Friday, September 5, 2008

Pace is the trick...and she's back!














Hello Dear Readers!

It is September 5th and I am so excited to be here with all of you! I missed you all very much, and thought of you every Friday. However, I did make good use of the 3 weeks we were apart. I hope you did too.

Oh, where to begin...there were books, films, bike rides, photographs, friends, family (a newborn nephew), drinks, of course music, yoga classes, vitamins, ups and downs, new plans, directions and of course new paintings. I wish I could make the sound of a needle dropping on a record, (imagine that sound for me, okay) ? What did she say...New plans, directions, and of course new paintings!?!?

Alright, here we go.. I said I would come back with a BANG, and I don't like to disappoint.

After much careful thought and consideration, research and guidance ( thanks to the amazing Michele Maule). I am excited to announce my own little shop on Etsy.com!!! My shop is called ArtMaven, and I view it as my laboratory, where I can explore new mediums, techniques, and ideas on the smaller scale. My Etsy shop will only offer my small paper paintings/studies. These are not available in galleries.

I decided, I needed a low pressure way to maintain my enjoyment of painting. I have always believed in the power of original art and I want to share my work with as many people as possible, and at many different price ranges. Showing some work on Etsy seems like the perfect solution.

My paper works are painted on sturdy 140lb. gessoed Arches paper and are ready to frame. They come in two sizes, the larger size is 9x12" and sells for $40.00. The smaller size is 6x9" and sells for $25.00. I have also kept shipping reasonably priced as well. I want my friends, from around the block to around the world, to have a piece of my art if they so desire. I also list all the galleries that represent my larger canvas works, so that people can learn more about my larger paintings as well, which are still reasonably priced at $275-$2,200. I think this will be a win-win situation for everyone involved.

I really enjoyed painting these smaller works on paper, and I hope you will enjoy taking a look and perhaps buying one for yourself or a friend. If you have any questions about the work you see on Etsy, don't hesitate to ask. I must say, I was very encouraged when I first listed one of my paper paintings on Etsy, and it was purchased by a person in Canada within 3 minutes!

I am so happy to share this new adventure with you...



In other news, I also created six new larger paintings on canvas! I had started working on a few of these right after my recent exhibition, The Evidence of the Disappearance ended. These works took some extra time and care to settle and get sorted out, or perhaps that was just me. I am very pleased with these new paintings. These are not in the galleries yet, but most will be released into the world soon. For my devoted blog readers, a first look.

Pictured above is one of my most favorite paintings ever, and it is already spoken for. This piece will be traveling to a collector in England soon.
The Games We Play, 20x16"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

Spaces to Keep
30x24"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

Things Stolen and Misplaced
30x30"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

Excavate
20x16"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

Hover Like Ghosts
40x30"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

She Sleeps Underwater
20x16"
Mixed Media on Canvas
2008 Copyright Megan Chapman

So, that is what I have been up to. Thanks again for reading my blog, leaving comments, supporting and encouraging me and my work. It means more than you will ever know. Have a wonderful weekend. See you next Friday!



16 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, WOW!!!
    Fantastic, ALL of it.
    Right I'm off to Etsy...
    SOOO happy to see you back - we've missed you too - lots xx

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  2. So, not been up to much then?? !!

    all great work, truly great work..

    and with a renewed enthusiasm and inspiration that burns through the work like an archaeologists dream..

    ..and beautifully done Megan,
    as always..

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  3. Back and better than ever! Wow! LOVE IT ALL!!

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  4. the etsy community welcomes you with open arms...your shop looks great. i hope your smaller works keep the creative energy flowing! beth

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  5. My god the new work amazes me. Beautiful stuff.

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  6. LOVE the new stuff, great to see you back. Congratulations!

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  7. I love the Etsy shop! I've been pouring over it trying to figure out which one(s) I want. Will you be putting more of the bigger ones up in the next month? Is it cheating on Etsy to ask you to take them out of circulation until I am in the US to claim and pay?

    And - you have been SO busy the last few weeks! I applaud you! I hope you are feeling as good about it all as you should be (if that makes sense?)!

    xxxxx

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  8. Wow! I am loving the new work and the chance to partake of the smaller pieces on Etsy.

    Welcome back!

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  9. i like She Sleeps Underwater and spaces to keep alot


    i posted on etsy.com and didnt sell in three minutes
    :)

    i have heard good things about etsy though

    congrats on the sale

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  10. I am so glad you decided to become part of the Etsy community. I know you are going to do really well there! If you have any other questions don't be afraid to ask :)
    Glad to have you back too! Sounds like you have been a very busy lady.

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  11. Thanks so much-

    Debs,Steven,Alannah,Beth,Sean,
    Ginna,Ashley,Sandy,Tim,and Michele for your comments.(thanks as well to those who just read)

    I appreciate the warm welcome back to my blog, and the warm welcome into the Etsy Community. I also really appreciate the comments related to my new paintings I posted.

    It is great to be back!

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  12. I didn't really know you before you left for a while but I read a few posts and loved the way you wrote.

    I love your new work and am going to etsy to have a look...

    welcome back...

    Katherine

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  13. Evening Megan, just had a look and a read of your blog all i can say is your work is awesome, i love the colours, the designs, the translucence, what can i say...Linearcolour (catherine)

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  14. Awesome paintings Megan. I love the painting you have on top great painting. I love all your paintings real pretty. great work Megan. Keep up the great work. I also enjoy the paintings in the your website also. :)

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