Monthly Archives: October 2014

Latest Artwork // Vintage Teacups

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Even though I don’t own any real vintage teacups, I have a thing for them. They always look so lovely and delicate. When my sister lived back in Germany, she had so many and I enjoyed drinking coffee out of them when I lived in her flat for a bit two summers ago.

When I decided to paint teacups, I set out to make them realistic but it ended up to be more playful style. I had a lovely feedback when I posted the picture on Instagram, which I really appreciate. There is a part of me that thinks I should paint these teacups more carefully and detailed as you might see too that there is lack of meaningful details I usually create in my artwork. Hey, I can always paint more!

What do you think?

P.S. Before I got busy with the christmas commissions, I’ve painted several of sweet original paintings and they will be up on my shop for sale – once I get around to photographing them properly. I hope you are as excited as I am!

Latest Artwork // Whales

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Last week, I somehow got fascinated by whales. After reading about them and looking at the photos online, I picked up a paintbrush and painted them.

Then I remembered the time when I was little, I accidentally watched 1956 film called Moby Dick, which was pretty scary at that time. Even though I was scared, I was also amazed by the beauty of whales.

I plan to continue painting these beautiful creatures. Seeing them in real life would be awesome.

 

Christmas Cards 2014

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I launched my new Christmas cards last week! I am so excited to be selling Christmas cards for the first time, for the past few years I’ve thought about selling but I didn’t have a courage to do so. To be honest, I won’t be selling this year if it weren’t for Aneurin and my family’s support.

Despite the fact that I’ve used up a lot of materials and time designing my Christmas cards (lots of trial and error), I priced them very affordable and I don’t want my customers to pay for expensive cards on the top of their to-buy Christmas shopping!

Four cards of different designs in one pack is only five pounds! You can also buy larger packs of 12 (£12), 20 (£18) or 40 cards (£32).

Each design is professionally printed on 250gsm gesso A6 card and comes with kraft envelope as well as protective cellophane sleeve, as always.

I love the addition of hand lettered “Merry Christmas” and bows – they give a lovely festive feel to my designs!

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More Of Étrabonne

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I love the film I used, Kodak Gold 200, which produced such lovely colours in the photos. Don’t you agree? I wish I could have used this film more in the past. Now I know! I need to pay a visit to the photo shop and buy more of them soon.

My most favourite shot is the close up horse (third last picture). He was magically beautiful in real life.

Enjoy!

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