Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I just like this one

8x10 oil painting of the GREAT BB King! on Twitpic

I can't stop myself

I'm giving you crazy kids another deal. I don't know HOW I'm able to pay bills and get my weekly Dairy Queen this way (well, get my DQ. Priorities),but for an 8x10 drawing or painting, you only pay $25 instead of the usual $40!! Now, you can only have up to 2 subjects, because any more than that and the subjects get shrunk down and lose detail. This deal goes until June 10!! DISCLAIMER: It doesn't even have to be for a father! It can be for you or someone else. I don't care!! The sooner you get to me (with the full amount), the better! And you can get more than one 8x10 for $25 each.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hey, that's ME!

Here's a preview of the episode of "Michigan Magazine" that I and the studio are featured in! For Charter subscribers, RFDTV is on channel 122.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why I do what I do.

As you may realize, being a freelance artist in a small town is not exactly fruitful financially. It's an ongoing struggle and often disheartening. Bills at home pile up, studio rent is overdue and dammit, we're down to one roll of toilet paper at the house!! It's because of this that I continually post here and on Facebook and on Twitter that I have deals going or selling certain drawings/paintings dirt cheap (although my work is already pretty reasonable). Having this studio and doing what I love is very fulfilling and uplifting, but every day when I approach the studio, I half-expect to see an eviction notice on the door.
I decided to open the studio because I couldn't get hired anywhere. Hell, I couldn't even get an interview!! I don't have a bad job history (9 years at the same job, 4 at my 2nd job and then later 4 years at another job while working 3 years at another 2nd job). So, I figured, instead of waiting for the phone to ring, I'd give West Branch something they didn't have before: a working artist's studio. It's been a year, and I've been as successful as one can be in an economically-challenged community. But with no money equals no advertising other than free advertising and word of mouth.
Which brings me back to the beginning of this post. I AM selling certain pieces for half price or more and I DO have a new special going right now: Father's Day Special for only $80 for a 16x20 drawing or painting. PLEASE tell your friends and neighbors!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Father's Day deal!

I know you've all been waiting for this....FATHERS' DAY SPECIAL!!!!!! 1 16x20 drawing or painting, up to 3 subjects for only $80 (usually $160)!!!!!!!! Any additional subject after 3 is $15 each. Offer ends May 21st!!! Tell yer friends 'n' neighbors!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New sales

I have some special prices on some artwork for a limited time. I need some moolah for home and studio, so even if you aren't interested, maybe spread the word? View the artwork and prices here . I think there are 4 drawings and paintings.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Popeye might come to WEST BRANCH!

I am in talks with the West Branch Public Library in POSSIBLY showing "POPEYE" from 1980 with Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. Along with the showing, I would have my Popeye artwork on display in the library and I'm hoping to have some Popeye books available in the library to check out or purchase or something. It'd be a kind of mini Popeye convention. It's not set in stone (don't even know when this would be taking place, if it does), but as info comes forth, I'll keep people updated.