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Galleria refreshed

I have been renting a booth space at the Andersonville Galleria for a couple years now – it is a happy space for me. It was the first place I started showing my work, and not only have I made many sales, but I have also met some great people and been “found” by some people who have helped my career as a Chicago painter along on it’s merry way.

A couple weeks ago I revamped my booth. I put up a fresh coat of paint, and put up all new art (save my portrait samples). I took down florals and put up abstracts. I took down my old landscapes and put up my Absurdity Birdity and Snow Day series. Now in addition to watercolors you’ll also find encaustic paintings and oil/cold wax paintings. All new matted prints are available too.

It’s a whole new booth. If you haven’t visited recently I invite you to come take a new look. It’s the Rochelle Weiner Fine Art booth, on the first floor, in the back.

TIP: If you let me know you’re planning a visit, I can meet you there. And if you buy an original while I am there, I may extend you a courtesy discount!

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Return customer

Brian Kozlowski hired me a few months ago do create a portrait of his partner’s parents as a surprise gift. He and his partner Jonathan Carbonell were so happy with the result that they came back and commissioned a second portrait, this time of Brian’s parents. I’m thrilled to present a photo they sent me of both portraits now hanging together in their house!

Looks great guys! This tableau looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

And here are close ups of the completed paintings:

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Valentine’s Day at the Galleria

Woot! Thank you to Scott and Ken at the Andersonville Galleria for featuring one of my Valentine’s paintings in the front window display.

I’ve just finished 4 new small lovebird paintings in time for the upcoming holiday. New greeting cards will also be available soon. Looking out the window right now with the snow coming down I can see why Valentine’s Day is so well placed this time of year – everyone could use a warm-up!

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Fun portraits for special events

Portraits make great gifts. Our lovely Bonnie just celebrated a milestone birthday, so I created a portrait of her as a birthday present. I found a great fun pic of her on Facebook and created this portrait from the photo. Went over very well at the party – Robin even found the hat from the photo and put it on Bonnie’s head! Everyone laughed for a good ten minutes and Bonnie seemed genuinely touched! It was great!

This style of painting which is a combination of collage, monoprint and watercolor, is a fun and interesting style to use for portraiture. I’ve mainly used it for pet portraits but lately have tried a few people portraits and I am really loving the effects.

Happy birthday Bonnie!

 

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Our lovely Bonnie! – portraits from photography

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Acrylic cardinals

Great night last night at the Andersonville Galleria’s December First Friday. Wow – what a crowd! I was told it would be busy but actually seeing the check out line winding all the way down the hallway was a wonderful sight. I have no idea of the actual head count but in the three hours I was there it seemed like hundreds of people came by my booth – and it seems my gift items are going over well! There was a lot of buzz in my booth and I sold 2 originals, 2 framed prints (thank you Dan!) and a couple packs of greeting cards. On top of that made some interesting connections and heard many positive reviews of my work (which always feels good!)

I heard many positive comments on my new line of cardinals, just finished minutes before walking into the Galleria last night.

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Wheaton terriers and birches

Playing around with some more monoprints lately. Dad and Lynda are celebrating their 65th birthdays this year so I decided to do a pet portrait from photos of their Wheaton Terrier, Seamus. He’s a dashing young guy – lots of energy – and I thought the monoprint process would help depict his personality as well as make an interesting painting. I did two while I was at it. I also did a couple inspired by late fall color in the trees.

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Need gift ideas? Got a few for ya here…

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve started developing a series of small paintings  suitable for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. The prices are marked to fit into any budget – small original acrylic paintings and mini framed prints starting at $35.

Also available of course are sets of assorted greeting cards – sets of 4 for $13, and sets of 8 for $25.

More small paintings are in the works – stay tuned!

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