Monday, November 9, 2009

....more magnets

     Here are a few more examples of my art magnets. As I said before, these magnets are made from prints of my own original artwork. I have well over 200 images of my work to choose from when I begin making a magnet, so I'm having a lot of fun with them! 
     I add the texture by applying several layers of crystal lacquer to the painted "tiles" while leaving the painted "grout" flat. This is the same time-consuming technique I use on my original paintings, so these "prints" are more than just prints.  I work with very tiny brushes and a stand-up magnfiying glass to create these   2 1/2" x 3 1/2" magnets!
     First Friday was this past weekend and I sold a bunch more magnets. I've been working hard on a new project for December First Friday, so I haven't had time to produce any new larger paintings. (Tomorrow, I'll post a preview of the project I'm working on.) In the meantime, I'm glad I have these little magnets as something new in my studio/gallery! People who are curious about my style and technique, but can't purchase a larger painting at this time, have found the perfect solution with these little magnets!
     If you missed my earlier posts, you can click on 2009 on the right of my page to see more.  Thanks!


  1. Kay I LOVE these!!!! Do you have any of your Medusa lady? I'd love to get one!!!

  2. Thank you! The Mudusa at the top of my blog is too big to shrink down to magnet size. It makes all the "tiles" so little, I can't lacquer them. I can only make these little magnets from prints of my little Art Trading Cards which are originally only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". I did paint a Medusa Art Trading Card, but she looks very different from my big Medusa. I'll be making a magnet of that other Medusa soon and you can see it.