VIDA Design Invited Me to Print My Art on Silk Shirts and Scarves

VIDA invited me to become a designer. The curator said that she found my art online and thought I’d be a good fit. So I started by adding two of  my paintings to their site for printing on a variety of tops and scarves. After I uploaded a couple of images, I found that there were lots of controls for sizing and placement. For day one, I tried a few options then selected the designs I preferred. But will find out their choices. They may have other ways of using my art to design their clothing. To start, I submitted these for approval–

Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
design by Marie Kazalia on silk tank top
design by Marie Kazalia on silk tank top
design on silk t shirt by Marie Kazalia
design on silk t shirt by Marie Kazalia

 

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Jessica McQueen Featured Me in Mid-Century Living Collection

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Mid-Century Living Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Printmaking/Mid-Century-Living/685448/105785/view

 

Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014
Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014

Painting on Canvas: line-pattern over fluorescent red/green

It’s difficult to get the camera to see the fluorescent paint the same way it looks to me.

Here is the painting, which I titled Prenomen, an overlay of abstract line work on fluorescent red and green quadrants.

Prenomen, Marie Kazalia, painting on canvas 32 x 24 inches, Jan 2015
Prenomen, Marie Kazalia, painting on canvas 32 x 24 inches, Jan 2015, $1,200USD

I adjusted the exposure to tone-down the glow of the fluorescent colors to more in-keeping with how they actually appear. Here is a cropped version of the same painting but allowing the camera to capture and exaggerate the fluorescent glow–(the painting really does not look this bright at all hanging on a wall).

Prenomen(detail) Marie Kazalia
Prenomen(detail) Marie Kazalia

Rufescent = Reddish Paintings

After new computer system upgrades, my seven-year old Nikon camera card reader became obsolete. Now, using the newest Lightroom software and a new card reader I have access to improved image processing tools.

I’m pleased with these new tools. I cropped the images of my latest paintings in my new Rufescent Series. The word rufescent simply means “reddish” and the three new paintings I’m posting today all have reddish tones– from fluorescent reds to earth reds.

Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

Although I painted all three of these paintings in my preferred vertical orientation, I know that many people prefer them horizontal. When framed they can be hung either way.

Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

While the two paintings above work visually at either horizontal or vertical orientation, I prefer the red and green fluorescent painting below at a vertical orientation, which is how I painted it.

Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

What I’ve been working on

I’m back working with transparent white again. Transparent white layering is something I never leave for long, and have worked with since around 2008.

Integrant 1, Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1, Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1 (horizontal view), Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1 (horizontal view), Marie Kazalia, July 2013

And I tried some transparent white over Asemic paintings on paper–here’s an example:

Asemic Form, Marie Kazalia
Asemic Form (horizontal), Marie Kazalia

Featured in Artsia Newsletter

An Artsia Success

by Marie Kazalia

It was wonderful to receive an email from Artsia owner Colin Mansell, saying–

“I’ve got some great news – we have just sold 2 of your paintings:

X-ray

Repressed memory wallpaper

He provided the buyer’s address in Europe, and included the amount the buyer paid for shipping.

Colin also wrote–“This is one of the first international sales on the site… and I really want to figure out the best way to handle this as a process moving forwards. …  I would love to know your recommendations from the artists perspective!”

6 New –Mixed Media Paintings on Paper

Here are images of 6 paintings that I recently completed –all mixed media on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches. The mixed media includes ink, charcoal, pencil, Flashe, synthetic polymer and pigment, and (in some cases)oil paint.

Since I do have a lot of visual ideas all the time, and stacks of thumbnail sketches of my ideas I’ve drawn on paper, I have plenty I’d like to paint to 22 x 30 inches or larger.  I’ve also been using a sketchbook app in my iPad and have created 500 iPad color sketches since I first got the app in April. So I’m making approximately 50 color idea sketches per week in my iPad.  My ideas are piling up!

Here are 6 that I recently painted –all mixed media on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches. The mixed media includes ink, charcoal, pencil, Flashe, synthetic polymer and pigment, and oil paint.

darg, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
darg, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Moscoso dream, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Moscoso dream, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Spots 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper
Spots 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper
Talking in Circles 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches
Talking in Circles 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches
Lean 1, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Lean 1, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Candied, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Candied, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches

Talking in Circles, a series within a series

For many months now, I’ve been working with circles, orbs, dots, spots, painting and developing each paintings as I worked. The paintings that I’m posting here are all from a series within a series I’ve titled Talking in Circles. This sub-series is designated as different due to the fact that I developed these painting ideas in my iPad before paintings them on paper. I just bought my iPad the last day of February, so I’ve had it just over two months. I discovered an iPad app called Sketchbook Pro 6 that is easy to use. I also customized my iPad with a skin from Decal Girls printed with one of my paintings, and I used one of my iPad sketches for wallpaper on my iPad–so it really feels like it is my sketchbook. The advantage of using my iPad as a sketchbook is that the entire color palette is in the Sketchbook app–no need to carry markers, pens, or pencils. Using the Sketchbook app in my iPad to try various color combinations, layering and patterning saves a lot of time developing an idea, because it is fast and easy to create it in the Sketchbook app, make a working copy and continue working on the idea. I then used my iPad sketches to and work from as I painted the paintings in this series on Lennox fine art paper using Flashe and some acrylic fine art paints.

Talking in Circles 1, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 1, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 3: Quincux
Talking in Circles 3: quincunx, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia, May 2013