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A FAA Widget

February 28th, 2014

This widget designed by FAA permits an easy entry into the secure online shopping cart at a click by a prospective collector.




Works in Progress

February 28th, 2014

Works in Progress

Here is a photo of some new paintings I am currently working on this winter. I added a small painting to FAA yesterday called Bretton Woods NH. Also, I added a video of a Christmas Ride Film Trailer on Flickr.

Videos in My FAA Art Galleries

February 3rd, 2014

Videos in My FAA Art Galleries

I recently added four videos I created which are hosted on YouTube and Vimeo to some of my art Gallery groupings. If you click into these gallery tabs, the videos are at the top of those sections: Religious, Memphis Inspired, Germantown Art Exhibit, and Florida series. Hope you enjoy or find interesting.

New Painting in the Works

January 30th, 2014

New Painting in the Works

I am working on a new oil painting called "Without Fret." It is primarily flowers in a red vase. The canvas is 48 inches by 24 inches. It feels good to be at the easel again after an absence last year while making the film Christmas Ride. (We are still looking for cinemas, movie theaters to schedule this moving film. More about it on www.artprofilms.com) Just so people will understand why original art is so expensive, I'm attaching a photo here of the receipt from one art supply store I visited in preparation for this painting. Then I went to another store for a few things I forgot. A lot of materials goes into these paintings, in addition to the time. There are so many beautiful paintings on this website and throughout the world. Not so long ago, (say pre-1995) only a few people were able to see the work of very many artists. Now people can see contemporary works nearly as soon as they are created and shared by artists from all over the world, without waiting for the works to be selected for a brick and mortar gallery in your local town. And through the efforts of art publisher fineartamerica, anyone can purchase a museum quality, authorized copy of work they like through this website at a variety of sizes and shapes.
I enjoy seeing the works of other artists on this website too and have added some to the tab FOLLOWING so I get updates on their new works. Also, I sometimes search around the holidays and select works by theme and add them to the FAVORITES tab. But I don't represent these artists.
I recently uploaded two new images, a Valentine Card for 2014 and a photograph of vintage appearing books entitled Old Friends. Cards, even as few as one, may be custom inscribed when you order from fineartamerica.com on its secure shopping cart, https. You may purcahse with credit card or Pay Pal.

Results on the Women and Guitar Contest

January 27th, 2014

Results on the Women and Guitar Contest

The votes are in on the Women and Guitars online exhibition contest and the results One artist took first and second place: Nikki Marie Smith, for "Guitar Siren" and "Gypsy Seranade" respectively.

Third place went to Brooks Garten Hauschild for "Shedding a Little Light on the Situation Poster".

Other Top Finishers included "Violeta Parra Back At Seventeen" by Madalena Lobao-Tello, and a work by Nancy Jolley called "Sit'n and Pick'n" and another work by Brooks Garten Hauschild, "Noteworthy 2".

In this contest 41 members of fineartamerica.com participated with a total of 69 artworks and 98 votes were cast. All voting results were tabulated by a program within Fine Art America. Submissions for this contest began:Monday, December 30th, 2013. Submissions ended and voting, which was open to all artists of FAA began Monday, January 13th, 2014 and ended Monday, January 20th, 2014.

Sometimes there are as many as fifty contests accepting work at any given time on a variety of subjects and themes. This was a member sponsored contest.

More details may be found at this link: fineartamerica.com/contests/women-and-guitars.html?tab=leaderboard.

Art Activity from You to Me

December 30th, 2013

Art Activity from You to Me

Activity for the year 2013 shows these three works of the 140 I have uploaded to

Fine Art America received the most written Comments: "On the Rocks", highest;

"March of the Dolls", 2nd, and "Lichterman Nature Center", third.

For Total Number of Visitors, the "Circus Wagon Wheel" took the lead with an

astounding 3611 views. (If I only had a dollar for each of those clicks!) This was

followed by "The Swim Lesson" with 159 visits and third place went to the

"Christmas Ride Poster" with 110 Visits. I can understand the Christmas Ride

Poster receiving so many, since the cast and crew alone would account for about

80 clicks and it was featured in an animated widget on another website, and in a

blog post and videos. The Swim Lesson was shared on nine Pinterest pages by others.

The Circus Wagon Wheel was also in the animated widget a while and is featured

in an art video on YouTube and Vimeo, so perhaps that brought

in extra clicks throughs. This sounds like a call for more of my paintings in videos!

Four of the six noted works included people in them, rather than landscapes or stilllifes,

so I think that is a vote of appreciation for my figurative works from the eighties.

Guess I will consider the three with the least amount of traffic as having been

voted off the island, and recycle them. (That's artist talk for painting over that

canvas-- a new start for the new year.) Time to reset the counters. Wishing you all

the best for the New Year, 2014.

Winners of Contest

December 26th, 2013

Winners of Contest

A contest I administered on fineartamerica called Movie Posters is completed. The contest permitted votes from the general public and those participating were allowed one vote. The results are as follows:
Winners
Hallelujah Highway by Timothy Ramos with 12 votes is the winner of 1st Place
Psycho by Ron Regalado with 5 votes won 2nd Place
Dr. No by Dick Bobnick with 3 votes won 3rd Place

There were 22 fineartamerica artist members participating. Congratulations to all. Details and images are located at this link:
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/movie-posters.html?tab=leaderboard

Big Discount for Holiday Shopping

December 9th, 2013

Big Discount for Holiday Shopping

From now until 12/20/13 you can purchase prints by me and receive 50% off the artist markup. Just apply this code at checkout:DFRSBL
All the other great features of FineArt America still apply: the 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee, the secure online shopping cart, a big variety of sizes and formatting and custom printing. Shop today. --Karen Francis

Thanksgiving Greeting

November 26th, 2013

Thanksgiving Greeting

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

CHRISTMAS RIDE FILM Premiere Tues Oct 29 in Memphis

October 24th, 2013

CHRISTMAS RIDE FILM Premiere Tues Oct 29 in Memphis

We are having a Memphis Premiere Screening on Tuesday, October 29 at the MALCO at Wolfchase Galleria Mall at 7 PM of CHRISTMAS RIDE. I wrote the screen play and my company Art Promotions produced it in cooperation with Yarbrough Media Productions.
This is a one time showing. Tickets are $6.00 -- Purchase in the lobby Oct. 29. Carousel entrance. Dramatic family feature film. Buy your tickets night of the showing in the lobby.

 

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