I painted this 4’x5’ acrylic painting last summer and it feels like just yesterday. I wish I could show you the texture of the paint and the heavy brush’s I used to create this guy! “Once by the Ocean” is available through the @nofoartcollective if you’re interested! ♥️✨🙏
So excited for my FRAMED PRINT SALE happening at 2pm today on my Instagram and Facebook stories! There will be 11 beautifully framed high quality prints for sale and It’s super easy to participate. The sale is first come, first serve and the posted price includes shipping. If you see something you want all you have to do is DM me your email and the print # and I will send you a Paypal invoice. You buy it and I will ship it (International shipping will have an extra fee)! This beautiful frame job was done by @hangsteady. The best framers out there! Let me know if you have any questions and HAVE FUN! xoxo
After visiting Savannah I really did fall in love with the ancient oaks dripping in Spanish moss that filled the city’s many parks. I wanted to make sure I tried to capture them on canvas before too much time had passed. Today, I made a little more progress. ✨
Serenity city 🌃 Lakeshore & Bathrust, 9pm. Watercolour on paper 🎨 Day 11/60!
Look who just made it to the @nofoartcollective for the first time! “Pink Frost” is one of my favorite paintings I’ve done so far and I t’s ready and waiting for it’s forever home. Do you guys think I should make prints of this one ♥️✨
Say hello to these beauties! Today, I got to hand embellish (paint on top of) 10 limited edition archival prints that I’m going to have for sale exclusively at @noforoastingco! These prints are of a painting I did called “Flower Fall” that inspired @noforoastingco’s new mural that I did! There will only be 100 of these hand embellished babes in existence, so join us on Thursday at 6pm to snag yours! xoxo
Close up of my latest painting that I just finished today! Once it’s varnished and wired I will take a picture of the whole thing for you guys to see :-) This is the bottom part of the diptych. A diptych is when you have two canvases and you use both of them to make one image, in this case each canvas can work separately but it creates a whole image when put together! So much fun to paint. This is one of my favorite all-time views of the cherry trees in my front yard looking up at all of those pink heavy blossoms from this spring. It’s only a matter of time before I paint every tree in my yard!
So EXCITED for this Thursday, July 12th (6 - 9pm)! Join us for Rosé in the Garden & Mural Opening at the @noforoastingco! Tickets are $35 (link in profile) and include passed ho r d’oevres, 1 glass of Rosé, live music, and I will be live painting with art and prints for sale! I hope you guys can come it’s going to be AMAZING. ✨♥️✨
So happy that this big beauty sold today at the @nofoartcollective! Thank you to all of the art patrons/ collectors out there that make it so I can do what I love everyday! I would be nowhere without all of you. Love you all. ✨🙏🤗♥️✨
Even though I’m on vacation it doesn’t mean my print shop is! Check out my small collection of archival prints in my online print shops (link in profile) including this 16”x20” print of “Winter’s Light”. Framing is available just DM if you have questions! Happy Sunday! xoxo
Day 4/60. Feel like I’ve overdone this one a little, but really like how the colours play here. Few minutes after sunset over Santa Susanna hill,Catalonia,Spain. Watercolour, 6X8. ✍🏻
Day 2/60 ! Obviously still very excited for my day 2, let’s see how I’m going to get through the week with this project...👀 Sunset cacti on Carrer Peixos , Catalonia. 6X8. Found some forgotten watercolour treasures in my drawer that I haven’t used in years. Let’s give this a try.🖋
@ambidextrousart × #immersionroom @cooperhewitt !!!
