Monday, March 15, 2010


And in other art news, I picked this up from the printer today:

That's a 16x20-inch lightjet print on metallic paper - essentially it's a photo, as opposed to an inkjet print. Up close it almost looks like there's a layer of liquid between the paper and the ink. I've done several commissioned pieces this way over the past few years, and they never fail to wow the client.

Testing, Testing...

I've just been informed that I've been selected by the good people at Blurb to beta-test their new book-preview feature. It should enable you, the blog reader, to preview and purchase the book without leaving the comfort of my blog.

So without further ado...

How's that work for you folks?

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Brief Teaser.

I've probably mentioned this before, but my good friends in Mojave (check out their music; it's pretty great) are putting on an art-and-music show at the Tipper in a couple weeks, and yours truly will have three pieces in it.

Here's a quick teaser:

Just a small detail from one of the paintings; they're all tied together thematically. So far the best part of this has been giving Tri-Art's new Liquid Mirror paint a test-drive. The stuff's amazing.

I'll keep you posted on how well the show goes.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sell, Sell, Sell! Everything Must Go!

(Just pretend there's a photo of a fat, toupee-wearing, furniture-warehouse guy in a loud polyester suit here.)

Okay, all hyperbole aside, I've decided (after much deliberation) to drop the prices in my online art store. I've been reading a lot of spirited debate about how artists should never cut their prices or give discounts - lots of comparison to bargain basement stores, etc. But ultimately I think that's an easy argument to make if you're already an established, successful artist. Me, I'm really just starting out in my art career, such as it is. I need all the help I can get.

That being said, I'm not going to drop them permanently. That strikes me as a bad (self-defeating) career move. So just as an experiment, prices have been cut by 1/3 for the remainder of March. I'm curious to see what effect, if any, this will have on sales.

I've also added two recently-finished pieces to my Automotive gallery. You can see all of the work here.