Monday, September 26, 2011

New Show Opens Oct 6th in Sacramento

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Little Help from my Friends

Pluperfect Window - Mass MOCA

We all need that don't we?  I certainly do right now as it's been over a week since the last blog post and I'm working my butt off on the photos for the group show I'm doing with Cherie Hacker and Carrie Markel over at the E Street Gallery in Sacramento. 

So my fellow member of the Digital Art Guild, Andrew Darlow is helping me out without even knowing about it!  Darlow is a wonderful photographer, writer and speaker who is also a nice guy.  Although I don't deal with promoting your own artwork here much, I think this article that he wrote has some good tips for folks who do any kind of limited edition runs of their work, digital or otherwise.

Personally I like Fine Art America as a place to sell my prints.  If any of my readers out there are using a similar site, let us know what it is and how it's working for you!.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Real Art

Ever notice how some people are so funny and insecure about change?  That thought occurred to me after a conversation with a very nice woman who runs an arts center in mid-coast Maine.  There was an event at which artists could show their work and since I haven't been able to do so yet, I thought it was a good opportunity.  This woman had seen my work on line and cautioned me not to call my work digital paintings as she would get flack about it from other artists.  I told her I would call them digital mixed media since some of them are based on the photos I take.  But what of this my friends:

 This is a digital painting which I created in both photoshop and in corel paint.  Because I like to be a shite-disturber, I gonna bring it to that even and call it a giclee of a digital painting.   Then this morning on my daily digital art email, was a link to a story by Joe Nalven that echoes this theme.

Then I ran across this story the other day about selling digital art (and video too I suppose).  I've also reached out to the digital art community via the Digital Art Guild to see if there are any members from New England or Maine.  I'm thinking of starting a  Facebook page for local digital artists out here and perhaps we can do local shows the way the San Diego folks do.