Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Darkness There and Nothing More"....

I'm revisiting Edgar Allan Poe in pen and ink for this month's EHAG Emporium...

Black and ivory with a butterscotch orange interior, and crackle painted base, on a hand made, birch wood box. $95 + shipping, available as always on a first come basis after the Emporium updates at 9PM eastern, today, May 31st. Just email me at to purchase. :)

♥ Carolee

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Devil in the Detail?

I've been immersed in some pretty painstaking detail this work (and am just about cross-eyed, hehe!) so thought I would pop in and share. Pen and ink has been a love of mine for many years; challenging to be sure, but always producing such a fine result. I'm sure I could never be an abstract artist, loving the tiniest, singular detail as I do.

I began last week with an homage to the legend/story/modern invention of "funerary violin" - where the violinist stays at the deceased's grave site throughout the night, playing their soul into the afterlife. This first box is titled "Through the Veil"...

Next there was a raven, with a single feather on the interior...

And a golden eyed wolf....

And finally, a Hobbit, somewhere in The Shire, puffing on his pipe....

These four were a bit of a departure for me, and now it's back to the acrylic paints. The raven and wolf are now sold, while the Hobbit and the Violinist remain available in the Etsy shop. I do hope they find good homes!

I'll be back very soon with new work, and in the meantime, I need to give these poor eyes of mine a rest, hehe!!

Until next time,
♥ Carolee

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Barn Owl

"Prophecy, Wisdom, Clarity, Insight, Intuition, Stealth, Vision, Magic"....

Acrylic on 8" x 10" gallery canvas. Available now in the Etsy shop

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back very soon with more new work!

♥ Carolee

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Just for the Weekend!

I'm doing a little spring cleaning in the Etsy shop, and from now through the weekend, you can enter the coupon code SPRINGCLEANING at checkout to receive a 30% discount on all items, both prints and originals.

♥ Carolee

Sunday, May 11, 2014

♥ Best Friends ♥

Do you have a special someone in your life? A dear friend? Someone with whom you can laugh and cry, someone who encourages your dreams? Someone who just "gets" you?

This is who I had in mind when creating this diptych - two paintings which can be displayed together or separately - in one home or in two...

The first Witch writes a heartfelt letter (old fashioned I know, but who doesn't love a letter?) and her best friend reads it...Magic swirls from the pen as it writes, and from the letter as it's read. And of course, no matter how far away, the two friends are always under the light of the same moon.

These are available on Etsy now as a pair, but priced at what I usually charge for a single painting - so altogether a savings of almost $200. They are, as always, painted around the edges, so there's no need for a frame. I think they'd make an amazing gift, either together, or shared between two best friends or sisters.

I'll be back very soon with new work, and in the meantime, thank you for visiting and taking a peek at my latest!

♥ Carolee

Friday, May 9, 2014

Felines and Flowers!

I'm a cat person.

And a dog person.

But I was a cat person first. ;)

I just adore them, and have three rescues here at home. I would have more, but then I'm afraid John might move out, hehe. (Seriously though, with Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere, don't you think we need a Lancelot?)

Yes, well...anyway, cats are a favorite subject for paintings, as the current Etsy shop offerings attest.

There's an adorable tuxedo, marveling at "Fireflies"....

And there's a beautiful, amber eyed, black cat adorning this "Wayward Cats" innkeeper's sign...

And finally, there are flowers. Well, a flower box/planter to be exact - painted with a magical celestial design, and available on tomorrow's PFATT Marketplace (10AM pacific/1PM eastern time)...

 It's been a BUSY week, and I'm about to call it a night in favor of some reading and knitting. Thanks, as always, for visiting, and I'll be back very soon with new work, and a few springtime photos!

UPDATE ~ "Fireflies" is sold, and the sign and planter remain available. :)

Until then,
♥ Carolee