Susperstar Heros

The virus has begun to surge to all time highs.  Some of us will return to being shut-ins.  Others may even be admitted to the ICU.  With danger and sacrifice comes heroes. Who is your hero? Honor your shining star with a handcrafted personalized mixed media work of fiber art.

The virus has begun to surge to all time highs.  Some of us will return to being shut-ins.  Others may even be admitted to the ICU.  With danger and sacrifice comes heroes.

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Who is your hero?  Who has rendered extraordinary service for your benefit?  

 

 

Honor your shining star with a handcrafted personalized mixed media work of fiber art.

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Top: sculpture is handwoven in cotton & silk yarns in a red-orange colorway with mohair, silk, wool, and novelty yarn hair.  Her face is natural stone.  Adorned with a silver heart, anodized buttons, and pewter hands, she wears a festive hat and Renaissance shoes.  She represents the concerned friend that stays in touch and keeps you company because your immune system does not allow you to go out in public.

Each Superstar Hero is crafted with a heart on the chest to symbolize kindness.

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Inspired by the form of a starfish, this sculpture is handwoven in silk, metallic, and cotton yarns in a violet colorway with mohair, metallic, and hand-dyed wool hair, styled in braids and tied with tulle ribbon.  Her face is natural stone.  Adorned with a pearl heart, Venetian and glass beads, and silver hands, she wears high heels and carries a small bottle.  She represents the dear friend that faithfully shops for you, so you can stay safe at home.

Personalize your Superstar Hero by choosing:

  • handwoven fabric in a variety of colorways from natural fibers and novelty yarns
  • type of heart, (silver or pearl)
  • type of face, (silver charm or polished stone)
  • style of hands
  • shoes/boots
  • buttons & beads
  • hairstyle and/or hats
  • gender
  • other considerations– make it special
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This rugged cowboy sculpture is handwoven in linen and cotton yarns in a violet/sage colorway with mohair and wool hair.  His face is natural stone.  Adorned with a pearl heart and silver hands, he wears cowboy boots, a silk bandana, a Stetson hat, and a big-buckle Lone Star leather belt; he carries a lariat.  With his “git ‘er done- can do” attitude, he represents the reliable  friend that can fix anything for you.

Purchase one of these sculptures, or let me create one just for you.  $100 includes  customized creation of your handcrafted fiber art sculpture, plus shipping.  Allow two weeks for creating and shipping your sculpture.  To order, please fill out the following form. Then pay using your PayPal account, or you can use your credit card by hitting the card icon below. All major credit cards accepted.  A receipt will be sent to your email.

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More Small Painting Offerings

#artistsupportpledge Working small allows the artist to try many ideas in a short amount of time with low pressure resulting in a variety of free, expressive works.  These exercises are immensely satisfying in stretches the artist, expanding skills, and deepening knowledge.

As stated in my last post, working small allows the artist to try many ideas in a short amount of time with low pressure resulting in a variety of free, expressive works.  These exercises are immensely satisfying stretching the artist, expanding skills, and deepening knowledge.

In this post I share new  paintings in the 1/8 sheet format. They are framed 14″ x 11″ in the Swiss clip format, with mat, foam core backing, and glass.  All are available for $115, including shipping.  These paintings are offered as #artistsupportpledge artworks.

Artist Support Pledge

Artists make their living by showing and selling their art and by teaching art technique-based workshops or art courses. With the Covid19 pandemic, art centers have been shuttered, galleries closed, exhibitions and classes canceled.  Avenues for generating income closed for artists when the art centers and galleries closed their doors.  As art galleries and centers begin to reopen, attendance is sparse, so support for artists continues to be critical.

During the quarantine, British artist, Matthew Burrows conceived of a platform where artists can share and sell their artwork to stimulate the art market and directly benefit other artists.  Through Instagram, artists post images of their work with the pledge that each time the artist makes $1000 in sales, the artist will commit to using 20% of their earnings to purchase another artist’s work.  Burrows’ concept creates a sustainable “micro-culture and economy” to generate income and immediacy.  Along with offering my small artworks on Instagram as part of the Artist Support Pledge, I am also offering them on Facebook and this WordPress website.  To learn more, read How a hashtag caused a surge of optimism for artists on Instagram

All of the artwork featured on my website is promised for the #ArtistSupportPledge in 2020.

Offering #2

(To see Offering #1, please visit this link: Offering #1

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Pop Up

update- Pop Up is sold  OFFERING #2:  small watercolor paintings framed under glass using Swiss clips, with 14″ x 11″ white mat and  foam core backing, .  This classic,  contemporary method of framing small work puts the emphasis on the art, not the frame.  $115 includes shipping.  These inexpensive small paintings look well hung in groupings on a wall.  Your generosity helps me purchase another artist’s work.

Color studies exploring the figure/ground relationship.  Birds are cool with a warm background, while the fish are warm with a cool background.  Mixing wet-into-wet, colors blend seamlessly offering variety within the color scheme.

Nature gives me serenity.  It is a source of inspiration, as well as a refuge.

