Every year I publish a new Art Calendar with my latest work using the high-quality publishing program on Lulu.com. For the last few years I have been including my poetry — in 2016 I even included poetry from Middleton family members. This year it’s back to just art, since the writing muse has deserted me (temporarily I hope.)
This year I’m including watercolor and acrylic paintings, plus collage mixed media incorporating my Suminagashi prints (paper marbling with ink floating on water). The watercolor work includes my negative painting experiments, and the acrylic, my “folk art” phase — launched when I participated in the Irving Art Association’s folk art exhibits.
To purchase on Lulu.com, click here. The price is $17 for a 12-month standard size calendar. You may also preview the calendar art there.
Cover; more of the art included:
I am reconfiguring my empty Etsy shop and adding prints for sale. It even has a new name too: ArtbySharonGiles — see it at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtbySharonGiles.
Since I’ve been madly producing art for the last few years, this is great opportunity to show off the new additions to my portfolio as well as my golden oldies. I’ve accumulated quite a bit of cat-themed art, so I am starting off with that. Then florals, landscapes and abstracts. And maybe even producing art specifically for the Etsy shop.
I’m starting with 8.5×10 letter size prints, using my ink jet on archival matte paper – so whatever I print must fit this format. This also gives me the freedom to print details instead of whole images.
This is a detail of “Tabbies in the Garden”, which has been accepted into Irving Art Association’s 14th Annual Wildlife and Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition. It will be on display during September.