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!
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!
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.
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
My holiday postcards are printed in an extremely small run, so if you already get one in the mail around this time of year, you are a lucky ducky. This year I’m so happy with how they turned out I thought I’d do a little mailing giveaway. Once you get your postcard, it’s practically a print any way. Here are the two newest postcards I made…
Leave a comment on this post and I will use a randomizer to pick 2 lucky duckies!
(please don’t enter if you already get my cards because that’s a tad greedy)
The winners will be picked on Saturday the 10th.
After plugging in the names to Random.org: Congrats To Kelly and Krista! Please email me your addys.