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Ted’s Tip No. 90

Good design is as much about what you take away as what you add. Edit, edit, edit.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 89

A gallery wall can be a mixture of all sorts of art and ephemera. The unifying element is that you love all the pieces in the assortment. 



 

 

Jackie Clark Mancuso Original Works at WK

Just in, original works by artist Jackie Clark Mancuso which are headed to the framer and will be up on the walls and offered soon.  Author of Paris-Chien and Hudson in Provence, two books we adore at Watson Kennedy.  I have long been a fan of her work, and was tickled awhile back when I saw she posted a fab drawing of Bailey on Instagram.  I contacted her in thanks, the conversation continued and I asked her if we could show some of her work.  So along with the above pieces, we will also be offering original pet portraits from Jackie, as well.  More on that later. Look for another post soon.  Over the moon to add her artwork to our walls, if only temporarily, until they find permanent homes.  



 

 

New Works by Jeanne McKay Hartmann

For all of you who were able to make the Jeanne McKay Hartmann Trunk Show & Rosé Tasting, huge thanks for being part of such a fun eve.  Watching an artist create in your presence is such a special thing.  She also brought new works which are available to be shipped around the globe for all you readers not in the area.  I don’t want anyone feeling left out of the party.  Insert large smile.  These are 8 new images.  They are all original pieces, but if a work sells, Jeanne is able to paint another similar piece.  Her work just makes me happy, and brightens up any space it graces.  These are all a similar size and sell for $295 each.  If one catches your eye, e-mail us at purveyor@watsonkennedy.com



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 72

Place artwork in unexpected spots in your home.  So often art is reserved for the living room, but don’t forget about the kitchen, bathroom or even inside a walk-in closet.  



 

 

{Save the Date} Jeanne McKay Hartmann Trunk Show August 18th

Mark your calendar for Thursday evening the 18th of August at our Fine Home shop at First & Spring in downtown Seattle from 5 to 7:30, for a trunk show by artist extraordinaire Jeanne McKay Hartmann.  She will be live painting original summer-themed watercolors that eve.  We will also be having a rosé tasting so you can enjoy a glass while you shop.  It will be such a fun evening, I so hope you can join us.  



 

 

New Hugo Guinness Pieces Have Arrived

Just In, a fresh round of Hugo Guinness linoleum cut prints were picked up from our framer on the island the other day.  There are some new images as well as some tried & true.  A few of these are much larger than we have had in the past, so they can stand alone and make quite a stylish statement.  Hugo’s iconic work is collected around the globe–it is always fun to see one here & there when pursuing design magazines, making it an extra special treat when we get a good variety in at one time.  Please call or e-mail if one strikes your fancy.



 

 

My Favorite Things Today

Summer is such a busy bustling season for us at the shops.  So many folks in from all parts of the globe, which makes each day incredibly interesting & full. Box after box arrives each day keeping our shelves nice and full.  A quick walk around, I snapped away some of my favorite things of the moment to enjoy on this Sunday.



 

 

Virginia McCracken Trunk Show Tomorrow at Watson Kennedy

20160603-064833.jpg Over the moon to be hosting a trunk show tomorrow, Saturday from 1 to 4 at the First & Spring shop, for Santa Barbara artist Virginia McCracken. She creates small-scale assemblages–imaginary worlds inside boxes that are inhabited by paper mache figures. I am just completely charmed by her works. She popped into the store yesterday to quickly introduce herself, and she is as fabulous as her artwork. Virginia said she brought over 20 boxes, along with what we already carry will be quite a fun assortment to visually enjoy. Beautiful works that are looking for a permanent home. If you are in the area, I so hope you can join us. Sparkling rosé & apple cider will be served. Hope to see you there!

A lovely Friday to you all as we ease into the week-end…
Ted



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 65

20160529-094747.jpg The first of the letters/notes started arriving and I could not be happier. My tip today is pin correspondence up on the wall or cork board, wherever you like best, and treat that beautiful envelope like a piece of art. Add many or just a few. They will be such a swell reminder of a lovely gesture that you can be reminded of each time you glance at it.