Friday, April 8, 2016

New Blues Series!









I've released a new series of blues for spring!! It's a new color palette and a new concept for me to make myself stay with one dominant color for a whole series instead of painting the rainbow. Don't worry, I'm already working on other palettes for other series. I haven't mono-chromed this studio just yet :). Cedar approves of all of these pieces. Check them out in the shop : http://hillarybutler.bigcartel.com/










Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Falling Into Place Workshop

        

I was blown away by the amazing response that we had to the Abstract Art 101 workshop at Falling Into Place on February 28th! I still can't believe it filled up in just FOUR DAYS! It was a gorgeous spring day which worked perfectly for our exercise that we did outside.  I was super excited to have such enthusiastic and amazing attendees; we had a really great time learning about abstract art together.


Let's be honest, the best part is that we greeted attendees with a mimosa at the door. Yes. We did. I get excited when I can bring people together to teach and encourage them to use their creative gifts and explore their curiosities. Connecting and getting to know each other is a huge reason I love this class and love our little cocktail time for this reason. The weather was unseasonably warm for February and we got to enjoy the beautiful weather during a charcoal exercise in the sunshine. I loved getting to see everyone's original designs that reflected their unique personalities in their paintings. There was a lot of enthusiasm; the energy was so contagious! Everyone left saying they felt very relaxed, fulfilled, and thankful for the outlet of creative release that comes with workshop time.


I want to give a huge shout out to my sister, Savannah Kenney, for taking pictures, to Beth Winterburn for helping me out with instruction, and to Mary Claire White for opening her shop for this event. I am so thankful to work alongside such great friends and colleagues.


***** Because of the high demand of the Abstract 101 class, we are opening up another class, Abstract Art 101 on June 12th at Falling Into Place from 1-4pm. The last workshop filled up in four days to make sure you secure your spot early! I will also be hosting one more in the fall, but these are the only two classes I'm offering in 2016. *****

Workshop Deets:
Ever see an abstract art piece on Pinterest and think," I could totally do that!" only to end up with a huge mess on your kitchen table? You aren't alone! Abstract art is harder than it looks and I'm here to guide you through painting your own original composition and  each attendee will leave class with their own 12"x 12" painting.  This is a beginner level class; no painting experience is required. Grab a friend or come on your own and join us
 for a really fun workshop and beautiful event that you'll be talking about for months to come!
(See pictures below from the last workshop)

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Class includes:

All art supplies- (you'll leave with an awesome art starter kit swag bag!) & snacks and beverages

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While we paint, we can discuss any burning questions you have about the art world!

Class is limited to 12.
Cost: $150



TO REGISTER for June 12:









Me n my sissy Savannah Kenney
It's really awesome when your colleagues are really fun friends Mary Claire White (left) and Beth Winterburn (right)
















Sunday, January 17, 2016

Memphis Abstract Art Workshop!!



 


Hey friends!! I'm finally doing a Memphis workshop and I'd love for you to join me! My friend Mary Claire and I are teaming up to bring you a phenomenal event at her shop, Falling Into Place on Broad Ave. Come join us Sunday, February 28 from 1-4 pm!

WORKSHOP DETAILS: 
Ever see an abstract art piece on Pinterest and think," I could totally do that!" only to end up with a huge mess on your kitchen table? You aren't alone! Abstract art is harder than it looks and I'm here to guide you through painting your own original composition.  Together we'll walk through the process of creating your own original abstract painting with acrylic paints and canvas and each attendee will leave class with their own 12"x 12" painting.  We'll walk through color palettes, spacial arrangement, and painting techniques. This is a beginner level class; no painting experience is required. Grab a friend or come on your own and join us for a really fun workshop that you'll be talking about for months to come!

Class includes:
  • All art supplies- you'll leave with an awesome art starter kit swag bag!
  • 12 x 12 canvas for your artwork
  • Snacks and Beverages

While we paint, we can discuss any burning questions you have about the art world!
I can't wait to see you there!

COST: $150 (hint, if you join my mailing list - opt in on the top of this page- you'll get a code in your inbox for $25 off this Tuesday, January 18)

REGISTRATION: 

-Hillary

 


 

 
 
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bumping Christmas! A Summer Sale for Commissions!



I'm bumping up Christmas this year with a little summer sale! Get your commissions in early is this year b/c I can't guarantee commission work around the holidays with this little guy's arrival this fall!

I have 5 spots left at 25% off for Select-a-Size and Custom orders placed between today and June 15- 26 (THIS Friday!!!) Enter code BUMP20 at checkout to receive this deal or email me to place your order:hillarybutlerfineart(at)gmail.com

Spots are filling fast! ‪

Here are my upcoming maternity leave deadlines to receive your ptg in 2015:
Custom orders must be placed by August 1*
Select - a- Size orders must be placed by August 10th *

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Studio Scenes


  I picked up my camera the other day and stated taking snapshots around my studio. I made the conscious decision to not move or style anything for the pictures- I wanted to capture studio life as it happens. So here goes...














Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Client Work



Just finished up this lovely lady for a client. It's a 36" x 48" version of "Waiting and Wishing" a Select-a-Size piece that Katherine chose for her office. She wanted it to be bright and happy to cheer up her clients when they walked in. So, so honored to be able to work on this piece! 

Learn more about the Select-a-Size painting process here- it's so easy!