Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Born under the lucky star

 born under the lucky star

"Born under the lucky star" is my one of a kind, original painting for kids room or nursery decor. It is an ancient idea that stars influence our lives. And those born "under the lucky star" are meant to be very fortunate in everything they do. Unique birthday gift!

I created this adorable baby Fox Painting on a back stapled gallery wrapped canvas using my unique acrylic painting technique, wired and ready to hang right out the package! Sides are painted - no frame required! Certificate of Authenticity is also included, signed and dated by me, the artist.

100% hand painted, original artwork

Artist: Helen Janow Miqueo
Title: “Born under the lucky star”
Size: 16"x20"x1.5"
Support: Wooden frame
Style: Whimsical Art
Medium: Acrylic
Year: 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Columbus Day Sale 15% OFF


Please join my 15% OFF Columbus Day Sale! Fantastic, original gifts you won't find anywhere else! Find unique Christmas Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Wall Decor ideas for your home and more! 

October 8 - October 14, 2014


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Monday, October 6, 2014

New 2015 Art Calendars

 Big Dipper

 Three Wishes

2015 wall calendars featuring my original art are now available in my HJM Art Gallery Etsy shop! I combined beauty and functionality together in these designs. These whimsical Tree of Life calendars will keep you organized in 2015, while giving you something beautiful to look at. 

Like all my quality giclee prints, the calendars are printed using Epson's archival ultrachrome pigmented inks, which are guaranteed not to fade for at least 100+ years under glass, on a 100% cotton rag, museum quality, acid-free, archival, bright white Velvet Fine Art Paper. They are long lasting, fade resistant and also smudge resistant!

They make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Check out my Christmas/Calendars section for more beautiful Christmas Gifts ideas. More calendars to come. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nothing gold can stay

"Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay."
Robert Frost

This is one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost. It brings out the feeling of melancholy and understanding of inevitable change. With the coming of Fall, the possibilities of summer are gone and the cold winder days are on the horizon. In California, the change is not as obvious as in other parts of the country, but the inner change is still present.

I love painting Autumn's colorful palette. Many of my paintings and prints from original paintings depict the feeling of Fall, colors of Halloween and the harvest.

 Autumn Print
 Colors of the Season Print

 In Love Print

 Letter H

Monday, August 18, 2014

Why do people buy art?

My new art: “The Opposites” and “The Big Dipper”

 The big dipper

I was recently asking myself one interesting question: Why do people buy art? What are they looking for when choosing an artwork for their homes and offices? Art is a very personal thing for both an artist and a buyer. As an artist, I put my heart and soul into every painting I create and when my passion is met with buyer's love of my art there is a match, there is a purchase. 

Most of the time people buy my art because they love my style of painting and a subject matter. My style is unique and my subject matter is nature: tree of life, love birds, animals and gardens. My art collectors also often comment on my use of colors and texture. I use vivid, colorful color palette. 

In other words, people like what they SEE and can identify with a subject matter. Art is so visual in nature that I often think that searching for art on the web using keywords is a strange and counter-intuitive thing to do. Most people, including myself, wouldn't even know what to search for. Maybe colors? Maybe size? My point is that we need to SEE art!

People buy art to decorate their homes and offices and the artwork's colors and style are very important in this situation. Paintings and prints are part of the overall feel and look of the interior design. Artists like myself love to create custom artwork for interior decorators and designers.

Art collectors buy art as an investment and many people buy art as gifts.

Why do you buy art? I am very interested to know. Please share it with us.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

New Cat Painting!

This is my NEW original acrylic painting on canvas depicting a Cat named Julian with cattitude. Fun, whimsical artwork for the entire family. This painting makes a very unique and fun gift as well as provides a great topic of conversation. Fantastic kids room decor!

Check out more of my art here: HJM Art Gallery

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