Friday, January 20, 2012

Original artwork for $20 or less

So I was rooting through my old portfolios the other day and ran across a few neglected lesser known artworks that I haven't seen for a while. I realize that I've done a huge volume of these fascinating pieces that have never even had the chance to be shown to the world before (outside of art classes and family, but neither of those count!) This happens a lot to the work that didn't end up in my "real" portfolio. They didn't get sent to fancy College people, they didn't get gold ribbons at the fair and they most certainly weren't hung up on any refrigerators. But it isn't fair- those pieces, deserve attention too! Just because I didn't spend as much time on them, or that they aren't exactly perfect doesn't mean that they are less worthy of documenting and (maybe) selling. They're so much better than that. They deserve their own special section all to themselves. Let me introduce to you-

Original Artwork for $20 or less!
(including shipping!)

"Drawing of someone drawing" - 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 "

I've always really liked this one. It was a class exercise to draw some sort of still life but instead of drawing the boring stuff I picked a living model instead. The background and orange is acrylic paint and the blue outline was done with oil pastel.  I achieved the cool effect on the background by using a paint roller to put the paint on. Why don't I use this technique more often..?


"The golden robe" 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 "

This is another pretty cool technique piece.. it was an experiment with texture. I used some saran wrap and a glob of paint to create this unusual wrinkly effect when it dried. I saw a vaguely Greek woman wearing a long tunic robe in my dried abstract yellow blob shape, so I added the few extra lines and viola!


"Oil pastel monotype girl (ghost print)"-  12 x 9 "

Here's a monotype I did with oil pastels. It was drawn on a plastic sheet and then pressed onto a wet piece of paper.. it comes out with this really crazy print effect. I did two of these- the original and a ghost print. They both came out pretty good, the colors are insanely vibrant and full of textures.


"Skeleton Woman" 8 x 10"

Hmm, what to say about this one? Well, it's a skeleton woman painted in acrylics... This was created with a stencil I made. It's loosely inspired by the artist SHT! I've been considering painting the white background maybe a fuchsia color... What do you think?


"Cat's Cradle" 9 1/4 x 11 "

I think the concept is cool for this but unfortunately the execution just didn't go the way I hoped. It's another monotype- this time done the professional way (with a giant printing press and everything!) I spent a lot of time painting this one exactly right for the print. Except, somewhere along the way I screwed up (paper was too wet I think) and it didn't print it correctly at all. As a result, I had to add the hands back in with colored pencils, which was even more time consuming. To top it all off, the awesome poem in the center didn't show up very well. It says: "In works of labor, or of skill / I would be busy too. / For satan finds / some mischief still / For idle hands to do." Still, this piece is completely unique and will never have another like it- I couldn't possibly make the same exact mistakes twice in a row... right?

"Angry nude woman with her ribs showing" 9 x 12 "
Yikes, this one is a real looker. Honestly I made this acrylic painting in art class mainly to piss off a neglectful art instructor. He wouldn't even let me submit it as a in class project, not because of the nudity or subject as a whole, but simply because of "the tiny pink line at the bottom." I thought this was absurd so I got mad at the painting and proceeded to angrily tear it in half. Later, I went back and decided that I liked the extra "pain" I put in the painting and taped the thing back together again.. It really highlights the serious repercussions of feminist oppression.


"The Mask" 9 x 12 "

Ahh, I always save the best for last. This pleasant little gem is a watercolor portrait I did of my ex boyfriend wearing a mask many years ago. All I'll can say about it is that it became more hilariously ironic over time.


There you have it! The cream of the crop!

Each one of these pieces comes personally signed by me. None of them are mounted or have any wall hanging devices attached, however, if you contact me we could easily work something out. Otherwise, they're sold as is.  Which is still pretty awesome.


BoholstWife said...

my fav is the cats cradle,it is so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Favorites are definitely skeleton woman, and cats cradle, the idea of using fuchsia in the first one I think would look amazing