Art For Sale

oil painting of red yellow orange wyvern hunting a caterpillar among branches
Wyvern Hunting, 11"x14" oil painting

Lunch or dinner?

I finished this piece back in May. Wyvern Hunting is now varnished, framed, and ready for display at Gen Con. Loose prints area available through my online store, and I will have both loose and matted prints with me for sale at Gen Con.

Read on for a peek at some of the process.


This piece was initially inspired by a photo I took YEARS ago on a trip in Arizona.

photo of bird in a bush by christine mitzuk
This photo I took while on a trip in Arizona inspired my Wyvern Hunting painting







pencil on vellum drawing of a wyvern type dragon sitting on a branch staring at a caterpillar by christine mitzuk
An initial idea for Wyvern Hunting. Pencil on Vellum.

Here's a VERY early version. At this point I decided the gesture and design of the creature needed something more. I decided the "lying in wait" pose wasn't interesting enough, it needed to be more dynamic so I thought about how some birds sort of waddle down a branch and how their heads and necks move in relation to their bodies.

As part of the process for this piece I went on a "field trip" to a local reptile shop. They kindly gave me permission to take photos, without flash, of their critters. I found this extremely helpful because I could then study a variety of reptiles from different angles.

pencil drawing on vellum of wyvern type dragon hunting a caterpillar by christine mitzuk
Pencil drawing on vellum

I did studies of skulls, scales, and various animal skeletons in an effort to better understand what might be going on with my Wyvern. Then I came up with this version.

Something wasn't quite working. I'm thankful for the input I received at IlluXCon from an artist who specializes in creatures. He suggested a few body mechanic changes and suggested I create a maquette. (A while back I posted about the maquette I created for this project).

pencil drawing on vellum of wyvern type dragon hunting a caterpillar by christine mitzuk
Pencil on vellum.

Here's the final drawing. I created a line drawing on Canson Vidalon Vellum, scanned it in for later use, then completed the drawing with values on the other side of the vellum.

(The drawing is currently available for purchase. Contact me with inquiries).




drawing of wyvern type dragon hunting a caterpillar among branches by christine mitzuk
Wyvern Hunting drawing on vellum (various pencils used: graphite, white Conté, and Creatacolor Nero).








Digital color added to scanned pencil drawing of a wyvern hunting a caterpilar
Digital color added to scanned pencil drawing

This time around, I made a few digital color studies. They helped me get the color idea in the ballpark and then I just decided to dive in and paint.


12"x16" prints of the four elementals matted and framed and hanging on a wall at lodestone coffee and gamesGaming + Coffee + Art!

Starting this week some of my art will be on display at Lodestone Coffee and Games in Minnetonka, MN. Currently NEW large versions of the four elementals are available for viewing and purchase.

For this new limited edition print run of the elementals, I've made them about 12"x16". There will be 5 artist proofs, and 10 prints in the run for a total of 15 prints at this size. Each is printed on archival paper with archival inks. For the show the pieces are matted and framed to fit 16"x20" frames (outer dimensions are slightly larger). These pieces at this 12"x16" size will only be available at select shows, not online. Fear not, the 8"x10" limited edition prints are currently still available.

Lodestone Coffee and Games is a fun shop with a variety of games to purchase or try out. Plus they host gaming events. Check them out here

digital painting of blue and purple water elemental with female head and torso and fish serpent tail playing a shell lyre with orange and red flames coming out of it by christine mitzuk
Water Elemental

I'm excited to finally release this image online with its companions! This piece is fourth in my series pairing each of the elementals with an instrument. Here the Water Elemental is paired with a harp or lyre.

All 4 elements are available individually as limited edition prints. You can find them in my online store as loose prints. They will also be for sale at various shows as matted prints or loose prints.4 Elementals

See Water Elemental >
See Earth Elemental >
See Air Elemental >
See Fire Elemental>

Artists for the Atelier: an Atelier Instructor Art Show and Fundraising Sale

pastel drawing of a pomegranate, dried calla lilies, and wheat by christine mitzuk
Persephone and Demeter

May 20, 21, 22 (In conjunction with The Atelier 2016 Student Show)

Enjoy and purchase prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, sculptures, etchings and prints of figurative, still life, landscape and imaginative artwork from our fundraising exhibit to help support The Atelier. The exhibit will be in several spaces, across and down the hall from The Atelier. 20% of all sales from the Instructor Show will be donated to The Atelier.

The Artists included in the exhibit are Judy Buckvold, Kim Monahan Dady, Ceile Harteib, David Ginsberg, Richard Lack, Brock Larson, Jeff Larson, Brian Lewis, Lynn Maderich, Christine Mitzuk, Dale Redpath, Pat Schu, Jim Shoop, Amber Tritabaugh, Laura Tundel and Cyd Wicker.

I will have many of my imaginative pieces, both prints and originals, for sale as well as several still life, watercolor works, and studies.

digital painting of a unicorn at the top of a hill on a winding path through the woods
Glimpse of the Unicorn

You may email ( or call The Atelier at 612-362-8421 with questions.

