Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Open Studio Prep: Matryoshka Dolls

Anastasiya              2013              j. c. phillipps

Liliya               2013               j. c. phillipps

Olga                2013               j. c. phillipps

Open Studio Hartford is coming up.  (Nov.16 & 17th.)  It's time to take inventory of what I have and fill the holes of what I don't.

I firmly believe that everyone should be able to afford original art.  So one of my goals each year is to have some high end pieces for the collectors, but a lot of pieces well under $100 for the folks who love art but maybe aren't the wealthiest of folks.  Like me!  That said, I don't want to spend 10 hours on a piece and under sell it.

For the affordable art, the goal is to think of a cute design that isn't too complicated, that I can make in under an hour, but still looks great and professionally made.

This year I decided to make a collection of matryoshka dolls.  I made a simple template that I used for all three of them, collected papers in certain color schemes, and painted some simple faces.  Then, cut, paste, mat, frame - BOOM a lovely little collection that I think will appeal to girls and people who love those dolls.

Today, I paint fish!


Leandra Wallace said...

Lovely! They'd look great all framed and hanging together. I'm sure they'll go fast!

Becky Shillington said...

You are so creative, Julie, and so talented! And I love the dolls!

Julie_c said...

Thank you both so much.