Monday, December 21, 2009

The Brazen Eye

You can still get this painting!

I bought a painting for my mother for Christmas, and I had such a wonderful experience with the painter, Melynda Skinner*, of The Brazen Eye, that I decided to give her the tiny bit of free press I can on my blog.

First of all, as you can see, she's quite talented, but that's not what inspired this post. I wasn't sure exactly what to do with a huge, rolled-up painting and asked her for advice. Her response couldn't have been quicker or friendlier. I have a soft spot in my heart for people who make a living doing what they love, and I would hope that if anyone is looking for a piece of art, you check out Melynda's work first. Right now, 5' x 6' paintings are going for as low as $50 - $100, but I wouldn't expect that to last long.

So, in the words of the artist herself, Our paintings are created by a family group of fine artists living and working in the US—not in some sweat-shop art** mill in Who-Knows-Where—and our materials are designed to last generations, not a year or two. We do the right thing. Period. When you contact us, you’re contacting someone in the studio—not some outsourced customer support flunky. We know our stuff.

*She is also the author of 7 published books.

**I'm pretty sure this describes the art I own, and now I feel guilty.


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  2. interesting text. i didn't know her before.


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