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tips for artists: how to wire original paintings, where to put the wire & hardware (candy colored studio podcast episode #27)

tips for artists: how to wire original paintings, where to put the wire & hardware (candy colored studio podcast episode #27)

how should i frame, mount, & wire my original painting? where do i put the wire? do museums and galleries have a standard distance and length to attach hardware & wire?

in my experience, galleries and museums i've worked with prefer 2-D artwork to be wired securely, prerably using D-rings (not sawtooth claws). for my artwork, i prefer to have the hardware and wire as close to the top of the frame or cradle as possible to avoid the top of the artwork hanging away from the wall. 

this is my first "crossover" podcast episode/youtube video! keep an eye out for future tips and FAQs asked by artists. email me your queries to k@katrinaberg.com or leave a comment below. 

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midway art association's wasatch plein air paradise 2019 (katrina's latest landscape paintings)

midway art association's wasatch plein air paradise 2019 (katrina's latest landscape paintings)

each summer our lil' mountain town of midway, utah hosts a plein air event. it draws over 100 local utah artists (and neighboring states) to paint all over our valley for 2 weeks. 

painting en plein air or in the open air, has its own challenges: the wind, the sun & light changing rapidly, the bugs...oh the bugs! i love shadows...i have to commit quickly, or i get distracted & confused. honestly, all the shadows & colors changing with the light are so fun to paint! sometimes the wind gets super strong and your painting goes right with it! mostly though, the seeds and pieces of nature that tend to fly into the paint at the most inoportune times lol. this year we even had some sleet/hail/snow the first day...so you have to be prepared. you'll find me positioning my car so i can hide from the wind and sun. sunstroke can hit too quickly as i was reminded last month lol.

it's fun to live so close and be able to run home and take breaks, but i do need to make sure i have enough energy to jump back into family life as soon as i return. 

so many of the same artists return year after year and that is also so fun. i make new artist friends each year & discover new favorite paintings. it is a huge event with 2 weeks of painting & 7 ways to participate. 

a big shoutout to the midway art association team. they are simply a dream team with president jerry, his secretary norma, larry, cindy, bill, and so many more delightful supporters of the arts. special thanks to everyone who helped make this year and years past such a sucess! click on any of the photos to see more details and the framing for each piece.

hoping your 4th was fantastic. i'm excited to get back to the normal workings in the studio lol. text or email me if you'd like to come for a studio visit and see these in person. xo, katrina (435.709.2780 || k@katrinaberg.com)

candy colored studio podcast episode #25: seeking & developing a relationship with our heavenly mother

candy colored studio podcast episode #25: seeking & developing a relationship with our heavenly mother
do you ever wonder about your heavenly mother? why we don't talk about her very often? i do for sure. in this episode i talk briefly about some recent thoughts about HER ...experiences with Her, a friend, and my daughter. symbolism and places to start studying if you'd like. please email k@katrinaberg.com with your discoveries about our divine mother.

candy colored studio podcast episode #24: feeling successful in your creative business at 85% (less stress and more joy)

candy colored studio podcast episode #24: feeling successful in your creative business at 85% (less stress and more joy)
what are some items on your business to-do list that are causing you stress? if you "gave some up" and switched to an 85% approach, could you accomplish more while finding peace and joy? would this change allow you to go after business goals that now seem unattainable? katrina shares examples of how choosing 85% over 100% allows her more peace in her business. try it on for yourself!

candy colored studio podcast episode #22 - our secondary infertility journey, also: 15 years learning, serving & sacrificing together

candy colored studio podcast episode #22 - our secondary infertility journey, also: 15 years learning, serving & sacrificing together

episode #22, the 22nd of may: our 15th anniversary...details of how we met and a peek into our journey with secondary infertility: the darkness, how we survived, and later learned to thrive while experiencing hard things...together.

marriage/relationships/partnership, it's never easy. it entails so much hard work and sacrifice. soo much unselfishness, trust, and a great deal of listening...we're still figuring it out, lol!

candy colored studio podcast episode #21: andrea holmes - accessing the world of art markets, studio spaces, while being a mother artist

candy colored studio podcast episode #21: andrea holmes - accessing the world of art markets, studio spaces, while being a mother artist
meet texas fine artist andrea holmes, painter of birds, vintage still lifes, paintings with patterns, texture, and joy!  she shares her artist journey, how to sell at markets, the ins and outs of having two studios and searching for another. enjoy all her goodness!

candy colored studio podcast episode #20: art making questions part ii - money & business

candy colored studio podcast episode #20: art making questions part ii - money & business
i'm answering questions sent in by crystal jensen of @artbycrystal. where to spend your money in your biz, how to price your work, what to skimp on with art supplies, finances & more.

house show at amy ashworth of perfect paisley design - may 2nd 10:30 in her spanish fork home

house show at amy ashworth of perfect paisley design - may 2nd 10:30 in her spanish fork home

a couple years ago, one of my favorite collectors and designers, amy ashworth of perfect paisley design, suggested we do an art show in her home. amy has quite the eye for design and is always finding divine solutions for her clients and ways to bring original art into their homes. 

what a fun day! we are doing a repeat of that wonderful event this next thursday, may 2nd at 10:30 in amy's spanish fork home. come meet amy, get plenty of flawless advice and ideas for your home, and enjoy with all of us! to rsvp for this event and receive the address, email me k@katrinaberg.com

an april peek into katrina's art studio; france plein air paintings all framed

an april peek into katrina's art studio; france plein air paintings all framed
come take a walk through oil painter katrina berg's midway, utah studio. pieces recently painted in france are framed on the shelves, and watch her latest 48" floral coming along. email k@katrinaberg.com to setup a studio visit or go to katrinaberg.com to join her email list & get the sweetest of candy color delivered to your inbox.

candy colored studio podcast episode #19 - why i create: stories of abuse & the desire to create safe places for others; sweetness amidst the dark & hard

candy colored studio podcast episode #19 - why i create: stories of abuse & the desire to create safe places for others; sweetness amidst the dark & hard
i know too well that life isn't always jolly. soo many hard things in my life have left a desire to create safe environments, places where burdens can be lifted and comfort can be found. hear about one specific experience i encountered, as well as some recent experiences with collectors and my artwork.

i speak candidly, and in a very raw way about some of the abusive things that i have experienced in life, how these hard things have shaped my outlook and desire to make places of safety for my family, loved ones, friends, and collectors. i also speak about my lifelong quest and desire to embrace the good, the beautiful, and the divine.

95th spring salon at springville museum of fine art, katrina's piece "le premier bonheur du temps" participating

95th spring salon at springville museum of fine art, katrina's piece "le premier bonheur du temps" participating
my husband, 5 kiddos, & i just returned from a month together in france. the charming farmhouse we rented sat amidst the rolling hills & farms of the garonne region. as we spent time with the locals: playing at the parks, attending the tiny branch at church, getting to know our hosts, and having new friends over for dinner...our family began to taste the “bonheur” or happiness the french describe: not a fleeting moment of pleasure, but the sustained state of being that connects these moments intensifying the overall experience. truly, it's something that is cultivated, curated, and savored.

candy colored studio podcast episode #17: france trip: answered questions, what we gave up to spend a month in france

candy colored studio podcast episode #17: france trip: answered questions, what we gave up to spend a month in france

logistics and all the questions about our france trip such as:

why france?

what were our intentions in living together as a family of 7 in france for a month?

when did we start planning?

how long did it take to save up?

how did we take a month off of life?

how did carl work or run his business while we were gone?

would we do it again?answers to these questions (and others) and what we gave up as a family to make it happen!