Friday, February 29, 2008

Exhibition Success

I took part in a group exhibition held in Rugby Art Gallery earlier this month and pleased to report that I sold a painting. It was co-ordinated by Andrew Douse and drew from the works of seventeen artists who keep in touch online and reflected a variety of styles and mediums. This is the second exhibition the group have organised, last years being held in a Nottingham Gallery.

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Watercolour 14x10

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday Watercolor...Things I love

One of the things I love best will be no surprise to anyone. Watercolors! Here's a painting of my little fold-up palette! We have created hundreds of small format watercolors together.
This piece measures 5x7 inches.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Beware the Seller who makes money off high shipping costs

You know what? I'm getting so irritated with mean nasty people out there that leave retaliatory feedback for no reason at all. Mean.

I bought three items in the last few weeks. I paid for them immediately but asked first, hey...can you combine shipping? I mean really...I've been on eBay for years and know the game (my other account heather-sky-studio, where I sell my original art) and have really worked hard to make sure that I am commiserate with current shipping costs. Most of the time I've eaten the difference and under charged.

So here I have this other account. I buy some goods, pay for them right away. I leave a postitive feedback to the seller, though warn other potential buyers of high shipping costs and no real break. They sent me the package for flat shipping at 9 dollars and charged me 25.

Then they come back and leave me three negatives!!??? WOW!

Let me get this straight:

I buy their goods
I ask for combine shipping they will only give me 5 off
Ok, I pay for it right away
I get the package wow, it's 9 bucks not the 25 I paid
I leave a POSITIVE feedback, with warning of high shipping.

Then I get three NEGATIVES.

Does this seem retaliatory to you guys? I mean wow...I'm kinda bummed.


Thanks for reading this far. I guess there isn't much I can do but warn people to be very very careful. VERY very careful.

Did I make the point yet to be really aware...and careful.


Follow up::

I've had a small amount of conversation with the seller and they will not withdraw the negative feedback left to me. Never mind they are mean spirited and don't like to be called on their crooked business practice of charging astronomical shipping fees.

I left three positives stating item as described, shipping too high. They retaliated with three negatives. Then just said good luck dealing with eBay, almost knowing nothing will be done. I've reported this...we'll see where it goes. I'm very unhappy that this can even happen.

Details of the transaction etc are above.

Buyers, be very very careful! :-( Bad apples out there.

Since I can't use their seller name on eBay or my eBay blog there (my user name there for my antiques and collectibles -- christine-wasankari)

I CAN do it here.

Do NOT buy from this seller for anything!

Once again...these people are crooked and retaliatory. Be very careful.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Flower Pots with Violets Watercolor

When I began painting in watercolors over twenty years ago, one of my first subjects was flower pots. And I still enjoy painting them! This piece measures 4x6 inches and was painted this week.
J. Elaine Hays (Lanie)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


This is an 8x10 Scratchboard done on clayboard black. This was done to benifit Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue Foundation 50% of the proceeds of the sale of this board will be donated to the rescue.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Original Painting, Lilac Forest 9x12 YUPO

Lilac Forest is in celebration of spring. This forest is ablaze with lilac, pinks, whites and purples. The background is done with irridescent paints in pinks, purples and lilacs. The sand was mixed into the paint to give a soft glow to the background. The trees are heavily textured and were painted with a palette knife. This is a 9x12 painting. The gallery quality acrylic paint I use floats on top of the paper and aren't absorbed into it. The colors are amazingly vibrant and since I use lots of texture, have a 3D appearance. YUPO is resistant to creasing, tearing or warping in anyway. It will always lay perfectly flat. This painting is mounted on archival treated masonite and is ready to frame, although the frame is NOT included. No need to use a mat or glass. View auction here: Lilac Forest

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Scattered Autumn Hand Embellished 8x10 Giclee

8x10 Canvas Giclee that has been hand embellished. Painted with deep rich browns, yellows, oranges and warm golds. Keep autumn in your home all year round. Amazing quality. Printed on high quality canvas. Shipped flat in an archival quality plastic bag. Hand signed and numbered. Edition size: 1/50 View auction here: Scattered Autumn

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Monday, February 4, 2008

CrOwS from the Travel Series

Three of Five Crows in the new Travel Series!
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Thanks! Christine

Black Bear

This is a black bear done on scratchboard 5x7
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Saturday, February 2, 2008


This is an 8x10 Scratchboard I did for a challenge in a group on ebay. The challenge is bears.
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Friday, February 1, 2008

Bird Of Prey

This is a 9x12 Pastel drawing of a bird of prey. This drawing is done on artagain paper. This drawing is listed on ebay as part of the SFA theme contest. The theme is Birds.
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