November 18th, 2015
Sometimes a new product offering catches your eye, and there seems to be too many choices. So, today I have selected a few of my works that I think work especially well as "Duvets" which are also known as Bed Spreads, Covers, or Blankets to many. From my Abstract images I recommend:
"Lion in the Park"
"Light in the Darkness"
"Memphis Street Scene"
Of course, if you are into realism, or locale, there are several others that make a strong statement.
All purchases come with the 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. Click on the image from the artist profile gallery page, or search for it by name. You will see the product choices and many can be customized by color or size of the image on the product.
You could send old covers to those in greater need, and buy some of these new artistic originals, because it won't be long until you hear someone saying, "Baby, it's cold outside!" And you will have just what they need.
November 9th, 2015
Veterans Day resonates within this country this week. Here is a link to a tribute playlist of videos on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhRMKPNzhg7SxGTlxEM5lOZyLB0czCHG3
Of my art, there is a photographic montage of Veterans Park in Memphis, TN at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/veterans-park-1-karen-francis.html
and another work called Gray Shadows http://fineartamerica.com/featured/gray-shadows-karen-francis.html?newartwork=true
Thanks to all veterans who served this country to protect it and keep it free.
October 29th, 2015
Fine Art America is really terrific coming up with all these products based on the images we artists create. Can you believe it? We can now order unique Shower Curtains made from art designs. As always, each product ordered through fineartamerica.com comes with a 30 day satisfaction money back guarantee. Order online on the secure shopping cart with a credit card or Pay Pal.
October 29th, 2015
Get your tote bag now! karen francis tote bags for sale Three sizes to choose from. Four pages of tote bag art to selection from. (See page selection arrow at bottom of page.
October 12th, 2015
This image Circus Wagon Wheel leads far and away the number of reported views. Today the Behind the Scene Statistic report from FAA says, "Viewed 4,152 Times".
This brightly colored circus wagon wheel is tied to the fascinating history of Sarasota, Florida where the Ringling brothers made their winter home. This work is by Karen Francis. It is based on a photograph I took followed by an added watercolor digital art effect. As always, purchases from Fine Art America come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. The work is available as a print, on canvas or paper in a variety of sizes, as well as on acrylic, metal, as a notecard, poster, tote bag, shower curtain, pillow, etc. Thank you all for you continued views and interest in my work.
September 23rd, 2015
I haven't had much experience auctioning art. Early on in my painting career I tried one, and was very disappointed in the sale price of the work. In some ways, I felt like the beautiful painting was stolen from me because of the low price it achieved. But I was also grateful the painting had sold at all.
Some auctions are "brick and mortar" like some art galleries, having a physical street location where people come to buy. Others exist only in cyberspace online. And some in both. This website http://www.auctionzip.com contains many auctions, some in the future and others in progress. I watched one today which included a live video stream as the auction progressed in France. Each auction contains various products, some only Art and others Furniture, or other collectibles. I think it is preferable for artists to be able to set a minimum. There is also a commission taken from any proceeds by the auction house, but it is usually lower than a gallery commission. I have found that some large, famous auction houses will not auction the art of living artists, unless it is offered by a collector. Others, will accept consignments of anything, from anyone. The results at an auction depend on the interest level of the crowd in the product being sold, as well as the number of people present, when the item comes up for bid, whether there is a minimum attached, etc. I guess it would be best to have a large following and let your friends and collectors know in advance when you have work in an auction. Then hope that the auction house is advertising the event. http://fineart.ha.com/ is another online auction. FYI, after selling my art for 30 years, I've found that the small exhibition events which I promoted and held in my home, sometimes including a few other select artists, resulted in more sales than the internet, which I've had my art on for at least seventeen years now. (See http://www.artpro.com) It grows easier every day to buy and sell online,with websites like Fine Art America, and the confidence level of those who use the internet in its security for purchase transactions increases all the time, but the novelty factor has decreased some. We artists are very fortunate to be living in this amazing time where people all over the world have the possibility of stumbling across our images online. That's something poor Van Gogh did not have in his day.
September 8th, 2015
In addition to the artworks here on fineartamerica.com, I create digital productions (videos) and upload them to my youtube channel blessings427.
One of the features there on YouTube is called PLAYLISTS. I've compiled several on various subjects. One you might enjoy is called Artist Interviews and Documentaries. The link is http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhRMKPNzhg7REsNjuwPPOgtkLTLwnMXPJ (It is easy to Copy and Paste this link into a tab on your browser.)
I added a number of interviews generated by the Venice Biennale coming up in October. If any of you have artist video interviews, you may be able to add them to the playlist yourself. Or you can send me the link at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to add them.
Hope you will subscribe to my channel there. It is free and your subscription you a notification when new uploads are posted there by me. --Karen Francis
September 8th, 2015
Sept 8, 2015 - Cordova area, Memphis, TN A three bedroom (two up, one down), two bath, split duplex garden style brick townhouse is for rent in Cordova area of Memphis, TN. Available Sept 15, 2015. It has a fireplace in living room, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan, front loading energy efficient washer & dryer, double sided refrigerator with auto ice-maker, dishwasher, oven, w/w carpet in bedrooms, fenced in backyard, patio and parking pad. Extra insulation in the attic, wood type floor in LR, large kitchen tiles.
Includes use of community pool and tennis court. May be rented unfurnished or partially furnished.
Security Deposit of one month's rent required. A year's lease. Rents for $1050. per month. Tenant pays utilities.
Available now, freshly painted. A credit application with references is required.
This Memphis/Cordova area town home is near Germantown Parkway N. close to Wolf Chase Mall, churches, dining, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, parks and Rt 40 for easy access into the city. Townhouse is in Country Hills subdivision near Dexter and Germantown Rd: Corky’s, Huey’s. Close to Bartlett, & Germantown.
Call/text 901 289-4939 for details or appointment to see it, or write email@example.com subject RENTAL if interested with any questions.
June 24th, 2015
So excited to finally have a working SHOPPING CART of my Art installed on Facebook's platform. On Facebook I have a personal page, a page for updates about the film ChristmasRide, and an Art Promotions business page. The fineartamerica shopping cart for my art alone is linked to the Art Promotions page from the SHOP tab at the top of it. Friends there can experience the variety of products, such as the new tote bags and throw pillows along with the art prints without having to sign in to a different platform. Hopefully some sales will result. You are all invited to visit the Art Promotions page and Like Us there! Here is the direct link to the shopping page https://www.facebook.com/ArtPromotions/app_309028460694 It might take a second or two to load.
See over 100 of my Art Prints, Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, and other items of Home Decor. Select from the drop down menu under PRODUCTS to see the art images transformed into TOTE BAGS and PILLOWS. You can adjust the exact placement of the image on the product before finalizing any order. Please let me know if this shopping cart works for you or if you have any questions. Thanks.
Karen Francis, Art Promotions
June 15th, 2015
If you know any large corporations who routinely advertise on TV, that is the type of sponsor we need for a new advertising concept. The moving feature film CHRISTMAS RIDE is ready for cinematic release and available as a DCP. But in order to roll the movie out to a wider number of movie theaters, we need either one national sponsor, or ten city specific sponsors, who can benefit from the creative vehicle of the trailers for the film.
For a select few, their corporate logo could be attached at the end of the trailer for the TV advertising campaign announcing the movie. To learn more, please visit www.artpro.com If you know of a company that would be a good match for this road trip to remember, they can contact me at
Karen Francis, Art Promotions, firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much.