Saturday, September 25, 2010

Putting up my work at Dekka

Casey Helping Out

Today Casey and I went down to Hallendale to hang my paintings on my newly rented wall space in Dekka! I feel so official with my work hanging in an actual store. I was originally worried that the space would feel cramped, but I'm really happy with the outcome. Let's see how this whole brick and mortar thing goes, hopefully more people seeing my work and like it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kaitlin Carroll's Fine Art at DEKKA

I took a big leap for my art this afternoon. I negotiated the rental of retail space at DEKKA, a local fashion, art, and music boutique. My work will very soon be up in an real brick and mortar, where other people can see it, close up and in person. I have 2,772 square inches of space in which to display my work. This prospect is really exciting, yet even more terrifying. I hang work on Saturday. So, am I a real artist yet?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fine Art Business Cards

I've officially ordered my first set of business cards. So, I'm an adult now, right? I used moo because they allow you to upload your own images, as many of them as you want. You want 50 cards? You can have 50 individual images. This works great for displaying a portfolio. For mine, I've chosen 5 watercolors and 5 oil paintings. They'll arrive just in time for the Dekka's Hallandale Fashion, Art, and Music Festival which I may (crosses fingers) be selling at next weekend.  I'm meeting with Dekka's owner later this week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Paintings No. 38 and No. 40 (not in that order)

No. 40
No. 38

Here are two of the oil paintings I've been working on besides the commission.

Commision Continued

No. 36

No. 36 Detail

No. 36 Detail
I've been working on this painting for my friend Allison and her husband for the better part of 2 months now. It has certainly changed a lot, though I admit I fell behind in taking progress shots for the last couple weeks. The largest change has been the removal of the clouds, which never really resolved. They felt heavy and stagnant, and there were details I liked in the foreground that were being shortchanged. I feel that the piece is stronger and more resolved, but is it done? I always struggle with when to stop.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Etsy Treasury

I've been lax lately with my updates. Earlier this week I had some minor surgery (don't worry, I'm fine) which I'm still recovering from. It has taken me away from the 'making' side of my process for a while. I was quite happy this afternoon to receive an unexpected email from fellow Etsian SeaPinks, informing me that she'd featured me in her treasury, Cold Gray. My first ever! I'm so excited. It looks like spending time on my photos is paying off! Please check it out.