Sunday, March 29, 2009

Getting back on track

Well, after my holiday of a week away, I was just settling back in to a work schedule when we received a call that a family member from another state passed on. Back into the car we went, and returned home last night ( Saturday). Today I accomplished not much but getting my taxes finished up and e-filed.
Starting on Monday, the 30th March, I hope to get myself back into my regular schedule of work, marketing, blogging and all that goes along with all of this.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Be Back Soon !

See you back here on March 21, 2009.

Commission Art

Although most of my art is for my website or galleries, I do paint commission pieces in the form of murals or paintings.

One that I recently finished was from a fellow scuba diver in California, who found me on Jennifer contacted me about doing a painting of a "Cabby", or cabezone, a fish from the scorpionfish family. She sent me images from her personal underwater library of the cabby and oil rigs that she wanted included into the painting.

After emailing back and forth to decide on size, etc, she gave me complete artistic license .
I started out making numerous sketches to help me decide how I wanted the final painting to look. On an unstretched piece of canvas, I started with blues and whites to get the feel of the sun streaming down on the skeletal structure of the oil rigs through the ocean. I then used the great photo she had of the cabby as reference and placed him to the front of the picture to represent the ledge he was sitting on. Much adjusting of color was made to the piece to get the feeling I sought after for this cabezone. After adding muscles, anemones and brittle stars, I signed the piece to call it finished.

Most commissions can be done in about two months. If you are interested in a custom piece, email me at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New pricing / Paypal

I will be out of the studio from March 13 until March 21.
On my return, I will be putting Paypal buttons on my website to make it easier for you to "click and pay", instead of emailing me with your information all the time. I would still love to talk with you if you want to email or call me though.

I have also changed prices on my mini prints to keep up with the President's stimulus package.

New friends links

In my scuba diving and internet travels, I meet many wonderful people. Whenever possible I like to link them to my website.
Here are a few of my newest friends: Seaglass jewelry and other finds by Lisl Armstrong Beautifully made jewelry to be featured in OCEAN magazine, April 2009 A fun group of women divers/ instructors in California Scuba Mike and diving in the Canary Islands