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Sunward Bound by Amanda Makepeace

Steampunk Art: Sunward Bound

I painted Sunward Bound for the EBSQ Airships Exhibit. The EBSQ themed exhibits area great opportunity to explore new ideas. I thought it would be fun to challenge myself, paint something I might not ordinarily paint--an Airship! Sunward Bound isn't a painting for my portfolio but I...

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Studio News November 2014

Fall Studio News

Today marks the end of a two month commission. Finishing a big project like this is one huge exhale. I always feel a bit lost at first. What do I do now? That feeling doesn't last long because as most of you know I have a...

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Her Domain II by Amanda Makepeace

Limited Edition vs Open Edition Prints

I'm in the process of reorganizing the listings in my Etsy shop. New prints are being added and others are being removed. I thought I'd take a few minutes to discuss the prints I'm selling and why I have several options available to purchase. Her Domain...

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Selling Your Fantasy Art at Conventions

I spent Sunday afternoon editing photographs of my original paintings from the Dragon Con 2014 Art Show and listening to a great interview with fantasy artist Jeff Miracola. Jeff and Will Terry discussed not only selling art at conventions but seeking out the right convention,...

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Studio Cat Woes

The last few weeks have been exhausting. First we had Drusilla, my new studio assistant, spayed and while that is a simple procedure I still worried, who wouldn't? She's my little Shadow look-a-like. I still think of Shadow often and experience moments where the pain...

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October Savings in my Etsy Shop

Trick or Treat? I know it's a difficult choice. One will give you 20% off (no minimum purchase) and the other will give you 35% off on orders of $50 or more. Both of these coupon codes are good in my Etsy shop until November 1st. With...

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More Tiny Paintings on the Horizon

Ever since taking part in Jon Schindehette's Tiny Paintings project, I've wanted to dig out my 3x3 canvases and fill them with fantastical ideas. I found three tiny canvases in my art closet and sketched some ideas over the weekend. The top canvas will be a...

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Sold One, Bought One

As you probably already know, I'm ecstatic my tiny oil painting, Phoenix and the Unicorn, has sold from The ArtOrder shop. I know he's going to be happy in his new home! There are many other wonderful tiny paintings in the ArtOrder shop still in need...

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New Originals and Prints in my Shop

The remaining prints from the Dragon Con print shop are now available to purchase on Etsy. I'm selling them at the convention price but only shipping within the US for these. Some of these are in limited supply, like Spirit Guardian (the wolf) and Fly...

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