21 December 2011
Man, I've been a bad blogger. Oh well, what are ya gonna do? I've been focusing a lot of my time to my new t-shirt company and some new designs for the shirts. I'll share those soon. I've also got a really neat commission opportunity coming up which I'm going to be getting more info on tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on the progress of that. In the meantime here is a little oil pastel landscape I did a few weeks back on some scrap wood. It measures 8" x 13"
17 November 2011
Bird on Canvas - oil 12 x 15
I couldn't resist. I saw a post on Facebook from the Brice McCasland fan page letting me know that they had some new artwork in their Etsy shop. I clicked of course to check it out and I found this beauty! I have been wanting to get one of Brice's original pieces for a while now....and I kick myself at some of the ones I've passed up on a few years ago. Brice is a local artist with great style. I can't wait to get this up in the house.
10 November 2011
Do you remember this post from July? I had mentioned that I thought it would make a cool t-shirt. Well, today that thought became a reality! I'm digging it! You can pick one up herewww.tumbleweedtexstyles.com
06 November 2011
I listed 14 brand new original acrylic photo transfers on in my Etsy shop. Some of these have not been posted on the blog yet.....lots of new things!
03 November 2011
Last night we had the opening reception for the Frisco Art In the Atrium show held at the George A. Purefoy building in Frisco, Texas. It was a great evening overall. This year's show is one of the best yet. The local talent is outstanding. There are over 70 pieces in this year's show covering five floors in the atrium of the city hall building. I was pretty happy with the location of my artwork....it is on the first floor right next to public library entrance. It is probably the best spot in the house for traffic. I'm hoping my artwork will become a big hit with all the stay at home moms that drag their kids to the library every day! Ha! The show will run through August. I even got a shout out from the school district website.
31 October 2011
Alamo Plaza # 4 - 24 x 24 mixed media
I'm really excited to have one of my pieces selected for the City of Frisco Art In The Atrium show! This year I only had one piece selected for the show....but I'm really excited about the one that made the cut. The reception is Wednesday, November 2nd from 7-9 PM at the Frisco City Hall / Library Complex. If you are around stop by and see me. The show will run through August of 2012.
28 October 2011
Buckaroo Motel Sign
Sun 'n Sand Motel
Here are a few new pieces I did a few weeks ago. I have sold a few of these lately and will get my current inventory up on my ETSY shop this week. At one point a few weeks ago, I had about 30 unique acrylic transfer pieces. I really dig these. They are fun to do!
18 October 2011
Lone Star Beer on ice, Outlaw Country on satellite radio, a shady patio, some artwork, and good friends!
What a great weekend! We had a great turnout on Saturday and Sunday for the inaugural Artseen Frisco Artists Studio Tour. I was housed at the Heritage Exteriors landscaping office which happens to be in an older home off of Main Street. Thanks to Bob and Deb for allowing me to hang out all weekend! It had a great shady patio and the studio area seemed like it was meant for my work. It had that comfortable older feel which ties in perfectly with my style. I brought in a few props from my own studio to give it that homey feel.....you know - rusty license plates, gas station numbers, old beer cans. The best part was that it already had track lighting! It worked out great. I had pretty steady traffic on both days. Thanks to all my friends that came out to support the art tour, it really means a lot to me. We'll be doing it again next year for sure. I also enjoyed visiting with all the other folks that dropped by to check things out. Hopefully some of them will become fans. I have tons of new art that I will be sharing soon and posting in my Etsy shop. So stay tuned. Adios!
13 October 2011
"Cowboy Kid" - Acrylic transfer on ephemera collage
Well, I know I haven't been posting much lately.....but I have a decent reason. I've been crazy busy preparing for the Artseen Frisco Artists Studio Tour! I've been finishing new pieces, prepping older pieces, varnishing, wiring, and everything else that goes along with it. If you are in the Metroplex area I would love to have you come by and see me on Saturday 10-5 or Sunday 1-5. There is a map available at the above link. I will have all of my work available for viewing and sale. I will have snacks and of course some Lone Star beer on ice. For those of you out of town, I will make sure and document the experience and post something next week about it. Well, I got work to do. See ya soon.
