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oil canvas painting reproductions. [SALE] edmonton, ab.

July 13, 2011

REAL OIL-ON-CANVAS PAINTINGS  ::  REPRODUCTIONS FROM ARTISTS SUCH AS VAN GOGH, PICASSO, RENOIR, TAMARA DE LEMPICKA, AND MANY MORE!

20×24   $75-100,    24X36   $100-150

First come first serve, 200+ unique paintings, already stretched! They must all be gone by the end of September, we are moving!!

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THE STORY

It was 2008 and I was determined to have my own business. It would be artistic and fabulous, I was sure, and it would allow me to travel all over the world and contribute to society 🙂

At the time, I was working at an optical shop, dreaming ‘big,’ and starting to take pictures of people and things with my new Canon Rebel.

Then I found it, the perfect business idea. I would commission painters in China, Thailand and Italy to create reproductions of famous oil paintings – real canvas, real paint. Beats IKEA any day, if you ask me! These works of art would be much more affordable than gallery pieces – although they would, technically, also be one of a kind. Eureka, right?!

I spent all my free time and paycheques on filling my parents’ basement with these beautiful oil paintings… I was determined to have a collection worthy of an art-lover. My amazing papa even learned how to stretch the canvases, which he patiently did on evenings and weekends after work…

In the summer of 2008, I had my first ‘gallery show,’ complete with wine & cheese, good music, and a brand new visa point-of-sale machine. I could already see the smiling faces, credit cards & cheques, my proud parents.

My friends came and supported me with warm words. Brought more friends. The wine & cheese were gone. But only a small handful of paintings were sold. The night was a success, but I didn’t know how to move forward from here.

It’s tough to admit to failure when you’ve focused all your love, energy, and finances on a project … I didn’t think this through. What was I supposed to do with these ‘babies’ now, without a storefront? With my dreams of selling these paintings the ’boutique’ way, I refused to hear about Craigslist and Kijiji. But… it’s been almost 3 whole years and it’s time for them to grace someone’s walls!

NOW, YOU HAVE THE FIRST PICK. TAKE HOME YOUR FAVOURITES!! GIVE THEM AS GIFTS! THEY ARE GORGEOUS!

Please contact me at katya@katyanova.com or 780.667.6682 for viewing in Edmonton, AB.

Among these are Klimt and Picasso…

more Picasso…

Georgia O’Keffe and a few European painters…

Tamara de Lempicka’s art deco…

Modigliani and Van Gogh…

some Eastern European scenes…

Modern, Chagal, and the Two Fridas…

Degas…

Salvador Dali…

streets of Italy & Paris… and many more!

View larger images HERE. First come first serve. 200+ more paintings to choose from! Call us 780.667.6682 or email us at katya@katyanova.com for a viewing!

July 31st will be a viewing sale on the West End in Edmonton 11-5 pm. Please give me a shout & I’ll share the address. All proceeds will be used towards my Yoga Teacher Training I’m starting the very next day 🙂 If you make it early  enough, there will be delicious snacks & Dominican-style cocktails!

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  1. Al Sibilo

    August 10th, 2011 at 02:14

    Hi Katya. Sounds like a great business idea – very unfortunate it didn’t pan out for you — and the rest of us. I wonder if a local framing shop wouldn’t be interested in taking your entire inventory — perhaps even on consignment?Question; what’s the size of the 6th painting from the end? The one of the rural setting?

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