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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Art @ Etsy

Judging from the response to Mav's art guide, there's a strong demand for inexpensive original art. Happily, Etsy abounds in talented artists who sell their work for $50 or less (often much less).

Sue Beyer is an Australian artist making the transition between graphic design and fine art. "Pointless Worrying" ($20) is an impassioned statement in the form of a print.

Harry Stooshinoff sells small-format paintings - mostly landscapes - in his Etsy shop, Paintbox. His Canadian landscapes are full of factories, trout ponds, and even Quonset huts. Some of his paintings feel lonely to me, but not "Around the Turn" ($30).

"Zucchini" ($30) is a still life - a departure for the artist.

Mike Southern practices intaglio printmaking, a Renaissance technique that involves incising an image into copperplate. He sells prints through his Etsy shop and his Web site. The description of "Box Elder Bug" ($20) includes a comforting aside: "Nothing to worry about: they don't bite." Whew.

Altered Souls makes mixed-media collages. She uses color brilliantly in "Numbers" ($40).

Lara Cameron sells prints and jewelry in her Etsy shop, Kirinco. "Armchair Love" ($15) boldly mixes patterns.

NuitBlanche showcases the work of Caroline Gaedechens, an illustration student in Hamburg. "Swanprint" ($13) is a print of an illustrated collage.

Susan Graham makes wire sculptures she calls "three-dimensional sculptures," like these pigeons ($45 each).


Blogger bluebird said...

you have fantastic taste! i'm loving this!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, I just went to Etsy to find "Armchair Love" and it had sold out already, so I emailed Lara. Thanks for posting such beautiful and affordable art!

9:23 AM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

Hi Molly,

These are great selections! I'm lovin' the top 2!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are great--thanks for your post. Could you give any tips on how to search in Etsy? Are there particular words or strategies you use?

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Littlela said...

I like these painting very much. could make a room full of lives. Thanks!

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Molly said...

My best advice is to use sellers' favorite items and favorite sellers. People who work in a certain medium, like photography, will often have many favorites in that medium. Find a seller whose taste matches your own. Seller Tarahogan has 60 pages of favorite sellers, and her own work is lovely. That's a great place to start. I'll have more tips every day.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Caroline said...

I just had some paintings from Paintbox arrive. His paintings are small and quite lovely, he was also prompt and emailed me right away due to some confusion with my order.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

Hi Molly,

Just want to send you a BIG thankyou for featuring my prints in this post!!! I woke up yesterday morning to find a whole bunch of etsy sales in my inbox and was wondering why! Thanks heaps again!! :)

4:19 PM  
Blogger G said...

What a great post. Thank you for the wonderful search tips. I picked up two paitings at Paintbox. You have a good eye.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

It's a pleasure, Lara.
Thanks, everyone - your comments gladden my heart!

10:59 PM  
Blogger sue beyer said...

Hi, just found out that you posted my art here. thank you :-) i was wondering why so many prints had sold over the last few days :-)

5:37 PM  

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