Sunday, March 29, 2009
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
One that I recently finished was from a fellow scuba diver in California, who found me on ScubaBoard.com. 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 email@example.com
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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.
Here are a few of my newest friends:
http://www.naturalseaglass.com/ Seaglass jewelry and other finds by Lisl Armstrong
http://www.jewelrybydaniellerenee.com/ Beautifully made jewelry to be featured in OCEAN magazine, April 2009
http://www.scubadivergirls.wordpress.com/ A fun group of women divers/ instructors in California
http://www.gordonisimo.com/ Scuba Mike and diving in the Canary Islands