My Old Shop – Purple Faye in Castleford

From the end of October 2012 to the end of March 2014 I had the use of 31 Albion Street, Castleford (next to the bus station) as part of The Art House in Wakefield “Sites in Sight: Art for the Quiet Times” initiative. While I was there I used the space as a studio to make my 3D Acrylic Paintings as well as a gallery to show them to the public. I also offered the chance to try the technique in workshops with me and with kits that could be taken away to use at home.

I’ve been trying to find another shop space to continue what I started in Castleford, so far I’ve not been able to but I’ve managed to get some studio space in an old office building in Pontefract to use in a similar way. I’ll tell you more about that in another blog post here.

 

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Greetings cards idea…..”Robin” 3D Acrylic Painting from start to finish

I’ve been thinking for a while about doing greetings cards of my 3D Acrylic Paintings. They’d be a good entry level way for people to own a piece of my work. The problem I’ve had with it though is that my work is about being 3D (- Tactile – Sculptural – Unique -) which a 2D card isn’t.

I’ve been trying to get my head around that for a while and now I’m at the point of thinking that people like my paintings for the images themselves with the 3D effect being an extra element to it. That being the case a greetings card can still be appreciated for the image even if it doesn’t have the 3D element to it.

So which to choose to make a greetings card of?

Christmas cards seem like an obvious place to start and I know that they don’t necessarily have to be “Christmasy” but I’d made this “Robin” (below) a couple of years ago and I thought it would look nice as a Christmas card. But then me being me I wanted to have another go, just in case I liked the new one better.

robin-old

So here is the new “Robin” 3D Acrylic Painting from start to finish…. (hover over the pictures to read more about it)

Now you’ve seen them both which one do you like best the new or the old one?

Let me know in the comments or drop me an email to info@purplefaye.co.uk

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

purplefaye.co.uk