As many know, my brother Paul is a big Legend of Zelda cosplayer, so when we started to redesign our sign for festivals, I started this painting. We decided not to use it for our sign, but I finished it anyways.
Edgar Allen Poe, oil on panel, 11×14, 2013.
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I started with Lovecraft, and then was commissioned to paint Poe. I think the final in the creepy series should be Stephen King.
I loved when we got to read Poe or other creepy things growing up, it is probably the reason I am so strange as an adult.
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!
I was listing this original for sale on Ebay when I realized I had never posted it in my art galleries.
Here is the latest photo of the 30 x 40 painting. I am calling it “the edge of madness”. Finished the first layer of the little flying machine on the left, next is to do a reference photoshoot for the flying cthulhu which will be on the right side of the canvas. So far I am pretty happy with the progress. I got the idea for the background when I was half dreaming imagining what a chaos dream plane would look like.