I have been in the fine arts / graphic arts business for many years, working in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic airbrush and computer art (with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator). I display in local galleries, and do illustration for a wide variety of venues.
I can also be found at:
http://belief-is-magic.com - Portfolio examples
http://1-maggie-huft.pixels.com - Fine Art America storefront - NEW!
http://www.zazzle.com/maggiehuft - Zazzle storefront
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiehuft - Professional network

Monday, November 18, 2013

New art project

Started a new art series - flowers A to Z, and here are the first six.  I was planning on framing the full group of 26 originals together; and then using copies of them individually for other applications.
 Azalea
 Begonia
 Clematis
 Dahlia
 Echinacea
Freesia







And then, I decided to work on this one for my holiday cards.

Christmas Cactus

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another long absense

Wow, it's been since July that I've added to this blog!  What can I say?  It's been a busy summer for with other things besides artwork.  I will post one new piece of my husband and my cat.  This is:  "Blue Eyes, White Fur"

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Long absence

I should have posted this finished piece over a month ago.  It's summer yardwork season and that has interfered.  I am well into another project at this point. 
BTW, my neighborhood sponsored a community yard sale two weekends ago - where anyone wishing to sell things could put them out.  The idea being that with lots of yard sales going on there would be lots of traffic.  I thought what a good way to sell my older prints and cards to clean out my studio.  Not one single sale and very few visitors.  Come to find out, hardly anyone put items out - maybe one other house and myself.  What a waste of time.  I had hoped to at least recoup my production costs.
This new piece is :  "Evidence of Spring"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Last of the Set

I'm posting the last two of this group of "Sweets" that I mentioned previously. 
"Soft Centers"
 "Foiled"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Second work in a group

Well, I DO intend on doing two more of these Valentine based paintings.  One of the main reasons for this grouping is for my store - on various items.

"Hey Cupcake"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Uploading another finished piece

I started this one late last summer - inspired when I was pitting sweet cherries.  That tells you how long it's been taped to a board.  I AM glad to finally being finished.
"Red Stuff"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just a comment

I keep a digital file of all my past artwork and a printed file in a notebook.  I've been spending a lot of time, here at the end of January, reorganizing the files. Ugh! Looking back at artwork from eight or so years ago is very embarrassing.  I can't believe I was happy with some of this garbage at the time.  Obviously I was in transition from a more graphical style  - and I guess this is the mark of growth - but yuck!. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Year started

First thing to deal with for 2013:  My artist league has been asked to relocate from our present meeting location because that site is undergoing a major construction project.  I am the secretary again for this year - and the board members have been visiting different sites to find something appropriate.  We DO have a lead that will, hopefully, work out.  This is all suppose to be temporary until around June of this year. 
I also still have a still-life watercolor on the board; but got sidetracked by a graphic design project.  I use to do a lot of that when I was working a 9-to-5 but not recently.  A neighbor needed a logo for her church youth group, and what the heck, it was a paid job. 

So - I gave her several versions in several different file sizes.  And it did give me practice in the newest version of Adobe CS6 Illustrator and Photoshop that I picked up at the end of the year.  Graphic software upgrades always have a bunch of changes in the way they are set up - and there is usually at least a bit of a learning curve.