New Work…Clowning Around

www.kimminiciello.comWatercolor on Archival Paper Mounted to Cradled Board and Sealed

8″ x 8″ x 2″, 20cm x 20cm x 5cm

$285 USD, contact me if you would like to purchase

I took a little break from Gate of Reverence to work on this small painting. I had done a ton of research, taking photos at the Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Epcot,  to paint the Coral Reef Restaurant Menus and have wanted to do more sea life themed paintings.  This months themed exhibition at the 127 SoBo Gallery in Winter Garden, Florida is She Sells Sea Shells:  Works focusing on nautical themes and water.  Perfect!

This is another painting like Star Struck that I mounted to a cradled board and sealed with a spray acrylic sealer, thus, no need for framing with glass.  I like the idea of doing a series of these sea life themed paintings mounted this way.  I feel it would make a great collection to hang together, or to set on shelves or table tops!

If you are an artist interested in this process of framing without glass. I am in the process of writing an article on the steps and techniques, which will be available for download. I would like to experiment with a few more sealing options before publishing the article so please stay tuned.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting please contact me.  It will be at the 127 SoBo Gallery the months of June and July and if purchased then, 30% of the sales will go to the gallery, which is a non profit organization!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the summer!

A side note… I published my May Newsletter last week. Click here if you would like to read it.


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9 thoughts on “New Work…Clowning Around

  1. How great that this is now available !
    Glass and the cost of matting was the reason that I settled upon acrylic paints, which can be used in a water color manner. But that was some decades ago! I applaud yourulti- faceted success! kudos!

  2. I am a beginning artist… self taught. Tho I have won some awards, there is so much I do not know of basics!
    Not yet sure which different media I will settle on. couple each of water color, pastel, pen/ink charcoal, more in oil.
    Small town art league has opportunities to exhibit only a couple times a year.
    Question: the changing light from natural to home lighting sets me back as I keep reworking my current oil.
    What kind of natural lighting can I buy?

    • Hi Helene,
      If you paint at night or do not have enough natural daylight in your painting area. The best thing to do is get a lamp, either desk or overhead and use daylight bulbs. These bulbs for which there are a number of manufacturers and types, simulate the temperature of daylight as much as is possible. It is a balance of warm and cool. If you use regular florescent lights they are too cool and incandescent lamps, which are not being made anymore anyway, are too warm. If you do some research on line you will find some good options. I hope this helps!

      • Thanks for the tip on “daylight bulbs”
        IF I walked into a store for purchase I doubt that a salesperson would know the difference. So will look for more specific info . I do need to extend my daylight time. Ty again.

        • Hi Helene, You may want to check out Jo Ann Fabric. They have a good range of daylight lamps for quilters and sewers that work just as well for artists. Then you could use their weekly forty or fifty percent off coupon too! 🙂

  3. I really like what you are doing. I have been living in Japan so my work also has a strong Asian influence. I would really be interested in your no glass framing technique. Thanks

    • Hi Cindy, I adore and relish the time I spent in Japan. So nice you live there! Your work is lovely. I am in the process of writing an article on the steps and materials used for framing without glass. I’m still experimenting with some other sealers. If you like you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter so that you would know when I have published it. Here is the link if you are interested:

  4. Thank you again, Kim! Joann fabrics here I come! I have not been there for years and never knew of their 50 per cent off coupons! In store or mailer or how get?

    • I am on their mailing list and get the flyer in the Sunday paper. But if you have a smart phone, you can download the app and get all the coupons that way on your phone! Hope you find something!

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