Discounts! :D And Two New Print Releases… “Buttcrack” and “Painting Rats”!

I have two new prints available! They will be available at 10% off normal price for a limited time.

“Like” My art on Facebook!

If you are not already a follower over on Facebook, please consider “Liking” my page there! You can also find a coupon posted there for an additional 15% off your entire purchase (just for my Facebook likers!). So go “Like” my page and get your coupon code! :) You can do that here: http://www.facebook.com/FaerieArtByKatherineBarber

“Buttcrack”
Created in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter

Available in the shop at 10% off for a limited time!

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This painting was partially inspired by my brothers… who work on a farm (and hence have the obligatory “farmer’s tan”… and all those men who walk around with their buttcracks hanging out. This was a fun piece to paint.

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“Painting Rats”
Created in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter

Available in the shop at 10% off for a limited time!

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This one was merely inspired by a bad day I had… I’m not sure how to explain what inspired the rats other than “people” inspired it. Sometimes you just have one of those days where when it rains in pours … a load of crap on you. I decided to turn it into a cute little gothic image. Wanted her to look kind of like “Yeah seen it all before. e.e *slurps drink*”. I hope someone likes it!

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Here are a couple more images you can share on Facebook! Please do not alter these images and be sure to credit me! If you would like to share them on Facebook please click the image to be taken to my Facebook page where you can then easily “share” it with your friends! :D

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Shopping cart issues are fixed!

Well, implemented some updates and that seems to have fixed the shopping cart problems (I think!). Coupons are working again and it -should- be showing discounts on sale items on the product pages.

If anyone has any problems or notices any issues please contact me and let me know? Thank you! :)

More to come soon! I was going to release a couple of new prints tonight, but it took me a lot longer than I’d thought with the updates… it’ll have to wait til next time I guess.

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Shopping Cart Issues

I am having some issues with the shopping cart right now. It’s too bad I only just found out about it! I hope I haven’t lost a few customers! First I want to apologize for any misunderstanding when it comes to the sales I have going on! You -are- getting the discount at check out, but it’s just not showing the usual discount information. It should be showing this for example:

“Old Price: from $14.00

Price: from $11.20

You save: $2.80! (20.00%)”

You should be seeing that.

I tried to make a coupon instead for you guys but that’s also not working for some reason. I’m not sure what’s up with it yet. Hopefully a certain beloved web monkey of mine can help to fix it as I am shopping cart challenged. I know she’s probably busy though. ;p

In the mean time here is a price list for each size of print showing the discount. As you can see you are getting a nice discount. I hope this clears up any misunderstandings and I hope you will still consider buying my artwork regardless of the shopping cart woes!

Price list for “Lady of the Lake Open Edition Print” and “Golden Rhythm Open Edition Print“:

5″x7″ Original Price: $8.00 After 20% Discount: $6.20
8″x10″ Original Price: $14.00 After 20% Discount: $11.20
11″x14″ Original Price: $24.00 After 20% Discount: $19.20
18″x24″ Original Price: $39.00 After 20% Discount: $31.20

Price list for “Good Luck Open Edition Print“:
8″x10″ Original Price: $12.00 After 50% Discount: $6.00

Thank you!
Katherine Rose Barber (Kat)

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St. Patties Sale! New Releases “Golden Rhythm” and “Lady of the Lake”!

I have been really busy this semester… This is going to be a rather long post as I have several things to cover. I guess will begin with a list of news and things I have planned for this summer:

*You can now access my website via www.katherinerosebarber.com – I have had countless people in the past try to find me by going to “katherinerosebarber.com” (even ones I have given a business card to that says moonpaw.com on it haha). So I figured it was high time I purchased it. I have not decided whether or not I will keep www.moonpaw.com or simply phase it out. I suppose it would be best to keep it so my rankings aren’t affected but that depends on my ability to keep paying for it. I will be keeping at least for a year so no worries about updating links to my website unless you want to!

*Portfolio – I will be putting together an online portfolio and resume for clients, licensors, and publishers. To allow for easier browsing of my artwork. I plan to keep this very simple, clean cut, easy to browse and to the point. I am hoping this will help to bring more attention to my artwork from companies wanting to license artwork.

*Releases of more artwork created in 2012! – I have quite a few pieces that haven’t been released as prints yet. I will try and release one now and then as I have time this semester but I probably won’t get around to much of them until the summer. I don’t plan to release them in any particular order and will be trying to release new artwork as I finish it (so I can get out of getting behind hah). If there are any in particular you’ve seen me post before to Facebook that you’d like to see released next feel free to contact me and let me know!

