Polling the audience – vote for your favorite paintings

I did it. They’re done. All 12 of them. It took nearly four months, access to specimens at three museums and collaboration with three scientists, but I finished each tedious painting of flora and fauna from my summer artist residency project in Pittsburgh.

The paintings photographed beautifully (click the paintings below to enlarge them), but there’s nothing like seeing them in person. If you’re local to Pittsburgh, you’re always welcome to come for a studio visit to see them with your own eyes – just email me at ashley@ashleycecil.com. I handle sales of my original artwork offline anyway.

If signed prints are what your after, you’re in luck. Before you buy however, you have to vote. Although you can buy all 12 prints as a set for $875, only four of the 12 will be available for individual purchase for $75 each, and you get to vote on which four make it into print production. Voting is only open through Thursday, October 22. So, get ready to make tough decisions and

Sorry, voting is now closed.

When the votes have been counted and popularity has spoken, you’ll receive an email with a coupon code for print orders made via my online shop – because I appreciate your good taste and two scents.

If you like to buy things in person and you have a phobia of artist studios, I understand. Let’s rendezvous at one of these upcoming Pittsburgh events:

• The National Aviary’s Wings & Wildlife Art Show, Nov. 7 – 8
• Handmade Arcade, Dec. 5

Update: The votes are in! These were your top four picks: “Raven on Teal,” “Canaries on Purple,” ” Yellow-headed Blackbird on Blue,” and “Bateleur Eagle on Olive.” Thanks to everyone who weighed in. You’ll get your discount code for prints soon.

Blue-faced Honey Eater on Taupe Blue-faced Honey Eater on Taupe Raven on Teal Raven on Teal Socorro Parakeet on Coral Socorro Parakeet on Coral Bateleur Eagle on Olive Bateleur Eagle on Olive Morpho Butterfly on Blue Morpho Butterfly on Blue Harlequin Beetle on Olive Harlequin Beetle on Olive Dahlias on Navy Dahlias on Navy Orchids on Taupe Orchids on Taupe Red-legged Honeycreeper on Purple Red-legged Honeycreeper on Purple Rose-breasted Grosbeak on Coral Rose-breasted Grosbeak on Coral Yellow-headed Blackbird on Blue Yellow-headed Blackbird on Blue Canaries on Purple Canaries on Purple

5 responses

  • I would like to receive whatever electronic mailings you send out.
    My votes are:
    Harlequin beetle on olive
    Orchids on taupe
    Canaries on purple
    Rose-breasted grosbeak on coral

    They are all beautiful.

  • The votes are in! These were your top four picks: “Raven on Teal,” “Canaries on Purple,” ” Yellow-headed Blackbird on Blue,” and “Bateleur Eagle on Olive.” Thanks to everyone who weighed in. You’ll get your discount code for prints soon.


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