First off, one of my latest pieces, "Desinence" is available as a super limited edition print with 1XRun! There are only 17 remaining out of 25 prints. The catch with 1XRun is that these are time-limited releases, too, so you can only purchase one of the prints within the week they're released. There are currently only 4 days left! There was also an even more limited run of embellished prints, but those have already sold out. They are only $40, so they're quite affordable! And the quality is fantastic!
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I've also released a limited edition print of "Predicate" at my shop! It's a gorgeous print - take a look!
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In other news, I am busy with a few commissions, but I am available to take on one or more in the next month, so please contact me at she (at) kellymckernan.com if you wish to inquire about commissioning me.
Yup. I've made my first foray into the digital world with my art. (Okay, it's not my first, but those horrendous designs from 6+ years ago don't count!). It's something I've wanted to do for a long while, but I was having a tough time finding a way to translate my work into the digital medium and making it work on a t-shirt. Anyhow, I came across a few tutorials that helped me figure it out, and... voila!
Now, the actual design that's up on Threadless doesn't have the oval frame. I just couldn't get it to work for a t-shirt, so this above version will be the one that goes in my portfolio, while the below version is what is up for voting at Threadless.
Anyway, to get a little extra help from fans of my work, I'm giving away the original drawing (ink and graphite, 9" x 12" on Bristol paper) over at my Facebook page! The design is up for voting for 7 days total, and if you don't have a Threadless account for voting, it's an easy signup and they don't email you unless you ask them to. If I win this, it'll be a huge help to my financial situation. If not, no worries. Digital art and me were never meant to be. It's cool.
Here's "Predicate" - she measures 24" x 16" and was painted in watercolor. Here are some progress photos and then the completed painting at the end. You can see her in person this Saturday at Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta!
I can't tell you guys how excited I am to finally be able to announce that I'm a member of an amazing new artist collective! Artist and friend Kaspian Shore organized the whole group of 24 other artists whom I've very honored to be a part of!
We have plans for two mini shows in 2012 of select artists in the group and one large annual group show in 2013 with lots of collaborations included. I'm so excited!
artist: Casey Weldon
Here is a list of the current members:
Mary Jane Ansell - England, UK • Tom Bagshaw - England, UK • Lindsey Carr - Scotland, UK • Hsiao-Ron Cheng - Taiwan • Leontine Greenberg - USA • Nicole Gustafsson - USA • Caitlin Hackett - USA • Daria Hlazatova, Ukraine • Ruben Ireland - England, UK • Sarah Joncas - Canada • Nom Kinnear King - England, UK • Kit Lane - USA • Alex Louisa - Australia • Rod Luff - Australia • Jen Mann - Canada • Kelly McKernan - USA • Lady Orlando - Mexico • Lilly Piri - Australia • Audrey Pongracz - USA • Michael Shapcott - USA • Kaspian Shore - Germany • Allison Sommers - USA • Kelly Vivanco - USA • Casey Weldon - USA • Bec Winnel - Australia
My second completed piece of 2012! This is "Desinence" and she measures 14" x 18" and was painted in watercolor. You can see her in person at Young Blood Gallery for the "What's Not To Love?" show, opening February 4th.
This piece is a little different from some of my previous work. I think that after finishing "Clandestine" I wanted something more crisp, shocking, and emotive. The word desinence came up on Dictionary Word of the Day a little while back, and I put it in my archive of potential titles. It means "A termination or ending, as the final line of a verse." It seems permanent and committed, and I felt that it fits the piece.
Here are some process images, and then the final piece is at the end.
Woo! My first completed painting of 2012! And I've actually got several more to do in the next couple of weeks...
This is "Clandestine" and she was painted with watercolor on 14" x 20" Fabriano 300gsm hot press watercolor paper. This is for an upcoming show at Beep Beep Gallery called "Another Green World" opening in February. Each artist in the show is creating a piece based on one of the 14 songs in the album of the same name by Brian Eno. My assignment was "Little Fishes." What I mainly pulled from the song were the colors. Murky greens, yellow-gold shimmers, and pops of red and pink (I'm a sound-color synesthete, by the way).
Without further ado, here are some process images with the final piece at the end.
Coming up in February, I am participating in three shows, including the aforementioned. I will also be at Young Blood Gallery for "What's Not To Love" and a nude-themed show at Kibbee Gallery. Yay Ponce Crush!
Not too much going on around here, so here's just a few tidbits I can update on.
First off, I finally have an active Tumblr account. I've had it for a week and I'm already obsessed. I mainly post things that I find inspiring, but my own work will find its way in there too, so feel free to follow me! Click to be taken to my Tumblr!
I haven't been going too much painting lately, but I've been on a bit of a drawing spree! Here's something I was working on yesterday until it was attacked by rainbows:
Lastly, some very exciting news! I am organizing and curating a show this summer at MINT Gallery, bringing together many of my favorite local artists and some fantastic internationally exhibiting artists, including Kelly Vivanco, Allison Sommers, Kaspian Shore, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Julia Sonmi Heglund, Naomi Nowak, and more!