November 27th, 2019
Art Promotions started in 1989 in Virginia and has continued in Tennessee since 2005. An offer for its initial domain, artpro.com, has been received. Upon anticipated completion of the transaction, posts to that domain name will no longer be coming from me, Karen E. Francis, business owner and artist.
Art Promotions, "Paintings, Prints, and Productions" will continue to operate, and I intend to continue posting to my other websites.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks to my collectors and followers online for all your support through the years. -- Karen
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October 7th, 2019
I've uploaded three new images: "Hay Bales," "Flowers by App," and "Sculpture Illustration" . Each of these were created via applying variations possible with one app to digital photographs I took recently. Even though I've been working with digital photography for around twenty years now, I'm still amazed by what is possible. No pen or paint touched paper or canvas for these three artworks. I would tell you which app, but I can't remember its name at the moment.
See these and more on my profile page on fine art america. And of course, there are numerous art products custom printed available, from fine art prints of many sizes and framing choices, to yoga mats, tote bags, throw pillow. Lots of Home Decor and Lifestyle clothing selections as well as practical items like spiral notebooks, blankets, mugs, phone covers, and battery chargers (if they are not sold out of that item).
Be sure to subscribe to my Art Promotions YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/blessings427 where I upload videos I make on art, music, film, travel, and inspirational topics. It's free to subscribe and free to watch online. You can follow and text on Instagram too at crpr21516. Also, I make art related posts on www.facebook.com/ArtPromotions and www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide in case you want to check those pages out sometime. Thanks. --Karen E. Francis
September 24th, 2019
I continue to upload new artworks here at Fine Art America. Sometimes I also make a video associated with the art. Do any of you have YouTube channels? If so, please feel free to send me your channel name through email here at faa, or at email@example.com . We can also communicate through Instagram. I'm at crpr21516.
I need 1000 Subscribers minimum to my Art Promotions YouTube channel: blessings427 It’s Free to subscribe. Your subscription will help me to continue producing videos. Due to policy changes at YouTube, I am asking people to subscribe to my channel youtube.com/blessings427.
Your subscription can be private or public. There is no charge to subscribe. You can receive notifications of new uploads, or not.
My video content is about Art, Film, Travel, Music, and Inspirational subjects. Here are the Playlists organized by Year that the videos were uploaded. (You can copy and paste the url into your browser if the link isn't active here.) You can watch some of the videos on the links below. More recent videos are on the blessings427 channel at youtube.com/user/blessings427 One of the early videos features art from some fineartamerica artists.
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS OF 2017 BY KAREN FRANCIS
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS OF 2016 BY KAREN FRANCIS
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS UPLOADED 2015
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS UPLOADED 2014
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS UPLOADED 2013 TRT(@36MINS)
PLAYLIST: VIDEOS UPLOADED 2012
PLAYLISTS: Vids of 2011
TRT (@ 3:56 MINS)
I am hoping more of you will subscribe to my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/blessings427 where I have uploaded over 200 short videos on art, film, travel, and inspirational subjects, many organized into Playlists. If you need a video produced on your artworks, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 6th, 2019
Last day is today to vote for my images in the California Billboard Contest. Everyone can vote.
The direct links to my 3 images are
Where Did Van Go? fineartamerica.com/contests/billboard-contest.html?tab=vote&artworkid=6407691
Crossing the Line fineartamerica.com/contests/billboard-contest.html?tab=vote&artworkid=10040629
Moving On fineartamerica.com/contests/billboard-contest.html?tab=vote&artworkid=1735117
I need 250 votes to advance to the next round and there are thousands of images in this contest. Only FAA members can vote. Vote today!
Thanks so much.
June 26th, 2019
I've uploaded some new art works recently, and moved a perennial favorite "Summer" to the first spot to reflect the season. Those of you interested in sculpture, may wish to check out a new revised video I uploaded to the Art Promotions YouTube channel blessings427 about the landmark Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN. In this video, the Rodin sculpture "The Three Shades" is examined more with a computer narrator added. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzyfe0q2h8&t=2s or does this work better? www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzyfe0q2h8&t=2s Your views count so much in the first days after an upload to help a video get included in the ones that YouTube circulates further.
May 14th, 2019
I've uploaded some new Digital Art on the subject of Tea that I created recently. There are four tea posters uploaded here. Which do you like best? I
composed some still lifes, set the lighting, and photographed the objects (some collected on travels). Then I uploaded the digital photographs, transferred them into some online software, then manipulated the pictures into this arrangement and applied various special effects. After saving the files and downloading them to my computer. I then uploaded them to fineartamerica.
The emphasis is on the various types of tea such as white, green, black, so these posters might work well on a kitchen wall.
Some teas are supposed to be very good for health, having more antioxidants and less caffeine than other popular drinks. White tea is even included in a book about cancer fighting diet, noted as a detriment to cancer.
