Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dark Arno Fine Art Print of Florence, Italy Virtual Travel

Dark Arno Pastel Art on black paper Ponte Vecchio at Night Florence Italy
Dark Arno
Dear Art Lover,
     Feel as if you are back in Florence, Italy, walking along the Arno River as you approach the famous Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi side. I love the proportions in this vertical image I drew in pastel on a black Firenze-brand paper. The original sold years ago, but you may order a quality print here:

NOTE: Any print order you make with me will also help a family of printers in Venice, Italy, who were hit TWICE: Remember the flash flood of Nov 2019? They had not financially recovered from those losses when the virus shut us all down. So, FEEL great when getting art you love, because it puts people to work! And free shipping worldwide. 
Stay cool, lay low, enjoy the peacefulness of summer, but stay healthy, please.
Kelly Borsheim

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Etsy Coupon + Pigeons of Anselmo Pastel Painting

Dear Art Lover,

      If you are like me at all, you may have been wondering how life will change with this shared-across-the-world threat.  Back in February, my friends at Atelier Marega in Venice (Venezia), Italy, encouraged me to start an Etsy shop. 

     I decided that it could be a great way for me to get my art into more people’s lives, while also helping a fabulous printer in Venezia recover from the flood damage of 12 Nov. 2019.

     As of this writing, there are 62 items in my shop, all in categories in a listing on the left edge of the page to help you find what interests you. 

     I have been focusing on DIGITAL DOWNLOADS.  That means that for less than $10, you may receive formatted files of different sizes from a variety of figure drawings and small painting studies and pastel works that are ready for you to print out for personal use, as you like.

      It is pretty cool that Etsy gives me a platform to make it easy to share my art with you… and I want to give you an extra enticement to help my shop along: 

      Here is a coupon for a 15% savings when you spend anything over $25 US.  Just a click away.


And let me know if you have any requests!


Something else new is an instructional video for a pastel painting.


     See the post on May 10 and watch the creation of “The Pigeons of Anselmo.”  Or watch it on youtube at:

The Pigeon of Anselmo - Castelvecchio

     That is it for now.  I hope that you are managing well and finding some joy and maybe even some balance in your new life now.

Take care and chin up,

Thank you for allowing my art in your life.  Stay tuned!


Kelly Borsheim


P.S.  Enjoy this newsletter’s sharing of Vasily Fedorouk’s art:


Original Granite Sculpture by Vasily Fedorouk

"Name" (Portrait)

copyright Vasily Fedorouk


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Figure Drawings Now Downloadable from Etsy

Dear Art Lover, 
There is a NEW posting on Etsy ... get your man now, digital download, so shipping, print what you like (for personal use only)... but what a great way to decorate your home or even to study art! 
It is only $5.99 and you get the files instantly!
 Receive TWO drawings of the male nude model Gianni for the price of one. Great anatomy study is this standing pose of a gay male model holding a pole. Drawn from life in an art studio in Italy, the art on the left is an image of the original sketch in pencil on paper. The image on the right is the same composition in charcoal pencil on a yellow paper.
You will receive THREE files of "Gianni-Standing" three .PDFs ready to print
the Black and White version
1) 12.5 x 14 inches at 200 ppi, drawing only
2) 12.5 x 14 in. drawing size, with BORDER, 16 x 20 in. at 200 dpi, with offset borders to fit into 16 x 20 inch frame
3) the art in faux frame and grey background as you see in the .JPG in the listing, but WITHOUT the overlying text (watermark, and modesty device)  

Thank you for your interest.  Let me know if you have any requests!


Kelly Borsheim, artist
P.S.  Here is a link to the shop's main page:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Patreon Post: Matilda New Horse Drawing Art Process

Hello ART lover!

   Despite working on my taxes, I still save part of the day to make art.  You may see my newest project started here.

This post will become available to the public after 20 April, so no worries if you are not interested in investing.
I will share that all patrons support funds go towards any available Borsheim Art Works, should you ever choose to become a collector.  Also, all patrons receive a 10% savings on your purchase.  I truly appreciate your support, especially in this time of lockdown.  Patron support starts at 2 US dollars per month, and the levels go up in a Fibanacci sequence, because I am weird like that.
Start and stop at any point.

Thank you so much!

Kelly Borsheim

NEW Digital downloads: