Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Refresh Your Walls

Refresh your walls! 
These girls and lots of their fab friends are looking for a new home.  
Check out my new canvas art prints, available at icanvas.com .  






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Photo credits:  icanvas.com , Thank you!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pool Party!

Here she is, in stores now for you to scoop up for all of your summer birthday celebrations!


This new Papyrus card is glitter kissed and super sparkly!  Plus, for some extra fun, her hat and the pool floats are 3D and pop! 


These were the final 2 sketches we were choosing between.  Horizontal made the cut. 


Side note fun fact:  This card design was based on a personal piece I had a created a year earlier:


Happy Birthday all you summer babes!


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Faces and Threads

I’ve been working on something new these days- a personal series- a collection of portraits. Just some faces and some fashions. Here is a sneak peek of one in the works. Oh you’ll have to wait to see her completed. So look out for it soon. I’m almost done. This series I’m painting has had me thinking about a most inspiring exhibit I viewed about 5 years ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art -It was called “Impressionism Fashion & Modernity”. A bit of a tongue twister of a title- but THE most amazing and fabulous display of art and fashion. It was awesome! You viewed the most lovely 1800s paintings and portraits on the walls and then there on the floor in cases were these gorgeous dresses that inspired or were perhaps actually in the paintings. Fantastic. It was everything I love. Fine art painting and historical fashion coming together. It was a memorable exhibit. One of those museum shows you know you have to hit the gift shop after and get the book. And as I paint my portraits I am of course having fun thinking about the fashions, as I’m feeling the threads may be just as important as the faces in this portrait series.  View these paintings on Instagram @bellapilarstudio or @facesandthreads .


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sleeves for Your Goodies!

Carrying my sketching supplies to the coffee shop just got a little more fun!
Remember the fun new skins and cases I told you about last week? 
You can also get those same designs (and more) on neoprene sleeves, to keep your devices safe and comfy!  Or, any of your other goodies.  Me?  I like to keep my sketchbook and pens and pencils all snug and cozy in one along with my iPad mini. Oh, and some sweets of course...




Top zippered, padded and protective - scoop up your neoprene sleeves at DecalGirl.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Flowers for the Moms.

Moms Day bouquet for all the mamas out there.
She won't have to water them and they will last forever- Plus they are super glittery and fun!  




Look for this new Moms Day card (and others) at Papyrus.

You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fashionably Dressed Devices

New skins and cases are here! 
Lots of new designs for you to choose from, at DecalGirl.com
Here's a look at some fashionably dressed devices here in the studio...





Shop for these and some of my other designs at DecalGirl.com

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Red Leather

Meet Reese. She's a little bit zen and a little bit rock n roll.  When she's not in her yoga wear, you'll always find her glamming it up in her red hot (vegan) leather moto.   She is rockin' it here on one of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection, with touches of glitter and gemstones!


The painting before she landed on the card:

She never leaves home without her fire engine red lipstick.  Muah!:

Print for envelope liner and card backing:


The sketch before she was painted, and color options:


Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Fabulous Faux Fur

Meet Fable.  She fancies herself a faux fur fanatic, and she's the cats meow! 
She has landed here on one of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection, featuring her fabulous faux fur embellished coat.


The painting before going to print:


Her accessories: 


the print for the envelope liner and glittery card back:


the sketch before she was painted, with some color ideas:



Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Patches Glitter and Gems

Meet Kendra.  She is a crafty one! She saw her solid blue coat as a blank canvas just screaming to be embellished with some groovy add ons.  Patches, glitter and gems, oh my! She has landed here on one of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection.


A closer look:


The painting before the card:


The sketch before going to paint, along with some color planning:



Some coordinating bits and bobs:


stripe print for envelope liner and glittery card backing:


Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.



You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sequin

Meet Sadie.  She's shimmering in sequins and glimmering in glitter on tulle overlay, and she's lookin' like she has somewhere to go- Shine on, Sadie!  
She has landed here on one of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection.


A closer look:


The painting before going to print and embellished:


some extras: 
The print for the envelope liner and card backing:


Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Queen Bee

Meet Harper.  She's quite the charming queen bee!  She has landed here on one of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection, with touches of glitter, gems and a shiny enamel bee necklace charm! (buzz buzz) 


Buzzing bee.....


The finished painting before going to print:


Some extra bits for card interior...
Dot print for the envelope liner and card backing:



The sketch before she was painted, and working on some color options: 


Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.


You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Celestial

Meet Celine.  She loves all things celestial, and never leaves home with out her Saturn purse. She has landed here, on 1 of 6 new cards in The Glamour Collection, where she shines with touches of glitter, foil and gemstones.


Detail of embellishments: 



Here is the finished painting before she was printed on the card.



Print for envelope liner and card backing: 


Here is look at the sketch before she was painted.  And some color planning.


Look for her and her 5 girlfriends in this new card collection at Papyrus.



You can buy selected Bella Pilar cards wherever Papyrus greeting cards are sold or at independent retailers nationwide.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

More of the Process

Tattoo details. 
My poor squinting eyes- why do I paint so small?  
But I actually now paint a little bigger than I use to. I use to paint on 8”x10” paper , then on 9”x12” - and they are growing- Now I paint on 12”x16” paper. But never larger than that. Why? Because now it fits perfectly to the edges on my big oversized Epson scanner. Any larger and I couldn’t scan my art into my computer! 
So until I get a larger scanner- 12x16 it is


the final art:



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