Monday, March 12, 2018

Soar: white horse art

available for sale as a print or on a number of products HERE

Here are some of the products that come in this listing:

This is roughly a 15" x 20" print.
The frame is under black frames and is GL8
The mat is Arctic White with Black Core
Available for sale HERE
choose sizes, frame, mat, etc from drop-down

Here is what it looks like above a couch (and yes, as a 15" x 20" print):

Next up are some products:

Here is a how it looks as a greeting card (packs of cards are also available):

choose background color.
choose as a single or in a pack
This one is: #1b03ea
available for sale HERE

Here is how it looks as a weekender tote (note, the background is still #1b03ea):
Weekender Tote Bag
use slider to fit picture in
available for sale HERE

Here is how it looks on:

The original is acrylic on paper, 11" x 14" and for sale in a 16" x 20" silver frame. It is in a local gallery, but you can contact me if you are interested: sales((att)) 

Here is the best I could do with appearance (the real frame is less towards the beige spectrum and more towards true silver):

Here are the symbolic meanings in the piece:

* horse: balance of wisdom and power
* white horse: transformation, beginning and ending, freedom without restraint, purity, sometimes a sign of wealth and prosperity
* stars: inspiration, intuition, dreams
* vines: the eternal, infinity
* white trees: connection to our true identity, revolutionary wisdom, enlightenment

Until next time ...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Magazine Model App, a distraction from making art

APP PHOTO OF MOI: makeup and airbrushed to make me look like a magazine model
If you want to try out their APP, CLICK HERE to do it

So, I had some fun with an app one night that makes one look like a magazine model. It's floating around, and a lot of people I know have tried it. 

There are a lot of these kinds of apps these days: what you'd look like if you were a man, for instance. Never tried it. In fact, I never try any of them because downloading an app usually means a lot of unwanted junk gets loaded onto your computer and then you find that you often want to remove it (if you know how to). 

In the original photo I'm not wearing any make-up at all, not a speck of it, so what I look like with  makeup is accurate. The airbrushing is what takes away the details of your face: the subtle dimples on the side of my face, the few extra lines under my eyes, the higher plumper cheek bones that I have, and everyone I know who has tried the app says it whitens the eyes around the pupil. Yup. But I understand that this is what is done to fashion models and to Hollywood stars posing for magazines. Glam is all of the rage.

Would I be happy with the results if it was for an actual magazine shoot? Probably, as a photo, but I actually hate to wear make up. I don't like the way it feels, and mostly I feel phony and not myself when I have it on. Close-up, too, eyelashes clump together in a kind of shiny gooey way. 

For performing on stage, I do wear a brown eyeliner and a lipstick that matches my own lip color which is naturally a rosy color (the lipstick smooths out the color). 

Here is another photo (taken from the photo in my banner atop this page) -- again, in the original photo I am not wearing any make up at all, and yes, my side dimples aren't apparent in the mag one either:

This one is from my website: 

Here are a couple more:

I have just finished a painting this morning and will be loading it very soon. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Unicorn with Red Roses and Butterflies

Unicorn with Red Roses and Butterflies
© 2018
available for sale HERE

I meant for this piece to be an addition to my fantasy art pieces (fantasy art and storybook art is what I am known for). It is meant to be tapestry-like, to mimic those from the Renaissance period.

This piece is in my shop on a variety of products including all manner of prints (canvas, paper, metal, framed and unframed), plus totes, pillows, mugs, tee shirts and other products. I thought I would give you a sense of what some of these products look like. 

