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In the Studio – New Semi Precious Stones

In the Studio – New Semi Precious Stones

In the Studio – New Semi Precious Stones Whats New in the studio   My studio… where do I begin? With all the semi precious stones all over, under tables, in drawers, on tables, in the garage, everywhere you turn you will see stones. To all the supplies, brushes and paints, there is alot of artistic elements that are apart of this place I call a studio. I find so interesting that I do not consider myself a collector of any kind, my mom is and always have been, so I grew up collecting things. One day I realized...
Behind the Making of Outerlimits Illuminated Semi Precious Stones

Behind the Making of Outerlimits Illuminated Semi Precious Stones

Behind the Making of Outerlimits Illuminated Semi Precious Stones Illuminated Series with Agates that Glow with LED’s This was a special painting for me to create. I wanted to make a painting that was extremely tall to create a large impact in a tall vertical way. I kept in mind the tall ceilings in most homes and I wanted to create a painting that would balance the large, tall, empty looking walls. I wanted this semi precious stone painting to be a statement piece. Hanging high on a wall where you look up at it and become a bit...
Downside of Using the Semi Precious Stones 

Downside of Using the Semi Precious Stones 

Downside of Using the Semi Precious Stones Choosing a Side to the Semi Precious Stones   I know what you are thinking; A downside to working with Semi Precious Stones? Ahhhhhh, yep……. You have to choose as a side to glue them on, and sometimes BOTH sides are amazing. I run into this sometimes and with a variety of stones. Recently I was using these amazing Quartz with Flourite and Pyrite which I got from my dealer in Morracco on a commission painting that I m working on. These are rarer specimens of Semi Precious Stones that he had and was...
ASID Interior Design Show in Irvine CA

ASID Interior Design Show in Irvine CA

ASID Interior Design Show in Irvine CA with Semi Precious Stones Paintings Seascapes with Dasha Guilliam and my Semi Precious Stones Paintings and NEW Home Decor Published in the Modern Luxury Interiors of California Magazine     As artists, we work with a lot of people in the art industry, among those are Interior Designers. Therefore when the opportunity came to myself and fellow artist Dasha Guilluim we wanted to be apart of the event that the American Society of Interior Designers of Orange County (ASID) were having in Irvine CA. We were able to meet so many talented...
My FIRST Illuminated Painting with Lit Semi Precious Stones – Breath of Drogon

My FIRST Illuminated Painting with Lit Semi Precious Stones – Breath of Drogon

My FIRST Illuminated Painting with Lit Semi Precious Stones – Breath of Drogon Lighting Semi Precious Stones with LED’s 38X60 Oil on Panel   SO… after about 4 years in the making, here it is my first painting where the Semi Precious Stones light up. So many people have commented that I should “Light up my paintings”. I didn’t disagree, but it left me with the question of how to execute this endeavor due to the fact art is my specialty, not engineering. I bought little LED’s and lights and tried, but it never really worked. Things just didn’t come...
Being a 5th Generation Artist

Being a 5th Generation Artist

Where I got My Talent As an Artist Channeling my ancestors in my Art   I get asked all the time as an artist; What is your background as an artist? Great question but for me, there is a lot to that in order to answer, of course, I have my own professional background of what I have done myself, my college degree in art, my time spent under the most amazing artist and mentor who has really propelled me as an artist. My OWN journey and inspiration. But then there is the other; the deep down underlining history...
Making of Semi Precious Stones Painting – Dawning of a New Day

Making of Semi Precious Stones Painting – Dawning of a New Day

LARGEST Semi Precious Stones Illuminated Painting 48×72 Semi Precious Stones with LED’s Lighting the Agates   This painting is one of my favorites, can I have a favorite as an artist? Well, whether you can or cant I do. I m so happy with how this painting turned out, for many reasons; – This is my largest of my Illuminated Series I love how the stones are Illuminated in showcasing there each individual beauty ALL the different semi precious stones I used for this painting The amount of semi precious stones I used for this painting I used Mooki...
Collecting My Semi Precious Stones for my Art – Denver Gem and Mineral Show

