Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
My painting has always been about creating beauty and vibrant color. I am starting to develop now a line of silk clothing. Using the jewel tones and vibrant colors of nature that I love so much, along with my simple abstracted landscape styles on hand painted silk and satin, I am designing and creating hand made clothing for men and women. Clothing that celebrates culture, class, and elegance; while at the same time clothing that can go from the Board-room to the ball-room. My free-style clothing draws from many cultures and influences and is designed to allow the maximum freedom of movement while still celebrating and highlighting the form, beauty, and diversity of the human body!
I look forward to sharing the new designs and my work in silk, satin, linen and velvets int he coming month with you all. Happy Holidays!
Until Next time
Create beauty and fill the world with love!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Cherries 9x24" Oil on paper
SOLD _ private commission
The creation of an original piece of fine artwork is a personal and interactive process. It is important for you to understand the process. Although there is a process, there are no hard and fast rules. The free flow of ideas, facts and feelings are essential to the completion of a commission. I am committed to your satisfaction.
Initial Contact Take some time to look at my Artwork through my website www.wynncreasyfineart.com or a visit to my studio. Get an idea of my style. I paint primarily landscapes, still life, and abstracts. Each commission is unique. Any image you find attractive can be enlarged, lengthened, altered, and adapted to fit your specific space and needs. I choose my materials and techniques to ensure the greatest of permanency; when treated appropriately your art will outlast your grandchildren. Fine Art is a financial and personal investment. Quality and longevity are of great importance to me. I enjoy a challenge. If my style is one that you are interested in, contact me and we can discuss the details. I will also give you an idea of my current work schedule.
Consultation The nature of the initial consultation will depend upon you. To best help us both, I would like to see where the art will be placed, the lighting and decor in the room, and the flow of traffic through the room. Photos of work that interest you are also helpful. We will also use telephone and e-mail to keep in contact. I will be creating a piece of art that is unique and personal. I aim to make sure it is right for you, your family, or the persons to whom you are gifting it, to enjoy for a lifetime.
Agreement and Pricing I can create both large scale and smaller pieces to fit your needs. Price depends on many factors which include, size, materials, technique style, and matting and framing (Delivery/Shipping fees and installation charges are an additional charge). The evolution of the piece will affect the cost. The estimate is just that, an estimate. Depending on the complexity of the image and the materials and the number of labor hours required, the price is adjustable (not always higher). Upon your commitment to commission a work from me, I will require a contract with a down-payment equal to ½ the agreed estimated price for the finished work. This provides the materials for the commissioned work as well as a good faith commitment on both our parts to finish this project.
Sketches and Reviews Based upon our initial discussions, I will make several sketches. We’ll meet again and go over the proposed work. You’ll be given an opportunity to review the sketches and to make a final selection. Your input here is invaluable. After this selection, I will create the painting incorporating your ideas and suggestions. Please note that after this phase, there are limited opportunities for further change in the image composition or colors of the painting. (Note: unless agreed upon prior to beginning the work, all sketches remain the property of the artist and may be purchased separately.)
The Finished Work At that time I will proceed to complete and deliver the commissioned artwork as per our agreed time schedule. When the painting is complete I will notify you to view it. We can then arrange the final payment and the delivery of the work.
For additional information on Commissioning Artwork please contact me direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org Or call my studio at 703.652.9626.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
While it may seem to many that the reason artists like to stay self employed is to lay in bed and eat bonbon til noon and play through life.... I'm here to tell you it is so much harder than any 9 to 5 or even 8 to 8 job in the "real" world could ever be.
Right now I am working on several different projects. I have 4 private commissions currently on the easel. I am working everyday to also create enough product for the weekend art fairs and craft shows I do. Besides my usual landscapes and the cards and small collectible pieces I produce right now in oil and pastel, I am also developing my technique as a silk painter (and the rewards and response has been great in that market this fall for me) But I need months to complete the learning curve and to produce the quality work I desire in this other medium. I just don't have enough hours in the day right now!
I am working fiendishly to keep up with applications for solo and group shows nationally, as well as juggling craft shows that will provide me with the necessary exposure and income.
I love it all! I'm surprisingly good at it all. but at times I want to sit and cry from being tired. I'm often exhausted because of trying to fit in painting, dying, stretching, mailing. writing and selling with household chores, teaching, a relationship. On top of that sometimes I feel I've spent a year plus working on something because someone said " This is good!" This is the direction you should be going!" "This is edgy and modern do it!"only to find that there is not really a market for me. I know building an art career can take years. I don't have years. I don't have as my mom would say "a pot to piss in". I only have talent! I'm half way through my life now. I've never in my life had a vacation of any kind. I can't afford to take a day off from work. AND STILL... I am the luckiest person in the world. I get to do the thing I love more than anything in the world - Create beautiful things that people love and wish to own and share.
Today I am finishing holiday gift boxes, updating my resume, building new stretchers for silk, painting 20 pieces of silk for a retail store, cooking lunch for my BF and working on 4 new sketches for a commissioned painting. January I'll sleep... Maybe!
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with love!