Grab a beverage and settle in for a long-overdue update from the studio of Rebecca Rebouche!
I am still taking commissions for tree paintings - and have added two smaller size options. You can now get a 16" x 20" tree painting for $500 and a 20" x 28" for $800. The grand 48" x 72" is also still available. Please contact me to discuss availability. Essentially I meet with a person or family to learn more about them, and then make a painting that represents them. To learn more about the family tree paintings I've made this year, click here.
Give ArtI love this time of year with the chill in the air, hot chocolate next to my easel in the afternoons, and holiday songs coming from the radio on the floor of my studio. I don't want to be yet another business cramming holiday pressure down your throat (or inbox). But I truly feel warm and fuzzy inside around the holidays and I know that there are others out there like me. If you are on holiday overload already, feel free to skip this section. For everyone else, here are the answers to your holiday-art-buying questions:
• art pieces are available, shop online or at my studio
• wrapping service available
• limited number of special commissions are still available
• last chance to shop circus-style: Dec. 19 Palmer Park Art Market
• I can hold items until christmas eve if needed
Ideas that make giving art extra special:
• add a personal message to the back of your art-gift
• give a trio of small pieces from my etsy shop
• commission my art-wrapping service to make the outside as lovely as the inside
• go for the whole package - meet with me for a gift consultation that includes an original art piece and advice for supporting gifts to make a cohesive collection of gifts (Example: For your wife or daughter - A lovely timeless dress or blouse, one of my tree paintings with that same dress depicted hanging from a branch, and an actual tree planted in her name along the gulf coast or in the diminishing rainforest with a map that shows where her tree is planted.)
We all want to give a gift that's personal and special. We can't do that every year, year after year, but when the time is right, there is a way. I hope your holiday shopping is both joyful and meaningful. This time of year is about so much more than cheap gifts and parties, and it should feel as wholesome as it is. Merry happy holiday.
Updated EtsyNew originals and prints have been added to my etsy shop. It's a great place to get something from me if you are on a budget, or just looking for something small. In my etsy shop I sell unframed sketches, archival prints, and small works on canvas. Shop anytime, anywhere.
OK Enough about buying art. Time for sharing.
I would like to share a project I did late this summer. This video was originally created for another purpose but unfortunately that project died before reaching its full potential. However, I am very proud of the video and the art piece showcased in it, and so I share it with you now. The video and the soft-sculpture art piece were both created in a 24 hour period. Filming took place at my home studio and at KK Projects - Life is Art Foundation. Special thanks to them for the use of the beautiful space. Extra special thanks and kudos to Jason Villemarette of Fire on the Bayou Productions for the complete and exquisite filming, editing and creative direction of this piece.
The braid was built on the floor of my shotgun house stretching from nearly one end to the other. I hunched over the heaps of fibers for nearly 12 hours straight and the physical act of braiding and weaving took me from the studio through the bedroom and living room, and at 6:00am I ended up in my kitchen where I brewed another pot of coffee before meeting Jason at 8:00am for the filming in the courtyard. The piece itself explores a type of ephemeral biography - through the stages of life, beginning with the fresh blooms of birth, through the brightness of youth, the change and darkness of adolescence, the calm surrender of adulthood and the eventual deterioration of old age and death. It seeks to represent the evidence that would be captured if someone were to metaphorically grow their hair and drag it along behind them for a lifetime.
Director/Director of Photography: Jason Villemarette
Gaffer: Clayton Nepveaux
Edited By: Fire on the Bayou Productions
SideshowI have two more public showings of my work this year. The first is gallery-style, the second is circus-style.
November 14-15, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm
In conjunction with the Three Rivers Art Festival this weekend, I will be showing at a pop-up gallery in downtown Covington. 401 North Columbia St. (on the main festival drag, but inside out of the weather, with nice gallery lights :)
2. New Orleans
December 19, Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Art Market of New Orleans, Palmer Park, corner of Carrollton and Claiborne
Work it outI have led two workshops recently on "drawing in nature." If you are interested in taking one of my workshops and would like to remain on the mailing list for workshop invitations, click here and provide your contact information so I can keep you informed of my class offerings in the new year.
Alas, time to close.
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