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!

“WISE”

The United States Lipizzan Federation has begun a new program, “Loving our Lips.”  Each day a USLF participating member can record the ways she has engaged with her horse through the myriad of options on the log sheet.  This program is a wonderful way for non-showing horse owners to become very engaged with their horse community.  I am enjoying recording my log sheets, as I count down the days to the USLF Symposium.

In preparation for my USLF Symposium Art Show, I have begun to do pencil studies that will become paintings.

study for the painting "Wise" copyright Cheri Isgreen  July 2014
study for the painting “Wise”
copyright Cheri Isgreen
July 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did this study as I thought about the Symposium and the new “Loving our Lips” program.  I see in the eye of this horse a wisdom that transcends time.  I also recognize this look as the one our horses give when they look back and tell us that they love us too.

http://www.uslipizzan.org/loving-our-lipizzans.html