Friday, December 27, 2013

New Paintings & Secret Projects Revealed!



I hope everyone had an awesome holiday filled with family, friends, goodies and all the blessings of the season!

As always, December was a busy month but since so many of my projects were Christmas commissions I haven't been able to share much. Now that the holidays are over the secrets can be revealed! I painted a bunch of ostrich eggs, a pet portrait and a rendering of Frank Sinatra's mugshot. I also managed to finish up a little something of my own, my 30th and final painting of the year "The Pretender".


Frank Sinatra prints are available upon request.

"The pretender"

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173883569/original-gothic-fantasy-lowbrow-magician?ref=shop_home_active

The original painting is currently available! Click here for more details & purchase info.

Only a few days left of 2013 and as far as I'm concerned, it can go straight to hell. A rough year indeed but I'm looking forward to a kick ass 2014. The new year is a very inspired time to take life inventory and make changes. For me personally it's really exciting to shed away the old stagnating ways and make strides towards bigger and better possibilities.

Thank you to everyone for all your support in 2013-See you in the new year!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Captain Hook, Limited Edition Prints & Last Show Of The Year!


*NEW PAINTINGS*

Captain Hook made his way onto my easel recently...forcing me to immerse myself in reference photos, it's a tough job! ;D I ended up combining two images because I loved the expression in one but HAD to incorporate the hook. This is Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook / Killian Jones from Once Upon A Time. 
Many spectators recognized him at my art shows this past weekend!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169989606/original-captain-hook-pirate-colin?ref=shop_home_active

 *PRINT RELEASES*

Introducing limited edition 8x10 fine art prints! These very small runs of just 10 prints are professionally printed on 100lb stock. They come titled & numbered with full signature on the back. These editions will be available immediately upon release of any new painting and once they're gone only open editions will be available.

This month's limited edition print releases include:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatalieVonRaven?section_id=14598603


*UPCOMING EVENTS*


Final show of 2013-And a very exciting one! This is a new event for me and I've heard nothing but stellar reviews about it. One short night only!

Friday Dec 6th, 2013 7:00-10:00
Hillhurst Sunnyside Holiday Market
1320 5th Ave, NW Calgary
(403) 283-0554

*OTHER NEWS*

Christmas season has me happily busy with commission pieces, most of which are destined to be holiday gifts so I can't share them til the new year. I am getting started on a new piece of my own so keep an eye out on Facebook for progress pics & updates!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Paintings, Christmas Commissions & Upcoming Shows!



Not much happening on the forefront but lots going on behind the scenes recently! I've been busy with top secret commission projects so they have to stay under wraps, it drives me nuts not being able to share what I'm working on! but I do have a couple new pieces to share...

*NEW PAINTINGS*

"The Art Of Being"

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166695689/original-fantasy-fairy-angel-pixie-woman?ref=shop_home_active
 
First up, "The Art Of Being" this one is extra special because it comes with a poem! And there is a secret answer hidden within the poem so please read, re-read and scour it until you go bonkers find the answer ;)

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The Art Of Being

Looking for answers, unable to see
Sought resolution standing right before me.
Self created paradoxes, illusions inherent
Once ready, the answer becomes so apparent.

Often the hardest, the simplest things
The solace a virtuous regimen brings.
Pearls of wisdom surround me, aching to awaken
Correcting the truth, so often mistaken.

Vying for absolution, fearful of change
Upheaving the world I can't help but estrange.
Inner savior and saboteur, rivaling to find
An escape from the prisons of "me" and "my mind".

Eternal forgiveness, flaws, vices and foes
Dissolve the illusions of suffering and woe.
From erroneous perceptions, comes the long awaited transfer
To all timeless questions, there is only one answer...
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A copy of this poem is included with the original painting. For more details and purchase info, please visit the listing!


"Triris"

https://www.etsy.com/listing/168877492/still-life-iris-flower-blossom-bloom?ref=shop_home_active
 
Next, "Triris" a bit different from my usual works as there is no face in the painting *gasp*. This iris still life is a donation piece for a corporate fundraiser aiding High River flood relief. BUT, interested parties can find 8x10 prints here =)
A special thank you to the Alberta Medical Association for making High River their charity of choice this year. Best of luck to all bidders!

*UPCOMING EVENTS*

The holiday season is upon us so get ready to pull out your hair and fret over gift ideas! ( I say it sarcastically but it's really kinda true...) but fret no longer! I will have tables at 3 shows over the next month in Nanton, Okotoks and Calgary. Original paintings and lots of prints both framed and unframed as well as the usual odds and ends (ACEOs, bookmarks, cards, etc.) will be available.