Collecting My Semi Precious Stones for my Art – Denver Gem and Mineral Show

Denver Gem and Mineral Show 2017 – Semi Precious Stones My new finds and what I saw:   Being from Colorado this Denver show has always been what got me started collecting Semi Precious Stones, this is my roots of where it all started for me. With my mom designing jewelry as she has for years, she is the one who would take me with her to these shows. I was in awe the first time I went, to see ALL of these stones in one place. It was simply a spectacular site. That feeling never ends, no matter what...
Behind the Scenes with Semi Precious Stones Painting – Emitt

Behind the Scenes with Semi Precious Stones Painting – Emitt

Making of Semi Precious Stones Chrysocolla Painting Titled Emitt   This painting was inspired by the amazing chrysocolla I got from my Utah supplier “EMITT” which is where I also got the title for this Semi Precious Stones painting. He collected all of the Semi Precious Stones including the chrysocolla, he had it for me at where it was in all sizes, from the large chunks to the fine powder he crushed. I saw it and immediately fell in love with not only the color of the stone but how he had all the sized from large to very fine for...
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY International Fine Art – Review of Semi Precious Stones Art

AMSTERDAM WHITNEY International Fine Art – Review of Semi Precious Stones Art

Recently I was graciously had AMSTERDAM WHITNEY International Fine Art Galleries in New York say these things about my Semi Precious Stones artwork. I was so shocked on what was said. I feel the words that were spoken were so eloquent and touched me so much to have someone recognize my work in that way. I wanted to share what was said with you. A special thank you to them for all there kind and moving words.   ” 24 KARAT” which resonates with a profound visual narrative as you reveal the invisible within the visible through spatial aesthetics. The spiritual...
Semi Precious Stones Fine Art In Exposures International Fine Art Gallery

Semi Precious Stones Fine Art In Exposures International Fine Art Gallery

A Dream Come True – Exposures International Fine Art Gallery My new Family in Sedona, AZ   It is truly a dream to be among such prestigious artists, my idol from a young age; JD Challenger, Bill Wardell, Rebecca Tobey…. the list goes on. These are the artist I looked up to as a child, saw in magazines, admired there styles and masterpieces for some time. To visit, the 20,000-foot gallery was an experience in its self. You could be there for hours and not see everything. One amazing artist and piece after another. So much to take in,...
Amazing Giant Semi Precious Stones

Amazing Giant Semi Precious Stones

Semi Precious Stones – Simply Amazing Giants Every year an AMAZING Display   Recently at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in Denver which is where I go to get alot of my Semi Precious Stones there is a particular booth at The Collisium that has these GIGANTIC specimens of Semi Precious Stones. Every year I am always so excited to see what they are going to have. They always have so many which I am shocked at. How do they ship these? How much IS shipping for these? How many people REALLY buy these? Do they buy them for...
Semi Precious Stone Paintings – Turquoise and Copper Series

Semi Precious Stone Paintings – Turquoise and Copper Series

Turquoise and Copper Series   Semi Precious Stones; Turquoise Magnisite, Copper, Rusted Metal, Pebeo Paint     This series was such fun to create.   These Turquoise pieces I have used are Turquoise Magnisite Pieces. It is not real Turquoise, it is a died this color in order for it to resemble Turquoise. I use this because it looks so real and Genuine Turquoise is SO expensive. By using this particular stone I am able to make it affordable for those to collect these paintings and add them into their collections in an inexpensive way. If I used Genuine Turquoise you...
Special THANK YOU!

Special THANK YOU!

SPECIAL THANK YOU! SOLO SHOW AT ADELMAN FINE ART GALLERY   A while back a solo show was offered to me from the Adelman family at Adelman Fine Art. I of course was besides myself excited. Graciously excepted and began to plan and prepare with such passion and enthusiasm.  Yet, like most things I set a high bar for myself and do ALL I can to hit that bar with the highest quality that I am able to produce. Yet, I am only ONE person and I needed help. I was told a saying a while back, “It takes...
Semi Precious Stones Opening Reception Solo Show – Adelman Fine Art Gallery

Semi Precious Stones Opening Reception Solo Show – Adelman Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception Solo Show Evening at Adelman Fine Art Gallery – Semi Precious Stones Spectacular 90 Works on Display with Semi Precious Stones   Exhibition Haning Septemeber 1-17th 2017 Opening Reception Evening September 9th 2017   There is truly something for everyone: Prices start at $150 Sizes from 4″x4″ to 8 feet to accommodate all spaces of your home ALL Originals All colors of semi precious stones and paintings for all tastes and decors Huge variety of semi precious stones in Fine Art; including unique Florescent stones and Genuine Meteorite New “Illuminated Series” where the stones light up on the...
My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

