Knaresborough England – How To Get The Print For Free

They’re here! Measuring 8.5 x 11, this is the first one done! 12 pieces of art are complete so far, and this is the first one to become a Giclée print. There are 20 copies, and Patrons get one free, as well as one free from each print as they become available.

Also keeping at least two from each edition as a “master set” for anyone interested down the road. That’ll be a collection of at least 50 similar-sized prints (either one at the time through Patreon, or as one of two collections at the end of it).

Working on watercolor 13 this weekend, and look forward to showing the completed piece.

$1.00 a month helps me continue to complete and share work. This is the only way I can continue to learn and grow as an artist. You are important!

Knareborough, England. Giclée print of a watercolor, 8.5 x 11. Archival, ready for framing. (image taken with my cellphone)

Art Update – It’s War! Civil war… from Upper Deck!

This is my next-to-last update before my studio closes for two weeks. Sketchbook and Nikon are at the ready, and my cell will be taking quickies to post on Twitter and Instagram whenever we’re in a wi-fi zone… I want to share the journey, if possible! My Instagram is:  hardy.ingrid  and my Twitter handle is: @Ingrid_KV_Hardy. Does it show I’m excited…..? It’s been 28 long years… And truth be told, I’m not fond of flying. But watcha gonna doo.

For today, my first of only 3 Artist Proof cards is available from Upper Deck’s Captain America: Civil War trading card set. These AP cards are unique, and the letters AP stamped on the front, and are signed by moi on the back. This one is up on Ebay for a 5-day auction:

Captain America: Civil War (Team Captain America)  2.5 x 3.5 inches, hand painted in acrylic.

Captain America: Civil War (Team Captain America) 2.5 x 3.5 inches, hand painted in acrylic.

Then, finally, my first limited edition Giclée print is available as of Friday, May 20th, 2016!

9 x 12 inches, giclée print. Will be hand numbered and signed be me, the artist. Only 25 are printed.

9 x 12 inches, giclée print. Will be hand numbered and signed be me, the artist. Only 25 are printed.

Ready to frame, this Giclée print measures 6 x 9 inches. The original is the same size, handpainted in acrylic paint on archival unmounted canvas (contact me if you wish to purchase the original painting). Each print is signed and numbered by hand (by me), and there are only 25. When these are gone, they are gone.

According to wikipedia, the Friesian Horse is a horse breed originating in Friesland, in the Netherlands. Although the conformation of the breed resembles that of a light draught horse, Friesians are graceful and nimble for their size. It is believed that during the Middle Ages, ancestors of Friesian horses were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Through the Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages, their size enabled them to carry a knight in armour. In the Late Middle Ages, heavier, draught type animals were needed. Though the breed nearly became extinct on more than one occasion, the modern day Friesian horse is growing in numbers and popularity, used both in harness and under saddle. Most recently, the breed is being introduced to the field of dressage.

The prints can be purchased directly through me (Just email me:  ingrid.hardy.1@sympatico ), or through my ETSY shop, or through Ebay (I’ll post the link to Ebay shortly).

Thank you for reading this, and for having an interest in my work. I hope you’ll tag along with me on my trip – as much as I’m able to share of it – as I really wish to find some way to give back to the people who have been generous, meaning all of you. Even your interest is important! I thank you.

Ingrid Hardy

Giclée Prints!

What is planned to be the first in a new line of giclée prints from me (Rabid Horse), here is a preview of “Friesian Sunset”. This line will include my own original work including horses (of course) and landscapes. Other themes will be forthcoming, but much later this year. Over the summer there are five other prints that will make their appearance.

Friesian Sunset will available at the end of May in my Etsy store, and possibly here. It is 9 x 12 inches.

My goal is to explore the reality I live in, which of course includes fangirl stuff (thumbs up here), but not only that. It’s a big, amazing world!!

There will not be more than 25 of each piece, and each will be signed and numbered by me, and can – if individuals wish – include a personalized blurb.

This is a personal project that took FOREVER to get going, and will take time to evolve, but that is JUST the way I like it. These prints are high-quality, archival, and guaranteed limited. The would make a really great gift, are easily frameable, and will last a lifetime.

A piece of my heart goes with every one. 🙂

9 x 12 inches, giclée print. Will be hand numbered and signed be me, the artist.

9 x 12 inches, giclée print. Will be hand numbered and signed be me, the artist.

Mid-Week Art Update – Narnia, Fantasia, LOTR



A short Hump Day art update (hump day = mid-week, nothing else…). Cannot show the Chrome Perspective cards yet, but there are dinosaurs, lions, and fireworks… 🙂

Today is the day that the Boba Fett piece will be started. Well, it is already sketched out, but today I start painting, and I’m happy… Star Wars is always fun to paint. I can’t wait for the new movie… It can’t be worse that Phantom Menace. Can it? No… surely not… Well, okay, Menace did have it’s (few) good points – such as the lightsabre duel between Darth Maul, young Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon Jinn. That really was a great scene… But apart from that, in my humble opinion, much was left to be desired. If nothing else, the Force Awakens promises to offer lots of eye-candy.



No, to be honest, I look forward to the whole package, and hope at least one of my kids will tag along with  me to the theatre.

Anyway, back on topic. The Narnia card is second in a series of three, and the dinosaur card is of course from

Fantasia, and is the fifth in an ongoing series. The Fireworks card from Lord of the Rings is also one in a series, this series is being painted on cards from the client, he has had his own set made and so far seems to be taking the acrylic paint quite well.

Lastly, I have started preparing several original paintings done previously for having prints made – short runs only. The base art I did for Perna Studio’s Classic Mythology set last year is one of the images to be made into a print, the painting of Pegasus. Updates on this will be posted as things progress!

Thanks for looking, bon  mercredi.





Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

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