I will document my process of painting the cover here.

 

 

More to come…

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Strange Portrait – Edgar Allen Poe

On May 31, 2013, in Artwork, by Michael

Edgar Allen Poe, oil on panel, 11×14, 2013.

For sale at :

Aradani Studios Gallery

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.

 

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New update on the Watcher Kickstarter!

On January 15, 2013, in Artwork, General, by Michael

Just posted the latest update with new images off the easel!

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Every night brings new challenges, but I keep making little break thrus, which is great!

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Hey everyone,

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:

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 I am really excited about this painting, and hope that its worth running a large print run!

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New Artwork – Rock Dragon and Eagle!

On September 18, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael
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Rock, Dragon, and Eagle! Oil on Paper, 11×15.

This is a commission for someone at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. The title is a nod to Charlie going american all over someones ass in Always Sunny. And the Mountains were stolen right out of an Elmore painting.

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New Art – Frank Frazetta Tribute piece

On September 12, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

I was listing this original for sale on Ebay when I realized I had never posted it in my art galleries.

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Death Dealer Tribute, 16×20 oil on panel, 2010.

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Further work on larger lovecraft painting.

On August 3, 2012, in Artwork, General, by Michael

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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.

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Just wanted to show you how I often prepare a surface. This is clear gessoed luan wood with frame. Very wet acrylic if various things on it to rust, stain or shape the paint as it drys.

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New sketch for a painting.

On February 2, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

This is going to be my big painting project for the Spring. It is a character from Uteria name Kaldrath, and a big ass dragon :)

I’ll be posting steps as I go along.

It will be 2'x3' on panel.

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Preview of the junk on my easel

On December 1, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

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Been pumping out a ton of small strange works. Here is one halfway done.

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