Art Gifs as Promos

I have become addicted to making promotional art gifs (Graphics Interchange Format) using characters from my paintings. These are fun and easy to make using any of the gif-making sites out there and, if you have some spare time, you may find it rewarding to explore these as eye-catching promos for up-coming sales, demos, or…

Postcards as Art Souvenirs

Certain images are irresistible to me and I have long collected bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, postcards sent by friends, old photos, and the odd doodle for my collection. I guess it was inevitable that I would eventually produce my own cards, both original and professionally printed. I have a difficult time keeping…

ACEO – From Hobbyist to Professional Artist Part I

ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. They are kissin’ cousins of ATC’s or Art Trading Cards. Both are by definition cards of artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as a standard playing card. ACEO’s originated on Ebay, and are a favorite form of art on the world’s biggest online auction site.

Ochre – Color as Inspiration

If yellow represents happiness and optimism, then ochre,  (yellow with a distinctive dinginess) represents those same sentiments with a dose of healthy realism added to the mix…

Empty Fruit – Our Failure to Care for our Own

And this list is just for starters. It is cruel to hold out a promise (the fruit) of better, more affordable healthcare to the American public and then bitterly disappoint them when they find out the truth; more empty, self-serving policies, promises, and legislation from the right…

All My Friends are Dead – or – Paint a Pretty Picture; then This Happens.

I purposely avoid any attempt to ‘say’ anything with my artwork. I burden the viewer with the task of interpretation (if he/she is so inclined). What surprises me is when I see something unintended and it is glaring me in the face! Sometimes this is experienced as a fleeting thought and sometimes as a visceral reaction…