Spectrum Portraits of Imaginary Friends and Storyteller Abstracts

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Stinking cute coin purses

Available at ArtBeat starting on Saturday.

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Who is my clientele

In Marketing this is suppose to be something I know, something I am sure of. With Galleries I tend to let them decide, if the art in the gallery is contemporary, interesting and a bit edgy, and I like it, I will assume it’s a good fit.

For art shows I have to do much more leg work to make sure it will be a good fit and my clientele will actually be at the show. For instance I have learned my market doesn’t seem to be the elderly conservative women of Mesa Arizona, although to be fair I didn’t meet but a small percentage of them. My wide eyed girls appeal to little girls, both of the fairy princess and Wednesday Adams variety, aged punk rockers, tattooed Morrisey boys, and women who can see themselves in my art. It’s often hard to find a show with that exact clientele. However the galleries love the wide eyes girls so they seem to have found a home there.

The silhouette series that I have only been doing publicly about a year (they used to be my warm up works waiting for inspiration until I realized the were inspired) however had a different unsurprisingly broader appeal. They appeal to people who feel. People who have their own stories to share and find I have expressed their stories for them. I am starting to trust that is exactly what I am doing sometimes. That their story or struggle or love or unity or loss or loneliness is so powerful that they have sent the energy of it out into the universe and I have grabbed just a little bit of that energy and expressed it in a most primitive way. In color and simple shape. So my clientele for this series is anyone with a story. And everyone has a story. I just may not have gotten to yours yet.

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Art Auctions listed on Ebay

I have listed one small watercolor and one charcoal sketch on ebay.

Click here to visit the auction http://www.ebay.com/usr/katinkabelleart

Art Retreat- Day one

I am taking a 5 day workshop in Palm Desert, with Caroline Jasper, who I consider my color mentor. She does primarily landscapes, so I probably will wind up doing one or two this week, but today I got to cheat and sneak in painting a girl. Color already is my thing and I would hesitate to take a workshop in color from anyone but Caroline, but in my mind she is a bit of a color god.

Today I focused on value, and the main lesson I am taking home from her today, and hope to apply to my work in the future is that value is just as important, or maybe even more so, as color.

Below is what I spent the day painting. I don’t think she is quite done but I like the direction she is heading.corpse

Jamie with Jamie

Jamie in watercolor on board

Jamie in watercolor on board

I love sharing photos of my artwork in its new home, or with its owner. I feel strongly that every piece I paint is made for a specific person, even if I haven’t met them yet or have no idea who its painting for when I paint it. If you have bought a work from me I would love to share a photo of it either with you or hanging in its home on my blog. Please send them to katinkabelle@gmail.com.

Double Trouble

ImageI finished this painting last week in Arizona, while hanging out with my evil twin Haley.  At first they seemed rather naked so I put them in a bubble bath to remove any questions.  We girls do love getting into a little hot water, especially if bubbles are involved. The colors are inspired by cotton candy, because what is more fun than that?  Double Trouble is watercolor on Aquaboard and 18″x24″.  Double Trouble is $260 unframed and $300 framed.  

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Ariel

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Ariel- I painted Ariel a couple years back and she is finally going to her new home. Sometimes the girls feel like orphans waiting for the right person to take them home and love them.

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