moments from the studio this past weekend.
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!
After a three year hiatus, I re-launched my Etsy shop last weekend. I’ve long hoped to find a new venue to promote and sell some of my work and maybe this is it?
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.
I recently completed and delivered a special commission for a friend to give as a Christmas gift to her boyfriend (is that the right word?). Anyway, Sarah and I worked together, mostly via e-mail and text to come up with the right image for Pete.
Pete recently surpassed the million-mile mark with United Air and the painting commemorates that milestone.
The idea was to take my recent paper airplane obsession and work it into an airport scene complete with a business traveler (Pete). The first sketch is above.
The idea morphed a bit to have the traveler seated (above).
And finally the finished painting! Sarah and Pete liked the sketch quality of the original drawings and so they were incorporated.
This was a fun commission to do, I don’t pick them up often. Thank you Sarah and congrats to Pete on becoming a Million-Miler!