Friday, January 27, 2017

january, 2017 abstract surfaces

Sometimes I remember to scan the abstract watercolor surfaces I make on wc paper, before drawing on them. I also like to share some of them for free, to the public. Feel free to download and work on or with them as well, as long as it's not for commercial purposes. If you do decide to use them, a small shout out is always nice as well! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

splotch monsters invade the facebook, and contest!

For a little while I've only posted some of my Splotch Monster art on my personal Facebook page, but It's due time these lil' beasties found a home of their own on FB. So at the urging of some friends and my wife, the Splotch Monsters finally have their own island in Facebook-land. Please make sure to "like and follow" the Splotch Monster Island page on Facebook HERE, and I'll be selecting two winners from all the names of folks who liked and followed by 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 4. Winning names will be randomly pulled out of a box on Sunday, February 5, and announced at 8pm that evening. Both winners will receive a customized Splotch Monster-meets-animal piece (valued at $150 a piece), featuring the animal of their choice (can send photographs of a personal pet as well!). 

Monday, January 2, 2017

washington project for the arts

As a personal incentive to get more involved with promoting my art work this year, I decided to finally take the plunge and join the Washington Project for the Arts, and create my own profile page. I only signed up for a year-long membership, to see if I like it, or not. So far, it was very easy and convenient to set up, after waiting a day to get the green-light email from the site manager, and there looks to be some nice incentives and benefits from being a member. Plus, the artist pages look beautiful and can serve as an artist's main website. For fifty-five dollars, you get a year-long membership, and for a hundred, you get two. Not bad at all! 

I wasn't too sure how to go about presenting my work, as it can take on many forms, and currently I'm working on two different series that run parallel to each other, subject-wise. I'm thinking every half-year I'll change up the work, this time focusing on the Endangered Kingdom animal portrait series, then in July I'll take these works down and post twenty Splotch Monster pieces from the Endangered Kingdom meets Splotch Monster Island series. 

While none of the works will be on sale until after I complete the series (thirty-five done, seventeen more to go), I still think it's good to maintain some kind of web presence within my local art scene. In the meantime, I highly recommend the site to artists within the greater DC area!