On Architecture

In my last post, I mentioned my budding interest in architectural subjects.  In fact, my most recently completed piece happens to be of the tower of a law firm on the corner of Jefferson Street and Holmes Avenue (down the street from my studio).  I find buildings and architectural detail highly challenging to paint in some ways, but that has never stopped me from happily working to portray interesting light conditions or completely abstracting already curious geometry based on my thoughts or emotions.  At any rate, the abundance of beautiful and fascinating buildings in my town has been providing plenty of tempting fodder for my art. . .


#Draw365 7-13


Here are this week's #Draw365 sketches!  I find myself exceedingly fond of drawing buildings and delight in seeing my sketches grow increasingly complex.  I have made it to 13/365. . . already I am thinking about new subjects to draw and imagining what it will be like to reach 365/365.  I even picture continuing to do a drawing a day for the rest of my life and having a box full of little sketchbooks to flip through.  Enjoy!


#Draw365 and the Appeal of the Art Journal

Like many people who appreciate beauty, teacups, vintage typewriters, European cities, and photos of ornate doors, I am on Pinterest.  I curate little collections of prettiness, home improvement, fashion, and art on a regular basis-- for inspiration, for safe-keeping, to look at again and again and enjoy.  I go through phases in my collecting; one day it is pictures of Victorian dresses, another day fountain pens, color palettes, even recipes from the 50's so awful that they are oddly fascinating.  Lately, I find myself particularly curious about sketchbooks, art journals, and travel sketches.  There is something fascinating about the way a daily art journal can make little things matter and tell interesting stories in an effortless way.  I am drawn to this intimate look into an artist's life and surroundings, seeing a large variety of subjects through that artist's eyes and watching his or her style develop over time.

I am so fascinated, in fact, that I have decided to start a new #Draw365 challenge.  I have done projects like this on and off, but have never quite managed to make daily doodling a habit for more than a few months at a stretch.  Looking back on a #Draw365 attempt from 2011, I am flooded with memories, the evolution of creative compositions, and little triumphs in the development of my drawing skills.  I only wish I had continued doing these sketches through the years!

As of this week, I am determined.  Below are my first six sketches from this round!  I will post a new group of sketches every Saturday. . .


Clinton Row and Christina Wegman Fine Art

For about a year and a half, I have been working out of a public studio in a converted storage unit in Downtown Huntsville-- my studio also doubles as a gallery space, and I am part of a larger retail incubator project that you may already know about called Clinton Row.  I started in a 10X10 unit, and within a year, was able to expand my space into a 10X20.  The studio is small, but perfectly efficient, and I have done my best to make it a pleasant place for visitors.  

Daily life and a full schedule of events have taken me away from this blog for quite some time, but today seemed as good a day as any to return to it.  My work has taken many different directions since the last time I composed a blog post.  From doing artwork for Huntsville's 1st Cheese Festival to pet portraits to fashion shows to car art to festivals and beyond, my relationship to my town has also deepened in ways I never imagined.  Below are several pieces I have worked on, both commissioned and for my own joy, during my absence from this blog.  As I reflect on them and browse through older posts, I can only feel humbled by how far my career has really come. . . and yet how many more projects I still want to explore and enjoy and share with others.  I have always joked that I would always have more work to do and that I was glad that my work would never be done-- I would never be bored.  It is nice to look back and confirm that what I said then still rings true now.

I promise to return to updating this blog more frequently.  If there are any topics or artworks of mine in particular that you would like to see featured here and discussed more fully, please do mention them in the comments.

Still Life in Aubergine and Olive

 The Russel Erskine Hotel
Huntsville, AL

 The Church of the Nativity
Huntsville, AL

 Ride the Champion

 The Kaffeeklatsch in Winter
Huntsville, AL

 Dance of the Cherry Blossoms
(Spring Kaffeeklatsch)
Huntsville, AL

 Say Cheese!
Official Art for Downtown Huntsville's 1st Annual Cheese Festival

 Askum and Ginger


 '53 Chevy

 Nell's '55 Chevy

 Lady Slipper

 Iris and Hourglass

 Take the Reins

Nikola Tesla and White Dove

Pricing and Commissions

If you would like to purchase a painting, print, or commission a custom piece from Christina Wegman Fine Art, please E-mail me at ChristinaWegmanFineArt@gmail.com, or contact me via my Facebook page, here.

The price of a painting can depend on many factors, including the materials used, complexity of the project, the reputation of the piece (being in a juried show, for instance), and the size or thickness of the stretched canvas among other things.  At any rate, here is the current range of prices you can expect when buying paintings directly from me:

*Ready-Made Originals:

See individual pricing at Christina Wegman Fine Art. . . most pieces will be priced according to the guidelines below, but according to complexity, many pieces might be priced lower or higher.  If the piece you like has no price and has not yet been sold, please inquire!

*General Pricing Guidelines For Commissions:

11X14:  $150
16X20:  $275
18X24:  $450
24X30:  $600
24X36:  $675
24X48:  $800
30X40:  $1,200
48X60:  $3,000


Mini on Wood: $10
8X10 Signed on Wood: $35
8X10 Signed Stretched Canvas: $40
16X20 Signed on Wood: $75
16X20 Signed on Stretched Canvas: $80
18X24 Signed onWood:  $90
18X24 Signed on Stretched Canvas: $150

(Smaller paintings may not be suitable for 16X20 or 18X24 prints and many other options are available upon request.)

*Other Items

Large coffee mug:  $25
Beer stein:  $40
Small Rectangular Pillow: $40
Larger Rectangular or Square Pillow: $50