Saturday, November 22, 2008
Hooray! Congrats! :) Feel free to shoot me an email (located on sidebar) with your mailing addy and I'll send it off to you!
I must get back to painting (and coffee consuming). There will be a good handful of new works up for sale really soon--I'm thinking I'll upload them online on the 28th, 29th and 30th...possibly the 1st as well. That way, I can snag a bit more time to paint, take photographs and write descriptions for everything (quite last-minute, as is my way it seems). I'm really excited to show you all what I've been cooking!
Hope the rest of your weekends are marvelous!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"Woodland Symphony" acrylic on wooden plaque
And this piece is moving right along as well. Since this picture was taken, I've painted a detailed horseshoe crab patterned wallpaper behind the Victorian lass (which was the big inspiration behind doing this piece) and have almost finished her forest green velvet dress. She's coming along swimmingly!
I must get back to work. Hope you are all enjoying your weeks so far!
P.S. If you haven't done so already, do sign up for the giveaway if you're interested! This Saturday I'll draw a random name for the prize.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"The Last Bride" acrylic and gold leaf on illustration board and vintage record album sleeveIt's taken right from the page of one of my sketchbooks and turned out *precisely* how I wanted it to (don't you love it when that happens?). I do love gold leaf, but I must admit that it's so impossible to get accurate pictures of it. In real-life the gold leafing makes the painting so luminous and adds a whole level of depth. In picture form however, you don't really get that effect. Drat.
Anyway, there will be a companion piece to this one (still very much in progress) that will also be in the show and prints will be available as well. I'll keep you all posted!
Since I've had a few folks lately asking for gallery advice, I thought I'd share some helpful links that will greatly aid in the uphill-battle of getting one's artwork out there. Mind you, I'm fairly new to the whole gallery show circuit as well (it's really weird when I look back and realise I've only been painting professionally for a little over a year) but there's a lot of great websites out there with all sorts of helpful advice, open calls for galleries, and show submissions to help artists get their foot in the door. Here's a few worth bookmarking:
Art-Support: great articles on getting your work out there and noticed in the real world
artshow.com: an ever-changing roll call of upcoming juried shows cross-country and world-wide
Artist Trust: the "resources" page is uber-helpful with gallery show calls, residencies, and even open studio space advertisements (most of the ads are WA-located but many are open to artists nationwide)
Back to painting I go! Happy Monday, gang!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Up for one very lucky soul is a mini original painting banner that I created last year. I'm culling through some of my artworks and realised I still had this one. It simply must go on to live in a new home.Three miniature paintings of truffles, done in acrylic on miniature laminate tag samples, and strung onto candy-striped ribbon. All ready to tie onto nails or thumbtacks on your fine wall.It looks best hung under another piece, I think...
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Well, I'm off to get some coffee in my blood and some paint on my fingers! Happy November everyone! I'll be back later this week with some art sneak peeks plus a blog giveaway (and it's a good one). Stay warm!