Here is what you can find in terms of framing (all of these framing options are available in my shop):

framed prints available for sale HERE
This one is under black frames in the drop-down: #SM2
Choose a mat too: this one is manor white 

If you want to get fancy here is another idea:

framed prints available for sale HERE 
This one is under gold frames in the drop-down: #3VS
Choose a mat too: this one is Chinese Red

Here is what the piece can look like on a wall (note: this one has a white mat instead of the red):

Here is what it looks like as a large coffee mug:

Coffee mugs available for sale HERE
(note: the design is printed on two sides: front and back)

Here is what this piece looks like on a tote:

 Totes available for sale HERE
You will be asked to pick a background color. This one is #82004c

Here it is on a tee shirt:

tee shirts available for sale HERE

Here it is as a fleece blanket:

Blankets available for sale HERE
choose a background color. This one is #820026

Here is a big beach towel (60" in diameter) in this design for those of you who want to take the Renaissance on your visits to the ocean: 

Big 60" beach towels available HERE

I tried playing around with various filters for a day to get a different version of this piece and I found that I could offer it in yellow too. The yellow version also comes with all of the various products:

Unicorn with Yellow Flowers and Butterflies
available for sale HERE

That is it for now ...

I have been busy writing a book that features Renaissance faires, makes reference to Lord of the Rings, life as a musician, and even takes on the tough subject of bullying, abuse and sexual harassment in the midst of pursuing a life that is as peaceful as these unicorns, a life full of art and music. 

I'll let you know when it comes out.

Until next time ... and thank you for reading ...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Streak", new art featuring a horse leaping

title: Streak
© 2018
acrylic painting on paper
8" x 10"
(note: the copyright watermark does not appear on any products)

Keeping up with the direction of my newest body of work is this piece, called "Streak". Actually the horse's name is Streak. He is leaping through the night sky.

I would categorize this piece as storybook art.

Symbolic meanings in the piece:

* horse: balance of wisdom and power
* white horse: transformation, beginning and ending, freedom without restraint, purity, sometimes a sign of wealth and prosperity
* white heart: purity in love
* stars: inspiration, intuition, dreams
* vines: the eternal, infinity

I have archival prints and products available for sale in this design HERE. The original, at the time of this writing, is also available for sale. I have it in a local gallery at the moment, framed in white with a vanilla colored mat. However, if it is still available, please feel free to inquire at the e-mail, sales((att)) (you can purchase it with or without the frame).

I love how the tote bag came out in this design:

 tote bag available for sale HERE
choose sizes with drop-downs

Here is what it looks like as a pillow:

pillow available for sale HERE
choose sizes with drop-downs

Here is what it looks like with various framing options:

framed prints available HERE
choose frames and mats from drop-downs
this one is:
frame: in the blue category: FT15
mat: very white mat

this frame looks close to what the original frame looks like
again, framed prints available HERE
choose frames and mats from drop-downs
this one is:
frame: in the white category: PLC10
mat: manor white mat

Lastly, this is what this design looks like in a shower curtain:

shower curtains available HERE

More to come ... Until the next time ...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A New Direction at Valley Artisans Market

I have a totally new direction in my life as an artist in a gallery I have been showing at for many, many years. I am looking forward to it, and I hope you will come to see what I have been making.

It is a direction I have been working towards, but I didn't expect it to happen this quickly. Even so, it is a perfect start to the new year.

Why am I doing this? Greeting cards are not high art exactly. They are the equivalent of a romance novel for a writer. When talking to the membership, it seemed they preferred me showing my original art and prints on the walls and panels instead, and I was happy to oblige!

There are plenty of other places I sell (and can sell) my greeting cards. They don't need to be there. Showing more fine art will add more cohesion to my display. As you know, I have been selling small originals with the greeting cards for a good long while, and now I can go full tilt into it. 

If you are a customer of mine at Valley Artisans Market and you still want to purchase my greeting cards, tags and sets, e-mail me at sales((att)) I also have some designs for purchase in sets of one, ten, or twenty five HERE. I'll be able to point you to other shops or on-line places where you can still purchase these items.

Not packaging greeting cards for this particular shop will also allow me more time to focus on other shops, and on spending more time in the studio. Things happen for a reason. It is simply time to slow my production of greeting cards (which I don't want to make much more of anyway), and to make more meaningful work.

Thanks for being my customer for many years. Perhaps you'll enjoy my new work too.