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wtf

Even though I don’t like the brand new Redbubble with cushions, duvets, iphone cases and now even leggings (!!!), it has been my most complete online portfolio for 5 years now and I decided to go on updating it… ( without the printing options for a start ),
take care all,
ina

Happy new year

Dear fellow artists, friends and followers,
Many wishes for a great 2015 full of health, love and creativity :)
Thank you all for your support, purchases, comments, likes and bubblemails!
Take care,
Ina

PS. I haven’t been active on RedBubble but you can follow me on Facebook and Saatchi…

Family Album

At last… I completed the scanning of this series of 15…
If you want to check out the complete series, go to the first one, then always click the right arrow for “next”.

His Birth + Her Birth
His Childhood + Her Childhood
His Puberty + Her Puberty
His Youth + Her Youth
His Prime of Life + Her Prime of Life
Their Togethers + Their Aparts
His Maturity + Her Maturity
Their grave

New series "Empathy"

I have been working hard on a new series of large imaginary/real/hybrid soul portraits, depicting inner worlds, psychological conditions, personalities, obsessions, emotions, fears.. There are 72 portraits until now, the series is growing though…
I am not quite having the time to take pictures and post everything, I will be doing this one step at a time – some are online on my Facebook though (here ) and some can even be viewed large on Saatchi
Cheers,
Ina

12 new homes for my paintings...

Remember my 2013 Sketchbook project with 40 affordable little originals in 40 days for 19$ including shipping each?
If not, you can read more about it here

I am thankful to all who motivated me to start and finish this project and happy that 16 of these small originals have found new homes, in 3 continents!

- 1 in Kell, IL, US
- 3 in Chicago, IL, US
- 1 in Ft Collins, CO, US
- 2 in Munich, Germany
- 1 in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France
- 1 in Puebla, Mexico
- 1 in Newmarket, Queensland, Australia
- 3 in Casterton, Victoria, Australia
- 1 in Leibnitz, Austria
- 1 in Hooversville, PA, USA
- 1 in Brentwood, Perth, Australia

There are still 28 little mixed media artworks waiting for new homes though. Here they are:


Intruding into her music
by Ina Mar

Man and violin
by Ina Mar

The Strangers
by Ina Mar

Worn out

My personal 2013 sketchbook project and unfiltered thoughts

Two weeks ago, I started a sketchbook project that should end together with the year. I bought a 40-page sketchbook and engaged myself to paint one sketchbook page per day until the last day of the year and sell the paintings for 14€ / 19$ including international shipping. There will be 40 little mixed media works, using pencils, watercolours, acrylics, inks, vintage or weathered book pages, vintage or created doll parts, perhaps coffee and red wine, and eventually other materials I have not planned yet…

There were several personal reasons for this project… During the last year, I have painted very little. I lost my motivation to paint in a regular basis, like I used to. Admiring my favorite artists’ work in the RedBubble community, I rediscover every day how poor my tec…

Personal sells ... sometimes

Many thanks to the kind and supportive person who purchased two prints and a postcard today! I rarely sell something on RedBubble because I’ve taken care to reduce my portfolio to non-commercial (and thus more personal and definitely less popular, less understood) creations. So it’s always an enormous surprise when one of these images does sell!


And in the bedroom floor the coffee cup without you
by Ina Mar


Unreachable Grief
by Ina Mar


Rescue – Little art pillow
by Ina Mar

ps. It’s always worth to ask about the original, because sometimes it’s just a little bit more expensive than a big print… And the artist would not take it personal if you can’t afford it and finally do prefer the print…

SoJie 16 Webring

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 16!


Present turns to past
by Ina Mar

 
 


   Join me at Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 16. SoJie 16 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 16th such exhibition; and 74 other artists, besides myself, are exhibiting. Together we represent at least 14 countries.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on July 3rd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link t…

Present turns to past: My creative process

Please excuse my bad English in advance! If something is not clear, let me know…

This artwork was created during SoJIE 16 workshop. SoJIE 16 stands for Solo’s 16th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, featuring landscape photography interpreted as traditional or digital art. Photographers were asked to pair up with artists to create their translation of a photographic work into traditional or digital art medium. Translated work happened in an open workshop atmosphere where ideas and works in progress were shared before the artwork progressed to the next stage.
I translated Kenart’s “The Light and the Way” (below).

Original work: The Light and the Way by Kenart

I immediately felt related to this photo, because of the intimacy of the two birds. In Ken’…