"Road to Town" 9"x12" oil on paper
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After a long break from blogging I'm doing my best to make time to post new work here. Where have I been? Wondering why I'm asking because you didn't notice I was gone? No worries, I'll tell you either way.
First, the painting shown here is one of many in a new category of available artwork on my website. They are all oils on paper. Most are 9"x12" with a white border. The actual image area is approx. 8"x10." I consider these experiments where I am able to try new ways of working, like the colorful painting you see above, some are demos from painting classes and some are studies for larger paintings. All are very reasonably priced and include U.S. shipping. CLICK HERE to see all the works on paper.
At the end of 2015 I was asked to work on 4 large commissioned paintings that had a tight deadline. Those paintings took a lot of my time, but, I'll write more about them in a later post.
I started two exciting new ventures with my partner Kelley Sanford. The first is InTheArtistStudio.com where experts in the art field answer questions submitted by readers. The site goes beyond the "how to" Q&A and often answers some of the more difficult questions about this unique field we work in.
Kelley and I also started ArtMuseContest.com a new type of monthly online art competition where artists compete at their skill level for the opportunity to win cash prizes, 6 months of gallery representation and much more. Cash awards are given every month with a new judge each month. Art Muse Contest offers low entry fees and now, while we are still building our business, the number of entries is extremely low compared to other monthly art contests so your opportunity to win is very high.
O.K. long post, hopefully you hung in there until the end and it was worthwhile.