going Home, oil on canvas, 2011
Please visit Tessa Guze's painting website or my children's book paintings and illustrations blog to see more of my paintings!

March 12, 2011

just for fun

Tessa Guze, Sacred Cows, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, Street Puppy, oil on canvas, 2011
Tessa Guze, "Mo", oil on canvas, 2011
To see more similar work please visit my painting portfolio website or my passion painting blogs.