• My name is Natasha and I've been a full-time artist since 2004. My work includes fantasy art and pop art landscapes. I love to paint what I want to see around me! I've had my adventures as an artist and live from lovely mid-Michigan with my 2 children and extended family.

New Original paintings, Framed Mini and #1 Edition Canvas Print auctions

Today, I decided that I’d list my recent creations up for auction with no reserve so my new fans had a chance at owning some originals! Here are the newest auctions listed tonight:

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“Turquoise Dream”

2″ x 3″ FRAMED with mini acrylic painting

View or bid on auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141355911712?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

liia_zps13fe78e7“Love Is In The Air”

18″ x 15″ FRAMED with 11″x14″ acrylic painting on canvas panel

View or bid on auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141355913711

 

firewithin“Fire Within”

“Fire Within

#1 of 1 First canvas in the limited edition set of 10.

This is the #01 of 10 which is a highly collected and sought after number in a limited edition set.

View or bid on auction here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131250032449?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

New art, Store Grand Opening and more

So many new things are going on with my art right now. I’m gearing up to show at several art shows and fests this year including some comic cons and hopefully the Michigan Renaissance Festival if I can figure out the tent logistics (I’ve heard you need a specially old’ looking kind) so I’m going to get that figured out.

 

I have an art show in Lapeer Michigan in the beginning of October as well as an engagement to speak and possibly live paint in Nashville, in the end of that same month. That doesn’t include the tentatively reserved classroom visits I have in the fall. I’m beginning to bear a full plate! It’s good because I’ve spent a long time on everything BUT what I needed to focus on (my art) and that’s been tough especially when I’ve still been doing all the work without an assistant! So needless to say, I’m working on a system to make shipments move faster and more efficiently as well as gain more time to create art.Which is precisely what I intend to do today! My printer is in the repair shop which has sparked the reality that I’m going to have to upgrade to more printers in studio. I can’t depend on one when I have such a huge print workload on a regular basis!

I’m going to be reopening my Etsy shop today with my newest art offerings, as my primary printer should be back up and running this coming week!

GRAND STORE OPENING

If you haven’t noticed yet, my official website has had a HUGE revamp and repositioning. I’m focusing more on my fantasy art that I’ve been working towards the last 3 years, so the theme and style as well as navigation has changed! Check it out here: http://www.wescoatfineart.com. I now have my OFFICIAL OFFICIAL store on my site and added a lot of my newest art. I’ll be continuing to offer my previous more “contemporary” artwork, namely the Jeweled Trees, Paris Romance series and Botanical work on my Etsy shop.

EBAY STORE RELAUNCH

I have relaunched my official eBay shop with my oldest account, which I’ve had since 1999! Gosh I’ve been on there forEVER! The link to all of my current ebay auctions and listings will be here so bookmark this! > http://stores.ebay.com/Wescoat-Fantasy

So, with that said, here are my latest offerings that have launched this week!

FORBIDDEN FRUIT Original Painting

(c)2013 by Natasha Wescoat. More at http://www.wescoatfineart.com

(c)2013 by Natasha Wescoat. More at http://www.wescoatfineart.com

From the Sirens series, comes this young woodland nymph who is surrounded by all the flying creatures of the forest. She’s my idea of a new Eve. One who persuades, but isn’t persuaded. One who can trick but is never tricked! :)

Auction for Original painting starts at $55 HERE>

Signed 8×10 and 12×16 Prints HERE>

(c) 2013 by Natasha Wescoat

(c) 2013 by Natasha Wescoat

“CHARMED” Original Painting is up for auction HERE>

Signed 8×10 and 12×16 Prints HERE>

All of the most current artworks are available as signed prints and hand-embellished painted Limited Editions at my site! http://www.wescoatfineart.com/store

 

 

 

 

10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Klimt

If you have been in an art auction house this year, you could be forgiven for thinking there was no credit crunch. After Francis Bacon’s Triptych and Claude Monet’s Le bassin aux nymphéas both sold for record amounts this year, it seems art-lovers are still willing to pay enormous sums for their collections.

Here are the 10 works of art that have fetched the most money at auction.

1. Pablo Picasso, Garçon à la Pipe, 1905
Went for: £51,845,245
Sold at: Sotheby’s New York, May 2004
Why? Picasso painted this when he was just 24. It depicts a young Parisian working boy crowned with a garland of roses, holding a pipe in his left hand. Charles Moffet at Sotheby’s said: “It has a haunting ambiguity that has ensured its status as one of Picasso’s most celebrated images of adolescent beauty.”

2. Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar au chat, 1941
Went for: £46,028,050
Sold at: Sotheby’s New York, May 2006
Why? Picasso painted his “private muse” many times during their nine-year affair, which began in 1936. Dora Maar au Chat was completed in 1941, a few years before the couple separated, and was described by Sotheby’s as being among the most spectacular of all Picasso’s portraits of Maar.

3. Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912
Went for: £41,315,788
Sold at: Christie’s New York, November 2006
Why? The Nazis confiscated this painting in 1938 when Bloch-Bauer’s husband was forced to flee Austria. In his will, he left the painting to his niece, Maria Altmann. But Ms Altmann faced a protracted legal battle to recover the painting, which she finally won in 2006.
Now it hangs in Ronald Lauder’s Neue Galerie in New York – a collection that aims to recover Jewish-owned art, mostly from Germany and Austria, that had been confiscated or looted by the Nazi government.

Click here to read more of the list at Times Online

Blogs I Enjoy That Aren’t About Art

BLOGS I ENJOY THAT ARENT ABOUT ART
The internet is full of content, alot of it stupid, but surely amusing, cute, and even useful information and content that you wouldn’t find anywhere else! Here are some of the blogs that I enjoy reading and perusing when I take time to surf the net. They are unrelated to art or the fine art world.

Cute Overload! - cuteoverload.com is the best source for the cutest and silliest animals and pets you have EVER seen! I can’t get enough of this blog. It is so darned adorable!!!! I often have to save some of the cute pics to my computer to put on my desktop.

OHNOTHEYDIDNT! – ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com – The infamous guilty pleasure of even celebrities. This blog is updated so fast that I couldn’t keep up with it if I missed reading it for two days alone. This blog has a handful of contributors, most of them the readers themselves, posting not yet seen news from around the web and other media of celebrities at their best and worst. It’s a sad little addiction. I can’t wait to see what Britneys doing outside her home next. I’m so sooo sorry Brit Brit.

Mashable - mashable.com – This blog is more amusement than business related to me, though I do utilize this information to propel my social media marketing ideas. This blog shows you all the latest news on the newest net related technology and social networking. It’s interesting to say the LEAST. It is also connected to other social media news blogs. It’s the never ending web. Don’t get lost!

Those are the main blogs I tend to lurk. I don’t do much reading on blogs unless they are related to business and art.

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