Hello my friends! I am, of course, still here. I’ve just been quietly working on other things, again. As you might have noticed, not much has really changed on the main gallery site, most changes have taken place on the storefront. I will be adding more of my newer paintings up on here and there soon, just trying to find the best work-around for not having a real camera. It’s not easy, lol!
There has also been a lot of painting like… a lot! I think there are currently 4 paintings in the works that are just about done. Of course, I have tried to work on just one painting until completion, but it never works for me! When it’s just the one painting, there is a burst of creative energy that runs out quickly and then I have to force myself to slog through to the end. If I have more than one, I can set it aside when I start to feel the drag and come back to it refreshed later on. This method, of course, has its own issues. Sometimes I find myself sitting there thinking “I don’t know which one I want to work on today….”
But enough ranting. The point is, I’m still here, still painting, and I have not forgotten about the main gallery… much.
Just wanted to put a quick little blurb up about a couple of things! 1: The grand opening sale for my art store will be expiring at the end of the year so be sure to take advantage of the 15% discount while you still can! 2: The storefront itself has changed a bit to allow for better usability (hopefully). 3: I’m still painting, I just haven’t been at a point on my current painting where I wanted to share BUT you will be seeing it soon.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram where you can see works in progress and in-studio pictures. You can also support me on Patreon to help fund my oil paint addiction. All of my members on Patreon get a monthly discount for my store.
As I’ve been working to update the portfolio on here, I realized that there is a good number of paintings I don’t considered finished. Either I thought of them as finished and then reconsidered or I set them aside to come back to and never did. So, over the next couple of weeks, I plan to reduce that number down to nothing before I start anything new. After doing a quick count, there are about 27 paintings to work on so needless to say I’ve got alot of work ahead of me. Since I’ll be going from oldest to newest that does mean any current personal projects will be put on hold however I am still offering commissions and those will come first.
That’s right, I am now officially for hire. Please keep reading for important information!!
I’m only going to work on 2 paintings at a time to start and will not be accepting all commission requests. I will NOT be accepting requests of a lewd nature. You are able to submit your request via the contact form on the Hire page, please be as detailed as possible and include any non-copyrighted reference images that you have.
Once we have nailed down the details and decided on a payment method, you will receive an invoice for half of the total cost. This upfront payment MUST be made before my brushes get wet, if you need to make payments in installments your spot will be reserved until that first 50% total has been paid and work will commence. This is non-refundable once painting has started.
After the painting is completed the other 50% will be due via invoicing (again, installment payments are an option) before the item is shipped. I will not ship until 100% of the agreed upon total is received.
While I love to paint and enjoy doing so for other people, I do not work for free. If you are asking me to paint something for you please understand that supplies cost money and my time is valuable, so no free paintings are available at any time. Do not ask.
I’m happy to announce that one of the side effects of the hosting upgrade was the ability to add a store page right here on my site. Still in the process of fiddling but it works without having to send out to another site, which is awesome. Check it out and buy a post card, really helps me out if ya do!
How things look now is that a quick and easy migration is not possible so I will be rebuilding the site bit by bit. While this will be a longer process than I had initially hoped for, it does allow me to clean up things a bit. One thing I will not be adding back in is my digital art gallery. After some consideration, I have come to the conclusion that it detracts from the main focus of this site, which is to showcase my paintings. If you’re still interested in seeing anything I’ve created digitally, I can create a subsite for just my digital pieces. Please let me know in the comments if this is something you would be interested in.
Don’t worry, this is still the artist portfolio website for Katherine Steeves. I had to upgrade my hosting service and couldn’t put it off any longer. I will be working to migrate my old site over to the new service as quickly as possible but in the meantime you can see my most recent content on Instagram @ Https://www.instagram.com/kat.s.artistry/