26 December 2008

3 new paintings just added to my etsy shop.



Title: Stacked Horizon
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24 x 30 x 1.8 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Ground: Gallery Stretched Canvas on Deep 1.8 in stretcher bars
Style: Contemporary, Modern, Minimalist, Abstract, Organic, Rustic, Earthy,
Subject: Landscape, Horizon, Field, planes
Colors : Earthy, Rustic, orange, brick brown, dark cherry red, dark purple, ivory, cadmium red

Date Created: December 2008



Title: Marked Horizon Glow
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24x 24 x 1.8 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Ground: Gallery Stretched Canvas on Deep 1.8 in stretcher bars
Style: Contemporary, Modern, Minimalist, Abstract, Organic, Rustic, Earthy,
Subject: Landscape, Horizon, Field, planes
Colors : Earthy, Rustic, orange, brick brown, dark cherry red, dark purple, ivory and white

Date Created: December 2008



Four colorful birds amidst wild and whimsical trees, flowers, plants, mushrooms,leaves butterflies and more. A painting that is sure to brighten any room and bring a smile to those who see it.

Title: Enchanted Garden : 4 Birds
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24 x 24 x 1.8
Medium: Acrylic
Ground: 1.8 inch Deep Gallery Stretched Canvas
Style: Contemporary, Folk Art, Whimsical, Whimsy
Subject: Nature, Garden, Floral, Flowers, Birds, Bird
Colors: Rainbow of colors including mango orange, fuschia, magenta, red, grape purple, turquoise blue, azure blue, dark purple, black, white, pink, grass green sunny yellow.

New Painting added to my etsy shop.



Title: The Snow on the Ground
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24 x 24 x 1.8 inches
Medium: Acrylic, Paper, Glaze Mixed Media
Ground: Gallery Stretched Canvas on Deep 1.8 in stretcher bars
Style: Contemporary, Modern, Abstract Expressionism ,
Expressionist, Minimalist, Abstract, Organic, Rustic, Earthy, Textured, Mixed Media
Subject: Landscape, Horizon, Plain, Field, Wide-Open Space
colors: earthy dark brown, brick caramel brown, golden yellow, ivory, white, dark purple, toffee brown

Currently available at kristensteinfineart.etsy.com.

Thanks for looking at the two newest paintings.

23 December 2008

New framed tiles and wire-wrapped seaglass pendants.



Made two of my favorite tree landscapes into framed times. A bit more affordable than the originals. :) Both are available in my etsy shop.

I also started wire-wrapping great pieces of sea glass. My grandmother used to live on an island in Lake Erie. She'd collect sea glass whenever she walked along the shore. My mom asked me if I'd like the glass and of course, I could hardly wait to look through the nearly 40 lbs. that she'd collected over the years. There are some amazing pieces of glass and I'm starting to turn a few of them into pendants. Please take a look if you love sea glass as much as I. See my etsy shop for the other sea glass pendants currently available.

21 December 2008

6 Skinny Blues - Newest Painting just listed





Now on sale in my etsy shop until Dec. 31. Newest painting in my series of rustic tree paintings. Lots of colors through subtle layers. Textured mixed media with lots of depth and warmth. ENJOY!


Oh...and for those who liked my last few tree paintings, I've made them into little pendants . (click link then scroll down) Makes a great gift if you still have folks on your holiday shopping list! :) Please take a look when you have the chance.
Here's an example of one of the pendants. But there are several other designs as well.
(click link then scroll down for listings)

Thanks! -kristen

19 December 2008

Wire-wrapped SeaGlass pendants - brand new item added to my etsy shop.









My grandmother lived for nearly 50 years on an island in Lake Erie.
She visited the island several more years before actually moving
there. Each day she'd walk along the shore of the beach combing the
sand for great seashells and sea glass. While I was home for
Thanksgiving, my mom asked if I'd like to take one of the large
buckets of seaglass that my grandmother had accumulated over the
years. There must be at least 40 lbs of sea glass. I'm like a kid in
a candy store.

Granted...I've never wire-wrapped jewelry before, but I'm starting to
make items out of the sea glass and I started with pendants.

Click here to see the newest pendants.


Keep in mind that these are my very first attempts.

