Monday, October 13, 2014

The Arctic Guardian

The Northern Right Whale was almost hunted to extinction, until 1940 when a ban on hunting this whale was implemented. Since then, the population (unlike the Southern Right Whale) has barely recouped. The female whale doesn't reach maturity until she's ten years old, and gestation for a little one is 18 months.
Regardless of the odds, I am confident these beautiful arctic leviathans will come back. I know this because I have faith in the human race. Even though we may have been the cause of its near extinction, we are also the help this species relies upon.
To Life.

New Work 24 x 24 x 3" Acrylic on canvas by Alisa Steady
Titled: The Arctic Guardian

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Once Upon A Humback

The oceans are louder than you think. Deep under the waves sounds resonate across the nautical miles. And the most magical, in my opinion, is the song of the humpback whale. Majestic beings who compose music and sing ancient stories about the world when it was a kinder, gentler place.

New work! 24 x 30 x 1.5" Acrylic on canvas, by Alisa Steady
Titled: Once Upon A Humpback

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Copyright 2014 Alisa Steady,
16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas. 'Boromir' (Lord of the Rings)

Jerry Lewis

Copyright 2014 Alisa Steady,
16x20 Acrylic on canvas. Available.

Painting No. 2 of a 30 Day Challenge to paint every day. Good exercise to 1) learn how to work fast, 2) keep several paintings going at one time to factor in dry time / rest time, but still painting, 3) hone painting skills.

I've been doing portraits for the 30 Day Challenge. Not because I necessarily want to, but it seems to be what's exciting me these days. I've never done portraits before, and am wondering if I feel asleep behind the Creative Wheel on this one all the years past, lol. 

Most importantly though, I'm having a GREAT TIME doing this. Really learning. Enjoying the process from start to finish.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Copyright Alisa Steady,
16 x 20 Acrylic on canvas. 'Prince.' Available. 

Taking It To The Next Level

And so the dream marches on...

Big News for This Artist!

I am now officially being represented by the coolest on-line art gallery around.

Find me here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pet Love

18 x 24 x 1 Acrylic on Canvas Titled: Joey
Commissioned Pet Portrait

So, betcha didn't know I am taking pet commissions? Oh yes indeedy. 

Example of the kind of pet portraits-ish (more like personality stories) I do. This is of a beautiful black kitty named Joey. Commission was for an old beautiful soul that goes to The Way Back In Time with me.

Sizes start with 18 x 24.

Larger pet paintings available. 
Contact me @

Turnaround time is three weeks.

(Great for upcoming Holidays - surprise with an original painting that will knock said socks o.f.f.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Emo Anyone?

So, practicing my hand at portraits in my style / voice, and it's been an interesting ride. I'm tapping into the Dutch Painter heritage, me thinks... But always bright bold colors.

16 x 20 Wood panel frame
'E=MO2' Emo Philips