Creating the Painting: Infection Unbound

Last weekend I was able to finish a painting that I’d wanted to do for some time. Not a digital image, but an acrylic painting. Here’s what it looked like in the gallery on Friday night:

If anyone read the previous blog entry (not betting on it) about the original “infection” piece (here), you’ll recognize the frame that the painting is in. When it was at the gallery in September, no one really looked at it with the digital print in it.

So, being inspired by my friend and fellow artist Jeff Herndon (who I share the space with in the gallery), I’ve been trying to do more traditional art.… Read the rest

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Sketchcard the second: Pacal

Here’s the second of the sketchcards that I’ll have at the gallery, starting tomorrow night.  They are fun, and they are also helping me get back into the swing of things with inkwork.

This one is of a mask/sculpture of Pacal, the Mayan ruler of Palenque. I think inks are fun to do, and years ago I remember enjoying them a lot.  I think they will be nice things to sell as original art pieces as well.

This one is also 5″ x 7″, as the gargoyle from yesterday was. The first version is more or less how it looks in person.… Read the rest

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Sketchcards

I’ve seen several artists online talk about doing original sketchcards, either at local galleries or at conventions.  It’s something I’ve been considering for awhile as well, and with the new gallery I thought I’d give it a try.

Here’s the first one, an ink sketch based on a gargoyle I have. It’s 5″ x 7″, so pretty small, and I think I’d sell them at a very cheap, reasonable price.  Let me know, as always, what you think:

Gargoyle Sketchcard #1

Gargoyle Sketchcard #1

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Now at the gallery

I’ve been a part of a local gallery for several months now, and it’s been a great experience.  Having been an illustrator for so many years, it’s been interesting to explore the prints and fine art side of things.

Luckily, the On Display Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado (just up the road from home) specializes in alternative art. I definitely fit in there, and I’ve had a number of good comments from people in the gallery (and a handful of sales).  It’s been a great learning experience, and I’m happy to be in a good place with good people.… Read the rest

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Updates and a new gallery

Now that the visitors are all gone, I’m getting back on track with things. There have been a few developments, and there are a couple of reminders here, so let’s get going.

  1. My art is featured in an actual, physical gallery locally now. The On Display Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado, has a number of my pieces. If you are in the area, come take a look. The gallery is located at 324 Walnut St., in Old Town Fort Collins near Halley’s Comics (the great comic shop I get my stuff at).
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