Monday, December 19, 2016

artistic advancement

remember back when artemis was working on her stained glass and her painting at monroe street studio? she's continued to hone her skills since then, culminating in some rather impressive little creations reflecting her own style and design aesthetic.

the studio hosted its first holiday fine arts & craft show and sale earlier this month and artemis was hard at work on her offerings.

under her folk art is an abstract painting of a cat (her friend's family pet)

her student sale display: stained glass ornaments & watercolors

the zodiac signs as plants watercolor series

the zodiac signs as plants watercolor series

the zodiac signs as plants watercolor series

the zodiac signs as plants watercolor series

the zodiac signs as plants watercolor series
it did not surprise me that her watercolors captured the interest of a teenaged buyer who really seemed to appreciate artemis' style, interpretation, and deliberate simplicity in the lines and color of the plants. personally, i'm a little glad that there were some of these left after the sale so i can display them at home.

she liked her sweater ornament so much she decided to keep rather than sell it

artemis has been willing to take on commissioned stained glass pieces from me. i'm endeavoring to be a patron of her art, giving her the opportunity to collaborate as an artist with a discerning but appreciative buyer, to explore the complexity of her time and workspace and material costs and other factors in her pricing, to manage her own critical voice and allow others to admire her creative work.

abstract tealight luminary

abstract frog with heart "cricket" - a gift for a special friend of mine
i wonder what she'll come up with next.

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