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

Asemic Art, Old and New

I’ve painted Asemic writing in my art for several years now. Some times I go through periods where I don’t create any Asemic writing artworks, but then they crop up again in my work.

For those of you who don’t know, and according to Wikipedia, “Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content”.[1] With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.”

Here is one complete in the past few days–and one from years past–

Asemic 159, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30, Marie Kazalia, June 2013
Asemic 159, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30, Marie Kazalia, June 2013
Silver Asemic Spots, Marie Kazalia, 2K9/10
Silver Asemic Spots, Marie Kazalia, 2K9/10

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

I’m Trying Art Licensing

I am signing an art licensing contract with a company that will produce small, medium and large format reproductions of 3 of my paintings as home decor for buyers who cannot normally afford large artwork, creating options for them to buy my art at very affordable price ($35-$50 per small-scale print; $100-$150 per medium; $190 – $220 per large-scale reproduction). The contract pays a percentage (royalties) on each sale. Here is one of 3 they selected:

Rainbow X, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, artist Marie Kazalia