Whilst snowed in not quite two months ago I embarked on a mini watercolor painting project. Unable to make it the studio, I parked myself in front of the TV with a marathon of season two of Homeland and created a mini map of downtown Indy.
After posting a couple of in progress pictures on Instagram the requests for prints came in. Now I’m happy to oblige.
8×10 inch prints (which is pretty dern close the original size of the painting) are now available for $25 each. Special orders for different sizes and colors are an option as well.
You can get yours by contacting me directly, or by swinging by Silver in the City on Mass Ave (which you can then locate on the map).
In the meantime, I’ve snuck in a quick update to my website. PSA to artists – get a website (or blog, or some other venue for people to see your work online). Even my age old, hardly updated website has put enough work out there to hook me up with the afore mentioned secret project.
I’ve added several new images to the Art section, 2011-present, including many that have been on view at Ashland Gallery over the last few months. Many thanks to John McKee for the show with my mom, Sandi Finney.
Swing by the site, take a look around and watch for more regular updates.
This is what a box of Indianas looks like. Several hours of cutting and there are now over 100 of them. They have since been strung as garland and are ready to hit the shelves.
The ‘I Heart Indiana’ garland will be available through me* or at Silver in the City on Mass Ave this week, go check it out!
Each garland has 10 little Indiana’s is hand painted and cut and comes in a varity of colors on a strand approximately 72 inches long. I caution against hanging in a humid or moisture-rich environment (kitchens, bathrooms, outside in an Indiana August) to be sure the colors don’t run.
* for those who have already ordered their garland, no worries! They are on the way!
I’ll admit to getting obsessed with a project idea (paper airplanes being one of the most recent). Lately, it’s been putting tiny versions of things on strings. Last month it was hearts in honor of Valentine’s Day. This month? I’m showing my Indiana pride with state garland.
It began with this stencil of the Hoosier state and a late night paper painting session. I also learned my lesson from the hearts last time around and purchased a punch that makes very small holes. My hands are saved from making holes for the string with just a large sewing needle!
Several garlands later and they are ready! Each garland has ten little handpainted Indianas in a variety of colors. I’m making them available via the blog and Facebook today for $22.50, and if there are any left, I’ll add them to my Etsy Shop.
UPDATE: These Hoosier darlings will now be available at Silver in the City beginning next week! I’m so excited!
Primed with a spattering of smaller works on canvas and paper, I plan to add more as time allows, but the goal is to find good, forever homes for some of my little ones.
Most of the shop is filled with works that have seen other exhibits or were studies for ongoing series of larger works. I float back and forth between a love of working on tiny and big paintings. How great is it that I don’t have to choose? I do the same when it comes to the medium. For the most part, these pieces are done in acrylic paint on canvas, but look closer for graphite, house paint, collage elements, bits of old paintings, and more.
I hope you’ll visit and consider starting or continuing your Kate O. collection! Click on an image to be taken to it’s Etsy listing.
PS: Be my first ever Etsy customer and I’ll include a fun free gift with your purchase!
I haven’t been actively making art lately, too many other things getting in the way. I have been working on new paintings here and there, but haven’t been motivated to work daily the way I used to. So, this afternoon I put out the call for an assignment – art school style. Several suggestions were made, and I’ll do them all, but here’s the first. John McKee of Ashland Gallery gave me the prompt to do a self-portrait… left-handed (I’m a rightie). So here we go – me. Drawn and then painted left-handed.