Posts Tagged 'art prints'

Good Riddance 2016 Arty Farty Giveaway!

Six years ago, a change started to happen in my work in the style and subject matter in getting away from figurative representation. Maybe you have been following along, and have seen pieces of that work exhibited here and there at galleries as well as posted online. The response to them has been pretty fantastic and I’ve sold a number of them without much fanfare. I had my first solo show of this new work and the response was pretty overwhelming. An artist friend wrote to me — and many have alluded to this — that this is will probably become my true work.

Don’t get me wrong, I love portraiture and I will always find ways to incorporate it and take on commissions. I’ve been drawing people for way too long to stop in a blink.

As a little send off to a year that can’t end soon enough, I thought I’d run a giveaway here for a framed print and a few unframed mini prints of some portraits. And stickers!


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One winner will receive “Lydia” which is a framed open edition print. “Pink Waves” is an unframed limited mini print; another winner will get 3 of these to either hoard or perhaps gift to someone.  Runner-up will get a set of round stickers featuring my art. Both the original paintings have homes, but you can enter to receive all these puppies two ways:

  • Follow me over at www.instagram.com/arabellaproffer then, share your favorite painting of mine and use #ArabellaArt.
  • You can also enter by commenting below. You can increase your chances by doing both.

Ends on Wednesday the 28th. Winners chosen using a randomizer.

Have at it and good luck!

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Friendship Friday Gift Guide

I hate shopping. Well, I hate being around sales people, and other people, and… well usually I know what I want and I go right for the thing.

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Sometimes I experience something wonderful, like at Saks or at Rubenstein’s . Any high-end place that does it right by giving me samples and champagne. But really, anytime I go to a big chain store or even the grocery store, I want out! I certainly don’t want to cook a huge holiday meal for more than 6 people. Isn’t that what a caterer is for?

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I don’t understand people who line up at electronics stores and whatnot when the sale prices are not really that great, or gear up like it is an exciting outing. A holiday tradition? Yesh!

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So I thought I’d throw together a list on my friends who make or sell cool stuff and places I buy from. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot, but this is a good broad list of everything from music to jewelry to neckties to art.

Stick it to the man this season. Keep it independent!

Susan Danko (tiny art and some big art too, starting at $30!)

Edith Lebeau (original paintings and portrait commissions)

Hyperclash (clothing, lifestyle gifts, and art)

Blood Milk Jewels (I need more of this stuff)

WolfChild (cool graphic tees)

The Cotton Candy Machine (books, prints, toys, and original art)

Maybe Mars (Chinese psych rock and the most punk thing going on)

SassyFrass (upcycled jewelry)

Tim Frick Guitars (because a custom guitar sounds awesome)

RTD Design Collective (classes, jewelry, accessories and more)

Dionysus Records (exotica, garage rock, and punk reissues)

Derf Backderf (graphic novels you’ll dig)

Marianne Angeli Rodriguez (art things for your walls)

Camille Rose Garcia (the fairy tale books, yes)

Beessential Personal Care Products (I like the shampoo)

Bent Crayon (curated source for psych, electronic, experimental releases)

Babooshka Boutique (for the goth girl in your life)

Cyberoptix (for the dapper man in your life)

LittleRobot (amazing art prints)

The Brilliant Magpie (prints and tiny originals for only $5 !)

Scottesque (been saving up for one of these tartans, I’ve had my eyes on them for like, 6 months)

Now that was easy. Go on, have a drink!

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New Painting: Pink Waves

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“Pink Waves” 8×10 inches, oil on panel.

Decided to start getting a little weird in-between other projects.

You can purchase various sizes of prints of this girl, but the iPad skin looks pretty rad, too! Visit Nuvango.com

 

Dress Up Your Devices with My Art!

After a few too many complaints about the quality of their products, I have moved on from Society6 and am now selling through the company formerly known as GelaSkins. You can view my new shop here. (use code SUMMER25 for 25% off)

I had seen the prints that Society6 has done over the years at people’s homes, and thought they were pretty good. Perhaps Society6 should have stuck with them alone. The amount of people who told me they got orders refunded because of shoddy cheap products was finally getting to me (and that is just the people who told me!) I admit that both my iPhone cases cracked in a strange area — I don’t think I ever dropped it. I’m not a fan of my art on throw pillows, tote bags, or any of that nonsense. The other thing was Society6 didn’t have iPad cases or anything for Kindle. Well, as of now you can find skins for all those things, even Nook and other products!

I am getting something for my Kindle Fire for sure…

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I’m curious to know how well the prints on fancy paper, and on canvas turn out, so someone order a few and let me know!

Print Isn’t Dead, Dahling!

I’ll have a limited edition set of prints in “Print Isn’t Dead” thru WWA Gallery coming up!

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She is 10×14″ printed on 100% cotton, natural white fine art paper and only $35. You can see the original here.

For one week, everyone who is signed up for the Preview / Mailing List can get free shipping on the prints they purchase (or a coupon if they are international) if they purchase prints from the show.   Visit WWA Gallery and click on “Add Me to the Preview List”.

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Opening reception is Wednesday, July 17th from 5-9pm if you are in the Los Angeles area and want to grab one in-person.

Print Giveaway: She Became a Duchess

I’ll be doing a print giveaway for my email newsletter subscribers only, sign-up if you’d like a chance to win her:

This is the last of my limited edition prints from a batch made in 2010.

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Friederica of Vienwray (1804 – 1874)
Born into an old aristocratic family with a predisposition for smallpox, she spent her youth being passed from one distant relative to another (each dying within a year of the next) until age 16 when she was hired by the royal court theater as an actress. She gained the Queen’s favor as an amusing and attractive social weapon; when the Queen’s friendship with a lady in her circle had cooled, Friederica was invited to salons and galas as a replacement, a resounding snub against anyone who had fallen out of favor. Described by men who came to pay her tribute as ‘the highest creature’, it is not clear if they flocked to her for her charm, her acting, or her influence with the Queen. Setting her sights on those of the most eminent condition, she retired from the stage and married the Duke of Lernigo.

btw, the original painting is available at Parlor Gallery

Painting With A Small Brush

Did I mention I have a new website? Not as fancy as the old one but more functional, all my painting series are divided into better categories: www.arabellaproffer.com

Here are a little painting (one in a series) in the works for an invite-only event in August….

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Also if you would like to get news about events and so forth, go sign-up already!  I will be doing a print giveaway for my email subscribers in a few weeks, so go get in on that.