For three decades, Dianne Reeves has been one of the most popular vocalists, thanks to her well-produced recordings and engaging live shows. This painting was inspired by her smooth vocals over a very complicated instrumental background.
A reminder that we should all live in the moment. Are you?
According to Webster’s dictionary : A diptych (pronounced dip-tick) is a piece of art created in two parts. It may be a painting, drawing, photograph, carving, or any other flat artwork. The format of the pictures may be landscape or portrait and they will usually be the same size. If you were to add a third panel, it would be a triptych.
The benefit of a dyptch might be that you want to stretch out the space where you need a piece. The continuation of a painting is interesting. You might just “like” the way it looks.
Crate and Barrel has partnered with Ugallery to offer their clients original art! Even more exciting is that one of the selected artists is ME!
This collaboration between the three has turned out to be even more successful than any of us thought….at least me.
In the spring of 2017 they asked for a beginning portfolio of 12 paintings and then asked for more as our collection was depleted. I was just asked to provide another six painting just a few ago and now I just received this message:
I hope this email finds you well. Crate and Barrel has requested more art from you! They have asked for seven more paintings.
Of course there was more in the email but receiving this kind of email is the best. No, I take that back…receiving a message that says “your art has been sold” is the best.
All artwork in stored in the artist’s studio. Ugallery has sent a variety of professional padded art shipping boxes to keep on hand, plus marketing material, thank you materials, etc. When an email arrives that X painting has sold, you have 48 hours to get it out to the FedEx office for shipping. Easy Peasy. Next, you get a check in the mail.
Now you know why I love this arrangement. I get to paint and they do all the selling. I just create and get paid. What a wonderful world I live in.
More and more corporations, hospitals, professional offices and others have discovered the benefit of having original art in their space. It speaks volumes. It says that their organization is original, high end, the best.
The more business(s) that have displayed my work, the more work comes my way.
Abstract work is especially popular because it is non-political, does not insult any religious views or ethnicity. Large pieces are the most impactful. Small pieces seem to get lost in a space and frankly do not make the statement they are hoping for. Thinking of updating your space? Think abstract. Think large.
I’ve been in the studio today and this is one of my finished paintings to take to Chicago. While painting this I was listening to a fantastic jazz singer, Rene Olstead. I far I can see she only has released two albums. I NEED more. She is fantastic. However she is best known as an actress, often on T.V. sitcoms.
This recent work remains untitled. Any suggestions?
Another painting created while listening to Rene Olstead. It was a rainy day and time for a full day in the studio. My habit is to play my favorite (or recently discovered) musicians with headphones to get the full effect, have a bottle of water near by and begin to paint with no idea where it will go or what the end results will be. This particular painting was created while listening to her album “Skylark” and this song in particular, “Nothing but the blame”.
I’ve been in the studio quite a bit. With Crate and Barrel requesting more work, more commission work than ever, Ugallery asking for more…plus getting ready for the Chicago One of a Kind Show, December 7-10. I will posting some of my newest work throughout the next few weeks. This painting is titled “Chills and Fever” first published in 1964 and sung by Tom Jones. A recent song titled “Chills and Fever” has been released by Samantha Fish. A DEFINITE check it out. S