Semi Precious Stones Artist Tesa Michaels Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art Gallery “You’ve Never Seen Anything Like it”   September 1-17th Show Reception September 9th 7-9pm   A MUST SEE Show for Gem Lovers, Collectors and those who love to see new, original and innovative art here in San Diego   Come see 90 Original pieces of Fine Art and Home Décor featuring Semi Precious Stones in Tesa’s Elements Series, Shellscapes and Landscapes, plus special guest artist Clifford Bailey, Tesa’s Mentor.  Her mom Kathy Kaberline’s One of a Kind Semi Precious Stones jewelry will also be on display during...
Behind the Scenes at my Solo Art Show – Semi Precious Stones Galor

Behind the Scenes at my Solo Art Show – Semi Precious Stones Galor

Moving Semi Precious Stone Art What It Looked Like Behind the Scenes!   I know most of you see the pictures of the solo show I took part in at Adelman Fine Art in downtown Little Italy in San Diego, CA. You see the final product, the polished work on the wall nicely lite and ready to show in its full grandeur. All the Semi Precious Stones lite and highlighted to show their full splendor. Yet, what you do not get to see is what it took to get them there. Sence I use Semi Precious Stones on my...
My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones

My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones

My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones I get asked all the time from collectors that come to my galleries where I source the semi precious stones that I use for my fine art paintings for my ELEMENTS Series.   The answer is all around the world.     I have been very fortunate to meet so many amazing collectors of fine gems and minerals, geologists, lapidary specialist, prospectors and miners that deal in a multitude of gems and minerals I use for my semi precious stones paintings. What I do: I (well my mom and I,...
My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

Tesa Michaels Solo Show September 1-17, 2017     The Gallery is pleased to present a solo show featuring semi-precious stone artist Tesa Michaels!   MEET TESA at the Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Complimentary refreshments, small bites, and good tunes!                      ...
Special Gift: The Crystal Immersion Virtual Retreat

Special Gift: The Crystal Immersion Virtual Retreat

  Special Offer: 10% OFF Custom Painting “ELEMENTS” Series with Semi Precious Stones   As another way to say “Thank You” I’d love to offer you:  10% OFF a “Custom Commission” painting! Plus if you’re in the San Diego area you can come to my studio and pick out the stones you would like to use for your custom painting. Work directly with artist Tesa Michaels to create a custom piece of fine art using semi precious stones. Customize your size, colors, and style to complement your décor. Chose from the thousands of stones in Tesa’s private collection. Enhancing...
The Making of “Red Sea” – Semi Precious Stones Painting

The Making of “Red Sea” – Semi Precious Stones Painting

Behind the Scenes: Here is the process or steps in the making of “Red Sea” the commission of Parting of the Red Sea of Reeds Click here for other information on painting and the FINISHED PIECE: http://artoftesa.com/product/red-sea/ Red Sea Oil on Panel 36×60 Mixed Media 2.5 Museum Wrap Panel Semi-Precious Stones   Stones Used:  Red; Carnelian  Peridot Emerald (rough) and agate, or onyx black Second row Malachite Lapis lazuli Onyx and Citrine Third row Amber Agate Amethyst Fourth row  Pyrite to represent gold-stone, lapis lazuli,  amber, Jasper  Beryl or rock crystal) Jasper (red)   Symbolic Stones and Items:  The large...
Creative Daily Inspiration

Creative Daily Inspiration

Creative Daily Inspiration:   True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein Today I ask you: What have had a creative urge to do lately? Today is the day>>>>>>DO IT> Do what you have been wanting to do and have been putting off, afraid of, said you have not had time for or every other excuses under the sun. There is not a better time than now to begin to do what it is you have wanted to do. As an artist this picture inspires me. If an elephant can do it, so can I. This picture amazes...
Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015

Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015

Adelman Fine Art Gallery Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015 November 5-8th 2015 Join us for the best art event of the year in San Diego in Balboa Park for this spectacular show. I will have some of my “ELEMENTS” Series of work where I incorporate Semi Precious Stones. Excited to see you there....