Thursday, December 27, 2012

Studio progress & wishing everyone a very happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Merry Christmas filled with wonderful family and friends!

2012 flew by so quickly and here we are looking at the end of 2012 ...and a bright new beginning with the incoming 2013 year! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

As always I greatly appreciate each and every one of you for your continued interest in my paintwork! From the bottom of my heart I thank you!

Work continues here in the studio at a good pace...many projects are at the 50% completed stage...some are sales items and some are commissions.

The two commissioned projects here in the studio that are in the 98% paintwork completion stage are the wonderful Elsie and Oliver resins. Elsie and Oliver were both sculpted by the super talents of Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig. Elsie stands approx 6 inches tall and Oliver stands approx 4 3/4 inches tall.

Both are being hand painted in oil colors by me, Sandra Hottinger of C.S.Richmond Studios.

Happy New Year!
Sandra Hottinger
C.S.Richmond Studios

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

Family visits and dinner get togethers...cold air and snow in the air! Bright shining colors and lights everywhere decorate peoples homes for the Christmas Holiday Season..inviting colorful light displays.

Wishing you my very best for a joyful Chirstmas Season!

I had not realized that it had been 30 days since I posted a studio blog post...I've been very busy and time got away from me!

Above are pictured the next batch of items on the painting table...since this photo was taken several of these fantastic sculptures have had two or three coats of paint applied. I have also prepped a wonderful Emilia Kurila "Bacchus" resin ...he is ready for paint. Also a commissioned Carol Williams Valor resin is 95% prepped.

I also completed a commissioned Storm Watch resin...wonderfully sculpted by the super gifted Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig.

My goal and plan for 2013 is to paint several sales items. The items are the resins I spoke of earlier this year...the many wonderful resins that I have purchased over the years. It is time to get these guys painted while my eyesight is still good enough to paint fine details.. 

My plans are to keep several in my personal collection and to place the balance in sales folders on my web page or on another photo web sight..a photo web page that does not have all of those goofy pop-ups.....perhaps linking my web page sales to the photo page. My web page allows small photos..not large enough for my liking to show the fine details ...I would love to hear suggestions of photo web pages from you all!

Commission books for 2013 have been kept to a commission per month. Cancellations of orders and completions of commissions will open up a painting slot. 

For those of you not familiar with my commission/sales newsletter...for my studio commissions and sales notices is the form:

That's about it for now! 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Sandra Hottinger
C.S.Richmond Studios