Friday, June 7, 2013

Columbus Arts Festival!

Today is the start of the Columbus Arts Festival! It run through the weekend, 11am until 1030pm on Friday and Saturday, then 11am until 5pm on Sunday. There will be live music, food, and so many artists, including myself! I'll be in booth number 122, at the end of Rich St.

Here is just one of many of my pieces I'll have up in my booth. I can't wait for it to start, this will be the largest festival I have done to date, with the average attendance at over 400,000 people through the weekend! Thats a lotta folks!
Here is the site to festival with any other information you may need:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Framed Triptych

Here's the triptych after framing, they are three individual pieces hung together to make one final piece. It was a fun study, one of many I've been doing to get ready for some bigger pieces. I want to have a bunch for the upcoming festival here, the Columbus Arts festival is going to be a big one. Can't wait!

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Triptych Painting

I've been back in columbus a few weeks now, and have been really inspired by the dawn and dusk landscape colors i've been seeing. Plus I realized it's been awhile since I've done a triptych, so here is one of my favorite new pieces;

And I also wanted to share some info about the Columbus Arts Festival, check them out HERE.
I was lucky enough to get into the emerging artist program they have, which has been amazing! they have been so helpful and supportive, and I have been getting really excited for this show. It will be taking place June 7 - 9, so mark your calenders now!

>And as a total side note, I noticed this picture makes a slight optical illusion, because of the angle of the piece inside its frame it looks like the box is very slight rhombus, cool eh?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CCAD Art Sale!

First off I would like to thank everyone who came out to the CCAD sale today. It was great to see a bunch of old friends again and it is always inspiring to see all of the amazing work coming out of that school.

I also was reminded that I should always have more big work! I focused on making the mini pieces almost all winter, so  now it's time to start thinking big again. It feels good to be inspired.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Back in Ohio!

Made it back safe and sound to Ohio! Now its time to get back to work and start painting up a storm again. Heres a little guy from the road.

I'm also going to be doing something new this year at the CCAD sale. I've decided to start selling the little ones unframed as well as framed. And after the sale I'll be opening the Etsy site again, with these little unframed guys as well. I like how the hand holding the piece helps to show how little it actually is, so I was thinking that I would include a picture like this with every entry, what do you folks think?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Simple Blue-Green Sky

  So my winter trip is just about coming to an end, but its been everything I'd hoped for. We climbed, painted, made great friends, and most importantly avoided the worst of the northeast winter. 
  We'll be starting the drive back today, taking tons of photos along the way, and most likely doing some painting too. I thought I was starting to get ahead of the game, but I ended up selling 7 or 8 pieces  on the road, which was great but also put be behind again. Time to get into serious painting mode! This was a fun little painting I just finished up last night.

 4" x 4"

Oh yeah, mark your calenders for the CCAD Spring Art Sale! April 13th! Be there or be square.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A little guy from Joshua Tree

Ive been having fun painting tons of different Joshua Trees out here. This one is more stylized and illustrative than most but the colors were what was driving it.
With only a few days left I have been taking more pictures than I'll know what to do with when I leave. It's off to the Grand Canyon after this though so this is just the start of picture taking time I suppose. Time to get back to painting!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Joshua Tree California!

   Joshua Tree might be one of the coolest, most interesting place I have ever been. Their slogan is the worlds greatest playground or something along the lines of that, and I whole heartedly agree. The actual rock climbing would be enough, but the hiking and local flora put it over the top.
   I have definitely found a new subject matter here, the trees are right out of a Dr. Seuss book and I've loved painting them. Here is one of the new paintings, keep in mind its only 2" x 3".

   This wonderful place has definitely helped me start painting a lot again. I'm hoping the folks back East will appreciate them too, with all my art festivals being out there.
  I have been working on two other projects as well, a commission for my friend and wildly talented singer Micah, check out his music here; Also a greeting card for a rochester veterinary hospital, they send birthday cards to all their regular patients. So there's lots to keep busy with here on the road!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Greetings from Southern Arizona!

The landscape of southern Arizona is amazing. This photo is of the very top of what I think is called Kings Crest. I found a survey marker on top, but that was all the info I could find about it. The peak is right across from the climbing area near Queen Creek. It had no trail or markers other than the one on top, but there were herd paths most of the way, at least to the base of the peak. The vantage point from the top of the peak really showed the interesting waves in the land. This was the survey marker I found;

It had a rocks stacked around it and I almost missed it all together. I'm glad I found it though, it reminds me off the Adirondacks, where they have them on every high peak.
And so even though I havn't been painting as much as I'd like, the scenery and environment out here has inspired me, as well as the climbing. I will have updates soon of some of the paintings I have finished so far, and more panoramic landscape photos.