I was thinking about how my paintings are a bit like the clown paintings of the 60’s and 70’s. So I thought I’d do a clown painting. I started one and it pretty much sucked. My old friend Mike telkulve was nudging me about doing that painting I promised for his recording studio, so I started looking thru his Facebook images, which brought me to his brother Tom, another old friend… And in his photos was a great image of him in clown makeup. So I switched back to my clown painting, pretty much wiped it out and painted Tommy the Clown.
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]Wow! As you may know, any of you 3 to 5 people that read this blog, I do a lot of my art work on the iPad. I’ve been illustrating and digitally painting on an iPad mini for a long time. Well, I have reached the limit of what the old mini can do for me. So, here it is, the giant iPad Pro with the biggest hard drive available. It is a joy to illustrate and paint on. The Apple Pencil is amazing as well. I do think I may need to add a screen protector to add a little more resistance. It’s like drawing on glass…. Because I am… Drawing on glass.
I’m other bid iPad news. I’m writing this post on the iPad using the Word Press App. It’s interesting to see what can be done. No, keyboard, just typing on the screen. Yes I know the apple one is cool and the Logitech one is even better but I’m trying to keep it all as streamlined as possible and I want to see how much of my desktop work I can replace with the iPad.
Well, for now, I’m going to get back to painting. Attached to this post is the first painting I did last night just after getting the iPad.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
Well, I know there are a ton of different ways to sell prints. And about as many companies and services to help me do it. I decided on FineArtAmerica since the quality they offer is excellent, the frame options are beautiful, and the product selection is solid and sensible… well for the most part, who knows… you might want my art work as a shower curtain?
At first I didn’t know if I even wanted to sell prints. But I had so many requests… So, I decided to sell my digital works and digital sketchbooks. I wanted to offer this work, this digital work in a digital reproduction, but these folks create incredible work.
Fine Arts America also allows me to offer my actual, physical paintings. You can buy them here and get the framing purchased at the same time.
So, opening Artimatic on Halloween weekend was tough. With two kids and a custom Daniel Tiger Trolley to build, it was all very crazy. But we made it there for opening night. We met a lot of great artist and got to see the fire dancers!
Artomatic will be up till Dec 12th and Artist night is Nov 14th. But I’ll try to post the additional days that I’ll be hanging out in case anyone wants to meet me for a drink.
Please, please come out and see this spectacle and support the local artist.
Also, I will be offering special Artimatic pricing on Artist night.