"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Down to Business

My new business card! I love having a memorable card to give to prospective collectors. I try to design it to be colorful,  representative of my current work and  style and to be - well, simply unforgettable! Its fun to hand them out at art show receptions, social events and serendipitous meetings. I create mine online at VistaPrint. At this site, you can  upload photos of your own and design your card exactly as you want it to be. I have ordered from them in the past and found the cards to be of very nice quality and the prices to be reasonable. This time, on a whim, I also ordered a few refridgerator magnets - I don't know why but  I sure hope I can find a use for them! In case you are interested, the link is: VistaPrint Business Cards.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tower of Piety - Sold

Painted about a year ago, this piece was inspired by a small carved wooden statue located in the Louvre. The carving dates from the 1500s if my memory is correct and has a painted surface which is in remarkably good condition. I was so taken by the beauty of the piece, the serenity of the faces and their rapt attention to the task at hand. The little carving begged to be painted! It is titled Tower of Piety and remains one of my favorites - 18x 24 oil on canvas. 
Merry Christmas to all who stop by my blog and linger for a moment or two - I hope your year is filled with joy. love, peace and original artwork!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa's Wild Ride!

My Santa made it onto the banner for the Foxhunting Life with Horse and Hound website this week! Thank you to Norman Fine for choosing my art for his incredible  site and thank you to Jeanne Chisholm for her unwavering support and belief in my art. Click here to go to the site.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sporting Art With Punch-Article by Norm Fine of FoxHunting Life

You can find the article here: http://www.foxhuntinglife.com/. Scroll down a bit to see - there is a slide show of some of my steelechase paintings. Unfortunately, you need a subscription to the site in order to see the entire article and the slide show! But please don't feel bad - I am not able to access it either and have only seen a copy of the article! Next week my Santa and his zebra will appear as the heading banner for the site! Many thanks to Jeanne Chisholm of Chisholm Gallery for  arranging this and to Norman Fine of FoxHunting Life for his wonderful article.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Multifaceted Approach - A Christmas Catalogue

Jeanne Chisholm of Chisholm Gallery introduced me to a new concept and assisted me in putting together a Christmas E-Blast. This is a brand new term for me! An e-blast consists of a PDF presentation that is attached to an email and sent by the gallery to potential collectors. The PDF presentation serves as a high quality photographic respresentation of the paintings - much like a brochure. I called mine A Multifaceted Approach as it contains an eclectic assortment of paintings in a variety of sizes as you can see here. Of course, Santa on his wild purple and golden zebra was on the cover! I wish I could have attached the actual PDF file but could not do that. Instead, I will show you individually each piece in the Christmas E-Blast presentation:

 Camel Rider 11x14
 Cheetahs 24x18
 Deyrolle Interior, Paris 20x16

Great Dane 16x12

 Hounds, 12x9

 Two Horses, 20x16

 T'ang Horse, 18x24

 Islay Wild Goat, 16x12

Trying to be Flexible in Uncertain Times 24x18

What fun this was! I find I am recently learning alot about the business of art. I never knew it was so complex! If anyone is interested in purchasing one of theses paintings, please contact Jeanne Chisholm at info@chisholmgallery.com
By the way, if you would like to see the actual e-blast, just send me an email and I will forward the PDF file to you by email. It is nicely printable as well!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Trying to Be Flexible in Uncertain Times

This has been a year full of chaos and unpredictability for me so I though perhaps Santa might be finding thnigs a little different as well.  Oil on canvas 24 x 18. All comments are welcome.