I had a ton of fun doodling at the Cooper Hewitt Museum today! It's such an underrated museum, with great employees and beautiful architecture. 🏰 ⚠On Saturdays they have extended hours and pay-what-you-wish pricing; && I highly recommend relaxing in their garden. 🌱 I got to unwind amidst their lush greenery and catch up with a great friend as the fireflies came out! ☄
Last week I dropped off some of my paintings at this amazing home decor store in Southold called @touchgoods! It’s always a good sign when you go into a store and literally want to own everything there. If you’re on the North Fork go check out my new artwork and this beautiful store! xo🙏♥️
Are you serious with these beautiful frames @hangsteady doesn’t mess around! They just shipped these beauties to me and I should get them by Friday. The prints are 16”x20” and are $300 each and should go fast! Let me know If your interested! The perfect frame adds a little extra magic, don’t you think✨🤗🙏♥️✨ 📷 by @hangsteady ✨
UPDATE: SOLD - Here is “Peach Baby” all finished, check out my earlier post to see the initial sketch of this painting! I’m excited to announce that this painting will be part of a wonderful show curated by the @nofoartcollective and will be on view at a fabulous restaurant called @bruce_and_son in Greenport, NY!
And if that wasn’t [email protected]enough, TONIGHT this painting will also serve as part Inspiration for a phenomenal event/dinner called “Palette to Palate” (SOLD OUT)! This is is the first event of its kind on the East End, an art inspired dinner where Chef Scott Bollman will create a 8 unique dishes based off of 8 pieces of artwork. This collaborative culinary pairing between food, art and wine is truly a symbiotic relationship. Featuring work by @karabellaa @emma.ballou.artist @theo_blue @kellyfrankee @darlenecharnecoart and @cindypeaseroe
How cool is that!!😍♥️✨🙌
If you have ever watched my instagram stories you KNOW how much I love this part of the painting on paper process. Sometimes I get so excited that I can’t wait for the paint to fully dry. In my opinion, there is nothing more satisfying than peeling back the tape that was under a painting to reveal a clean white lined border. If you haven’t experienced this come over to my studio some day and I might just let you get in on the fun. “Shadow Play”, acrylic on paper, 12”x12”, framed, available through @nofoartcollective
This is LITERALLY hot off the press. Just put the finishing brushstrokes on this 24”x36” acrylic painting. This painting felt so right and was a joy to paint! Thanks @notestothewild for the greenhouse inspiration! Still pondering a name...🤔 DM me if you’re interested!
Hello June! I thought I would welcome you with some bright juicy peaches. I love the first layers of paintings, their loose brushstrokes, strong pops of color, and beautiful lines sometimes sing. One day, I will stop a painting at this point just because these early moments bring me so much joy that it’s sometimes a shame to cover that feeling up with more polished and planned brushstrokes. ✨🍑 🤗✨
STEPPING into Monday with this BIG guy! This is a print of my acrylic painting “The Overlook” (16”x20”) that’s available in my online print shop through the link in my profile! This painting was inspired by one of those perfect winter days, when the sun is warm and the breeze is light of the ocean in Montauk. It’s so funny because now, those winter days feel like such a long time ago. If you would prefer to have it framed I also have a stellar framed version of this available at the @nofoartcollective in Greenport, NY! ✨✨
UPDATE: SOLD - Have you ever laid in bed SO tired but you just can’t fall asleep because your mind won’t stop racing🙋🏼♀️ And it’s almost like the more you want sleep the harder it is to catch. Well that happens to me A LOT and lately what has me up is that I can’t stop painting paintings in my head. I know, it’s kinda a cool problem to have. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the rare quiet moments in the day that my sleepy brain can think about how I want to approach a painting, what colors I should use...etc. and then I get so excited about the painting that I can’t sleep. So I’ve started keeping a sketchbook next to my bed to capture those moments because if I don’t get them down on paper there is no guarantee that I will still have that inspiration when I wake up! ✨😴 💡 #artistproblems “Water Flower”, acrylic on canvas, 8”x8”, by Emma Ballou, 2018, available. UPDATE : SOLD
UPDATE: SOLD - Having an impromptu ART SALE in my stories today of some of my recent artwork! It’s super easy to participate and let me know if you have any questions. Go check it out! 🙏♥️ Also, I’m here to serve you guys, so let me know if there is anything you want to see me doing and I’ll consider it! 🤗✨
THE NORTH FORK ART COLLECTIVE IS RE-OPENING THIS FRIDAY (6pm - 9pm)! Come meet the Collective Artists (including me) at our newly remodeled space at 15 Front Street, Greenport, NY for our opening reception and enjoy cheese & charcuterie by Lombardi's Love Lane Market @lombardislovelanemarket , Craft beer provided by Greenport Harbor Beer Co. @greenportbrew , Wine by Bedell Cellars @bedellcellars , and original live music by member Dalton Portella @dltnart.
