abstract art, art gallery

Now on Saatchi Art Gallery

Since I joined saatchiart.com as an artist last week, I have been busy getting prepared to ship paintings. One of the reasons I chose to join Saatchi was because I love the way they require their artists to ship paintings. They require you to use certain packing materials and follow about an eight-step process to prepare art for its travels to its new home. So here it is…a photo of all of my shipping supplies, minus the boxes. Now I need a bigger studio! Someday, someday…

Materials for shipping paintings

I ended up getting most of my materials — the foam board, bubble wrap, plastic sheeting, cardboard boxes, and packing tape from Home Depot. I purchased the glassine paper and cardboard corners from Amazon. It was a little tricky finding the foam board that was both long enough in length/width and in thickness. My friend and artist, Jaime Haney, suggested I try a hardware store, and sure enough they had what I needed.

Another reason I chose Saatchi is that they create prints on demand. I have really been wanting to get into selling prints of my work but didn’t want to carry print inventory. I have been tossing around selling prints for some time now, and I think using Saatchi for my prints is the way to go. You can even order frames with your art purchase, or order a canvas print. I love the way canvas prints look!

My art on saatchiart.com

So the next time you are looking to fill a bare wall, try Saatchi. There are thousands of artists and artworks to choose from.

Cheers,
Lori

abstract art, art gallery, collection, Collectors, inspiration, realism, representational, still life

My Artwork Now Available at Inman’s Picture Framing, Evansville, Indiana

My art available at Inman’s

I am excited to share that I have artwork available at Inman’s Picture Framing in Evansville, Indiana. My daughter helped me sleeve and prepare approximately 50 pieces of small art (5x5s. 6x6s, + 5x7s) — a basket of abstracts and a basket of representational art (birds, flowers, + still life). They have a gallery within their frame shop which makes it a cinch to purchase a piece of art and have it framed for a finished look. This Friday I’ll be taking Playing in Rain Puddles to Inman’s. I just need to let it sit for a couple more days, then varnish it so it will be ready to go.

Playing in Rain Puddles
24×24″ acrylic on canvas

The owners, Mike and Jessica, are so helpful and down-to-earth. They give off such a friendly vibe that even brand new art collectors can feel comfortable in their quest to buy original artwork.

I have had several pieces of art framed professionally by them and they always do impeccable work. I have always been pleased. Below is one of my charcoal drawings that I had them frame that was juried into the Art Noir exhibit at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana last year.

Locked, framed by Inman’s

Be sure to check out Inman’s online gallery at www.inmanspictureframing.com/online-gallery. Many local artists are represented.

Cheers,
Lori

P.S. This Friday, October 23rd, is the last day to register for my Relax + Paint online abstract painting course. The class begins on October 30th.