Monday, July 25, 2011

An honorable mention

So there's this website called Believe it or not they sponsor art contests. Fancy that. There's different categories. Landscape, figures, fantasy, etc. So I had apparently entered my Fox painting in the landscape category and then forgot about it. I received a pleasant email last week saying I was one of 20 honorable mentions. The piece is not on the website but you can see my name in tiny print (they left out the carmack which I'm a little annoyed by). I believe the piece will be included in a print magazine later. Which is always nice.

 "The Fox"

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue Canvas event

I've got to say that the Blue Canvas event down in LA was pretty crazy. It was quite a crowd. I guess I'll never know how many bigshots scanned my work oh so briefly with their critical eye before moving imperiously on to other things. The whole thing was downtown for the Thursday artwalk. There was a gallery with some really amazing work on the first floor, plus DJs and art cars in the hallway. Then upstairs some live painting under spotlights and bars waiting for the after hours party which apparently went until the wee hours of the morning. I lasted about one hour. But still. Quite the event. And I must say the magazine really looks great and features some very fine work. I'm not sure what I expected exactly but it really is an impressive publication.
You can check it out here:
The blue canvas website will probably be posting some photos and/or video of the event. I'll link to those when they do.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New painting and a trip to LA

"Backhoe" or possibly "A Bear and a Backhoe"
oil on canvas  36"h x 48"w
So I'm heading out tomorrow a.m. to Los Angeles where this and another painting will accompany me while I proceed to hawk my wares to galleries. Always a good time, that.
They will also hang at a one time launch event for issue 9 of Blue Canvas magazine which also runs an artists networking site. The event is from 7pm to 1am. I wonder if I'll last that long.