Wednesday, June 29, 2005

New Work

Been working like crazy in the studio, this week I got back to my abstract spiral series. I've finished four this week already! There is nothing better than having an idea work out better than I'd hoped! I love this new series. It's all me, my feelings, what's in my head. I don't even care if anyone else likes them. While, of course, that would be nice. I love them, and if nothing else, I can hang them in my own house.
I may save this series for my next solo gallery show. I still need to take a couple of them down to Gallery 5 to see if they'll give me a show. They are more of an abstract gallery, so I think these will work out well for that venue. I will need at least 10 pieces for the space. It's hard for me to do though, because I'm really anxious to put these up online. I may just post them here to get that out of my system.
Although I know people really like my portraits and pottery work, these abstract pieces feel more like me. I feel like myself working on them. It's hard to explain, but it's like I've finally found the art inside me that's been fighting to get out. It was almost an epiphony when the idea popped into my head. More so than the peace series was.
So, below you can see a couple of examples of the new series. I will post all of the new series on my website by the end of this week. I will also list the smaller sketch watercolors I did for this series on Ebay throughout the week.
Please let me know what you think of these new paintings. I'm interested in hearing some feedback.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Why Sell on Ebay?

I have heard it said that selling Art on Ebay is bad for your career. I do not see it that way.

The internet is here to stay and Ebay is a huge part of the market online. It only continues to grow. My favorite part is the ability for an artist to represent themselves. I will admit, I am a bit of a control freak (it's the scorpio in me) , but nothing beats direct contact with collectors. I get to meet and in some cases know the people who hang my art on their walls. They get to know me, the artist, which is more valuable in a world of Walmart superstores. There is a person behind the art. In all my years as an artist, this is what people want when they buy art. Not just something to hang on their walls, but a story, a conversation piece.

Representing myself on Ebay allows me that connection with my collectors.

That's why I sell on Ebay.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

stormy summer afternoon

The sky is black and thunder is rolling. I love days like this! I have been feverishly working at getting finished with the commissions and I've finally done it! Now I'm at that moment when I have to decide what to work on next. Of course, this is when other things start to distract me and there is always laundry to do! I may take a break until tomorrow anyway, my thumb is completely numb from the drawing marathon of the past couple of days. I have lots of organizational work to do, filing, bookkeeping, all that fun stuff I put off forever. Actually, I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with it. My middle son Jeff will be here from Arkansas (where he lives with his dad) tomorrow, so there's a few things to get done around the house.
It just started raining! Just what we always need.

I look forward to getting back to my own work, more abstracts, rocks and portraits to come!