Spring Print “Saybrook Breakwater Light“
Speaking of waterfront, below is one of my lighthouse paintings, this one, “Saybrook Breakwater Light,” painted art about 7″ x 5″ at the original scale in acrylic paint on a wooden shingle. Each of these painting in the Lighthouse Series was done from images I found in print or on-line, which I adapted to the surface of the shingle, as deemed interesting. Arbitrary, yes; interpretive, yes, spontaneous, yes. This is the spirit of the entire series, from which prints are offered as seen on my website in the Paint Prints Gallery.
Below, you can see a print made from the original acrylic-on-shingle painting, in Massachusetts, “Great Point Light.” The setting here is informal, the scene, casual, the coloration of the set, a variety of grays, warm mid-tones against which the brightly colored painted image is offset.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a single graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Maybe right now, here as this lush month of June unfolds – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Or, how about a Honey-Bee print? Or, a golf print? A lighthouse print? Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give prints can be a joyful experience…even in trying times… such as now. When I give a print, it is most assuredly a joyful experience! In these testy, tumultuous times, think about giving an original print late in this Spring Season.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves toward summer. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. As the Pandemic seems for the moment to have wound down (we hear rumblings…) what better way to celebrate than with a spring art print, a lighthouse print, perhaps, or a poster with a patriotic theme, or a Honey-Bee print, or golf print…not bad gift choices for a friend or relative!
Customize your selection. Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature.
“Can I brand my Americana posters?” To the question, “Can you brand my posters?” the answer is decidedly, yes. Yes, I can brand these posters for you – contact me with questions. In short, your logo can be added at a discrete size to the lower right corner of each poster. I will show you a proof prior to production. #brandednonprofits is the hashtag I will incorporate to try to identify this program, on-line.
Exhibit Page, New! Thank you for your steadfast, enthusiastic support of my new Exhibit page, designed to show off to best advantage how examples of my original images appear when matted, framed and hung on the wall! I have added new examples every now and again and will continue to expand this feature of my site in months, just ahead.
“Business Advice” for day: Don’t people seem to love summer? We have had a series of gorgeous, late Spring, early-Summer days, lately. From the crack of dawn until sunset people relish being out and about, tending to gardens, walking the beach, preparing boats for summer fun on the water, traveling hither and yon. What a wonderful time of year.
So I take note of my lighthouse paintings…lighthouses becoming more visible and apparent as we get out and about in this most enticing of seasons. Lighthouse art is a popular genre, as you may know. One reason for the popularity stems from the awareness people have that lighthouses are seen as sacred places whereby a simple beam of light projected thru a dark and stormy night can signal a life saved, tragedy averted, a new beginning– without which only darkness and death on the rocks might have ensued. I admit, in my own small-business life there have been periods of time between feast and famine when I felt myself vulnerable to crashing and drowning on rocks. This was amplified by my certain knowledge that most businesses fail, six out of ten, seven out of ten, in difficult times, eight out of ten, it is said. What served as my “beacon in the night,” was often sheer effort to find new clients, new customers, to support my enterprise; a little more imagination, a bit more time spent in reaching out, in discussion, in networking; perhaps accelerating the development of a new product or service, all in the name of avoiding the shoals. So often I was fortunate– all that extra effort paid off. New work rolled in. The phone rang. Meetings piled up. Projects requiring my services arrived to be completed often times on urgent bases. Each new project brought with it a deposit check which immediately improved my small-business cash-flow, such a relief they were! So the image of the light house has many sorts of meanings we can impart that reflect the fragile yet resilient nature of the human spirit. I have come to appreciate the topic of ‘lighthouse art,’ in these ways and believe in treacherous times like these the consciousness of such thought can serve as a useful prod to undertake whatever may be required to get through. Financial crises, housing crises, pandemic crisis. inflation crisis. monetary crises, health crises, geo-political crises, whatever it is. The far-off beam of light in the stormy night catches our imagination and spurs us on.
You may find my new NFT art of interest (“Non-fungible tokens”), seen here on Rarible. More to come, a new collection in development as this is written, one that will focus on a series of recent studies in oil-crayons completed since last summer. Look for it, soon.
Have some creative fun building your print collection this year. Try a new Americana Poster print purchase…this Spring, still time for July 4. And do see my new promotional video on Youtube! In this season of chicks and chickens, take a look!