Friday Nov 22nd, 2013 4:00-9:00
Light Up Okotoks Bazaar
Elks Hall
58 Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB
403-938-4969

Saturday Nov 23rd, 2013 10:00-5:00
Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market
2204-18th St, Nanton, AB
403-646-2441

Friday Dec 6th, 2013 7:00-10:00
Hillhurst Sunnyside Holiday Market
1320 5th Ave, NW Calgary
(403) 283-0554


*CHRISTMAS COMMISSIONS*

Last but not least, the Christmas commission window is now open! Looking for that special one of a kind gift? Individual portraits, family portraits, pet portraits or even a rendering of an idol or favorite character...realism, fantasy or any combination, your imagination is the only limit! I will work with you to create something very special Time is of the essence as we approach the busy holiday season and these spots fill up fast so please contact me via the usual social networking sites or directly nvonraven@hotmail.com to get started!

Don't forget, everything you buy from me SHIPS FREE WORLDWIDE! ...that's how I say thank you

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

New Paintings, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING, Chances To Win & More!

WOW, what a crazy month! Thank you to everyone who took advantage of my sales which helped immensely with the computer meltdown, flat tire fiasco! Everything is back up and running =)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/168306442/original-high-river-strong-alberta?ref=shop_home_active


Alberta Culture Days was a great success this year and a very warm thank you to everyone who came out and added their finger print to the "High River Strong" painting. This painting is a tribute to the High River community, its strength and its spirit after the flood on June 20th 2013. The famous Medicine Tree is a well known symbol High River. The hands were added to represent the help and hope that have been paramount as we all work to rebuild our town. The sun breaks through the stormy clouds, symbolic of overcoming adversity and embracing a brighter future. Each of the hundreds of leaves on the tree is a fingerprint from a High River community member, emphasizing the importance of unity, truly making it a beautiful community collaboration. It is all finished now and the original is available here. Prints are also available in 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 & 16x20 formats.

Some exciting news, a budding new High River business is carrying my work! AwakenedHealing Elements & Gifts currently has a bunch of prints on display and I will be bringing in a few originals soon. They have all sorts of magical goodies and services. Go in, have a boo!

Awakened Healing Elements
509 Center Street Plaza, High River, Alberta
403-860-0685

*New paintings*


“Autumnal Equinox” Guardian of the celestial equator. The original has sold but 8x10 prints are available here!



"Zenith Nadir" Contrast of life and death, germination and decay, peaks, valleys and ultimately, impermanence. The original is currently available for sale! For more details and purchase info please visit the listing!

*Important News*

Free worldwide shipping! I love to shop online, I love to collect things from around the world, but I hate shipping fees! (Especially when they cost more than the product I’m buying) So…I got rid of em’! Everything now ships free worldwide! ...so go buy stuff! ;)


Purple tickets are back! 


Every item you purchase earns you a ticket/entry into a monthly draw for a free 8x10 print of your choice. Winners are announced on my Facebook page at the beginning of the month =)


Stop by and say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HELP! 50% off SALE!


Yesterday, in moment of epic Natalie awesomeness I spilled tea on my laptop. Today it is totally fried =( 

I cannot work without a computer so I’m having a sale to try and pay for a new one. All of my prints and originals are 50% off with free worldwide shipping! Great opportunity to get a steal on some original art! Use coupon code PCHELP in my Etsy shop at checkout to redeem 50% off the currently marked price. If you’re interested in a print that you don’t see listed there, just message me with your special request. 

Thank you so much for your help and support ♥

Saturday, September 07, 2013

*SALE*

Well, the big outdoor art show I was looking forward to today was rained out. SO I've decided to do a little online sale! Everything is 30% off today only with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Enter coupon code RAINYDAY30 at check out to redeem! https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatalieVonRaven If you have any questions or want to make a special request please email me directly nvonraven@hotmail.com =) Happy rainy Saturday! ♥

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

3 New Paintings, Shreds & Shows!




*New paintings*


If you’re interested in the process, I recorded my painting sessions and turned them into a 4 minute time lapse video of superhuman painting ability!






Bette Davis #23 in my Iconic Portraits series. I’ve titled her after a famous Bette Davis quote as I feel it epitomizes her sassy, iconic character ;)



 This “Pampire” is the first in a series of my favorite characters from the True Blood cast. You can expect to see Eric, Lafayette, Sam, Bill and of course Sookie. Keep an eye out on my Facebook page for progress pics!


*New Print Releases*

Please visit my Etsy shop to see this what’s new! Oh, and they’re all 20% off for the month of September! Enter coupon code SHREDZ20 at checkout to redeem =) Looking for a specific print that isn’t listed? Just message me to place a special request, discount applies to all 8x10 prints =)


*Upcoming Art Shows*

September 7th-Tour of Alberta Arts Festival (Black Diamond, AB 10:00-6:00)
September 14th & 15th-Mountainview Arts Fest (Didsbury, AB 11:00-5:00)

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2 for 1 ACEO print sale ends tomorrow! Buy 1 get 1 surprise ACEO free, buy 10 get 10 free etc. =) Check out what's available!

Don’t forget to visit my new Facebook art page! New art, in progress pic’s, events, promos, inappropriate comments and everything else you never wanted to know! ;) 

Sass & class, baby!