Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mini Portrait Sale. It's On!


It's that time of year again...Erin Fitzpatrick Mini Portraits are once again on sale! 

Sale price is applied to mini portraits commissioned (50% deposit made and photo submitted) between today 7/9/14 and July 31st*.

This will be the very last Mini Portrait sale of 2014 (and possibly ever), so get 'em while the getting is good.

Here are the details:

- Mini Portraits are 6"x6" or 5"x7"

- All portraits are painted in oil on ready-to-hang, cradled wood panels.

- Portraits are painted from digital photographs that you provide.

- Each painting may be of 1 (one) person or pet. Mini portraits are too small to accommodate multiple figures.

- SALE price: 1st portrait $115, all additional portraits $100 (Full price $135), plus shipping where necessary

- Sale price cannot be saved up for future orders. Photo must be submitted by July 31.

ALSO.... My general prices for full-sized commissions will be increasing on September 1st. This is your chance to commission a piece at my current rate. Email for details.

* Due to last year's overwhelming response, I can't offer this sale around the holidays. There's just not enough time to paint!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In the News: SUMMER

My little boo Jill is in town! #regram


Hi Babes-

I hope your first week of summer has been awesome and not too melty. If you are lucky you are having really fun summery times like pooling, baseball, beaches, crabs, and suntans, or maybe you're working extra hard and making things count. I'll take that too. 

My day stay bein awesome

Personally, I've only had time to touch a pool once. I'm cool with it though (well, kinda ok). I've been working on keeping this ball rolling while the momentum is heading in the right direction. 

Night poolz

On that tip, although I think quotes are really cheesy and self-help-y, Ima drop one on you, "the most effective way to do it is to do it." That's what's up. Amelia Earhart said that. I totally agree with her! You can talk it. You can think it. But 'til you actually do it...

And, when I'm sad about the pool, I can always do like I did today.... When my studio temps got to about 90 degrees, I painted in a bikini and burned a suntan lotion-scented candle. You know what? It's TOTALLY not the same thing. Not even close. Can't blame me for trying though. 

In the news:
I'm gonna be featured on Baltimore's new LED billboard! I know, I know, everyone is really sad about the classic Natty Boh/Utz girl ad coming down, but I am not sad because my art  (along with other great artists like Alex Fine) is going to be giant and hanging out above Charles Street and 83. I aint mad.

Pro tip: If you are a Baltimore area artist you should apply to join me. No need to compete. I like to share the wealth.

Ok, I'm gonna dip and get back to these paintings. Happy hump day.


Here's a little info from the site:



The Baltimore LED Art Billboard is like no other outdoor digital display. We have taken a technology used solely for advertising purposes and created a one of a kind digital art gallery, granting local artists a level of exposure they would otherwise never experience…absolutely free. Shanklin Media is utilizing this board in a unique way that allows for a donation to the arts of over $100,000 in ad space, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
Rotated in among the advertising sponsors will be submitted images of every form of art from painting, drawing, and illustration, to sculpture, architecture, and design. We welcome submissions from all local artists, student, amateur, and professional alike. After every few ads we will display a piece of art, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Content will be updated regularly, with a full-time selection process including local galleries, BOPA, GBCA, and Shanklin Media.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I'm One of the Jealous Curator's Favorites. You Jelly?

Guest Curator Danielle Krysa Of The Jealous Curator Selects Her Favorite Works On Saatchi Art

We’re thrilled to have Danielle Krysa, founder of the popular blog The Jealous Curator, hand pick an exclusive collection of art as part of our ongoing Guest Curator series. Discover her selections on Saatchi Art below.
dkrysa_biophoto_600x600Danielle Krysa.

The Jealous Curator

Curator and Writer

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Fine Arts, and a post-grad degree in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator.  Danielle not only curates online, she has also put together shows for galleries across the country, from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles. She is a guest art writer on and has written articles for Frankie Magazine and Anthology Magazine. In February 2014, Danielle’s first book, CREATIVE BLOCK, was released by Chronicle Books. Her second book, COLLAGE, will be on shelves in autumn 2014.
As Guest Curator for Saatchi Art, Danielle decided to focus on portraits. She shared with us the thinking behind her selections:
Oh, portraits. There are two main reasons why I love them so much. One: I am always in awe of how such a familiar, every day subject (a person!) can be handled so differently depending on the artist. Washy and mysterious. Unbelievably realistic. Partially complete, allowing your mind to fill in the rest. And two: Um… it’s hard! To capture the likeness of a person in a few brushstrokes or pencil lines? Yes sir, that’s tricky, and I admire anyone that can do it… like these fourteen artists, for example…

See all 14 works from The Jealous Curator’s Guest Curator collection.

michael caine
fine line