In the same style as my Lovecraft portrait from last year, I am working on an Edgar Allen Poe painting! This is presold to my good friend April, but I will have plenty of prints available at upcoming shows!
I also launched a Kickstarter for preordering prints. which can be accessed below.
But this post is bout Chattacon, which is happening next weekend! I will have some newer work, but the Watcher II will be shown for the first time ever at the show! Paul and I will also be in the dealers room, so come visit!
The other day I spent some time at the easel painting and I was thinking of new ways to reach new art fans. I have had so much success at Kickstarter, I decided I wanted to try my hand at an art focused project.
One of the big gambles making art is that you spend long hours planning and executing a painting, then print costs come into play, which can often be an expensive gamble for the artist. I have often finished a painting, thought it was the best thing I have done, run a bunch of prints, then never have them sell. So with the latest painting, I wanted to use crowd-funding to see if it is worthwhile to run a large print run.
So I launched this:
I am really excited about this painting, and hope that its worth running a large print run!
In 2012 I was once again lucky enough to be able to attend a class with Larry Elmore. I took my first Elmore class in 2010, and I went up a couple of levels in painting, and this time around I learned all new feats and gained another level at least.
Larry class is set up for people of all skills, and to keep himself from going crazy, he gives us all a drawing to start from. This may seem unhelpful for those who are already experienced in painting, but it cuts out a whole other section of teaching, composition. That is a week on its own. So if we all get the same drawing to start off with, Larry can concentrate on teaching us his exact painting techniques.
I just wanted to share my evolution of the painting from the 2012 class. First I will show of the finished piece, then you can follow the journey in the gallery below.