Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Love. 8x8 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Missy owl and her partners in crime. 8x8 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Imaginary play. 11x14 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Miss Locks for Love's olives. 8x8 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Courtney and her prince Angry Bird. 12x12 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Multitasker Logan in mommies favorite shoes.12x12 on 2" thick museum wrapped canvas
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I feel very fortunate to have the 11 years of Marketing experience under my belt. The funny thing is is that all this time (since graduating college in '99) I have been wishing and dreaming of making a living at painting and resenting my choice to work in the Corporate world as a Marketing Director. I take all that resentment back!! I think it was meant to be this way for me. I now have the knowledge and insight as how to market my art work. I think it's a HUGE part in "making" a living as a professional artist...ya gotta be able to market yourself. And it's more than understanding Social Networking, SEO and advertising. It's relationship building, partnering, strategic planning, branding, pricing for all the tiers of income levels....there are a lot of very good artists in the world - you have to ask yourself "how can I stand out amongst the crowd?"
Friday, February 18, 2011
This is 8x10 and 2" thick museum wrap. I will hopefully finish it tonight.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here's the sketch on the canvas before it gets painted.When I paint it transforms into my strange little characters..This particular piece is called "LaLa". It's my daughter. I gave her that nickname when she was a baby. She constantly cooed and said, "Lala, lala, lala".
Her Grandma Spinelli gave her a guitar for Christmas and she practices in her room almost every night. So stinken cute.
Here's Skater Baby..
Here's LaLa and Skater Baby Side by side. I have a 3rd piece. I'll post progress later.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Check out my STORE. www.nataliespinelli.com. My first batch of paintings are available for purchase. Now I can get back down in the studio and work on the next batch.
I'm going to put this painting in my online shop today. (I'm slowly, but surely getting paintings loaded to the shop. www.nataliespinelli.com
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I have several blank canvas' ready to go. I can't wait to get in the mess of creating. Painting is so much more fun when it comes from your imagination. The things that I dream about and picture in my head magically transfer onto the canvas...the scary part is sharing it with everyone. And I do filter what I share. :-)
Monday, February 14, 2011
In 1999, I sold my paintings and drawings for $250 - $550....they were a little larger, but I was fresh out of school...now I'm an old lady...does that have merit? :-) Maybe I'll start off at $100.00 per 8x8 and go up from there and when the demand gets high, (hopeful?? Is that bad?) I'll up it a bit.
I came up with an idea to wrap my 2" thick canvas' in jute to give my paintings a finished, unique look. (not sure it's original, but I haven't seen it...so it is to me!) I hate how much frames cost...they sometimes cost more than my art work...I thinks that's ridiculous. I use the best canvas available and I add the hanging hardware to the back...sweeet ready to go. See the jute rope below? I wrapped a long strand around and around to get this finished look. Tedious? Uh yeah! But looks fresh.
Slide Show of my NEW creations.