Birthday Retrospective Sale
So I'm doing a birthday retrospective sale. Your chance to buy a piece of Chelle the Painter history and save it from storage.
Notes on the Retrospective:
- I love my birthday, so this sale is happening until the end of April.
- I'm turning 29, so all of the prices will be $29 or a multiple of 29.
- Shipping is free! My gift to you! (You can also do porch pickup)
- Fourth, I will be posting 10 items at a time and as things sell, I will add more into the collection. There are a total of 24 paintings or wall hanging sculptures in addition to a large supply of 8x10 photographs, 11x14 photographs, and other works on paper.
Playing Games - wall sconce sculpture
I created the Playing Games wall sconce in my sculpture class freshman year of college. The assignment was to use multiples - 100 or more of one object - to make a piece of artwork. I was inspired by the winning screen after a game of old school solitaire where there cards would cascade down the screen in arches.
The sculpture is made of cardboard and playing cards. There is a small LED candle on the inside that can be used to illuminate the sculpture from the inside.
Alice's Adventures in Chicagoland - framed photograph
This photograph was taken during my darkroom photography class. I bought a Kodak Duaflex camera and researched how to do a DIY conversion to 33mm film from the size film the camera was designed to handle. I made the conversion and started my exploration process in taking photos with this old camera. Because of the size difference in the film, I had to learn how much to advance the film in-between each photograph. This particular image was taken while I was still learning. The complexity of the image comes from the fact that it is actually three frames stacked together because I did not advance the film enough. The photos were taken in downtown Chicago. A skyscraper can be seen in one portion of the photo, and large polka dot sculptures can be seen in another part.
Paint the Rainbow- oil painting
Skittles suggests that we "Taste the Rainbow." This painting suggests that we paint the rainbow instead. It was completed in my senior year of college while I was interested in painting the materials involved in the art making process. During this time, I created a number of paintings of paint and brushes and other art supplies. This one features a line of paint tubes from various brands.
Ring - oil painting
I completed the Ring painting during my first painting class in college. I believe the assignment was to do something up close and study the details. I was intrigued by the intricate details on the sides of my ring.
Steve Jobs - framed digital artwork
13.25x17.25 - framed digital artwork
I created this Steve Jobs digital artwork in my Poster Design class in college. It features the retro rainbow logo and the quote about genius/crazy ones.
The work is framed in a simple black frame with a tooth hanger on the back.
Napoleon Study - framed oil painting on canvas
13.25x17.25 - framed oil painting on canvas
This Napoleon study was my first oil painting ever. I completed it during the SOfIA (Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities) program the August before my freshman year of college. The painting is a study (attempted copy of a master painter's work) of Jean Jacques David's Napoleon paintings. Jean Jacques David was a famous painter during Napoleon's reign and had completed many paintings of the monarch.
The painting in full contained this version of Napoleon and a closer up detail version right next to it. I cut the painting down and framed this portion.
Lobster Quadrille - framed digital artwork
13.25x17.25 - framed digital artwork
I created Lobster Quadrille in my Poster Design class in college. To create the colorful image, I used the original illustration from the book done by Sir John Tenniel and added in the over-the-top colors to the image with a plain beige background. At some point, I would love to return to this project and create more of these hybrid illustrations.
If you are unfamiliar with the scene (it does not appear in either of the Disney adaptations of the book), Alice is taken by a Gryphon to hear the Mock Turtle's story. And of course there's a sad song/poem called the Lobster Quadrille. Franz Ferdinand has an excellent version of the song that I recommend.
Carbon-based Pixie Dust - framed photograph
13"x17" framed black and white photograph
I took this photo during my Darkroom Photography class. In Monmouth, there is a large cemetery, and I found many of the headstones intriguing and beautiful. This is the corner of one monument.
9"x9" wall hanging sculpture
I made The Vortex in college. I don't remember what class or the assignment. I remember being inspired by Lee Bontecou's work. The sculpture is made of wire, canvas, and yarn on a foam core base.
Grow Up to Fade Away - framed photograph
17"x13" framed photograph
I took this photo during my Darkroom Photography class. In Monmouth, there is a large cemetery, and I found many of the headstones intriguing and beautiful. This was a small brick structure that I found tucked into a small grove of trees.