Monday, October 24, 2011

My Art is now offered for sale HERE...!

I'm very excited to announce that Archival quality prints of my work are now offered for sale HERE!
Artful Explorer is a new sight I found that does not charge you a fee to list your work and they do a great job setting up a little 'shop' for you with pay pal capabilities and everything!  This will be my first time offering my prints for sale online, so I am quite excited!!! :-)

Just listed a couple of pieces so far, but I'm excited to have it out there to share with people!  Yeah!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day and have exciting things going on as well.

By the way, I am thinking about offering some of my work as cards - would anyone be interested in a set of cards and envelopes?  Just trying to see what the market may be...

Smiles and hugs!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Ode to Klimt's 'The Kiss' Complete!

Update:  Here is the professional scan which should allow you to zoom in on the detail a little more...

Happy Sunday Morning Everyone!

I worked several long hours on this piece and it is finally finished!  Yeah!
It's often difficult for me to know when to stop embellishing...I could keep adding details forever I think! :-)

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  I definitely learned A LOT with this piece and I'm really getting comfortable with etching the paper to bring out details, something I have not seen a lot of people do - it's fun to be using a technique that not a lot of people use, since I really have to push
myself to develope my own style.

I have to give a shout out to Rebecca over at Penny Lane Ink for some inspiration with patterning and the medalion on his chest in this piece.  I never leave without being inspired when I visit Rebecca's place!  If you haven't visited her, please take the time and treat yourself!

Hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday, and get the chance to visit all of the wonderful artists that participate in the Sunday Sketches group over at dear Sophia's place! 

Big Smiles


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday sketches Latest work in progress - More Klimt inspiration...

For Sunday Sketches too...Head over to Sophia's place and check out the other participants!
Latest work in progress - Inspired by Klimt's 'The Kiss'...

Still not sure about drawing men, but I like how this is turning out overall.

Hope you are all enjoying a great week so far!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

'Bliss' finally finished and new work in progress...

'Bliss' 12"x24"

Hello All! 
I have finally finished this piece that I started over a month ago!  It is filled with details, but I haven't had it professionally scanned yet so you may not be able to catch them all with these photos.
I haven't been at my drawing
table for that long!  Yikes!
Life has been challenging lately and getting in the way of blogging and my art, writing, etc. 
It felt so good to finish this piece!!!

As you know I had been on a Klimt kick before this last break, and below you will see the sketch I started today, inspired by his work 'The Kiss', one of my favorite pieces of his.  It will be fun to see where it goes.

We are heading into Fall, my very favorite time of year, and I am enjoying every moment of this wonderful season!  Lots of hot tea, baking has begun, (two punkin' pies in the oven as we speak) and just that general crispness in the air!  I do hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful time of year, happy and healthy.

Looking forward to visiting you all more often to see what you have been up to!

S m i l e s


ps ~ my thoughts go out to Sophia at this very difficult time...please stop by her place
and give her your support.