Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gratitude for Paintings sold in 2016

For 2017, I am choosing to focus on "gratitude." So as part of this gratitude practice I am going to begin by expressing gratitude for all the art that was collected during 2016. In this blog post, I am documenting all the art that was collected and expressing my thanks to the universe for uniting my art with collectors.

Each artwork collected has a story... why they fell in love. Why they couldn't live without it. Often, the art was chosen as a gift for a loved one who had a special connection to the subject matter. Others collected art for themselves to celebrate beauty in their lives.

The artwork collected came from four new collections created in 2016 as well as a few miscellaneous whimsical pieces that I created in years prior.

Animal Poetry

I have always felt a strong connection with animal spirits and built a collection of artwork around these soulful animals. Here are four original paintings chosen by collectors this year. 

The pigs were collected by a music teacher who spotted the art the annual boutique that I do in conjunction with a her music school. She purchased the painting for her niece who loves pigs. This was a big investment piece but this collector wanted to be the kind of Aunt who gives original artwork and her niece will grow to appreciate its value over time.

fox painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.com
pig painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.compenguin art by miriam schulman | http://schulmanart.com

Musical Memories

I also create a collection of musical artwork based on instruments and musicians.

  • a professional composer and trumpeter couldn't resist the trumpet and collected it the day it hit my webste
  •  a tubist married to a retired elementary music teacher snatched up the tuba painting
  • The Harp painting went to a seventeen year old daughter who is studying the harp for her birthday present
  • the piano painting, a gift to a granddaughter. 

 click here to see more from the musical art collection
trumpet painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.com
word art | harp painting | musician art | inspirational painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.compiano painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.com

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is it about flowers that draws me to them again and again? I think it is the challenge to paint them in new and unconventional ways.

Like these floral collages. From a distance they look like conventional flower paintings. It is only when you draw near that you see they are made of bits of magazines, piano music and empherma.

  • The sunflowers were purchased by a mother as a Veterinarian school graduation gift to her daughter. 
  • The pink peonies will adorn a music room.
  • a friend, who just sold her company, chose the red poppies to grace her new executive office.
  • Repeat collectors who also own my fruit collage of lemons and limes added the sunflower bouquet to their art collection

Discover flower art that speaks to you
sunflower painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.comflower painting | peony painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.com
flower painting | poppy painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.comsunflower painting by miriam schulman | http://schulmanart.com

My Muse made me do it

These whimsical creations were also part of collections, most of which have already gone on to other homes. There are more Day of the dead art, and flag art to be found on my website.
american flag art by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.com

chipmunk painting by miriam schulman | http://www.schulmanart.comFinally, this watercolor chipmunk crawled into the heart of a collector and she had to bring him home. I love woodland creatures, don't you?

About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)

Miriam Schulman, founder of The Inspiration Place
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and Im the founder of The Inspiration Place  where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired. See the art I create at schulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net