February 09, 2014

Finding My Way

I thought I would update on my new journey with my art!  I have done lots of mental gymnastics and self introspection and asking myself "What do I want".

I will be changing the looks of my website.  It was a nice starter site but I really prefer to have my own little twists in there not being the traditional way some people expect :)  It will still be easy to navigate.

I am separating my calculating engineering self from my art self in the way that one is rigid and professional and all the ducks HAVE to be in a row.  To a more organic artsy model.  One that flows with my desires more and less about what people think.

Previously my logo was of a font that was classic and professional.... now it will be a form of my signature.

Also one of the biggest changes going on is my switch toward more abstract colorful work.  I love that kind of stuff and it charges my batteries :D

Another conundrum also has been thought out.  What to do with my alcohol ink art? I love to make that art!

Well, here is the problem.  While gorgeous and beautiful they tend toward fading, almost like those old photos everyone has when exposed to the sunlight and UV light in general.  I can't get around that fact.  I can't in good conscience sell them at a price that reflects my skill level this way. It might take a couple years, but it does fade.

So...

I have decided not to sell originals of those works but prints instead.  Limited Edition prints of a run of 25 only.  I keep the originals and make my studio beautiful :D  I will also be brave enough to work larger this way! Each print will be signed by me and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.


For my acrylic paintings, they are coming.  I have several ideas for series I would like to do.  I am mulling over what kind of size.  I eventually want to work larger in the 30" and above range. For now I have to stay smaller for a bit to get my feet on stable ground!

And about my "WHY".  When I paint I am drawn into the new textures and mixing of paint and the colors and I constantly discover.  The reason I paint is to share with you that wonderment and excitement and surprise of each piece.  The way the paint flows or the colors blend and all of that kind of wonderful discovery in art.  Something you can stare at and discover for years.

I am very pleased with my progress and I hope to update you soon with a new series!!  Until then au revoir!

5 comments:

  1. I love your alcohol ink stuff Kelly! if you went back to doing it on silk it would make glorious banners and scarves lol.

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    1. I'm sure it would Sylvia! I am SO spoiled now. The silk making process was so difficult compared to painting and you're done!! :D

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  2. Awesome idea for the prints Kelly! I love your ink work. The colour is spectacular!! :)

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    1. Thanks Nikol! I found that glossy photograph paper really is SO close to the original! Inks are glossy! The prints are gorgeous!

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