I have been busy trying to restock my long neglected Etsy shop with lots of fun and inexpensive gifts for yourself or someone special. I plan to have a big selection of under $10 gifts for your holiday shopping! I have some wonderful CANVAS art prints already mounted and framed for only $9.99. I just listed Mermaids on the Run tonight! I will be listing the ones to the right soon. I also have some sweet little sets of handmade note cards featuring mini prints of some of your favorite original paintings. These will arrive in a cello envelope with ribbon and "handmade for you" tag ready to give for those little gifts you need to have on hand for the holidays. Oh, and they are only $4.99 a set! I have lots of ideas for more fun things and will be listing them as time permits. Keep checking for more surprises. Have a great week everyone!
Here are a couple of new paintings that were just listed last night. They are both Thanksgiving themed and are on 8"X10" flat canvas panels with ribbons run through them for easy display! They have lots of crackle and antiquing for a very primitive look. The link to the Ebay auction is at the top of the page. When you get to the store front just click on my name and you will find them. Auctions start at 1 penny! Check it out!
Wish me luck tomorrow, it is our big preschool field trip to the local pumpkin patch and there is 80% chance of thunderstorms! Yippee!
I know it isn't even Halloween yet, but I wanted to share a picture of my Thanksgiving painting--Give Thanks. It is a big 11"X14" stretched canvas and it has lots of earthy colors accented with antique gold metallic. It has lots of crackle and antiquing for a very primitive look. Check out the listing for more close up pics ( link is above). It has a thick textured gloss finish that gives the whole thing the look and feel of old leather. This one will be hard to part with because it would make such a fun Thanksgiving decoration. This auction starts at only one penny!
Now back to Halloween! We finally got outside to decorate this weekend since it was so beautiful outside! These are just a few of our things we set up outside. They look cool with all the lights shining on them at night, but the sun was so pretty I just had to shoot some daytime pics. I hope everyone has a fantastic week! I am trying very hard to avoid getting the H1N1 virus at my school, although I am quite surrounded by it. A little boy in my class told me that his brother was sick with "that Pig Flu"(his words), and then he promptly sneezed in my face! lol Oh well, I guess my immunities are pretty good by now!
Here is my latest painting! I really like how this one turned out. This photo is not as clear as it could be, but you can check out more photos on the Ebay listing. The link to Find Folk Art is at the top of this page. It is an 11"X14" stretched canvas with lots of crackle and antiquing for a very primitive look. Don't worry, these kitties will never catch the birds! I seem to gravitate to these colors a lot. I have tried to do bright colors in my paintings, but I find I am most comfortable with golds, greens and reds. Is anyone else that way with their color selections? Have a great week--mine will be busy~but it is all good!
The first photo here is of my latest painting, called October Royalty. It is a fun painting with gold metallic paints and lots of crackle. I have two more smaller Halloween paintings getting posted tonight also! You will have to go to Find Folk Art and click on my name, Cristine Green, to check them out. The link is at the top of this page and all three paintings will begin at--you guessed it--ONE PENNY!
The second photo is of my son, Jordan and his girlfriend all ready to go to the Homecoming Dance tonight. Wow, it is a lot easier when you have a boy getting ready for a dance--all I did was iron a shirt! His two sisters--well if you have teenaged daughters--you know, lots of drama!!!! I think Jordan and his girlfriend look so cute together, don't they?
The last photo is of our silly cat, Snickers. He was so nosy about my daughter Laura's paper mache project! He sat there the whole time watching her make pumpkin shapes!
Oh where does the time go? Can you believe it is October already? Here are two new paintings that have just been listed in the Find Folk Art ebay store. (Link above) The first one is "Crow Girl", and it has lots of grungy crackle and antiquing. There is something majestic about crows, isn't there? I love hearing them argue over scraps of food early in the morning!
The second one is "Soloist". As this little girl nervously plays her solo on the violin, kitty is NOT very encouraging or supportive! Both of these start at ONE PENNY!
Tomorrow is the last day to bid on "Mermaids on the Run" and "Angel of the Cats", check them out! I also have a few painted kitty ornaments up on auction that are only up to a dollar or two, if you are interested in Christmas stuff yet! With FREE SHIPPING they are a steal! It would make me happy to know my blogging friends were winning them at those prices~~Have a great week everyone. I hope to get around and visit all of your blogs soon. Nighty-Night!
I have been working all week on this painting all week. Even though I don't have a drop of Mexican blood in me I am very intrigued by Mexican art and the Day of the Dead celebration which is around the corner! This is my interpretation of the celebration. It is a BIG 16"X20"X.75" gallery wrapped stretch canvas. It has lots of crackle and black antiquing for a very primitive look. I used two coats of a thick textured gloss to protect and bring out the colors. It almost has the look and feel of old leather. I tried to get close ups to show this. This painting will be listed tonight at a starting price of ONE PENNY!! Check it out by clicking the link to Find Folk Art at the top of this page! Then click on my name (Cristine Green) to the right.
I was busily cleaning the house today (my day off) and when I got the mail I had a very happy surprise! The prize I had won in the Give-Away from Artistic Halloween Queens came in the mail today! This lovely painted plaque was created by Linda White. Isn't it wonderful! Thank you Linda, I love it!
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.