*Also the 50% off sale on Retired Prints will be over as of tonight. I got so busy with classes I haven’t had the time to sit down and update the site to end the sale … so you had some extra time to partake of that. You’re welcome. lol

*however I’ve decided I’ll still offer retired prints for a while at 25% off if you contact me personally about it THROUGH FACEBOOK! This only applies to retired prints. To qualify:

*You must like my page: http://www.facebook.com/FaerieArtByKatherineBarber

*OR already be a friend on my personal profile. (I encourage you to like my page rather than sending me friend requests.)

*Matted Retired Prints – I do have a few of the retired prints which are matted and can be hand signed at your request. Those will cost a few dollars extra to cover the matting and shipping cost. If you are not in the USA bear in mind the shipping cost can be exorbitant (it’s a crime how much it’s gone up isn’t it? :( ). There are a limited quantity and I’m really not sure which ones I have. I will try to make a post later with photos of the ones I have.

*St. Patricks Day! – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am keeping “Good Luck” up for another week at 50% off! Hurry and grab her while you can.

“Good Luck”
Approx 8.5″x11″ Prismacolor Pencil

*If you are interested in owning the ORIGINAL ARTWORK “Good Luck”!: I still have the original of “Good Luck” somewhere flitting about my studio… She’s an 8.5″x11″ colored with prismacolor pencils if memory serves me right. She was created in 2007 and is based off a costume created by the lovely and talented Firefly Path. If you are interested in purchasing the original artwork and would like to make an offer please contact me personally. Only serious offers will be considered.

*More St. Patrick’s Day and a couple of new releases below! Both Prints are 20% off for a limited time in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! ;)

“Golden Rhythm”
18″x24″ Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter

“Golden Rhythm” Details

This painting was very loosely based off this sketch that I did while back. As you can see as I paint these days the painting tends to change a lot from the original sketch… I don’t like to feel confined to making it just like the sketch anymore. It’s some wisdom I picked up along the way which seems to work wonderfully for me. :)

I had at first considered leaving him wingless and calling him a Leprechaun but I decided I liked the wings and kept them. It still has a bit of a Leprechaun-ish theme going on with the bit of a faint rainbow in the sky and the golden bird and butterflies.
I was really going for the themes of “Rhythm” and “Abundance” with this piece… when I think of the spiral symbol it makes me think of “Rhythm”. So throughout the piece you’ll see a lot of visual rhythm… if you know how to look for it. :)
You might also notice the number 3 … 3 stones, three butterflies, three hills. I had intended to have 3 birds but for some reason that just didn’t look right so I took them out. I personally love the number 3 and it’s always been my favorite number… both good and bad things always seem to come to me in threes. =P
The color gold automatically says abundance or wealth in my mind… and it’s a very happy color. I could use some abundant wealth at the moment! ;D Really though I was trying to imply with this that gold or “wealth” doesn’t necessarily have to be actual “gold” or money. It’s more like the beauty around us in the world and the things we hold dear.

“Lady of the Lake”
18″x24″ Created with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter

“Lady of the Lake” Details

I had a lot of fun creating this painting. It all started when I tried to root an ivy plant in a jar (it failed for some reason and the plant died… first time that’s ever happened and I’ve rooted tons of them). One day I was looking at it and noticed the roots in the jar looked kind of like a little swamp lady in there! So I took photos of it… and one of those turned into this painting. Here is the progression of it (first pic being the last progress pic I took before I finished the piece). I definitely am planning to do more paintings in this fashion… based off of natural plants and things. There was no sketch for this piece… just an old plant in a jar and my imagination and photo references of an afro and a torso as I was having trouble with the arms. I really wanted her to be an African American looking woman but I’m not sure if I pulled it off very well. She at least looks like an ethnic mix of something or other so I’m happy enough with it.
I really wanted to make her not typical of the way the Lady of the Lake is usually depicted. I wanted it to look like a real murky seaweedy/algae infestered lake/backwater swamp/or cove… :P

*Some fun stuff below!

Here are some images you can share via Facebook. Please click on the image and it will take you to my page on Facebook where you can then “share” it! If you decide to download these and share them elsewhere I ask that you please also place a link to my website in the caption where it is clearly visible. Please do not attempt to alter or change these images in any way. Thank you.

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“Second Sight” Open Edition Prints

“Second Sight” was painted in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. This is one of my favorite pieces that I created in 2012! Looking at it now I would change a few things, but serious digital painting is a bit new to me so it’s a learning process. I really put a lot of thought into the background and little hidden things in this painting. It was a lot of fun to paint.

Prints available in sizes 5″x7″, 8″x10″, 11″x14″, and 18″x24″
Click here to purchase a print of “Second Sight”!

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New Artwork! “Rose Red” OE Prints Now Available! New LARGE 18″x24″ prints!

