Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Commissions Wanted!

Home is where the art is and I would love to paint  an artwork for your home.

An artwork can be a great focal point in any room and to commission your own piece is to partake in the creative process..
The subject matter is your choice. It may be a bird that frequents your garden or a favourite flower....or multiple images organized into an interesting tableau depicting facets of your surroundings. Colour is also discussed as response to colour is such an innate part of our psyche.
Your painting will not only be a decorative piece but also one that will elicit an emotional response every time you look at it.
Initial discussions can take place in your home or my studio if you live in Brisbane, but we can communicate just as effectively over the net.

A few details:-
  • I only use oil paint on quality linen or canvas on stretchers, and extend the image down the sides, so framing is optional.
  • Current turnaround time is 4 to 5 weeks from receipt of deposit.
  • Deposit is 20%. This is non refundable and covers my initial outlays, but I take every effort to ensure you are happy with your final result.
  • Delivery of work is made upon final payment.
  • Laybys are welcome with a 3 to 4 payment plan.
Pricing Guide in $au:-

30 x 40 cm.........$250 - 400
60 x 60cm..........$400 - 500
75 x 75 cm.........$500 -600
90 x 90 cm.........$600 -700
120 x 90 cm.......$700 -800
160 x 100cm......$800-1200

I look forward to any enquiries you may have. Together we can create something unique for your home!

You can text me on 0404 296 562 and I will call back or email at karen.cipressi@gmail.com

Honeyeater is a recent commission for a lovely client in Cairns. She has a beautiful new home in the tropics and wanted a statement piece that would also echo the outside lushness. The varied honey eater is a bird common in the Cairns region.
 The choice of foliage and flowers was the client's choice, and a very effective one at that.
120 x 90 cm on stretched canvas panel


Bauhinias has gone to the same client, and again she gave me a brief regarding colours and subject matter. The house is very light and airy but each painting had to have the drama of a black background in order to connect the works with the modern furniture.  I really enjoyed painting both these pieces, and the client was a delight to work with.
120 x 90 on a stretched canvas panel.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Studio Snapshots

I have spent the last couple of days sorting through all my debris in my studio. It gets to a point where I can no longer work properly due to all the discordant images passing before me...time for a clean up and clear out!
So now my space is looking pretty spartan and I thought I would give you a glimpse into my little workarea before it goes too far awry again.
It is a room that we had built under our house a few years ago..nothing too flash but it's mine!!
This is the door I use to enter as it is at the base of our back stairs.
The old wooden  mat is a kerbside find.

Please come in!

I painted all the surfaces white to attract as much light as possible since it's a "downstairs" area. The paintings on the floor are commission pieces ready to be sent to their new home..laying flat as had to extend the motif down all sides.

My collection of vintage furniture ready for restoration.

An old pine chair without a base and a ladies sewing rocking chair, and a 1930's table

Work surface..yay!!


A side table from the 1940's.... painted white and in the process of decorating the top with an oil painting of doves.
 

Corner next to the entrance with sundry works. This is my sitting chair when I have to think about what I am working on. I have a bid going on an old "comfy" chair on ebay so I hope I win it.

Through the window into my back yard...an beyond to the neighbour's shed.

My view whilst I paint...working on a bird painting ...will post when finished.

Same space a few years ago when I was finishing up an MCA..



Thankyou for dropping by and hope you enjoyed my little tour:)