Monday, January 19, 2009

Playing with an Amazon Store


NOTE:  It was a good run while it lasted, but Amazon cut loose their Missouri Associates.  So...no store any more!

I've been wanting to do an Amazon store for some time, where I could recommend books and other goodies--art, nature, creativity, art marketing, and yes, even cooking, since we've been doing the "Starving Artists in the Kitchen" series on my original blog, here: http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/. So I decided to keep my original layout--the one I use here!--and tweak it to show books (and more, of course!)

If you click on the image, it will get big enough to see, I think. Let me know what you think?

The store is now online at astore.amazon.com/httpcathyjohi-20--I'm having a blast adding my favorite art books in addition to my own work--as I get the chance, I'll write brief reviews to tell you why I recommend this particular selection of books!

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Poorhouse Road"


"Poorhouse Road"
watercolor on cold pressed archival paper
5" x 7"

This little painting would go very well with some of the ACEOs listed earlier, in an arrangement on your wall.

$45



Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Chicken of the Woods Fungus" nature study-SOLD



"Chicken of the Woods Fungus"
nature study
watercolor on archival cold-pressed paper
9" x 12"

This autumn fungus appeared at the base of a tree across the creek from my cabin. When the sun struck it, it ws as if a light had been turned on, or a fire kindled! I had to gather my art supplies and go paint it, where it grew. I worked quickly, before the light changed!

Notes of the day make this a true field study.

Every effort is made to capture the color correctly in the scan, but in this case it proved more of a challenge than my scanner is up to. The true color is much more pure yellow and orange against that dark, moist earth...

SOLD to a good home, and thank you!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


"Beauty and the Beast"
collage and ink
off-white pebble-textured mat,
gold frame
8" x 10"

The image of the princess and her beast is from a 19th Century book of fairy tales;
the text is my own

"Beauty and the Beast
in imagination if not in fact--

He, so strong and strange,

as if another species entire--

And we, so fair and frail

and yet, somehow... Mistress"


$65


This one is framed and glazed as you see above; it will be insured to ship to you.





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