Thanks for looking!

kristen

18 December 2008

Newest painting just added to my etsy shop - Clouds Out There



Newest painting just added to my etsy shop.

A minimalist abstract landscape in rich warm earthy layers of brick red, dark caramel brown, dark purple, creamy white, golden yellow, and cerulean blue. The layers of thin washes give the painting a heavenly, ethereal misty look with a beautiful cloudburst above the horizon. A modern painting with timeless appeal.

Thanks for taking a look!

Happiest of Holidays to Everyone!
-kristen

16 December 2008

New painting just listed - Enchanted Garden: 2 Friends



Wild and Whimsical garden complete with 2 colorful birds, plants, trees, flowers, mushrooms and more. Newest modern folk art painting in my enchanted garden series. Just added to my etsy shop. Thanks for looking! -kristen

11 December 2008

New Glass Tile Pendants



Several new glass tile pendants featuring my original artwork have just been added to my etsy storefront.

Whimsical enchanted gardens, a whimsy bird, dog with frisbee and two modern art pendants were just added.

5 Blue Tree Cluster - Just added to etsy storefront



Just added to my etsy shop.
Title: 5 Blue Tree Cluster
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24 x 24 x 1.8 inches
Medium: Acrylic, Paper, Glaze Mixed Media
Ground: Gallery Stretched Canvas on Deep 1.8 in stretcher bars
Style: Contemporary, Modern, Abstract Expressionism ,
Expressionist, Minimalist, Abstract, Organic, Rustic, Earthy, Textured, Mixed Media
Subject: Landscape, Horizon, treescape, trees, tree, forest, woods
colors: earthy dark cranberry red, dark purple, golden yellow, ivory, blue, teal, aqua

See more original works, framed prints and other gift at http://kristensteinfineart.etsy.com.

09 December 2008

Newly Listed - All in a Row - Textured Mixed Media Abstract Landscape



Just added to my etsy shop.
Title: All in a Row
Artist: Kristen Stein
Size: 24 x 24 x 1.8 inches
Medium: Acrylic, Paper, Glaze, Mixed Media
Ground: Gallery Stretched Canvas on Deep 1.8 in stretcher bars
Style: Contemporary, Modern, Abstract Expressionism ,
Expressionist, Minimalist, Abstract, Organic, Rustic, Earthy, Textured, Mixed Media
Subject: Landscape, Horizon, treescape, trees, tree, forest, woods
colors: earthy magenta red, dark purple, golden yellow, rose, hot pink, green, touch of blue.

Rich, warm, earthy textured abstract landscape. This mixed media painting of paper and acrylics has an rustic, aged, antique feel while still having a modern focus. It's painted on thick 1.8 inch deep stretchers to give a contemporary, chunky look. The painting is varnished and the edges are painted black. No frame is needed for this painting. Thanks for looking! Please see my etsy shop for more original paintings, framed prints, gift items and more.

08 December 2008

Two new originals added to my etsy storefront



Subtle washes of earthy red, cherry red, ivory, dark purple, lime green, yellow and blue make up this rich abstract landscape painting. A timeless painting that will look great with virtually any decor. The painting is further textured with crackling accents throughout the painting. The final surface is then varnished smooth with a high gloss varnish for a thick modern and wet look. Currently available in my etsy shop.



A 3 piece bright bold abstract triptych just added to my etsy shop.

03 December 2008

3 new gifty items and designs just added to my etsy shop.



An art deco cubist design featuring a Hawaiian girl with hibiscus in her hair, floral lei around her neck and a beautiful floral printed dress sits among the waves and grass of a hawaiian skirt while seashells and hibiscus bloom behind her. Brightly-colored in teal, hot pink, lemon yellow, and mango orange on a bright red background, this design is sure to grab someone's attention. The design was done in collaboration with artist/illustrator William Densmore for consideration for print as a tshirt design. This particular image is displayed on a framed ceramic tile, but prints are also available.



A design featuring an ornate silhouette of a bird on a flirty and decorative background. The whimsical folk art design is done in black, deep golden yellow and light blue. Originally created as a graphic design for a tshirt, but I think it looks great as a wall print or a print for stationery and other gifts. I currently have this offered in my etsy store as a framed tile or on a variety of different sized prints.



