Art Stash Giveaway for Christine Sauer Studio Newsletter Subscribers

As a way to express my gratitude for all of you who have followed my newsletter,  I'm offering a little lagniappe, a chance to win this Art Stash Giveaway (US only).  Shipping is free too.  Just leave a comment letting me know you are interested on this blog post by Sunday 4/8/2018, 6 PM CST.  Each entry will receive a number in the order of comment posted. If you are not on my email list, subscribe in the sidebar for a chance to win.  Follow me on Instagram, @christinesauerstudio, leave a comment on a post and you'll get an extra chance.   A random number generator will be used to pick the winner.  The winner will be contacted for a mailing address.  I'll announce the winner on this blog on Monday, April 9 and in the May Newsletter. Good luck!!

 Art Stash Giveaway!   A variety of hand painted collage papers will be thrown in the mix too.

Art Stash Giveaway!   A variety of hand painted collage papers will be thrown in the mix too.

4/09/18  Woohoo!  The winner of the "Art Stash Giveaway"  is #3- Alicia Harvey.  Congrats!  I'll send these lovelies off in the next day or so.

Giveaway Winner

"Essence Series" , Mixed Media Paintings

Over the last year or so I have been making a large group of small paintings on 8x 10" panels.  These mixed media paintings have been percolating in the studio in various stages.  Working at this scale is so satisfying.  Care and time went into building up the layers to form these rich, lively and nuanced surfaces. This month they are finally ready to launch starting with the Essence Series I-IX.

Art enhances our lives in so many ways. For me, it's essential to be surrounded by art that inspires. Eclectic in style, the art I collect brings me joy.  A home filled with art really brings it to life.  I hope you enjoy looking at these paintings as much as I enjoyed creating them.

In this group, shimmering metallic and earth tones are combined with rich, organic textures and subtle geometric patterns. These abstract paintings are evocative of landscape, watery worlds and natural phenomena. Scroll through to see them photographed in a variety of ways.  Click on the titles for more images and to purchase. 

Highlights from the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

During the challenge I painted more than thirty paintings ranging from 4x5" to 24x18" on paper and cradled panel. To get through this it really helped to set some goals and create a strategy. Working in batches, I explored color palettes that were new to me, and new painting processes.  This was a great opportunity to expand my painting vocabulary. The process I used generated many painting starts, finished pieces and new ideas. The images below are from the first two weeks.  More will be showcased in the next two blog posts.

 Christine Sauer, "Urban Flora II", image 8x6" acrylic on paper, matted to 14x11" $70

Christine Sauer, "Urban Flora II", image 8x6" acrylic on paper, matted to 14x11" $70

Working alongside others, even though it was virtual on Instagram and some postings in a Facebook group, provided a level of accountability that kept me on track.  It wasn't easy to keep up the pace.  Several other things in the works were put on hold.  And lots of other stuff fell through the cracks like dishes, laundry, etc., you know, all that fun stuff!  

The "Urban Flora" group of paintings were inspired by flora from my small but abundant New Orleans garden.  The "Marvels and Mysteries" batch are imaginative little worlds that reflect a fascination with microbiology.  All paintings in this post are 8x6" floating in 14x11" mats that easily fit in frames of that size. $70 each.   If you are interested in dressing up your walls with one or a grouping of these, please email me at csauerarts@yahoo.com.  Framed option in bright white or natural wood also available, 14x11",  $175. Free shipping in the US

Click images below to enlarge.