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Artwork for Super Hero Day at Chickfila!

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I was hired by a local Chick-fil-a in town to paint their windows for their Super Hero Day event next Saturday. It is a great event celebrating the local police, EMT, Fire Department and military. People can dress up like Super Hero's and meet some Super Hero's and eat chicken! Last Year I was hired by Chick-fil-a to paint the windows and large superhero banner's.  (Click Link to see post from last year http://kati-yates-art.blogspot.com/2012/09/chick-fil-superhero-day.html) This year they were able to reuse the banners and I painted the windows again with military emblems and public service emblems.
 In total it took about 12 hours to do everything.  I drew on poster board the emblems ahead of time to hopefully save time at the store and prevent spacing issues. I taped the poster board on the other side of the glass and then I outlined all the lines in black and began filling in with colors. I removed the poster board and painted white on the other side of the glass to …

Ocean Painting for nursery

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A friend of mine had a baby and she wanted a sun over the ocean with the verse Psalm 36:9 in the painting and this is what I came up with.
This was a really fast painting because the baby came a month early. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, although I would probably work on some parts of it a little more if I had more time. At the baby shower a child ran their fingers down the painting, so I may get a chance to do some more work on the painting after all.


Close up of the verse Psalm 36:9. 

If you are interested in having a painting done for your home please let me know and I would be happy to make a special painting for you or for you to give as a gift.

Paintings for two of my friends new babies

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I recently finished these paintings for two of my friends who are expecting babies soon. My friends told me the colors of the babies rooms and bedding, what they liked and didn't like and this is what I came up with.  They are both painted with oil paint on canvas.
My friend wanted a painting that her kids could grow with and not be something that is only good for a couple years while they are babies.  Since her kids may share a room she didn't want the new babies name on it.

My other friend gave me a verse she would like on the painting. Her babies room doesn't have a specific theme, but this elephant and basketball incorporated a fun animal her kids will like and her husband loves basketball.

Here is a link to the party I hosted for my two friends with a safari theme:
http://createartwithkids.blogspot.com/2013/05/baby-celebration.html

Also check out my nursery painting page with other paintings I have done for children's rooms.
http://kati-yates-art.blogspot.com/p/bab…

Southern Collectors BIG and small April 21-May 21

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SOUTHERN COLLECTORS BIG and small Exhibit Thomasville Center for the Arts Thomasville, GA April 21 - May 21
From portraits to pitchers, these pieces are held dear to each collector's heart, and are often celebrated in their homes. Writer, Bunny Byrne and I collaborated to celebrate collections and collectors from the South Georgia and North Florida area. (Part of this text is taken from the Thomasville Center for the Arts show booklet)
This is a really interesting show at the Thomasville Center for the Arts in Thomasville, Georgia.  Almost all of the collectors were able to come to the opening.  It was great to see everyone with their portraits, the writings by Bunny and the collections. The people at the Center for the Arts did a wonderful job getting this show together. I hope from the pictures you can see what a great job they did putting the collections together with the writings and the portraits.  You really need to make it to Thomasville to see this art show.  Thomasville i…

SPRING INTO ART: You win some, you lose some

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Yesterday was the opening gala for the Spring into Art show in Valdosta, GA. I loaded up my one year old and we set off to the show and in the back of my mind I was hoping I had won something, for my pride and to bring home a pretty check. The show had so many artists showing it was amazing and the turnout was great! My son and I could barely make it around to see all the art, it was so crowded.

When they announced the winners I tried to stay positive and upbeat upon not winning anything. We didn't get to see the winners artwork because at this point we had been similar to sardines for close to an hour and a half and my son had reached his limit on being touched by strangers. We left and upon calling my husband to let him know we were on our way home I realized I was not upbeat, but being a sore loser. My husband encouraged me and asked me what my purpose in painting is or even entering the show. In my pride, wanting to have money, and after a long drive with my one year old I had…

Critique of Southern Collectors Paintings

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Having your work critiqued can be quite difficult at times. I had the opportunity to work with a writer who gives the best constructive feedback I have had in a really long time. She didn't nit pick, but rather gave helpful advice and things I could change in the paintings.

Having to complete these paintings so quickly having her help was essential in getting the works done. I was  asked by the Thomasville Center for the Arts to complete this project. Before I left to go to Taiwan they asked to see my progress on the paintings. Unfortunately they weren't able to see them in person, but I was able to send them photos of the paintings. Most of the Southern collectors they know very well and some of the women I am working with are actually collectors themselves. While the Center is not commissioning me to paint these portraits I did want them to be pleased with the finished portraits. There is a delicate balance when painting any commission between pleasing the patron and no…