Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Featured Artist: Mila Hirsch

Hello Friends!

Today I'm going off the beaten path a little and want to feature an artist on my blog.  Mila Dreher Hirsch is actually a long time acquaintance of mine and also long time childhood neighbor.  I grew up going to her house for bible club when I was in junior high and high school.  Her older brother and I went to high school together and our parents are also really good friends. 

Anyway, it wasn't until a few years ago that I realized how talented an artist that Mila was!!  I first saw her portraits and was quite impressed.

A little blurry...check them out on her website!

Mila has been hard at work in New York painting some still life paintings for an upcoming art show.  The paintings take a long time to finish.  Here is a time lapse video of her amazing talent. 

These paintings are so beautiful and can also be pricey in the art world.  But who doesn't want beautiful art?  Mila is currently offering these beautiful paintings in a form called Giclee. 

Haven't heard of it?  Me neither.  You can read about them HERE.  Basically, it a print on canvas where the ink is sprayed on so it looks like the original painting.  Then Mila hand signs, stretches, and varnishes the giclee.  For Mila, it takes weeks to paint just one of these paintings.  A giclee allows her to sell the paintings that took a long time to make for less.

Here's the good part.  Investing in art can be, well, rather expensive.  These giclee's are only $200!!!  A great price for investing in such beautiful art!

You can follow her on twitter @paintingsbymila.  She also has a facebook page you can follow her on.  

Anyway, check her out and let me know what you think!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my...I was reading and scrolled down and said "Wow. Those boys look like my cousin's sons (the Riches)." We visit with them in Birmingham! And sure enough I visited Mila's website and it is them! Ha ha What a fun surprise to see them! Wonderful paintings and obviously a very talented artist!


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