I have had so many requests this year for peoples pets and beyond. I thought I would give a quick synopsis on how the process works. I will need a good photo to begin with. CLEAR, and showing your pets entire body, or what your pet does best. I can do several pets in one painting. Much like these two works that were commissioned by a collector in Germany, who comes to the French Quarterfest each year to see me. I also did some lagniappe as well for being a A repeat buyer. I also have had many people ask me for cats as well as dogs. I would even do a horse, pig, cow, whatever pet you are looking for. My main thing is this… I need a clear picture to work from that we both can agree upon. I then will use my artistic vision to create a lovely work for you in bright bold colors. Canvas, and acrylic, then sealed for the final work. I will negotiate a price, but generally will not do anything under 16 by 20 size. typical cost for a 16 by 20 is $100 down payment, and then $50 when finished. You pay for the shipping. I do take credit cards, but prefer cash, and I don’t like deadlines. I like to take my time. I also will give you a glimpse of what I’m creating, but at the end of the day its my artistic license, and freedom to express which creates the work. I can change eye color, I can add fido’s dog collar etc. But at the end of the day I take my time, and finish. No refunds. I look forward to doing these works and enjoy making people happy. Let me know if your interested by emailing me at email@example.com. thanks.
I am pleased to return for the 6th year in a row to the Crescent City Brewpub for the month of April. Showing again with me is Rick Moore, photography, Lana Guerra, painter… White Spider Photography, and myself. As always opening night is from five pm to seven pm upstairs at crescent city brewpub. we will see you there for art and beer tasting and a little nosh.
Big Queen Mardiclaw is the owner of the big easel and skinz n bonez and soul sweepers. She is currently showing at both Surrey’s locations on magazine street in New Orleans, and also at both Velvet Cactus locations… Lakeview and Baton Rouge. you can find her in her studio located in Gentilly on any given day, and she will be with her Bone Gang for Joan of Arc on twelfth nite. Also look for her at Dog Day Afternoon, and Melbas in teh 8th ward.
so won’t you join us in celebrating epiphany?
FALL my favorite time of year.
I just wanted to touch base with all of you out there to let you know that this fall has been incredibly busy for me. I just uploaded 15 images to fine art america. its incredible to think that just about ten years ago I wasn’t showing anything, to today where I have over 100 works hanging in various venues throughout the city of New Orleans.
click on the link above for the fine art america website. or google fine art america mardiclaw.
in the meantime I’m showing at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen uptown. lots of day of the dead images there, with roosters chickens, and architecture.
from there you can find me at surrey’s 1418 magazine street / 4807 magazine street
velvet cactus lakeview and baton rouge locations and melba’s on elysian fields.
my krewe will be out in force for the October first buggy parade in the french quarter. october third for calacas y maracas where you can win a painting. then oct 18th for prince of wales social aid and pleasure club, anba dlo, krewe of boo, anne rice ball, and then the day of the dead parade.
here’s to the fall, may you find a pumpkin spice latte in your future.
just wanted to touch base with those of you out there searching out the big easel.
I am currently showing at the louisiana pizza kitchen uptown, Melba’s on elysian fields, both surrey’s locations and both velvet cactus locations…
I am also gearing up for another show this time at twisted and at midway. the big easel is located in gentilly and is the studio I work out of … I can be reached at 504 554 2069.
looking forward to a beautiful fall season
I have found a great new venue to showcase my art. It also happens to be a wonderful restaurant. The Velvet Cactus in Lakeview is among one of my favorite new hotspots. A great patio area with all kinds of funky goodness, and hispanic overtones, with wonderful food, and eclectic mixed crowd. From families to locals alike, this place satisfies all my needs. you will find them here…. http://www.thevelvetcactus.com/
I would like to tell you that I have been quite successful with my day of the dead art here… take some time out of your busy schedule and get yourself a margarita… the happy hour here? makes everyone happy. Watermelon mint? YUM…
Once a year I get the opportunity to show at the crescent city brewhouse on decatur street, and this year? I get to show for april, WHICH includes french qtr fest, shore leave and both jazzfest weekends. AGAIN , with Offbeat Magazine Photographer KIM WELSH, and Photographer RICK MOORE, we will grace the walls with our nola goodness.
LOTS of jazzfest shots, secondlines, and krewes… for myself? a painting a day. here’s a taste of some of the works I have been working on. mostly things I found after mardigras that inspired me, done festival style.
see you at crescent brewpub april first at five pm upstairs.
just wanted to do a shout out to my friend gustavo at a musing bike rentals located at 1818 magazine street. right now he has a few of my canvas on the wall, but soon will be donning many, and become a regular show place for me. Gustavo? you rock.
come OCT fifth to jimani to get your faces painted at four thirty BEFORE joining the Skinz N Bonez Pub Crawl. the bars participating are arnauds, erin rose, mollys on toulouse, the kerry, house of blues voodoo garden, good friends, aunt tiki’s, spitfire, and R Bar.
put on your skellie face so you don’t feel outta place. go to skinznbonez.com to donate for the crawl, and get your collectible lanyard. CHEERS