I have been working in Photoshop a lot over the past year and have a lot of new works to release as prints. This is one of my newest pieces called “Rose Red”. She is entirely painted in Adobe Photoshop CS5. I was going for a vampire, but I figure I will leave it to the audience to come to their own conclusions about her. I had a hard time coming up with a title and settled on “Rose Red” because the piece reminded me of the fairy tale “Snow White and Rose Red”. I may do a “Snow-White” as well (not to be confused with “Snow White” which is another fairytale by the Grimm brothers).

This piece is available in several print sizes! 5″x7″, 8″x10″, 11″x14″ and new 18″x24″ which is the largest I’ve offered so far. I have been unable to do prints larger than 11″x14″ until now because I was working at such a small scale before. I’m really excited that I can now give you nice large prints! ^_^

Here is some of the up close detail of “Rose Red”. As you can see, if you really want to enjoy her properly you should consider purchasing a nice large 18″x24″ print! ;)

Click here to purchase “Rose Red”!

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Hello everyone! :)

Well it’s been a while… I ran out of webspace completely and for a while I couldn’t update much due to that. Have some more space now so I’m planning some major updates.

Art Sale!

I will be phasing out and retiring a lot of my older artwork so you will find many open edition art prints available at 50% off until February. Grab them quick because after that they will no longer be available online on my website as prints. You can find these prints listed in the Open Edition Prints section of this site. I will also be adding some that are matted and personally signed later on… so be on the look out for those as well. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions about the sale! :)

I will be adding a lot of new art prints and other goodies as time allows… maybe some this week. Sorry in advance if updating takes a while or things look a mess. :) I’m about to start a new semester and studying eats up my soul these days. I had all sorts of plans for this website and just haven’t found the time for it all.

Here’s a sneak peak at one of my newest artworks meanwhile. ;)

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Hmmm….

Well I am not entirely sure what was up with my site, but the password I had no longer worked. So, I had to have it changed. I’m not sure how that happened… and I hope my site wasn’t hijacked or something. =p Everything seems fine so far but if you are browsing my site and come across anything odd please let me know. Thanks!

Anyhoo… I’ve been super busy with school so I really haven’t had any time for art outside of stuff for classes sadly. You can check out my Digital Art I Blog if you’d like to follow what I am doing there. Please scroll to the very first post to view the disclaimer before you view the work as our first practice exercises contain web images. Our actual projects later will not contain any copyrighted materials though and will consist of photos we take ourselves (and/or purchased stock photography). I’m glad about that because I really didn’t like being told to snag web images. lol

I did find time to do this though. :) It was a project for my Art Appreciation class. We had to create artwork depicting Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and Radial Balance. I sort of combined all three into one piece of artwork using this wooden box. The outside of the box itself represents Symmetrical Balance, the top layer on the inside is Asymmetrical Balance and the bottom of the box is Radial Balance. It’s already falling apart though. Hah. I didn’t have time to go out and get some more industrial strength glue so I had to use a hot glue gun which obviously doesn’t work well with metal and wood. ;p It lasted long enough to show in class but then I lost a key off to top! I’ll have to remove the metal bits and use some better glue and replace the key… but ah well. These pics were taken before the key fell off. :)

I also have a few announcements/updates to make as to Licensing but I’ll save that for another post which I’ll add later. :)

 

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New Artwork! “Tears of the Earth” Greenman

This is a digital piece I did in Photoshop. The first of hopefully many “Green” themed pieces. He’s the first Greenman I’ve ever painted which is surprising considering I am Pagan. :) I definitely plan to do more Pagan artwork. I’ve really neglected including my spirituality in my artwork and I think there’s something to that. So I’m going to try and incorporate it more often. I also plan to do much much more digital artwork and will be taking some digital art classes this year! :)

“Tears of the Earth”

Greenman

Prints Available Here!

See a larger version of the image on DeviantArt!

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New Artwork! A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

Well, I managed to whoop this out in my ancient Photoshop 6 without my computer ‘sploding at me! I really can’t wait to get my paws on the new laptop so I can use Photoshop CS5!! Until then I’ll just toy with what I have I guess. ;) I didn’t get as detailed with her as I would like, because every layer I add in Photoshop on this computer slows the program down more and more til it eventually crashes/won’t load the file anymore. Total pain the the rear. I got through this by flattening every few layers … though I really hate doing that. Anyway it was nice practice. I felt the title appropriate to current events in my life at the moment. No matter what sour apples life hands me, my art is always my there as my creative outlet. I will stand up for my art, my ethics, and what I believe in and I will let no one trample upon that. I think her intense stare and the movement of the piece pretty much captures exactly my feelings when I created this. She means bizness. ;)

Though she was practice, I think she’s printworthy, so I’m offering her as an open edition print!

A Light in the Darkness Open Edition Prints

Prints are still 30% off until August 7th! At checkout use Coupon Code: pixie

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