Tag Archives: mindy fisher

Zazzle!

9 Jan

MaineCoonI recently created a Zazzle shop to sell my art reproduced on clothing, housewares, stickers, and other objects. I wanted to offer and even more affordable and functionable option for people who would like to support my art. Right now I feature mostly paintings of pets but I do have a couple Egyptian dieties and other animals. And if you don’t see something that you would like let me know! The entire process of getting the products up is a little time consuming and tedious so I am planning on adding more and more through the next few weeks or months.

http://www.zazzle.com/ornaglyphology?rf=238302081069014889

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Celeste & Gabe

28 Mar

CelesteGabey2©2012 Mindy Fisher

12″x12″ Gouache on board.

A portrait of a girl and her best friend.

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Groupings

22 Mar

Groupings

©2012 Mindy Fisher
Gouache on Board

If you are contemplating getting a custom ornaglyph but can’t decide on which photos to use consider getting a grouping. They can be arranged together on a wall or spread throughout your space as little (or big) reminders all over your house. They don’t even have to be the same sizes. Visit my Makeably page or email me if you are interested (info@ornaglyphology.com).

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Hey, I’m Accommodating!

25 Apr

Hey, I'm Accommodating!

It isn’t often that I stray from my signature color palette. Recently I was commissioned to create a group of portraits for a family here in Chicago. I was asked to use an earthier scheme so I decided that it would be fun to change it up for once (and it’s always a treat to pick out new colors for my paint collection). So what I’m trying to say here is that if you like what I’m doing but want to coordinate your art with your curtains I am probably willing to accommodate you with color requests.

Chicken Lady @ Right-Brained Studio

28 Oct

This photo was taken about a month ago at Right-Brained Studio’s pop-up gallery The Candy Store. I made this giant chicken lady for a window display that never was completed due to lack of resources and storage space. Now she’s on display in Oak Park! If anyone is interested in acquiring this bird I’ll take the best offer. Or go here and buy her.

A note on custom orders and the holidays

24 Oct

With the holiday season approaching this is the busiest time at Ornaglypholgy Studios. All custom painting orders that need to be completed for the holidays need to be ordered by November 21st. Please keep in mind that I am a one person crew so the earlier they get in the better as I have a limited number of paintings that I can complete each month. If you order and I am booked up I will let you know and we will figure it out from there.

To order a custom painting visit: mindyfisher.com to pick your size and pay. Then email a photo or a description (or both) of what you would like to happen in the painting. Paintings usually take a couple weeks to complete but I do not finish them off until I’m satisfied with the quality…so give me a month. If you have any questions or need suggestions send an email to info@ornaglyphology.com. I can’t wait to work on this years batch of paintings!

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Horus

25 Sep

"Ornaglyph #213 Horus" Gouache on board. ©2011 Mindy Fisher

This summer a client asked me to create an Egyptian themed painting using my characters as the subject. I am not posting this particular painting because it’s going to be a wedding gift. However while working on her painting I became interested in researching Egyptian gods and goddesses. It became apparent that I wanted to paint a few of these deities in my style. I find it fitting since I’ve been told that my ornaglyphs look like either hieroglyph’s or ancient Mayan art. After doing these 5 paintings I think I’d like to try doing more deities from civilizations all over the world (when I have some free time). If you are interested in seeing or purchasing any of these paintings click here. 

It’s Here!!!!

30 Jul

Here it is, my first animated music video! Please leave comments and share it! We premiered “Fox on the Town” last night at The Old Town School of Folk Music and Tangleweed played live to the video. It was neat to see it on the big screen and people seemed to enjoy the video. In my head I tried not to pick at it too much and just enjoyed the experience of sharing it with a bunch of people for the first time. For me this was a learning experience and I’m just going to get better from here.

Here’s some history/info about the video: I started learning how to use Flash probably about two years ago. Paul was a regular at a cafe that I worked at so we would chat while he waited for his panini. I found out he was in a bluegrass band and he found out that I was an artist. During that time I told him I wanted to animate music video’s. He gave me their cd’s and I originally chose to do “Mississippi Trashboat” but I think I hem-hawed too long. I didn’t feel ready to start on a big project, there was still too much to learn. Tangleweed used me to create two coloring books during this time…then finally Paul gave me a song and said animate this in 4 months.

I spent about 10 to 15 hours every week  on the project working scene by scene. I didn’t have time to storyboard or do any pencil tests. I did all of the artwork in Photoshop then had to put all of the character drawings in Illustrator so they wouldn’t have white halo’s. Finally I put it all together in Flash. The animation is a literal interpretation of the song. While I was working on this I did see Tangleweed perform live and watched videos of them so I tried to capture their core movements.

Shaggy

8 Jan

©2009 Mindy Fisher

6″ x 6″ gouache on board.

Another dog portrait I made before the holidays.

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.