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Colorado Songlines

Like all the paintings above, this piece is about a sense of place.  Inspired by the aboriginal Dreamtime paintings, it is a painting of my home.  This painting was featured in the May 19, 2020 post.  Learn more about this special piece; click link for  Colorado Songlines

 

Please complete this form to reserve your painting. Then pay using your PayPal account, or you can use your credit card by hitting the card icon below. All major credit cards accepted.  A receipt will be sent to your email.

 

 

 

I will be posting additional #artistsupportpledge offerings in the coming days.  Please visit CheriIsgreen.art again soon.  Comment, Like, and Follow on this page.  Support art and artists.  Thank you!

Small Artworks: Simple Pleasures, Sweet Treasures

#artistsupportpledge These little gems are selling quickly. Order yours today before they are gone!

UPDATE: These paintings are selling quickly.  Secure yours before they are all gone!

Working small allows an artist to try many ideas in a short amount of time.  These experiments give results quickly, generating prolific creative energy.  Each investigation leads to more questions…  What if I do this?  Can I push that?  How can I control this?  Good results are possible from working small because the artist is freer to express and explore.  Each inquiry stretches the artist, expanding skills and knowledge.

Using a variety of formats, I embarked on small artistic studies delving into color theory, compositional questions, and mark-marking with a variety of brushes.  Each group of studies investigates a set of variables.  All are offered as #artistsupportpledge artworks.

Artist Support Pledge

Artists make their living by showing and selling their art and by teaching art technique workshops or art courses. With the Covid19 pandemic, art centers have been shuttered, galleries closed, exhibitions and classes canceled.  Avenues for generating income closed for artists when the art centers and galleries closed their doors.

British artist, Matthew Burrows conceived of a platform where artists can share and sell their artwork to stimulate the art market and directly benefit other artists.  Through Instagram, artists post images of their work with the pledge that each time the artist makes $1000 in sales, the artist will commit to using 20% of their earnings to purchase another artist’s work.  Burrows’ concept creates a sustainable “micro-culture and economy” to generate income and immediacy.  Along with offering my small artworks on Instagram as part of the Artist Support Pledge, I am also offering them on Facebook and this website.  To learn more, read How a hashtag caused a surge of optimism for artists on Instagram

All my artwork sales in 2020 are offered as part of the #artistsupportpledge.

Offering #1

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From the Pepper Patch

OFFERING #1:  small watercolor paintings framed under glass using Swiss clips, with 8″ x 10″ white mat and  foam core backing, .  This classic,  contemporary method of framing small works puts the emphasis on the art, not the frames.  $80 includes shipping.  These small paintings look well hung in groupings on a wall, and at just $80 each you can afford to purchase two or three small paintings.  Your generosity helps me purchase another artist’s work.

 

Please complete this form to reserve your painting. Then pay using your PayPal account, or you can use your credit card by hitting the card icon below. All major credit cards accepted.  A receipt will be sent to your email.

 

I will be posting additional offerings in the coming days.  Please visit CheriIsgreen.art again soon.  Comment, Like, and Follow on this page.  Support art and artists.  Thank you!

Raven Series

Raven.1The gliding  shape of a raven evokes a sense of freedom and grace.  Known for their wily intelligence, ravens are attributed with prophecy.  Today in these times of quarantine and isolation, it seems prophetic that I focused on the raven’s essence of freedom and possibility as I began my Raven Series in early winter.  These images in pastel and watercolor arouse sensations of liberty and optimism through flight.  Art gives me the language to communicate my aspirations and dreams.  Through art I can soar high above this uncertain world.  (Pictured left: “Soar”     Pictured above:  “Winging It”   Both images–framed watercolors, 15″ x 12″  $175; image size 10″ x 7″

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Like ravens- I, too, have an affinity for shine and glitz.  I pushed my final piece with mixed media, adding shiny gold acrylic and gel ink. Pictured right:  “Glide”   mixed water-media , framed 15″ x 12″  $175; image size 10″ x 7″

 

Framed Pastel Ravens:  20″ x 16″ (image size 14″ x 10″)  $350

Because of the size, these paintings cannot be shipped framed in glass.  They are shipped with mat and foam core backing in archival clear bags ready for your 16″ x 20″ frame.  Price includes shipping. Please complete this form to reserve your painting. Then pay using your PayPal account, or you can use your credit card by hitting the card icon below. All major credit cards accepted.  A receipt will be sent to your email.

 

Complementary Coloring Book

With social distancing and self-quarantine keeping us at home, many are looking for things to do.  In appreciation for joining my newsletter group and following my blog, I will send you a complementary equine coloring book set to keep you occupied and to nourish your soul with art.

C mimaWith social distancing and self-quarantine keeping us at home, many are looking for things to do.  In appreciation for joining my newsletter group and following my blog, I will send you a complementary equine coloring book set to keep you occupied and to nourish your soul with art.  (Sample at left)  Your information is never shared and newsletters are sent infrequently.  Your inbox will not be inundated with spam.

Here’s how to receive your complementary coloring kit with my gratitude for your interest and support of my artwork:

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Then, fill out the request form below.  That’s it!  Easy Peas-y.  Stay safe, stay healthy, and thank you!