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Shelter Christmas items up for sale.

So it’s been a few days since I last blogged, I blame my work schedule for this.
But for this blog I have several treats for people.
Last year I did a charity Doctor Who auction of paintings to raise money for Shelter. This year I am selling more paintings to help raise money for Shelter. Here they are;

For sale here http://etsy.me/tnlhvL
For sale here http://etsy.me/sRqxt2
For sale here http://etsy.me/rOgrBc

All three of these paintings are on 25cm x 30cm canvases and show the same image painted in different colour schemes. The baubles are painted using acrylic paint using handcut stencils from card and the sponge stencil technique. They are all posted on Etsy for £30 or under with 50% of the proceeds going to Shelter.

I have picked Shelter as the charity to donate to because they do a lot of important work in helping people get off the streets. As well as making sure that people don’t end up on the streets or in sub standard housing. Which at this time of year is a very important goal to aim for. Christmas is a time of joy, giving and family; What can be more important than making sure that your fellow man has a roof over their head and that they are safe and warm during these cold months. So if you want some pretty Christmas themed art and to help someone out then please take a look, maybe even purchase, one of my paintings. If you are interested in the work Shelter do or wish to make a direct donation then please go here.

The final painting I have done and will do for this year now (have to concentrate on work and family now) is this one;

For sale here http://etsy.me/srE8Dz

I had great fun painting this one. Like most of my paintings this was done in spraypaint, MTN94, monster colours and Montana Gold brands, with hand cut card stencils. This one is also up for sale at Etsy and whilst a bit pricier than the top three is, in my opinion, well worth the price. I have listed it as a Christmas time present but frankly it would be a great gift to anyonoe who is a fan of winter/snow scenes all year round.

That is all for art for the meantime. I would like to finish this blog wishing you all a ‘Merry Christmas’ and to remind you, without preaching I hope, to think for a few moments on those who are less fortunate than yourself and maybe do something to help out.

See you all very soon.

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New Christmas items for sale!

That is right the first 3 of my Christmas special are now up and live for sale in my Etsy store.

For those of you who follow my blog about my art you may remember this picture from my last post;

Well the finished three painting are now up for sale.
Here are the final products with their three different backgrounds to the stencil.

For each one of them I started with a pre-stretched 30cm x 40cm canvas which I then primed magnolia.
For the top Left I went with a Pollock-esque background in reds, greens, browns and yellows. Building up layers of acrylic paint in order to achieve the busy semi-randomness associated with that school of style, before using the hand cut stencils over the top to finish of the piece. This piece can be found for sale right here.
For the top Right I went with a more expressionist style of applying the paint, using a dry brush to ‘scrap’ the paint across the canvas. Thus creating a rough texture with the ‘bare’ primed canvas showing through. Again I used shades of red, green, brown and yellows to compliment the colours used within the stencil.
For the bottom one I went with a different approach using not paint but a selection of vintage style Christmas stickers applied semi-haphazardly across the primed canvas thus leaving ‘bare’ patches to show through.
The white and orange in the original picture were painted using Silver and gold chrome paints respectively on all pieces for that extra piece of sparkle.

There are more canvases to be finished and uploaded for sale. I am having to paint around my Christmas temp job so I won’t be finishing them for a couple more days with uploads closely following. Keep watching this space. Also the next ones will be charity orientated sales.

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Christmas Explosion.

Prepare yourselves for the Christmas explosion;

3 new paintings to be up for sale later today/early tomorrow.

Stencil used for the 3 paintings, all done on different styles of background.

I am also working on 60 handmade Wormy Christmas cards. 6 different colour card backs, 5 different designs to be sold in packs of 4 (lucky dip).

I was also supposed to be painting another 4 Christmas paintings and beginning the prep work for a large winter scene one. However it is torrential downpour time outside and painting is out of the question.

Stencil to be used for the four paintings.  Different colour schemes for each
Stencil preview of the winter scene painting. Got some special paints for this one.

Instead I shall be working on the fourth and final stage of my Collaberation nation piece.

On a final note, what do you guys think of the new Christmas look for the blog??

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