Since I have started back to school, it has been hard to keep up with daily shipments. I offer NEXT business day FREE shipping on all of my art. Because of this, I will be trying to list all of my paintings on Friday evening -- with auctions ending on the following Thursday evening. That way I will have the weekend to wrap and package my art for shipping! If you like to keep an eye on my auctions, this may make it easier for you. These new paintings will be listed tonight! I really like how the bottom one, "Halloween Pageant", turned out. All the black kitties parading their finery in the spotlight!
I have been painting like crazy for three reasons; 1. It is way too hot outside. 2. I start back to work next week. I am off during the summer months--I work with special needs preschoolers during the school year and won't have as much time to paint. 3. I have so many images swimming around in my head that I have to get out! These are already listed on Ebay~
Can you tell that I am ready to move on to Autumn? I am so tired of the extra hot, dry summer we have had in the St. Louis area. Last night we had our first rain at my house since May 12! It wasn't enough though. My yard is like a dust bowl, not matter how much I try to keep things watered. These little paintings are on Ebay now! I often wonder how the people who collect my art display these little paintings. Some of you have many, many of my pieces (thank you)! I thought I would share with you how I display my ever changing inventory of art. My husband built a narrow ledge using a couple of strips of wood trim nailed together and attached to the wall. It was very inexpensive and spans the whole wall above the couch! New paintings go up--sold paintings come down. I like my art changing along with the seasons~
I have been thinking about this for a long time. I finally made my first soft sculpture doll. It was a lot of trial and error, but this is the result! My kids joked and called it the "all day, all night kitty" because I fussed with it for so long! I devised the pattern myself and tried to make the face just like the kitties that I paint on canvases. It is sewn (machine and hand sewn) from heavy 100% cotton muslin. Then, I painted it with acrylic paints, sanded it, and painted it again. It has a clear matte finish. The little skirt is removable but the hand stitched matching fabric rose is sewn to it's paws. I signed and dated it's bottom. I'm not sure when I will be able to complete another kitty, but I hope to eventually. If you collect my kitty cat paintings--this is your chance to have a 3-D version! I will be listing this on Ebay shortly. There will be lots more photos!
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.