A whimsical folk art design of a black and white lazy dog sleeping atop a brightly colored red and yellow striped sofa. The checkerboard floor, striped wall, and the words LIFE IS GOOD add extra elements of whimsy to the finished design. The framed tile is a great gift for the dog or pet lover on your list. Sure to bring a smile! Also available as a print, or an original in a similar style.

Thanks for looking at the newest designs and gift merchandise. I thought Marionette might like the Luau Girl! :)

26 November 2008

2 new paintings added to the Vast team Holiday Sale



A wild and whimiscal patterned hummingbird floral. Just added it to my etsy shop as part of the Vast team Holiday sale. Sale priced at $125.00. Acrylic on 24x24 stretched canvas.



Diptych (2 piece) painting done on two 10x20 stretched canvas. Whimsical poppy floral with birds. Available in my etsy shop and sale priced at $98.00 for the Vast team Holiday Sale.

21 November 2008

4 tree blue - Just uploaded to my etsy shop - kristensteinfineart.etsy.com



This painting is available for sale in my etsy shop at http://kristensteinfineart.etsy.com

Rich, warm, earthy textured abstract landscape. This mixed media painting of paper and acrylics has an aged, antique feel while still having a modern focus. It's painted on thick 1.8 inch deep stretchers to give a contemporary, chunky look. The painting is varnished and the edges are painted black. No frame is needed for this painting.

19 November 2008

Slideshow of recent works - Designs available on kristensteinfineart.etsy.com

Visit my etsy shop for additional designs.

Newly added designs to my etsy storefront

I added several new designs and 'gifty' merchandise this evening.

K O I :: S H A K T I :: A R T I S T :: C A T P R I N C E :: P I G
Framed tiles (for wall or tabletop)

G a r d e n s : F a m i l y : D o g: O w l : B i r d : M o t h e r N a t u r e
and several new framed prints in two different sizes. 11x13 and 14x17.

Great gifts in case you're starting your holiday shopping. :)

14 November 2008

New ACEO designs just added to etsy storefront for kristensteinfineart. etsy.com

Just added a few new designs in ACEO size last night. The designs are available in larger print sizes as well. Most of the newly-listed designs were originally created for tshirts, but I think they work well as 'art for the wall' too. :)

Click here for my newest ACEOs on etsy.

10 November 2008

Shirt.Woot's Do-Over Derby #3






Click on the images to vote for these designs again.

Thanks Shirt.Woot.com for including two of my designs in your third DO-OVER Derby.

09 November 2008

VAST Holiday Sale.

Join me and other VAST etsy sellers for a great Holiday Sale. Many items marked down and all items with FREE SHIPPING

Etsy
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04 November 2008

Artist reception at Moderne Life Interiors.

Wednesday, November 5th, there will be an artist reception at Moderne Life Interiors in Jenkintown, PA (325 Old York Road, Corner of Old York and West Ave.) The reception will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will kick off a month long gallery show of some of my work. I hope you can visit....and I hope it doesn't rain!

kristen

24 October 2008

Artwork being used for a great cause.




I am very pleased to have a modified version of my 'Mother Nature and Child' design being used as a logo for the Josephine DeMello Foundation to help educate, raise awareness and funds for families affected by SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

To learn more about this foundation, please visit:
http://www.joeydemellofoundation.com/

23 October 2008

October 20th Front Page of Etsy! Wahoo!


Many thanks to chrdesigns for featuring one of my paintings in her beautiful treasury of warm, rustic hues. I was very excited to learn that not only had my appeared in my very first treasury, but it also made the front page of etsy. Exciting!!

Here's the screenshot that someone saved to Flickr

Just added an event for this weekend.



October 25, 2008 - Please join me at Elkins Park Presbyterian Church, 234 Cedar Road ,Elkins Park 9-2 p.m (to benefit the MoM's club of Jenkintown and the Elkins Park Presbyterian Church.)

30+ vendors offering various arts and crafts.

Newly listed in my etsy shop

VISIT MY ETSY STORE FOR NEWEST ARTWORK
kristensteinfineart

10 October 2008

Designs up for Vote at Shirt.Woot - Pet Themed Derby.

