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Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend fun, Original Art update, Art contest update - Fantasy art for sale

This weekend was really fun. On Friday I went to a dinner dance for my soon to be husbands work. The food was great and it was fun doing something different for a change. We also went to the New York City pride parade on Sunday and the costumes, floats, and music were really amazing. Over all it was a good weekend.


Now for the ORIGINAL ART Update!


I listed two of my original paintings on Art Fire. The first painting is “Trapped behind the Hat” and it was exhibited in 2008 in a Halloween Art show in Buffalo, NY. The painting is done in acrylic on canvas and is framed in a sleek, wood, black frame. The painting measures 36” x 24” and is ready to hang.



The second painting is “Secrets of the Garden, panel 3” and is part of a 3 panel series. It is done in acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. The painting measures 16” x 20” and is ready to hang.



Now for the ART CONTEST Update!


A few weeks ago I decided to d a contest that let others name one of my newly finished fairy paintings. Well I received a lot of great titles from many people and I need to choose one. This is hard for me because I got a few really good ones.


Here is a list of a few that really caught my attention...

MoodeeBlue

Blue melancholy

Out of the Blue

Aura Blue

Violet Pansy


Here is what I decided by putting a few together... "Out of the Pansies Fairy"


Thank to all who contributed.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Original Fantasy Acrylic Painting Up for Sale on my Art Fire Shop!

First off I wanted to comment on how sad yesterday was. First Farrah Fawcett loosing her battle with cancer. I know how it feels to loose someone you love due to cancer. The long struggle and constant hope that they will get better.

Next the shock of Michael Jackson dying at the age of 50, which is too young. It seems like all the icons die at such a young age. I grew up with his music, had his music tapes (CD's didn't exist back then), and tried to do the moon walk. My little cousin listened to him every night to fall asleep, she was obsessed. It is a shock and so sad.


Now for the Art UPDATE!


I listed a few of my original acrylic paintings in my Art Fire shop.


The Originals that are listed are...



“Secrets of the Garden, Panel 2” - Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 16”x20”, ready to hang



“Pink Petunia” - Acrylic on Wood, 12”x12”, ready to hang.



“Lock to my Heart Fairy” - Acrylic on Wood, 12”x12”, ready to hang.



“Fairy Portrait - Lulu” - Acrylic on Textured Card Stock Paper, 8.5”x11”.



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding Song Choices

While going through wedding songs and wanting to change the first song that my “soon to husband” =) and I will be dancing too, I took a break to create and add a few items to my Zazzle shop. 


I created two fantasy art postage stamps which need to be approved before they will post and two fantasy art buttons. 

 



The first button is of my original acrylic painting image “Pink Petunia” and the second is of “Lady Red.” Both buttons can be customized to be small or you can choose all the way up to colossal and can be either square or circle. Personalize to fit your style.


To view go to http://www.zazzle.com/juliafinucane

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Fairy Fantasy merchandise on my Zazzle shop!

Added merchandise on my Zazzle shop.


I added a few new products today in my Zazzle shop that feature my latest painting “Fairy Portrait - Lulu.” New greeting card and button! 


 

Oh and Zazzle is offering FREE Shipping!

Zazzle is currently running a free shipping promo for anywhere with NO minimum order. All you have to do is enter the code JUNESHIPFREE to get your free shipping to anywhere.


All of my t-shirts are available in a range of kids and adult sizes. You can also customize them to be any color or style. Just click on the "Select a Different Shirt Style" link by the sizing options. And remember - you can customize all the items in my shop to fit what your taste is.


To see all my new items and other Zazzle stuff, visit my Zazzle store here: http://www.zazzle.com/juliafinucane

Monday, June 22, 2009

My New ArtFire Shop - Originals, Prints, ACEO Cards for Sale.

I finally opened an ArtFire.com shop. As of today I only have two original paintings in it and one fine art print, but this is a start. 

For about a year now, I have noticed many artist join ArtFire to sell their art and a few told me to try it out. So finally I decided to open one. 

ArtFire.com has a basic membership which is for free. I joined this free membership to try out the shop and later can decide if I want to upgrade to the verified membership. 

I recommend trying this site out. The more places your art is shown on different sites, the better. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Fairy Portrait Painting Finished - Big Blue Eyes and Butterflies!

I finished another fairy painting last night. I am going to do a series of fairies that are up close in the image. I want these paintings to look like fairy portraits. 

Each portrait is of a fairy character and the painting will entitle their names. The portraits are done in acrylic paint on 8.5" x 11" high quality textured watercolor card stock paper. The paper has a canvas texture and looks great in any standard frame. 


Fairy Portrait - Lulu
2009
Acrylic on textured watercolor paper
8.5" x 11"



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Name that Fairy Painting Contest - Purple Flowers and Big Eyes!

Thanks for all the great titles so far for my new painting shown below. Lets keep them coming in. I will pick the winner soon and post it. 

Also I discovered and joined the fantasy community of Enchanted Folks. This site is sort of like Myspace but for fantasy lovers, believers, writers, and artists. It is a great place to connect, show off your art, and to learn abut events that are happening. To view my profile and to join click here



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Art Contest- New Purple Flower Fairy Acrylic Painting!

I just finished this fairy painting last night that I have been working on. I am so happy with how the painting turned out, but I am at a lost for the title. 

Usually the title of the painting is known before I even finish the piece, but for this one I have decided to let YOU name my painting.



All you have to do is post the desired title in the comment section. I will pick 3 titles when we have enough and then I will choose the winner from those three. I will probably do a vote or something fun like that. The winner will be announced on my blog.

The painting is 12" x 12" on wood and is painted in acrylic paint. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Creative Blog Award - Won and giveaway!


Thank you so much for this "Lovely Blog Award" that I received from rkdsign88  
Please visit the blog which has such cute art. 

The rules for this one stated:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are my choices:

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Fantasy Pink Bee Ceramic Mug for Sale- Zazzle shop!

I have listed a new mug on my Zazzle shop today. It features 2 cute little pink bees from my painting "Pink Petunia."  You can view and purchase it through here

 
I also have other mugs up on Zazzle which can also be purchased here. This mug below has the full image of "Pink Petunia."

This mug below is of a series of 3 paintings called "Lady Red, Lady Yellow, Lady Blue."