As November comes to an end I leave you with a talented painter who is not only a landscape artist. She is a painter of the magic of places, people and objects and also one of my personal favorites here at EBSQ. I hope she is for you too!
Who and where are you?
I’m Christine E. Striemer (CES) from rural Saskatchewan, Canada. I’m a full-time mom and artist. I paint almost everyday and when I’m not painting I’m thinking about it. I’m inspired by almost anything and will paint almost anything. There are no limits to my color palette or subject range. Otherwise, I’d get bored. If I’ve painted a few landscapes in a row, its time to kick out a crazy abstract or sit down with a tiny brush and my nose to the canvas to paint a detailed still life. Variety is the spice of life!
How did you get started art blogging?
When I set out to do this full-time, I actually started with my own website first (www.paintingsbyces.com). Soon after I noticed a lot of artists using blogs and so I started one up for more exposure. I look at blogging as a chronological diary of my work. The day I finish a painting is the day it gets put up on the blog and the date is automatically posted for me. Its a great way to keep track of my own progress.
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?
You should probably talk on your blog a lot more than I do. Haha. I don’t say much at all there and I know that I should. I post the painting I finished that day, the size, where to buy it, and then I guess I let the painting speak for itself. I’m much more talkative on Facebook.
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?
Music IS my ritual for painting. I never paint without music and on those days where the drive to paint isn’t quite there, I turn on the music in the studio and soon enough I’m picking up the brushes. I’m quite eclectic in music tastes and will listen to anything from Korn to Johnny Cash to Heart. I have a huge playlist of thousands of songs from several different genres on random the entire time I’m creating. Again, variety is the spice of life! My favorite music is on the darker side though: Alice in Chains, Tool, Fear Factory, etc.
What’s coming next from your easel?
Right now I’m swamped with custom orders for Christmas. I enjoy doing them because they are often sentimental and I’m always excited to hear how the gifts were received. Christmas is always a very busy time for me and I love it!
Thank you Christine for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!
If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?