It's a Pet Derby this week so I worked on a couple whimsical pet-related design. Kept it simple and cute.




new items listed at etsy and ebay:
etsy store:: eBay store:: daily blog

Thank you for your vote.

07 October 2008

Link to new webpage of Fine Art Photographs

I'm starting to build a web collection of photos that I've taken over the years that have
served as inspiration for many of my paintings. Some of the images will be made available in print form and I'll update the blog to let you know when the prints are available.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy!!

06 October 2008

Thanks for the Best Loser Award.


Robert at Bestloser.com graciously gave my little piggy banks on the run in 'Oh No! It's a bank run' a Best Loser award. It didn't get the big prize, but it's always fun to get a best loser nomination. Thank you Robert at to those who made the nominations.

Thanks for the Honorable Mention


Shirt.Woot gave an Honorable Mention to my tshirt design inspired by the film 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind". Thanks woot! It'll be fun to see it in the do-over derby in the next few weeks.

03 October 2008

New Design on Shirt.Woot for the Art as Text Derby.

The contest this week was to make letters/words out of art. I
chose to do the phrase "Strangers with Candy". The letters in the words
"With Candy" are spelled out by odd-looking little creatures holding
lollipops.

A little different from my other derby entries, but fun to do!



Thanks for your vote (if you're a wooter.)

kristen

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Items currently available on Etsy (kristensteinfineart.etsy.com)

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02 October 2008

Artwork to be displayed at the Straube Art Center for the Winter Fine Art Show.

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to display 20-25 paintings at the Winter Fine Art Show at the Straube Art Center in Pennington, New Jersey. The Winter Fine Art Show will run from Jan. 9 thru February 28, 2009. All artwork will be available for purchase at art show. There will be an artist reception and preview of the event. I'll post more information closer to the show dates.

Etsy Shop Grand Opening

New items added
to my Etsy store.




Please take a look. I'll be adding new items every week. -kristen

01 October 2008

New items just added to my eBay store.

I know that I haven't been very good at updating my 'painting a day' blog with pictures of my newest paintings. But, I wanted to let you know that several new paintings have recently been added to my eBay store.

Throughout October, I'll be offering free shipping on all auction items. I also added several smaller paintings and framed prints that will make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for
taking a look. Enjoy!

26 September 2008

New designs just added to Shirt.Woot's Panic Derby. Please vote.

Two designs for the Panic Shirt.Woot derby:



Three little piggy banks in "Oh No! It's a bank run!" and a nervous Washington and Dollar bill in "Yikes! The Dollar's Unstable".

Thank you for your vote.

19 September 2008

Designs for Shirt. Woot's Movie Titles Derby



Two designs so far for the Shirt.Woot's Movie Titles Derby. Ghost Town and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Thanks for your vote.

12 September 2008

Nature's Fall Harvest - Design up for vote at Shirt.Woot


This week's theme at Shirt.Woot is "Autumn". I decided to show nature's Fall harvest personified in a female form rising from between Summer, Winter and Spring. She blooms the fruits of fall including grapes, oranges, avocados, tangerines, oranges and more. The base upon which she stands has the sun of summer on one side, winter's snowflakes on the other and the flowers of spring at the very bottom. Fall and her harvest grow between the summer and winter markings in the base. Thank you for your vote.

10 September 2008

Wright's Dragonfly available on Teefury.com for 24 hours only. BUY NOW!



For the next 24 hours, teefury.com will print Wright's Dragonfly, a design that was inspired, in part, by some of Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass windows and lightscreens. It will only be available for 24 hours, so please be sure to purchase it before the end of the day Thursday (September 11th). Thanks for looking and good luck!

05 September 2008

Shirt.Woot's Luau Derby - New Designs up for vote.



It's going to be a colorful week this week as Shirt.Woot just announced the "Luau" theme. Another derby artist asked me to collaborate with him this week on a design and we worked together on two designs. Toe2254 (on Woot) and I worked on the first two designs linked above. "Luau Girl and "Dancing in the Dark" . Hopefully we can join forces again in a future derby. The third design was done by me and it's a tiki-inspired design.

Thank you for your vote.