So excited to work with these amazing East End artists! Annual 2018 Collective Artists:
Kara Hoblin @karabellaa (founders &chalk artist), Scott Bluedorn @theo_blue (multimedia artist), Kelly Franké @kellyfrankee (draftswoman), Madison Fender @madison_fender (photographer), Sarah Prescott @sarahprescottart (photographer), Cindy Pease Roe @cindypeaseroe (environmental artist), Verona Peñalba @loveronastudio (painter), and Dalton Portella @dltnart (multimedia artists & photographer), Emma Ballou @emma.ballou.artist (painter)
Another small fragment of a large piece 💡inspired by the campsite morning view at Killarney, Ontario 🌳
Hey Friends! 👋 Spring is in the air and party season is upon us (can you feel it looming)! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good party (evidence in the photo above). But, let’s just say you’ve been invited to ANOTHER wedding, house warming, baby shower, birthday, etc. party - you get my drift. And you are so over getting them a blender BUT you don’t know what to get them. I have the solution! I’m sending out an email tomorrow to my subscribers with the PERFECT personal and unique gift idea. Limited spots available so if you want to be “in the know” pop your name into my email list via the link in my profile! xo
So a couple of my prints are getting the FULL treatment with my wonderful friends @hangsteady out in California! I can’t WAIT to see how they turn out. ✨ ♥️😍🙌 ✨📸 by @hangsteady
This is one that slipped through the cracks last summer and I never got a chance to post it! I actually really love this one so I thought I would share it with you guys. And I think the timing is perfect because my flower boxes are in some desperate need of attention and this painting inspiration might just get me out there. ✨🌸🌺🌱🌾💕✨
“Shadow Boxes”, 9”x12”, acrylic on canvas, by Emma Ballou, 2017, available
I’m on a brand new podcast that just launched today called @theherdofturtles!! We talk a lot about the vulnerability required to create and being an entrepreneur. Click on the link in my bio to listen and let me know what you think! If you could leave a review that would be amazing too. xoxo
Here’s another installation shot of the @nofoartcollective! This is my painting “Into the Lush” in some excellent company. Can’t wait for the opening on Friday, May 25th in Greenport, NY! ✨🙏♥️✨
Fun little impromptu FLASH SALE going on in my instagram story today! I like to do little studies of ideas before tackling a large painting and thought my instagram friends might like a chance to buy one! They are sweet 5”x7” acrylic paintings on paper and all they need is a frame. They would make a great gift for yourself or someone special! Go check them out, they will only be for sale here for one day! ✨🙏😘
Some fun new print/framing projects in the works! So excited to get some frames that do my beautiful large 16”x20” prints justice. Stay tuned!😍
Yay for SPRING!! Today I’m prepping some fun freebies for my email list that’s going out tomorrow! If you want to join in on the fun, just pop your name into my email list via the link in my bio. ♥️😉✨
As a child I was definitely a dreamer and as an only child without any neighbors around I looked to the landscape surrounding my childhood home to fuel my imagination. I would get lost in the adventures I would play in the fields and woods in my backyard and spend hours laying in the grass or under a tree listening to the sound of the wind rustling the leaves or grass. This painting was inspired by the sweet quiet moments spent in wild fields that enveloped my childhood. ✨ “Bucolic”, 8”x10”, acrylic on paper - framed, by Emma Ballou, 2018, AVAILABLE
This baby sold! It’s the most amazing feeling when someone truly appreciates your artwork and can feel the joy that you infused into it while painting. So glad this one in particular is going to a wonderful home! Cant wait to see it in its new spot. 😍🤗♥️
✨special thanks to @notestothewild for inspiring me! xo
Now that’s it’s FINALLY spring on Long Island I can let open the garage doors to my studio to let the sunshine in! There is this infectiously happy energy in the air, can you feel it Let the creating begin! ✨☀️✨
Today was one of those wonderful and rare quietly productive days in my art studio. Days like today feel like magic! It didn’t hurt that the sun was shining ALL day. ✨☀️
Today was full of lawn work, but yesterday was spent mostly in this lovely hidden painting spot. When it’s this beautiful out, it’s impossible to stay inside. Spring is magic. ✨
Today is going to be a good day because TODAY is a painting day. Here is a little color inspo, isn’t that kiwi 🥝 green gorgeous!
