It may or may not be a well known fact that I like wood. A quick stroll through the house will reveal wood-grain patterned towels, faux bois (“fake wood”) sheets, and several rolls of wood patterned contact paper with which I hope to someday cover my ugly metal filing cabinets (one of those “someday” projects that never seems to happen). So when we decided to do a series of print editions for my recent show at Varnish Fine Art, did we print them on mere paper? NO WE DID NOT!
“Behold My Heart”. print on wood, 15 x 11 inches
We found a fabulous company that figured out how to print them directly onto wood, allowing a hint of the beautiful wood grain to peep through. (Which is perfect in more ways than one since I do all my paintings on wood panels.) There are different sizes and prices, from stocking stuffers
“Lucky 7” & “Bitten”, prints on wood, 5 x 7 inches (each)
to “Oh honey you shouldn’t have (but I’m so glad you did!)”.
“Song of Birth (The Three Magi)”, print on wood, 18 x 24 inches
These are all signed and numbered, a very limited edition of 50 each.
“Besame Mucho”, print on wood, 8 x 10 inches
And if you order right now, you can still probably get them in your hot little hands in time for Christmas. (Otherwise I think they’d make a smashing Chinese New Year present.)
“Golden Silence”, print on wood, 17 x 11 inches
The fab guys that make these prints run a solar powered shop, use FSC sustainably harvested birch, and for every purchase they donate a dollar to the Plant a Billion Trees charity.
“The Birth of Ginger”, print on wood, 16 x 20 inches
What are you waiting for? Click right here to see ’em all and snatch something up for yourself.
“Gone Native”, prints on wood, 10 x 8 inches (each)
This pair is sold separately or as a set, and you get to write their story in your mind — are they arriving at the tiny island in the background or escaping? Are they coming together or pulling apart? Is the storm brewing or passing?
“The Honey Dripper”, print on wood, 14 x 11 inches
What if the moment when Baby Bear and Goldilocks first saw each other, that instant when he cast his big brown bear eyes on her as she slept in his bed, was a “love at first sight” moment? Maybe she would have stayed in the woods…
“Sew Much Love”, print on wood, 14 x 11 inches
And if things had gone a little differently for the Bride of Frankenstein and her Monster, perhaps they’d have decided to expand their family the best way they knew how.
Other goodies are also available at the Varnish Emporium, including Jennybird Alcantara’s new catalog “Creatures of Saintly Disguise”, prints by Jennybird, Mike Davis, and Attaboy, the Hi-Fructose Collector’s Edition boxed set, and gorgeous art books by and about all your fave artists. One stop holiday shopping for everyone who’s been naughty or nice!
Happy Holidaze everyone, we made it another year around the sun!