Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Owning a piece of beautiful art may be easier than you think. Meeting the challenging economy head-on, art galleries are working hard to present collectors with affordable art pieces.
To make a series of affordable retablos, I put giclee prints of images from my Hispanic Culture art series of retablos and santos on hardwood panels. Hand rolling and cutting clay into a variety of shapes including leaves, crosses, birds and more I fired those then mosaiced them onto the hardwood. I painted the hardwood with a variety of gorgeous abstract colors then layered that with figurative leaves and flowers created with metallic paint.
The retablos are 15" across x 21" tall and sell for about $598.00.
This holiday season, three galleries are carrying my new series of retablos: These retablos retail for $598.00.
ChimMaya Gallery, 5283 East Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
High Desert Gallery with locations in Bend, Oregon.
www.HighDesertGallery.com 541- 388-8964 or toll free 866-549-6250.
Suzanne Etienne Art Gallery, Ashland, Oregon. 541-482-1766
Contact the galleries to purchase one of these pieces.