So this one is a little different for me, but I kinda love it! I’m always trying to push myself to try new things, to not get stuck artistically. So if something pops into my mind (like this painting) I try to get it onto canvas FAST before it slips away. Because what’s the point of creating if you’re not @doitfortheprocess “Lively Eastport Lane”, acrylic on paper, 8”x10”, by Emma Ballou, available
Today’s the day! My opening for “Into the Lush” is from 1pm - 2:30pm at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett! Stop by to say hello and see some colorful spring art! Hopefully see you soon. ✨🙏😘
Maybe one day I will turn this painting into fabric. Wouldn’t it make a great dress or scarf #thoughts #lilacanyone 🤔
“Lilac Dreams”, acrylic on canvas, by Emma Ballou, 2018
Had a great time installing my upcoming show “Into the Lush” that opens this Sunday @1pm! So grateful for @Lululemon East Hampton and @grainsurfboards_ny for helping to make this fun spring show happen! ✨🙏♥️✨
Here are the two winners from the PRINT POLL last week! First place goes to “Window View” and second place to “Field Song”! Thank you so much to all of you that participated, I really value your input. Be on the lookout for these prints in 2 weeks and if you want to know about them before anyone else, just pop your name in my email list via the link in my profile! ♥️🙏✨
This Sunday (April 22nd @1pm) is the opening for my show “Into the Lush”! 🍾✨ My new spring paintings will be on display at the beautiful @grainsurfboards_ny in Amagansett, NY. I want to say a big thank you to @lululemon of East Hampton, @livybenincase, and @grainsurfboards_ny for making this show possible! I couldn’t be more excited and I hope to see you there! ✨♥️🙏✨
Tonight is the 80th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition! My painting “Montauk Wind” will be on display among 391 other artists at this historic show. Just the sheer power of having that many different artists on display should be quite an experience. So, if you’re in the East Hampton area tonight at 5pm join us at the opening! I’m betting @kristen_lee_x3, @scottbluedorn, @karahoblin, @caseydalene, and @gentleridevan will be there (anyothers)! Can’t wait! 😘✨♥️
Spring is finally in the air. Can you feel it Now it’s time to start waking up from winter’s slumber, to stretch your limbs and your mind. Especially after the long dark months of winter. Now is the time to plant new ideas into the ground, to nurture them and see them bloom in the summer. It’s the season that you fill up your calendar with plans and set goals for the rest of the year. Goals that will challenge and stretch you both personally and professionally. So, with that being said, tomorrow I am sending out a newsletter to all of my email friends detailing some exciting news that I can’t wait to share! If you want to join in on the fun, just click the link in my profile to sign up!
I’m getting ready to order another batch of prints for spring and I wanted to pick your brain about what prints you would like to see! I’ve narrowed it down to 4 and I would like your help selecting the 2 that I will make into prints! Feel free to scroll through the 4 images here leave a comment with your favs OR visit my insta stories to participate in the poll. Thanks for your thoughts! xo✨🙏♥️
I have some exciting news! I have been selected as a RAW Artist for an upcoming show at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY! @rawartists is an independent arts organization for artists, by artists that hold events featuring emerging artists of all mediums across the globe, who couldn’t get behind that! I’m so excited to be a part of one of their events that will take place on Wednesday, May 16th @7pm. BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! I’m looking for sponsors to help cover my fee for participating.✨ So the FIRST 20 PEOPLE ✨that buy a ticket ($22) for the event via the link in my bio, I will personally create something for you that is worth much more than that! So even if you can’t come, you can still sponsor me and get a fun present! Once you purchase your ticket, just DM me your address so I can send you a proper thank you. Thanks everyone I truly appreciate all of your love and support with this fun new endeavor!✨🙏✨😘