Monday, 29 September 2008

Progress Report

So my shop has been up and running for two weeks now and I am learning so much. I’m still fine-tuning the photos of the paintings that I have offered for sale. I had a suggestion to show the paintings framed, which I am attempting to do. Some of my photos had reflections in the glass and didn’t look all that great (one of the reflections was me!). I have since decided to photo them without the glass, just the frame, mat and picture I think that should work. Some of the paintings I have decided to sell are not included on this blog so you might want to go take a look and what is offered. www.paint1chris.etsy.com

Friday, 19 September 2008

My Artistic Soul Internet Shop

I have just set up an Internet Shop to sell some of my paintings. The shop has been open for three days now. So, we will see what happens.

So far, I have posted six paintings and have plans to post some more shortly. The paintings that I have posted are watercolour and/or mixed media on watercolour paper. I have not posted my oils/acrylics yet. I have a little more research in the cost of shipping bigger items before I do.I hope you will take a look at the shop and let me know what you think.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

My September Art Trip - 1st Juried Online Exhibition

I haven’t had a chance lately to visit an art gallery/museum so I did the next best thing. I visited an on line juried exhibition. It is sponsored by the Society of Canadian Artists and is their 1st Juried Online Exhibition available until November 29 at www.socanart.ca/ex08.
There is a great variety of artwork here, including sculpture. I found lots of inspiration for improving my work and possible future subject matter.Great stuff and worth the visit.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Work in Progress – Celtic Fire Part 6

I had a bit of free time and worked on Celtic Fire. I am painting in the body of the second brooch. I want the value to be very close to the background. This value is a little too close, but I feel will be lightened somewhat when I do the final details.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Happy Alberta Arts Day

Today is the first-ever Alberta Arts Day. Alberta Arts Day is to “raise awareness of the value of arts in our society and provide Albertans with opportunities to experience and participate in Alberta culture – an important part of The Spirit of Alberta’s cultural policy.” So says Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit.

Check out the
Alberta Arts Day website for events and join The Spirit of Alberta .

Friday, 5 September 2008

Work in Progress – Celtic Fire Part 5

Now that summer is (un)officially over, I had a chance to work on my painting. I completely painted in the background and adjusted the bottom jewel a little.

The next step is to paint out the silver of the bottom brooch and then work on the facets of each topaz.