03 October 2011
Here are some of my goodies!
Miles of this...I'm not kidding!
I got me a "T" for Texas on last day for $15
I so wanted this sign!
Tons of original industrial stuff...very trendy right now
If I only knew how to weld!
More signs I love
After many years of wanting to experience the Round Top Antique shows, we finally were able to work it into our schedule this year. Okay, let me start by saying that it was the most amazing shopping experience ever. I have never in my life seen so many antiques, collectibles, junk, and rare obscurities. Vendors come from all over the country and even world to this event every year. Round Top is basically where every big time designer in the country comes to find the trends for the coming years. It is a very inspiring place for an artist like myself. We hit up Warrenton, Texas for an all day junking spree from 9-5:30 on day one. On day two we hit up Round Top, Carmine, and La Bahia from 9-3. Then we went back to Warrenton from 4:30-6:30. Here are a few of the many highlights: I picked up some cool old gas station numbers $30 each, smaller gas station numbers - $5 each, 5- $1 70's Texas license plates, 1940's mounted antlers $10, $1 Pearl, Lone Star, and Shiner cans. We also got an old street sign for $2, a sweet vintage pearl snap shirt for $5 to add to my collection of about 50. These are just a few things we picked up. If you live in Texas I strongly suggest that you put this on your list of things to do before you die. You will be blown away. I'm posting tons of pictures today so y'all can get a sense of what you are dealing with in Round Top.
29 September 2011
Tuesday night I was asked to display a few of my landscape paintings for a special sneek peak of a documentary on Frank Reaugh at the Frisco Heritage Association meeting. I was joined by some of my fellow local artists. It was really a great presentation and the documentary once complete is going to be outstanding. I learned a ton in just the 12 minute snippet. I encourage each of you to check out the Marla Fields' site about the documentary and learn a little more about Frank Reaugh. He is truly a pioneer in Texas art!
25 September 2011
Purple Hills 20 x 20 Acrylic
Above is one of my new paintings I recently completed. It is going to be a part of a special reception at a sneak peak of a new documentary on Texas artist, Frank Reaugh, titled - Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains. The documentary is being produced and created by Frisco Heritage member Marla Fields. I was asked by Marla to showcase a few of my landscape pieces for the reception. This should be a great event and great documentary. The event is Tuesday, September 27th at 7PM at the Frisco Heritage Center. It is free and open to the public. I'll let y'all know how it goes!
22 September 2011
I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of the first annual artseen Frisco Artists Studio Tour! If you are in the Dallas area on October 15th and 16th, we would love to have you swing by and say hi! I will have all of my recent work available and on display. I will also be working on some new things on site. Here is a map. Contact me if you have any questions.
21 September 2011
Alamo Plaza #4
Here is my new photo transfer piece that I just finished. It is 24 x 24 on panel board. The transfer was done on old maps, train schedules, and other ephemera. I will have it on display at the Frisco Artists Studio Tour on October 15th and 16th. I also hope to have it hanging on the walls at Frisco City Hall for this year's Art In The Atrium Show. More details to come on both events!
14 September 2011
Remember this post from back in February? I had a lady contact me and ask if she could get a copy of the poster from the show that I had helped design. She said that she had gotten the set list that night and wanted to frame it up with the poster. I mailed the poster off a few weeks ago to her and she recently sent me a picture of the poster framed up with the set list. It's funny because I must have visited with her at the show since I took a picture of the set list while in line to meet Hayes. I think it looks great all framed up!
08 September 2011
I'm just about finished with this one. It is the largest acrylic transfer that I've ever done. I collaged the background as usual and then I painted it before I transferred the image. It is 24" x 24". This was a bear! I have no skin on the tip of my right index finger to prove it......that was some rubbin' I'm super happy with how this is shaping up!
02 September 2011
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Have a great weekend!