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Another custom-o-glyph

4 Jan

©2010 Mindy Fisher

Here is another painting that was ordered during the holidays! I wish I knew this cute pitbull’s name. Sometimes when there isn’t enough room for a speech bubble I’ll just create a wallpaper with the ornaglyphs. This piece is 6″ by 6″, gouache, on board. A new price sheet for custom orders is coming soon!

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Ornaglyphs = Magic and Love

18 Dec

Recently I was commissioned to create this painting that a client ordered as a gift for her beau. She asked me to do whatever I wanted as long as it took place in the restaurant that she sent me photo of. Her boyfriend owns this restaurant in Europe. I’m being vague because he hasn’t received the painting yet (but she gave me permission to post it). I have never been asked to do a setting in one of my paintings so this was a challenge but I am very happy with how it came out.

When I sent my client a photo of the painting she sent me a couple emails that made me super happy. She told me how she met her boyfriend and that the painting eerily depicts it. This is an excerpt from one of the emails she sent me:

One more thing, and then I’ll stop gushing. The night I met M. — I was a customer(!) and he was working front of house (which he almost NEVER does, he’s always in the kitchen) — I stayed at the restaurant for hours. I even helped him close, and we sat alone in the restaurant talking until very, very late at night. The two lovebirds in the painting (the way they’re looking at each other!) — I’ve decided they’re M. and I. Well, those lovebirds are not only sitting at the same table that M. and I sat at, but they’re in the exact same PLACES. It makes me smile.

The reason this is so cool to me is because I work very spontaneously. Basically I sketched out the scene then added the characters in afterward before I painted it. There was no planning involved, no thumbnails and no consultations between my client and I.

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Lola

Lola La-La-La-La Lola

20 Nov

This is the oldest cat from my family (she lives with my parents). Lola is a Bengal. She was the runt of her litter so she is tiny but quite ferocious. She loves attention and is very jealous. If you pick her up and say “kiss” she will bump her nose on your nose…she likes to do this three times in a row, but if you do it more she will bite your nose (then she’ll put her paw on your cheek and dig her claws in a little in case you decide to put her down). When I would get home from school we used to play this game where I would chase her into my parents room then go back to the living room and she would slowly come out and when she got close I would chase her again. Lola is best friends with my middle sister and I am using this painting to blackmail her into visiting me in Chicago (my family lives in New Hampshire).

One more thing: One time Lola jumped on my face in the middle of the night, when I was asleep. Having a cat jump on your face when you are dead asleep is one of the most disturbing things you could wake up too. I freaked out and her natural instinct was to claw my face. When I got up the next day I had streaks of dried blood running down my face.

Out with the old, in with the new!

10 Nov

It’s time for me to start clearing out my studio (the spare bedroom in my apartment) so I have room to work on new things. I recently put up a bunch of older paintings in my shop. They are $50 a pop, 7″x7″ gouache and ink on paper. Pretty soon I’ll have a bunch of new stuff to show!!!

Ornagifts!

12 Oct

If you have thought about ordering a custom portrait from me now is a great time to do it…especially if you were considering giving a portrait as a gift. I will be taking orders until November 7th in order to have them shipped off in time for the holidays. Another reason to consider this is that I’m giving myself a big raise starting January 1st.

I offer my gouache paintings on 3/8″ thick artist board that is ready to hang (no frame needed). I also offer digital portraits which are sent via email (and you take care of the printing).

To order a painting send an email to mintimindi@yahoo.com with some photos of the subject/s, and what size you want and I will get back to you with a total estimate (I add cost of shipping and insurance to orders).  Artwork will not be sent until I receive full payment.

Sizes are show in inches.

4×4 $30

6×6 $40

6×12 $75

8×8 $70

8×10 $85

9×12 $110

10×10 $105

11×14 $160

12×12 $150

12×16 $200

16×20 $330

18×24 $450

Digital Portraits: $35 for one person/pet $10 per additional person/pet in same portrait. These are sent through email so there is no additional cost.

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Works in Progress

Strummer and Barrow

Works In Progress

19 Sep

These are 3 pet portraits that I’m working on. A Bengal cat named Lola, a Chihuahua named Titan and a Pomeranian named Bear. They are pretty much complete, I just have to give them pupils add the captions and fix a few minor mishaps (I have a tendency to smudge). For Bear the panel was too small to really add a cartoon bubble so I am going to add the writing to the background which is something I do sometimes.

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Strummer and Barrow Portrait

Re-girl your legs

18 Sep

Wild Thang!

My friend Kelly and her partner Graciela have started up a very cute leg-warmer making business named Re-girl. They upcycle t-shirts into one-of-a-kind warmers. From their website: Re-Girl, founded by artist Kelly D. Pelka and fashion designer Graciela Llorente, is street art inspired fashion using secondhand clothing as well as one of a kind artist designed eco friendly fabrics to create legwarmers, belts and more!  Bright and bold colors juxtaposed with typography and graphic imagery make these accessories a fun addition to any wardrobe.  Show off your style and “Re-Girl” yourself!

Re-girl is currently only available in Chicago at the Rockwell Crossing Art and Crafts Walk in Lincoln Square on Saturday, October 9th and at The DIY Trunk Show. Bookmark their website and check back if you live far away.