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Elle Fowler Paris Painting by KV-Arts Elle Fowler Paris Painting by KV-Arts
Reference Image: Master Copy of a painting seen in a YouTube video. Original by: Jean-Baptiste Ôh
Size: 24in x 30in, 61cm x 76.2cm
Medium: Watercolor paints, Fiber Tip Pens, Rubber Latex
Surface: Hand-stretched Watercolor Canvas over wooden frame
Time: 4 weeks (sketch, mask, paint, pens)
Original For Sale?: No
Prints?: No
Commission From: Etsy Customer Etsy Shop 
Custom Work Open? Yes!

I've got too much work to do.  Story Behind the Artwork I've got too much work to do.
This is the commissioned painting that gave me the reason to paint this small one: The Colors Have Arrived by KV-Arts
The client saw the original painting in a YouTube video and wanted a master copy. Using screen shots and a reverse image search, I did the line drawing using the grid method onto paper, which was then transferred with graphite to the canvas. Used rubber latex to mask off the white and used watercolor tube paints and fiber tip markers. The rubber latex stayed on the painting for 2 weeks and it didn't damage the surface at all.
Sides will be painted and a wire hanger will be attached; then it goes off to Canada!

I am being commissioned to do a large watercolor painting on water absorbent canvas. The canvas is a new medium for me, so I decided to make a small canvas to practice and learn how the paint and my style work on canvas. Because the client wanted an odd shape (24in x 30in) I had to buy a roll of primed canvas and stretch it myself, which gave me the opportunity to make this small one.

Result: I LOVE working with watercolor canvas! Love  I rarely do watercolor because the paper, no matter how thick, is very unforgiving to me. I like to apply and rework what I put down. I have trouble keeping the luminescence of the white background through the paint so I have to lift pigment a lot. I can do that with canvas all the way to the end!! La la la la Gel pens and fiber pens still work on the surface and I can use my rubber latex as the masking fluid and not worry about it ripping the surface! I am a sold believer in the canvas and if possible, only use canvas. Heart
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Irm786 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
How much is the ell fowler Paris painting? I'm seriously in love with it. I've been searching for the perfect Eiffel Tower painting and this is the perfect one, just the way I pictured the perfect painting in my mind. I can't seem to fall for any other painting.
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! I'm so glad you like my work!
That one was a commission so it has been sold. However, I can do a custom painting for you in the same style and medium :) This is done on hand-stretched watercolor canvas over a studio canvas frame (you can frame it in an open-back frame or hang it by itself).
A painting of similar size, 24"x36" would be $265.
18"x24" = $215
16"x20" = $165
11"x14" = $115
8"x10" = $85
Priority Shipping including. 18x24 & 24x36 are shipped through UPS Ground because USPS is expensive at this size.
I take PayPal, eCheck, Credit/Debit Card (through my Etsy store), Money Order, & Personal Check. I always split payment in two but can do more payments if needed.
I hope we can work something out and thank you for enjoying my work!
-Kris :)
lindsaylovesmac Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
My painting <3 It arrived today and you did a wonderful job! I've posted a picture of the painting on my Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with your Etsy username to let everyone know who created my favourite piece of artwork in the house! I also make YouTube videos and when I get around to filming my bedroom tour, I'll also link to your Etsy shop & DA account. Seriously, I can't believe you were able to make such a perfect recreation of the painting I've been in love with for years just from a few small images from Google. You have a great gift and if I'm ever looking for some more original art, I'll turn to you. Thank you so much!
KV-Arts Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful to hear that it arrived safely! Made sure it was wrapped like a mummy!
It was a pleasure working with you!
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love it! :love:
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle: Thanks!
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Just beautiful! I understand about watercolor because I've had the same problems, which is why I don't really use it any more.

I was in Paris at the age of 18. I wasn't really crazy about the city but I did adore artist row and the wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower!
KV-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you!
I love the watercolor canvas. Works well for experimenting too. I can send you a piece if you want to try watercolor again :)

I would love to go to Paris and tour Europe!
You sounds like me and New York City. I like some parts of it but not crazy about the city itself (or most of urban New York for that matter!)
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Date Taken
Apr 13, 2009, 2:29:05 PM
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