Couldn’t believe it but I sold this painting the day after Donald got elected.
I started a happiness project book today that my daughter sent me for Father’s Day. This is something that I wanted and it showed up in my mail. I like the idea of recording one sentence every day form a happiness point of view. If fact, I look forward to it every night when the day has come to an end. It’s somewhat revealing to see how you’ve invested your time on a given day.
Also, I’ve been adding lots of abstract paintings to my “Stapleton Trail” website. Check-out the “Abstracts For Sale” on the sidebar to view these paintings. I will be adding more every day.
I made several clocks of some of my oil paintings. I scanned the original art and then cut it to size and then glued it to a 6″ x 6″ piece of Masonite. I purchased 6 small clocks online. The picture on the left side is a painting that did from a free-to-use picture I found on the net. I will not sell this (I could if I wanted to) because I din’t come up with the idea, but I like it a lot. the clock on the right side is my idea — I still have the original.
I know it seems strange, but this is an abstract of the rear-end of my 318 John Deere garden tractor. This is not me pushing paint around until it looks good but rather a well thought-out abstract. Also, I made a set of side frames that took me as long as it did to paint this abstract. It’s a 16″ x 16″ oil on canvas that I coated with Gesso (3 coats).
This is a 24″ x 36′ oil on canvas with a floater frame on the sides only. The photo is somewhat grainy looking but the actual painting is smooth and brilliant. I’ll be taking a new photo of this shortly that better showcases this one.
This 16″ x 16″ oil on canvas has a unique frame that only frames the sides of the painting. I made the frame out of popular wood that I had milled and planned. A lot of work went into making this frame. It’s somewhat like a floater frame but a little different.
To my mind, I think it enhances the art without completely encircling it like most frames do. However, my daughter doesn’t like it. She says it cheapens the art. I listen to her a lot but I just can’t see why she thinks it cheapens the art and I have thought about this a lot, hence, I still can’t see it.
The painting is on the left and the composition that I created on the computer is on the right.
This is a 16″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas that I just recently painted. Again, I created this on my computer in a program called, Corel Painter. I pushed around color until I got something that I liked and then sketched it out on my canvas and proceeded to paint it. There are several layers of paint built up on this painting in order to give it a painterly look and not a print look. It took 2-days to create this particular painting.
By the way, this painting looks much more vibrant in person; stunning, if I must say so myself!
I couldn’t help but notice (I notice everything) what looked like an abstract head, an elbow, breast, and large ears in a pair of shorts of mine. The painting doesn’t seem to have much visual interest but it’s more about the discovery of the abstract image that I saw in my shorts that led me to record this finding.
This is an oil on canvas with lots of layers of paint.
Just got a proof copy of my new book that I wrote: Celestial Dialogues. I plan to launch this book this week on Amazon.
I began proofing and the one problem that I did find is a misalignment of some of the typeface on the front and back cover. They’re probably going to think that I’m some sort of a fanatic with all the changes that I have made so far…it ain’t easy writing a book, creating the artwork, and designing the front and back cover.
Shown below is the front cover artwork. As you can see, the words, Celestial Dialogues are shifted too far to the right and the same is true for the back cover.
I just now changed everything; hence, everything should be fine (I hope!).
I plan to paint this abstract that I created in Corel Painter on this huge canvas that I made. I think I’m going to use acrylic paint but I’m not sure yet. For something this size you have to be fast if you’re going to use acrylic paint.
I read an interesting book this week by, Vicki Krohn Amorose.
The title of the book: Art-Write. I never realized how important it is for funding, exhibitions materials, proposals, websites, and self promotions.
It isn’t until I read a book twice that I start getting it. I’ve already gone back and re-written some of my blogs. Buying a good book is one of the best investments you can make.
Rear view of who?
Donald Trump is definitely recognizable from the rear. The painting is 16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas.