Thank you for stopping by the website. Lately, I’ve been looking into ways to make my work more affordable for all of you by using different mediums, making a broader range of sizes and by making the option for prints available via direct order. It has been a goal of mine to only sell originals because I wanted everyone to experience the joys and fabulousness of owning original art. There is so much more to an artwork that cannot be conveyed through reproductions no matter how good they are, especially with the oil paintings. My works often have a great deal of texture that does not translate fully to flat copies.
After years of only selling original work, I’ve decided to branch out to find the best way to make prints available to all of my fans. Until I get the new integrated features on my website where prints can be ordered, you can message me via email, on my Facebook art page, or on Instagram and I will work with you to get prints made.
Lately, I’ve been making many watercolors. It is not my usual medium and I’ve been having fun experimenting and creating a variety of works that will fit well into your homes and offices. These works are smaller and very affordable. I have yet to photograph and upload the full images to my website and various other pages, but you can preview the works on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. If you haven’t written me lately, I want to hear from you and what you are looking for. Always feel free to reach out with any questions. I’m happy to answer anything no matter how small your inquiry may be.
I really appreciate your continued support on my life journey of art. Next up on the to-do list is to compose newsletters. If you haven’t signed up on my email list, make sure don’t miss out on getting my first ever newsletter where I will give insights into the works, highlight new works, and get insider information and offers. Sign up and don’t miss out!
Until next time, here is a wonderful and interesting use of lighting on a painting one of my patrons owns. He was tickled at how the use of lighting changes the looks of the work so much. Enjoy!
Oil on canvas
10″ x 10″ x 1.5″
Today, I decided to explore my past by drawing a comic, which I have not drawn in decades. The original can be checked out on my Instagram account: instagram.com/kellistretesky. Follow me there. Flash is my subject for the day.
Flash by Kelli Stretesky
Many years ago, Kelli met her neighbor, Victoria, and soon to be close friend that blossomed into the founder of Biainili. They nourished their friendship over coffee and walks in the neighborhood while discussing art, philosophy and ideas on flying to the moon. After founding the line, Victoria knew she had to incorporate Kelli’s artwork. It’s been a beautiful and exciting collaboration ever since and the results are fabulous!
Now everyone can have Stretesky’s art on the new premium perfumed products by Biainili.There are seven sensationally, scented candles made from natural ingredients such as coconut and soy wax, essential oils and signature perfumes. Biainili breaks the mold of trends with the use of fine art on it’s all natural, Armenian-inspired product line, and it shows.
Scented candles can be exclusively found online in Biainili’s Fragrance section. Collections include Tarragon, Geranium & Rosehips, Basil, Benzoin, Fig & Coffee, Walnut & Cognac, and Armenian Pomegranate.
Pictured below is the wonderful Biainili Basil candle featuring the painting Journey (that is still available).
Be sure to check out the rest of the collection at Biainili.com
Thank you, Sadia Chowdhury, for a wonderful write-up of my work from “The Art Factory” on Tally Tadka. I appreciate all of the kind words and support!
Here is an excerpt:
“Once in a while, we tend to bump into certain people, who’s aura and charm brings in a certain positivity and calmness in our mundane lives. Artist Kelli Stretesky is one such person. Observing her work is much like yoga – it brings a certain stillness, calmness and takes you to a place where you don’t want to come back from too quickly.”
Oil on canvas
48″ x 48″ x 3/4″
It’s been a great year! I have been building Art For Hospitals + for a few years now and it’s been a very rewarding process.
After painting the oil painting Twins for Mercy Ardmore in June of 2014, the diptych was finally ready for the finishing coats and ready to be installed into my hometown hospital where I was born. This past January the works were loaded and up in a truck and I met a team at the hospital to hang the pair of paintings. It was a wonderful and exciting day, and a terrific experience to work with such lovely people. I appreciate the staff at Mercy embracing my work and the vision of Art For Hospitals +.
A very special thank you to those that have been involved in the launch of Art For Hospitals +. A special shout out to my parents, Dr. James O. Young, Andre Moore, Daryle Voss and the wonderful installation team.
There are many things to consider when you have a painting that you want to keep in good condition. Two of the most important factors are temperature and humidity. When thinking of the environment for your work of art, it is best to think of museums and the lengths taken to regulate conditions to maintain historical works.
Caring for Your Paintings is a great article from the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute. These experts cover the most important factors into caring, hanging and maintaining paintings. A great read for anyone who owns or cares for fine art.
As always, please direct any of your questions regarding caring for your paintings to me. I’m happy to answer. Feel free to contact me here and sign up for the newsletter here.
Join me this Saturday with New York Session Symphony, May 30th at 7:30 for this , and
I will be in the lobby with some of my work for purchase. See you there!
Battle with a Joker
Get this one of a kind piece to make your space extraordinary. The thought provoking Battle With a Joker is loaded with dramatic texture, vibrant colors and lyrical composition.
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