These images are available through fineartamerica and pixels .com and may be ordered online. It comes with a 30 day money back satisfaction guaran TEE. You can purchase this work as a tote bag, throw pillow, and all the other custom printed items such as wall art, spiral notebooks, framed prints, canvas prints, ceramics, fan, plate, towels, wood, acrylic, iPhone cases, tote bags, greeting cards, travel, still life, mugs, t-shirts, and more from publisher fineartamerica. If you do not see some of the products mentioned, when you click on the image, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see others there. Or visit Pixels.com, a sister site of Fine Art America.
I was inspired to create art about Tea after noticing a Kentucky artist had recently organized a contest on fineartamerica on this subject.
May 11th, 2019
I've added a new artwork, Happy Mother's Day, to Fine Art America. It is a modified digital photograph I made and rendered via digital art software by through the application of multiple filters and effects. I think it is ideal for stationery products and it is available as a customizable greeting card, poster or other forms of wall art and art products offered by Fine Art America such as Spiral Notebooks, Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Pouches, Battery Chargers, Phone Cases, Mugs and more. Positioning of the image and whether or not to include the Mother's Day greeting is up to the buyer depending on the positioning on some products, and it is produced custom only when an order is received. Items are shipped promptly and come with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. Order online. Any fine art america watermark you may see, will NOT be on the finished product. Happy Mother's Day!
May 2nd, 2019
I've uploaded a couple of new images to fineartamerica. Both are landscapes. One is a scene in Memphis I painted during the nineties focused on the Tom Lee Memorial Monument, an obelisk down by the banks of the Mississippi River. The obelisk built in 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, memorializes the heroic acts of one Tom Lee who in 1925 saved the lives of 32 people, pulling them from the Mississippi River though he couldn’t even swim himself.
The granite obelisk was installed in the Riverfront Park two years after his death from cancer. In 2017 the memorial was knocked down by a storm. It has since been repaired. The park is named Tom Lee Park in his honor and that is where the Memphis In May celebration is traditionally held each year in May. This year the Memphis in May Festival is honoring Memphis instead of a foreign country, since it is the 200th Anniversary of the start of the city.
This print is from a photograph of the original painting and is annotated with the words "“Tom Lee Monument” by Karen Francis for the 200th anniversary of Memphis, TN, 2019.”
The original oil on canvas set in Tom Lee Park is no longer available, but the image is now offered for the first time as the various art products that Fine Art America produces: mugs, tote bags, throw pillows, towels, poster, art prints, wall art, canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards, spiral notebooks and more. As always, each print comes with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee from faa.
The other landscape, Train in the Desert, is a pastel, cheerful image developed from my travels in the Southwest, particularly New Mexico and Arizona in recent years.
March 27th, 2019
(Memphis) Christian Brothers University in Memphis hosts now three art exhibitions on the subject of migration and inclusion among diverse cultures. The traveling Yancy Villa-Calvo: Barrier Free participatory installation is THIS WEEK ONLY March 25-29 in the Buckman Quad. More details at: www.barrierfreeart.org
Also, in the Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery (downstairs in the Plough Library) is an exhibition of Migration Now-- somewhat radical woodblock poster prints addressing migrant issues. And in the gallery foyer, find a presentation of impressive works by American Vanessa Gonzalez. Free admission.
The statement provided at the exhibit about Migration Now includes the following: "In addition to the members of Justseeds (like Mexican Anarchist block-print and muralist, Santiago Armengod, Bay-Area Xicana activist and printmaker, Melanie Cervantes, curator and propagandist, Josh MacPhee, and Indigenist University of Michigan professor, Dylan Miner), participating artists include former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas, Undocumented DREAM Act agitators, Julio Salgado and Felipe Baeza, organizers, street-art provocateurs, and culture workers from across North America. More than half of the participating artists are members of the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative."
Vanessa Gonzalez exhibition of Mi Casa es Your House "is a printmaker that uses a lot of mix media in her art work. She was born in Laredo Texas, and raised in Leon Mexico. Gonzalez was always exposed to Latino art and culture, which inspired her . . . Vanessa is currently living in Memphis TN where she earned her Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Memphis College of Art and is an Elementary School Art teacher at a charter school. Vanessa's work has been exhibited not only in the United States but also internationally in Mexico, Australia and Germany."
March 4th, 2019
Realism piped and music played. Joie de Vivre is renamed Joy of Life. This oil painting depicts six musical instruments in a representational style. It was selected for a group Artists Link Exhibition at Theatre Memphis for the month of March, 2019. (Special Deal: ***The price of $2400. will be reduced by $500. for the buyer of the original framed painting who holds or purchases a subscription to Theatre Memphis during March.***To purchase, contact Theatre Memphis at 901.682.8323. The professional theater is located at 630 Perkins Exd with a website at www.theatrememphis.org. The production of 1776 runs Mar 8-31, 2019. )
Online, Fine Art America continues to offer art prints and art products such as tote bags (for your music supplies), throw pillows (for your studio), customized cards (to announce your recitals and music events) and much more. Products ordered through Fine Art America come with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.