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Tree of Happiness; Art of the Week

For this weeks ‘Art of the Week’ I decided to chose the first real piece of Artwork I ever sold. This means, a piece of Artwork that I sold to a total stranger! I sold this piece of artwork the beginning of March 2011 on ArtGallery.co.uk. I was over the moon that someone wanted to put a piece of my original work on their wall, and it boosted my confidence so much I decided to make my facebook page of Cally’s Creations. You could say it is thanks to selling this piece that I am where I am today.
Cally’s Creations has now been up and running for a year. Although I still have a long way to go with building my Art business, I am proud of how much I have achieved in such a small space of time. This piece of artwork ~ Tree of Happiness, will always remind me of this!

It was before I started texturing canvases. I have layered on pastel colours of acrylic and emulsion and glitter, painted a silhouette of a tree and decorated it with buttons.

I am hoping to do some similar pieces for my Etsy shop real soon!

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Spooky Friends; Art of the Week

This weeks post is a little late (by a few days) as I went away to see my friend Katie. I decided to pick my ‘Spooky Friends’ original canvas painting in relation to my trip, as Katie is one of the best friends in the World.

Spooky Friends is painted on 20×16 inch thin canvas and textured in the usual ripped and crumpled card, paper and butterfly stencils. It is painted in acrylic and emulsion paint and varnished with a protective glossy finish!

This painting sold in August last year, and have also done two similar commission pieces! Commission pieces of this design can be done (but they will differ slightly!) You can also get a small copy in my Etsy shop, which is in the form of a blank note card here!



The Flowers Talk at Night; Art of the Week

For Art of the Week this week I have chosen a sold painting ‘The Flowers Talk at Night.’ It is 12×12 inches and painted on canvas. This particular painting was not textured with paper, only the flowers were textured using modelling paste.

I had not had this painting a week before it was snapped up and sold for a present for Christmas. I was glad that people saw my artwork good enough to give as gifts, and the person who received the painting was very happy with it!

It was a different design and style that I had tried just before the New Year and many people on my Facebook page loved it . I also sold a similar piece through ArtGallery.co.uk that I did in the same week! It’s a technique and style I hope to improve and use for future paintings to come. I have a couple called Midnight Blooms and Pretty Pink Haze that are similar.



We’re Glad it never Rained today; Art of the week

This week I decided to pick one of the first paintings I did that I actually felt proud of. It is currently not for sale, but still hanging up on my living room wall. I think this is one I will keep because it represents a change in my style that I am glad I found.

It is 12×12 inches and painted on thin canvas. The canvas is textured as usual in ripped up paper, card and flower stencil. I have used some Shakespearean and musical note paper. Since creating this painting I have used my patchwork girls in a couple of other paintings, and hope to use her many more times in the future.



Flowers to Brighten the Day; Art of the week

Every week I am going to pick a piece of artwork I have already created and write about it. For the first week I decided to pick one of my favourite pieces I have created. I created this piece back in Summer 2011, inspired by all the flowers outside my living room window. It is painted on a thin edge canvas 20×16 inches. I have textured the canvas with ripped paper, card and stencil and painted it in acrylic and emulsion paints. The flowers are textured with extra Shakespearean paper, musical note paper and string.

This piece is currently for sale on Etsy.