So just like that, summer turns to autumn! I hope you are all enjoying the change of seasons. It is just starting to get a little cooler here, and they tell us that rain is on the way…I can’t wait! It felt like a very long and very dry summer here. So some steady rain showers will be much needed, and appreciated!
So, what’s been happening on the art front? Quite a bit actually! I haven’t shared much of my digital art here in the past, but it is something I have been working on for the last three years, pretty consistently. Creating drawn portraits on my iPad Pro has been a wonderful way for me to practice my creativity in a relaxed setting. I have found a wonderful app, that I have used since it first came out, and I can use either my Apple Pencil, a regular stylus, even my fingers, to create art this way. The app I use is called Art Set 4, and I LOVE it!
Here is a little photo progression, showing how my digital drawings start…and then they get a little more fleshed out, and brightened up and signed.
In the past, I have printed out my digital portraits and included them either on cards, or as thank you gifts when someone bought a painting. So, I am really excited to announce that for the very first time (ever!), I am offering a variety of 8 x 10 inch prints of my digitally created portraits in my online art shop, ArtcyLucyShop.com
There are 40 portraits to choose from, and each of them are created, edited and printed by me, using archival inks, on Ultra Premium Matte paper that I LOVE. I tried having other companies print my work, but I am really picky about quality, sharpness, and color, and I wasn’t completely happy with any of them. Some of them wanted to ship prints in a tube…and I didn’t like that idea at all. Since I really love this “cast of characters” I have created here, I needed to do the work myself. I am SO happy with how they turned out! You can find each of them in my “Art Prints” section of my online shop at ArtcyLucyShop.com
Here are some of the beauties you will find there…
The French Beauty (mat not included)
Waiting for You
One Red Heart
The Girl in the Notebook
Each print will be in a cellophane sleeve, and mailed flat with extra cardboard in a mailer. Each print is $25, and that includes free U.S. shipping. For international orders, shipping costs apply, and will be included at check out, or calculated for you.
AND, for a limited time, those putting in an order on one 8 x 10 inch print, a free 5 x 7 inch print of my choosing will be included. For an order of 2 or more prints, you will receive an additional 8 x 10 inch print of my choosing, as a thank you. Can you tell I am excited to get these lovelies out into the world?!? I hope you get a chance to check out all 40 prints in the shop. If all goes well, I will add new digital work early next year.