Ann Krier Mixed Media · bird · koi · mixed media · watercolor · Whimsyville

Keeping on track …

In an effort to keep on track with the ” building a collection thing” , here are four bird works . They will become the basis of design so each will build out into collection. You probably can see the similarities to the sketches from last week – hopefully . Working like this is hard… Continue reading Keeping on track …

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · commisionable work · koi · PetWorks · watercolor · Whimsyville

The refreshing odor of freshly cut lumber and art space restrictions

Karl the Contractor is busy in the basement adding a bathroom on the same floor as the studio – (there goes my art exercise – that is running upstairs to use the bathroom) and, god forbid,  a ‘kitchen’ . It seems to me that this space is becoming a ‘man cave’ – complete with spear… Continue reading The refreshing odor of freshly cut lumber and art space restrictions

angels · Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · commisionable work · koi · mixed media · Whimsyville

Commissioning, the Opinionator and Evoking Emotion

Commissioning: For this, I am so thankful. I love creating the art that people have said “I need that – but would you please do this….”. It makes me feel connected to the collectors and very happy that my work speaks to them. However, I hear a lot of people openly ‘criticize’ my subject matter… Continue reading Commissioning, the Opinionator and Evoking Emotion

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · bird · Inspiration · koi · mixed media · signo pen · watercolor · Whimsyville

You are my inspiration

Every once in a while I will get addicted to another artist’s work. At first I stare, then I try to do it justice by imitation (something some art teacher taught me in school), and then I try to adapt the learning to my own style. If you take classes in a certain style or… Continue reading You are my inspiration