1681 East Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Off-street parking is available

2016 Show Hours:
Friday, May 20, 2:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Spread some smiles with "This Little Piggy"

This is an older creation. For one week I've reduced the price of my limited edition prints ($40 instead of $50) and note card pack ($12 instead of $15).
Pricing good through September 18, 2015

Limited Edition series of 50. Giclée printed on fine art paper. 24" x 18" paper, image measures 16.125" x 11" Signed and numbered by the artist.

Temporary Price Reduction: $50 $40

"This Little Piggy" Limited Edition series of 50.
Giclée printed on textured fine art paper.
24" x 18" paper, image measures 16.125" x 11"
Signed and numbered

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pig note card with envelope
5-pack of "This Little Piggy" cards + envelopes.

Temporary Price Reduction: $15 $12

5-pack of note cards with envelopes.
Cards measure approximately 5" x 3.75"
Envelopes measure approximately 5.75" x 4.375"

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Sales tax(where applicable) and shipping are added at time of purchase.

Update: All 4 Mini paintings have been sold. The drawings are still available!

Two sold. Two remain.

framed dragon eye paintings 2"x2"
Dollar coin in photograph to show scale of art.

I have two dragon eye paintings available for purchase.

The oil paintings are about 2"x2" and are framed at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". Each painting is strung with wire across the back so they are ready to hang on your wall.

Each mini canvas is mounted to pH buffered matboard using Acrylic Gel Medium.


Dragon Eye Pencil Drawings

tiny 2 inch square dragon eye pencil drawing by christine mitzuk
A shot of the eyes by themselves

If black and white is more your taste, the drawings are also available for purchase.

Each drawing is about 2"x2".

Each framed drawing measures about 8 4/3" x 8 3/4".




Framed Dragon Eye Drawings

If you're interested, drop me a line. Price may vary because of shipping.

I've been wanting to do this for a while and I'm finally getting around to it. Dragons. Dragon eyes to be specific. For this project part of my research included a field trip to a local reptile store, and a friend sent me pictures of her beautiful bearded dragon lizard. Fun!

christine_mitzuk_dragoneyes_drawingDrawing Dragon Eyes

The measure about 2.125"x2.125", pencil on Rives BFK. The Rives is mainly used as a print making paper. I know a few artists that like using it for their drawings and I like the look of their work so I thought I'd give it a try. I used graphite pencils: B, 4B, 6B. I tried smearing around some graphite powder from sharpening my pencils. I didn't like that very much on this paper. I found it difficult to lift out. Next time I might use more of the vinyl eraser rather than the kneaded one.

christine_mitzuk_dragoneyes_paintPainting Dragon Eyes

A friend gave me a few 2"x2" canvases, already with a base color (one blue, one purple, one lime-green, and one white). I don't think I've ever worked on toned canvas so I thought I'd give them a try too. I'm liking having one of the values already on the canvas.

Both the drawings and paintings will eventually be available for purchase. I'm hoping to have them completed and framed in time for Gen Con (July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015). Then they'll be available at my table in Artist Alley.

Limited Edition prints of Bear Falls are now available in my Square Market Online Store. The image measures about 8.125" x 10.333". It's printed with Epson DuraBrite Ultra Ink on 8.5"x11", letter sized, Epson Premium Presentation Matte Paper. Shop now >>

Rushing wind. The calls of the birds hardly audible over the roaring falls.

oil painting of waterfalls with rock bear heads by christine mitzuk
Bear Falls

Spring Art Event

Stop on by! I'll be hawking my wares during *Art-A-Whirl. Many of my fantasy pieces will be displayed, as well as some portraits, and still life. I'll have originals, prints, note cards, and studies for sale.

christine mitzuk spring art show sampling of work
Some of the art you can see in person May 15 - 17, 2015.

Friday: May 15, 2pm - 9pm
Saturday: May 16, 1pm - 8pm
Sunday: May 17, 12pm - 5pm
Please note that my times are slightly different than the official Art-A-Whirl times. Also, I'm not in the official book so don't use that to find me. Use the address below.

I'll be set up in Cyd Wicker's studio: 1701 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55414, #285. Look for a big, brick building on the northwest corner of Stinson and East Hennepin.
It's in the same building as The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art: second floor, one studio down from The Atelier.

There is free, off-street parking, or you can skip driving and get a FREE Metro Transit pass for the whole event.

I hope to see you there!

*Art-A-Whirl is a huge open artist studio event in Northeast Minneapolis. To learn more about Art-A-Whirl, and find even more art to see visit the official site:

New pencil figure drawing!

This is a study I did during the Costumed Figure Class I teach at The Atelier.

Study of a woman in a fancy dress, with a flower in her hair.
Pencil on bristol board, approximately 7"x11".
Why the bargain bin pricing? I really like how the drawing turned out but there are 2 small puncture holes in the upper right corner.