Monday, November 19, 2007

Clarifying Who I AM


'Let Me Help You' is my first Precious Moments inspired painting. I love the figurine of a big brother helping his little sister learn to ice skate, at least that is what I see when I look at it. I was inspired to do my own 'version', and this is it.
I painted it on an 8" x 10" unstretched cotton canvas sheet.
It is varnished for permanent protection and I recommend matting and framing it for display. I kept the painting fairly small to keep it more affordable, plus it wouldn't cost as much to have it matted and framed. I think most folks could do that themselves.
It is available in my CMZart Etsy Shop and I will soon be making Limited Edition ACEO prints available as well. I will limit the number of prints to 25 and each print will be signed, dated, titled and numbered on the back of the print. They will be shipped in a hard plastic trading card sleeve for added protection.
I wanted also to clarify a point of confusion to some of my collectors. I am Charlene Murray Zatloukal, listing as both 'Rustic Goth' and as 'CMZart' on Etsy.
My reasoning for both shops is, that I felt the collectors of my 'dark, sad, surreal, macabre' art would not care for some of my 'happy, cute, abstract, Tuscan, landscape, floral' art... and vice versa.
After losing the 'love of my life' a little over a year ago...I have been mostly sad.
I cared not to paint anything hopeful or happy because, I didn't feel hopeful or happy.
And, though most of the art I have done since then has been very sad and surreal, I try very hard to try to find happy and hopeful moments, as often as possible. When I do find them, I paint them.
Maybe the 'separation' of the art is something I need to do for myself...I don't really know. But...
For now, I will keep them separate...I just wanted to let you know that I am one artist..with many dimensions.

1 comment:

Juliette said...

The children in this painting are very much like the Precious Moments figurine!