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about time I had a new journal

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 7:11 PM
So...on this 3 year anniversary of my last journal post I thought I'd update this thing with all the goings on since the last time I wrote. It's funny I use to write in my journal quite frequently but that time is not longer. Mostly due to the fact that I have too many distractions these day that writing in this journal isn't a priority. Anyway, enough bemoaning the lack of journals for 3 years.

What's been happening? Lots actually.

Family
As the kids are getting older life evolves in fantastic ways. The kids are getting bigger and growing so fast you wonder where the time goes. It's wondrous to see their interest in things and the art I create inspire them to do their own unique things. My kids love to paint, love to sculpt and are creative in some many ways. The quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” is so true watching not only what they create but asking me to teach them how to paint or sculpt or create.

Art shows
I've had a few art shows with varying degrees of success. I currently have a good relationship with local cafe where my art has been hanging on rotation. I've sold a couple paintings from there.

Art style change
Not sure if you noticed or looked through the gallery but my work has changed a bit over the years. I've developed a bit of technique with the help of water mixable oils that allows me to paint in 15-20 minute increments. This, not only, allows me the freedom and movement that has become part of my work; but time to actual do a painting. I only have a small window of time to paint in the evenings or weekends due to the fact that my kids deserve more of my time than the canvas.

and finally achieving a small goal
For about 15 years or so I've had a goal to get my work to the level of consideration in the decor market. Last year all that hard work paid off when I signed on with a Fine Art Publisher to have several of my pieces licensed. It's been a fun ride with that and one that I hope will grow. It's also a really interesting challenge between what "buyers" in the decor market are looking for and my self-expression. Looking forward to see where this goes.

What's next?
We'll see. I'll keep plugging away. I'll also try to get more engaging journals happening again. I'm planning on posting one sometime soon showing the different stages of my work in progress. I take a lot of photos when I paint so that when I'm stuck in a spot I can take those photos and digitally paint on them to push the painting to where I want it to go. I'll explain more in a future post. Stay tuned!






  • Listening to: DI.FM
  • Reading: Any good suggestions?
  • Watching: Tom & Jerry
  • Playing: Dominion
  • Drinking: coffee

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about time I had a new journal

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 7:11 PM
So...on this 3 year anniversary of my last journal post I thought I'd update this thing with all the goings on since the last time I wrote. It's funny I use to write in my journal quite frequently but that time is not longer. Mostly due to the fact that I have too many distractions these day that writing in this journal isn't a priority. Anyway, enough bemoaning the lack of journals for 3 years.

What's been happening? Lots actually.

Family
As the kids are getting older life evolves in fantastic ways. The kids are getting bigger and growing so fast you wonder where the time goes. It's wondrous to see their interest in things and the art I create inspire them to do their own unique things. My kids love to paint, love to sculpt and are creative in some many ways. The quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” is so true watching not only what they create but asking me to teach them how to paint or sculpt or create.

Art shows
I've had a few art shows with varying degrees of success. I currently have a good relationship with local cafe where my art has been hanging on rotation. I've sold a couple paintings from there.

Art style change
Not sure if you noticed or looked through the gallery but my work has changed a bit over the years. I've developed a bit of technique with the help of water mixable oils that allows me to paint in 15-20 minute increments. This, not only, allows me the freedom and movement that has become part of my work; but time to actual do a painting. I only have a small window of time to paint in the evenings or weekends due to the fact that my kids deserve more of my time than the canvas.

and finally achieving a small goal
For about 15 years or so I've had a goal to get my work to the level of consideration in the decor market. Last year all that hard work paid off when I signed on with a Fine Art Publisher to have several of my pieces licensed. It's been a fun ride with that and one that I hope will grow. It's also a really interesting challenge between what "buyers" in the decor market are looking for and my self-expression. Looking forward to see where this goes.

What's next?
We'll see. I'll keep plugging away. I'll also try to get more engaging journals happening again. I'm planning on posting one sometime soon showing the different stages of my work in progress. I take a lot of photos when I paint so that when I'm stuck in a spot I can take those photos and digitally paint on them to push the painting to where I want it to go. I'll explain more in a future post. Stay tuned!






  • Listening to: DI.FM
  • Reading: Any good suggestions?
  • Watching: Tom & Jerry
  • Playing: Dominion
  • Drinking: coffee
Simmering

24"×24" #oilpainting

 
The companion piece to "Boiling Point". This piece was quite challenging in that the more I  layered it the more it looked overworked.  So this #painting became an exercise in restraint. I like this new line work that I am using, can't wait to see where these go.

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Boiling Point
24"×24" #oilpainting

Great journey with this one. I loved exploring new shapes, it was quite the challenge. I debated on adding colors to the circles, but wasn't feeling it.

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Amethyst Refraction
24"x36"
Oil on Canvas

I've been looking back on this textured minimalist period; and though I liked a lot of the pieces, most of them felt like I could push them further. So this year has been the year of reworking some of my older work and giving them new life. This also became a bit of an experimental piece as a result of this rework. I didn't have many elements to work with so I incorporated large blocks of color and shading to give a bit more depth. I'll probably be exploring this some more with other pieces new and old.

Can't wait to get a better photo of this.

I reworked this paining:

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The Wandering
24"x24"
Oil on Canvas

This took me a bit of time as I was really exploring things and trying different colors. I get stuck on the same palette and get too comfy so needed to use something different. At times I felt a little lost with this one, but I think we are in a good place.

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:iconlitka:
litka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
I hope you have the best of luck with your Fine Art Publisher. It can be fairly lucrative. My sister had a good deal with one such company, used to pay the bills, until the company went out of business. I think she still has some prints with another company, but that isn't so lucrative. As usual, the artist is the last in line to be paid. Still, it is quite an accomplishment -- congratulations. 
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Many thanks! It would awesome to have the licensed work pay for the bills.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
trick or treat by little-one-girl   Happy Halloween! ¡Feliz Halloween!
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! And to you as well!!
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roundtower Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
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