Posting a few pieces from my little collection of original works. It's growing and I'm running out of wall space but it's a pleasant problem.
My latest acquisition is "Golden Forest" by Ande Cook aka Chickory.
Her portfolio site can be found at www.andecook.com and her Etsy shop at chickory.etsy.com.
I immediately fell for this piece when I saw it on her Etsy site. It's not a typical style I'm drawn too but there was something magical about it that called to me. In-person, OH MY GOODINESS! The colors are wonderful and vibrant! The online image does it very little justice. I really like the folk art feel of Ande's work and the colors she works with are mouth-watering. This painting is made with acrylic paints on maple and is 6" x 6".
I bought this adorable painting a couple months ago, also through Etsy, it's Jennifer Davis' "Smile". It's acrylic and graphite on pine 4.25" x 4.25". An instant chuckle and warm giggle came to me when I first saw this painting. And honestly, it still does. I love the school portrait day feel of this character. I would love to be in a class with this, um, creature. And talk about awesome pattern mismatching!
You can find original pieces for sale at Jennifer's Etsy shop jenniferdavis.etsy.com and view some really incredible and a few slightly more serious works on her website www.JenniferDavisArt.com.
This tiny piece was also found through Etsy and is by Cori Dantini, titled "A Sharp Trio". I really really like the way she uses old papers with doodles and in this case watercolor paper with musical notations. Her sweet color palette has an aged feel to it and her characters dainty, delicate and friendly. The piece is referred to as an Art Trading Card due to it's small size of 3.5" x 2.5". It's an original painting with watercolors, pen and pencil. You can find prints, original works, ornaments and even pocket mirrors with her work at her Etsy shop corid.etsy.com
Pikaland has an interview with Cori here: http://pikaland.com/2008/04/03/interview-cori-dantini