November 19th, 2012
Art Promotions with the cooperation of Yarbrough Media Productions continues casting for CHRISTMAS RIDE and auditions are being held on Tuesday, November 20 from 4 - 8 PM in Covington,TN 38019 which is about an hour's drive north of Memphis past Millington. The location for the auditions is the Coffee in the Attic at 112 on East Court Town Square.
This spiritually uplifting, inspirational family drama will be filmed in the upcoming weeks at locations in Covington and Cordova, TN.
There are twenty speaking roles. The male and female leads (in their late and mid thirties) and two children (boy age 10 and girl 5) will need to devote three weeks to the production which will be filmed nights 6- 10, and Saturdays 9 - 5. Many of the featured character and cameo roles will only require one or two days on the set.
If you wish to be considered for a role, and cannot attend the audition, please send a video or link to your demo roll to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit TalentPages.com and apply there.
Additional information about the script is on facebook.com/ChristmasRide (Click on ABOUT) or visit artprofilms.weebly.com
October 26th, 2012
Recently I have been uploading more videos to my youtube.com channel: blessings427. I also created a new Playlist of Instructional Art Videos by others from painters who are on youtube. Some are about Portrait painting. Others are on Landscape and Still Life painting. Here is the link www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhRMKPNzhg7Qgp9A2L_axdxk4yb2g3-7N I hope you will enjoy seeing these. If you have any art related videos on youtube, please let me know if you want them included on a Playlist in my channel.
October 22nd, 2012
Today the number of paintings I have displayed on Fine Art America reached one hundred as I added "Every Third Heart Gets Broken". My memory of the details on this work are a little hazy. The original is large like 30" x 36" or 24" x 30" or 40" x 30". Perhaps the collector will write me and remind me of the details. It could be acrylic on canvas instead of oil on canvas, not sure. I painted it either in the late eighties or early nineties. But now it is released for the first time as a print through publisher fineartamerica.com and carries the usual 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. It may be purchased as a print on canvas, or paper, framed or not, or even as a customized note card.
October 9th, 2012
An abstract floral, "Falling Into Blue" by is on auction for United States residents this week until Saturday at fanbox.com at this link:
September 13th, 2012
Sales of select prints by me will benefit The Orphan Foundation by fifty percent of my markup until the end of October, 2012. Paintings featuring children are in my Gallery tab folder designated The Orphan Foundation. They include works March of the Dolls, The Swim Lesson and others. The Orphan Foundation has a campaign going on indiegogo.com. They are raising funds to help one hundred orphans find families by Christmas. Their webpage has a wealth of information about the numbers of orphans worldwide and the importance to society at large of finding them homes. All print sales carry the usual fineartamerica.com 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. I hope you will find a selection you like and will be able to help this important cause. You may also wish to donate as a one time Sponsor on their igg website. Please pass the word about this to others. Thanks.-- Karen Francis
September 6th, 2012
I just placed "Quiet Waters Park," one of the top five favorite works according to online visit statistics provided by Fine Art America, on as a Time Limited Promotion. Ten prints of this work will be available for five days only at a special price. An authorized museum quality, stretcher mounted, wrapped canvas print in the size 20 x 24 inches, may be purchased through the FAA online shopping cart. Click here for the details: http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=93033 All prints come with a thirty day money back satisfaction guarantee. It's that hi tech magic Fine Art America specializes in that makes this possible. They create the print from a high resolution photograph that I uploaded of the original oil painting. They reproduce it only as orders come in and ship it out to you. Please send me an email at email@example.com so I can personally write to thank you for your order.
"Quiet Waters Park" is one of America's beautiful parks and recreation spots.
August 27th, 2012
Try out the online shopping cart and you will be delighted. Before you enter your credit card you will be whisked to a Secure Site, indicated by https. (But you already knew that, didn't you?) Then, at checkout, enter this Secret Savings Code: UUHRDM and you will save a whopping 35% off the artist markup on all works by Karen Francis. This code will apply to all your purchases before the end of August, only five more days. Try a Poster, or a Greeting Card, or even an original. Remember to complete your purchase before August 31st at midnight.
August 11th, 2012
Now featured on Fine Art America, ten 8 x 10 inch prints of the Karen Francis painting named "Summer," a perennial favorite at a special low price. These are printed on canvas wrapped with the sides black, so a frame is not required. All prints from Fine Art America come with a 30 day money back guarantee. Purchases may be made online with a secure shopping cart. This sale is for five days only through August 16, so purchase today.
July 16th, 2012
We are down to the last dozen hours at the fundraiser for CHRISTMAS RIDE. Our newest contributor selected JESSE from the original drawings I am offering as PERKS to those who support the film at a level of $75. Original paintings are also up for higher levels. Contribute from one dollar to one million to help make this movie which features a stirring, personal journey wrapped in cherished traditions, kissed with gentle humor. See seven videos in addition to the film teaser in the Gallery Section at this link: http://igg.me/p/100795?a=462433
July 6th, 2012
Hope everyone had a good Fourth of July. Lots of new media, video and photos are being added daily to the campaign for Christmas Ride, a film project I am working on. Please support it. In the Gallery Section you will see a short demo reel from a cinematographer, a music video, and even another short photo-based film by me. There are some new Perks, and great art deals. Please see it today.