Pillows are here! I have been working on creating some new outlets for my artwork. The strong, yet elegant lines from my foal sketches make excellent reproductions. I started playing with a few samples for my own home and had such excellent feedback from friends and family that I went ahead and made them available to you!
They are 18″ x 18″ white canvas, with a zipper opening. There are currently two images available, Foal Sketch #1, a monochromatic sketch and Foal Sketch #3 with a splash of colour and movement. The pillows are sold with the fill or without.
For shipping purposes, some of my international customers requested to buy case only, and purchase their fill locally – as it cut shipping costs substantially. There are many options available on Amazon or your local craft store. I suggest using 18″ x 18″ fill for a looser ‘squishy’ pillow or 20″ x 20″ for a pillow with a little more structure.
Prints! I have added 5 prints from my sketch series to be available as reproductions. They are printed on archival watercolour paper, 8 1/2″ x 11″ and printed so well that I have a hard time distinguishing the print from the actual sketches. The paper has a really nice weight to it, they are shipped with an acid-free backing and clear bagged. They are also available locally in Sellwood, Portland, at a new neighbourhood maker collective called Plural, formally named Mileau.
Lastly, what is happening in the studio? I have been working very hard on creating new work and learning new pathways to represent the equine form. If you have been following me for a while you know I am never static in learning. I enjoy pushing myself creatively (and sometimes my level of frustration 😝) trying new things and adding diversity to my portfolio. Why? because same is BORING! 😉
I spent the month of February participating in an online (thanks Covid!) workshop from an abstract figurative artist, Melinda Cootsona. We were presented with several ways to approach abstracting figures. I quite connected with the concepts of patterning and abstracting within the form. However, I am still working through refining a method that comes naturally for me to represent the equine in oil as well as in cold wax. I have signed up for another month of education in March. With that, I hope to have some new work developed from these ideas to share with you by early summer.
Taking the time to develop as an artist is difficult because it takes time away from all other aspects of life as an artist and regular streams of income. My hope is that with the sales from the pillows and the prints I am able to financially support my learning curve to provide my collectors with fresh and exciting additions to my portfolio. I appreciate your support!
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