Sunday, December 22, 2019

Liberty Gallery January First Friday 2020

Start off the New Year with some new art. 
Spokane First Friday 2020! 
I'll be at the Liberty Gallery.
Located on the mezzanine of Auntie's Book Store in Spokane, WA.
Come and see me from 5-9 pm on Jan 3.

Birch Trees
 Mixed Media
11x14
$170

The Lay of the Land
Mixed Media
20x20
$400

Fire on the Palouse II
Mixed Media
10x20
$220


Purple Hills
Mixed Media
10x10
$140





Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Emerge Holiday Market 2019


I'll be at the Emerge Holiday Market in Cour d'Alane this Sunday. Looking for Christmas gifts? I'll have cards, small paintings, ornaments, and prints!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Painting a Long Board Deck with Acrylic Paint


I painted this Long Board for the art show at Paradigm Skate Supply in Spokane WA. The painting will now be going to my December - January Show at the Liberty Gallery. The Liberty Gallery is located on the second floor of Auntie's Book store in the mezzanine.

How to Paint a Long Board Deck


Supplies:
Hand Sander with 80-120 git sandpaper
Gesso
Caulk, modeling paste, or gel medium (optional)
360-600 smooth grit sand paper (optional)
White drawing chalk
Acrylic Paint


Steps for painting on a wood surface.
1. Sand off the previous layer of paint, and wipe the board clean. You will need a medium grit sandpaper for this (80-120)

2. Decide if you want to fill the screw holes or just leave them (I left mine). If so, you can use caulk, modeling paste, or gel medium.

3. Gesso the deck with a smooth, synthetic brush one or two inches wide. I did three layers. Each layer must fully dry (20 minutes or more). Each layer should be painted on in the opposite direction of the previous layer. This is so that the layers of gesso fill in the lines the paint brush left behind.
Example: gesso left to right, then up and down, then left to right again.
If you want it really smooth, you can gently sand each layer of gesso (with a fine grit sand paper 360-600 grit) before adding the next layer. Be sure to wipe the board clean after sanding. You can paint on as many layers of gesso as you need to achieve the desired smoothness. 

4. Paint an Undercoat. I start every painting by covering the entire surface with a bright, warm color: orange, yellow, pink. I choose a warm color because they are easier to cover up that a cool color.
Example: blue covers yellow, but yellow will not cover blue.
Now, I am able to sketch my design with white drawing chalk.

5. Sketch out a design with white chalk.
I do not use pencils, pens, or sharpies because many acrylic paints are fairly translucent, and my underdrawing will show through. Also, black chalk can contaminate the color, and some inks bleed through paint (sharpies being one of them).

6. Once your design is sketched, start painting.

7. Time to Varnish. Let your painting dry for three days before you varnish. Although acrylic paint drys fast to the touch, it is often not fully dry. You can use a spray on varnish or a brush on. Varnish comes in gloss, matte, semi-gloss, satin... there are plenty of choice, pick your favorite.

8. Your done! Display your masterpiece by attaching sawtooth hangers on the back, or using J hooks on your wall.






Saturday, October 19, 2019

New Art up at Pottery Place Plus!

Fresh off the Easel!
These pieces are available at
 Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington  Spokane, WA


"Mosaic Light"
Acrylic
11x14
SOLD


"Purple Haze"
Mixed Media
8x8
SOLD



"Mosaic Light II"
Acrylic on Textured Canvas
11x14
$150



"Cold, Misty Morning"
Mixed Media
12x12
SOLD



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Abstract Florals

Been in the studio (AKA my Kitchen) working on mixed media abstract florals the last couple of weeks. Here are my latest. My color palette has altered a bit, leaning more pastel, and including gold leaf, but then I aways love gold leaf. Also, I was given a whole pile of old sewing patters last year, and am finally putting them to good use, both for texture and design.


"In Full Bloom"
Mixed Media
11x14
$150 



"It Could Have Been You"
Mixed Media
16x20
$320


"Grace"
Mixed Media
11x14
$150

Available at Pottery Place Plus in Spokane, Wa.
If interested in my artwork, shows, or techniques follow me on Instagram: @katiefreyart




Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fresh off the Easel!



"Through the Trees"
Acrylic
16x20
$340


"On the Range"
Acrylic
9x12
SOLD


And one still on the Easel:

To see my newest art, my works in progress, and be updated about my shows and classes follow me on Instagram! @katiefreyart 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

New Member at Potter Place Plus


Exciting news! I have joined Spokane's art co-op Pottery Place Plus. It's located downtown in the Liberty Building (right next to Auntie's Book Store). I'll be setting up a tomorrow.

POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. WA Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 327-6920

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am -9pm
Monday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm


Here is a sneak peak:

"Priest Lake Pines"
Acrylic
SOLD

"Song Bird II"
Acrylic
SOLD

"Free to Roam"
Acrylic
$75

"Feels Like Summer"
Acrylic
$75



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Avenue West July Guest Artist

My art will be up all through the month of July!
Avenue West Gallery
Spokane, WA.
Artist Reception Friday July 12, 2019.
Come on by!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Art up at Rockwood Retirement

Rockwood Retirement Communities
Art up at "The Summit"
2903 E. 25th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223

Art up June 1 through July 30, 2019
Artist Talk Tuesday, June 4 10:00 am




First time on display!

"Out of the Blue" 
Mixed Media
30 x 48
SOLD






Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pet Portraits






Pet Portraits in Modern "Pop Art" Style
$75 for a 8 x 8
$85 for a 10 x 10
$95 for a 12 x 12, etc. 
Interested? Message me through Instagram @katiefreyart, Facebook, or email: katiemfrey(at)gmail(dot)com

Monday, May 13, 2019

Fresh off the Easel: Negative Painting

New Art up at Pottery Place Plus!
Up through the Month of May, 2019.

"The Fawn"
Acrylic
8x8
SOLD

"Friends"
Acrylic
5x5
$35

"Song Bird"
Acrylic
8x8
SOLD

Pottery Place Plus
203 N. Washington St. 
Spokane, WA

In the Liberty Building next to Auntie's Book Store.





Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fresh off the Easel


"American Bison" 
Acrylic
8x10
SOLD

"Blue Heron"
Acrylic
5x7
$55


"Wild Hare"
Acrylic
8x16
$140


"After the Burn"
Acrylic
7x9
$85


"Sunlit Path"
Acrylic
7x9
$85


All pieces are currently up at Potter Place Plus in Spokane, WA for the month of May, 2019. The Artist Reception and First Friday Event is May 3 from 5-9 pm. 
You are invited!


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fresh off the Easel: Skyscapes

"Evening Storm"
Acrylic
8 x 11
SOLD

"Storm Cloud"
Acrylic
8 x 11
$95

"Late Afternoon Clouds"
Acrylic
8 x 11
$95

"Cold Sunrise"
Acrylic
8 x 11
$95

"Sky Burst"
Acrylic
10 x 10
$95

"Cirrus Cloudscape"
Acrylic
8 x 11
$95

All my petite skyscapes will be on sale at Potter Place Plus the month of May. 
Artist Reception & First Friday Event May 3, 2019, 5-9pm.