Friday, August 23, 2013

The Winner Chose....

Yellow-crowned Night Heron!  This gem is no longer available but plenty others are.  Currently being framed are:

Chocorua Hiding    $250
Across the Lake    $250
Kildeer    $295

The Cove    $250
Pelican Post    $395

These will be available through my website and Travel & Nature in downtown Exeter, NH by August 30.
Mountain Sunset    $250

Ruby    $295
Storm Over Chocorua    $395

Great Horned Owl 2    $395

Thursday, August 1, 2013

And the winner is....

congratulations to Andrea Richards!  Andrea is the winner of the July 30/30 free painting!  She will make her choice in the coming days.  In the meantime, you can read in the previous post which paintings are currently available for sale.  Price options are listed below, as well.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

From now on all of my new work will be posted ONLY here instead of on Facebook.  I recently learned that any images, videos, etc, that are posted on Facebook becomes quasi-owned by them.  In other words, although they don't capture full rights to the image, they do gain the right to use the image wherever and however they want.  Not cool.

My only way around that is to not post anything on Facebook.  One might ask what are the chances they would even choose any of my work for their own purposes?  Valid question.  Also, what would they even use my art for?  Another valid question.  I just don't think it's right so I'm choosing not to "display" my art on Facebook anymore.  As another measure against "theft" you'll start to see a watermark on the digital images of my art.

I thank all of you who followed along this month (and always) for your support and encouragement.  Without it, the work doesn't seem quite as important.

Onward and warmest thanks,

All done!

I successfully completed a second 30/30!  Yay for me!  What a wonderful exercise and meaningful challenge this event is.  The commitment to "practice" and what I learn from it is so valuable.  Like a photographer who might shoot 200 pictures at a single event and, of those 200 images, gets 25 outstanding ones, I, too end up with a similar scenario.  I am not in love with every painting I did this month but there is a higher percent of successful ones compared to when I last did this in January.

No delays.  Here are the remaining paintings completed.
Great Horned Owl 2    Drawn in pencil first then spent a bunch of time on the bars, patterns and colors.  Felt it was too tight overall so decided to try it again a different way.

Great Horned Owl 3    With this second painting I abandoned the pencil in favor of a looser approach.  Just the way I really enjoy working....drawing with the paint brush!  In the end, I love both pieces for very different reasons.

Manatee!    Not my usual subject, I know, but I wanted to create something for cousin Beth who has supplied me with many wonderful photographs of birds while on her vacation in Florida.  She LOVES manatees.  This one's for Beth if she chooses to accept it but she's got her eye on an earlier hummingbird and so will decide soon which one she wants.
Snowy Egret 3    Just had to do one more of this bird.  I love the loose style and the colors of this one.
The Facebook drawing for one of this month's paintings will take place tonight.  In the meantime, here are the paintings that are currently available (eliminating those that are heading to South Carolina):
Great Horned Owl 2
Great Horned Owl 3
Snowy Egret 3
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Big Moth
Carolina Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Willet 2
Pelican Post
River Value Study
Way Up North
White Ibis March
Black-necked Stilt
Storm Over Chocorua

Let me know if any one of these is of interest to you!  You can purchase a painting unframed for $250 or framed for $395.  I now have my work framed in a beautiful reddish-brown frame with black trim at Four Sqaure Framing in Stratham, NH.  UV glass included.

Thank you for following along.    I'll continue to post as I create!