|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!