Friday, March 23, 2012
This week here in Vermont, we had a stretch of unseasonably hot weather. It was in the upper 80s (26.6C), which is unheard of for this time of the year. I think the snow is done for the year, but if you look closely at the photos above, you can still see a little strip of the white stuff at the top of the mountain.
With the change in the weather and the arrival of the Spring Equinox, there come many opportunities to go outside and be inspired at all the beauty that surrounds us.
Most of my paintings have a direct influence from the natural world, and now that I am in new surroundings here in Vermont, I'm sure the work will slowly evolve and go in a new direction. While I can't force this to happen, I can feel it coming on and look forward to it.
Along with all of my other art-related projects, I continue to do regular guest writing over at the Wall Spin blog. This week, the discussion is about small works of art, and why some might prefer them over something on a larger scale. I hope you enjoy it!
I hate to be repetitive, but I still have a few tee shirts left from my most recent run. They are limited in number, so if you haven't gotten one yet, now is the time, as they won't last for long!
Thanks to those of you who have ordered and received a shirt! If you would, please send me a photo of you modeling it, so I can feature you in an upcoming post.
Until next week, I wan't to thank all of you for stopping by and giving me your support, it means a lot to me!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
It's been another productive week in the studio. Aside from spending time shipping out orders of my new shirt, I have been busy doing some actual work.
I finally finished my work on the above two pieces which are a collaboration with Shana Goetsch, who is the mastermind behind Art That Circles the Earth. To tell you the truth, I have lost track on how long I have been working on these pieces and how many times they have been back and forth in the mail.
As you can see from the above announcement, Shana has been trading mandalas back and forth with artists from around the world, and as a culmination, the final exhibition is coming up on April 25.
When I initially saw her project, I knew that I wanted to be involved, and now that the process is over, I can say that I am very pleased and humbled. Thank you, Shana!
In other studio news, I have been working on one of two 24" x 24" canvases that will serve as "mates" for the original Sunfire/Sunburst mandala that I did some time ago. It's a design that I keep coming back to and am comfortable with. Each time I do a variation of it, it changes and progresses to a different space, and in that aspect, I don't feel that I'm being repetitive.
Finally, if you haven't seen it or had a chance to purchase one, please take a look at my newest limited edition tee shirt, the Blue Lotus. And if you have, please pass the word along. Word of mouth is a powerful thing!
It's starting to look and feel like spring here in Vermont, and with that, comes lots and lots of studio related activity. I will fill you all in as projects develop.
As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by here! Have a great weekend!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Just in time for spring, I am happy to announce that my newest tee shirt design is now available. As with my other two tees, this one is an Anvil Fashion Fit Tee, which is a ring spun cotton that is buttery soft and holds up well to washing. The sizing chart can be found on the Anvil site.
With each of my designs, I have done limited runs, and this one is no different. I have less than 30 in stock, and once they're gone, they're gone. I will never repeat the design, so you are essentially receiving a wearable work of limited artwork.
These shirts are only $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping, and I ship worldwide. Don't forget to select your size before clicking the Buy Now button.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
This morning, Gabriella and I spent some time hanging 10 of my pieces on the walls of the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, which is located in downtown Rutland, Vermont.
The facility is located in a beautiful historical building and will be frequented by many patrons who I think will appreciate my work. My goal has been to always get my work out there where it can be seen by the public. As much as I love having it in my own studio, it's meant to be shared. I am very pleased to have this opportunity. The work is for sale, and I am offering a very special 40% off regular prices. Please click the Specials tab above if you are interested or contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been a little slow in the studio as far as painting goes, but I have been spending the time on some other very special projects, and I should have some news to announce in next Thursday's post.
Until then, thank you for your patience as I make this transition into this newest part of my painting journey.
Have a great weekend!