Summer Art Print “Bannister’s Wharf“
You drive into Newport, Rhode Island, head down to the waterfront, and you might find yourself parked on a wharf as I was, just before I painted this scene in acrylic on masonite board– looking out over the harbor. This was late in the season. If you go there today, right now, you’ll see much more traffic. Peak season! What a great summertime art print…for yourself or a friend.
Below is another summertime favorite of mine, “After Swim, First Beach,” a tribute to the beaches of Newport, Rhode Island in summer. Basically, I concocted this perspective from scratch, having visited the beaches and area so many times over the years. Here you see a young woman just out of the ocean after she’s been for a swim, drying off in the air and sun, and that’s about it. This is a selection that holds great promise for “moving me in February,” a test of my summer print selections. < wink > No doubt, when February rolls around, I will be pining for the beach, the sun, sea and scene, just as enthusiastically as ever.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a single graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Maybe right now, here as this mid-summer month of July 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 a print 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, this summer.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves thru 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 summer 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 this question, 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. Good anytime of year, even AFTER July 4.
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
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.
“Business Advice” for day: Our economy is in perilous condition, our geopolitical world situation seems fragile, armed, uncertain. What can we do? We can live these summer months as fully as possible, can’t we. Thru all the daily barrage of bad news, insults, con-games by our leadership, grotesque media reports that fail to educate, inform or illuminate our citizenry, we can live each day fully, taking advantage of every opportunity the day affords….much like the young woman in my painted image, above. She has been for a swim, survived the surf, the waves, the tide, she has rinsed herself off, and is basking in the summer sun, in the air, anticipating the remainder of the day and all the promise it olds. That’s the spirit!
Have some creative fun building your print collection this year. Post July 4, try a new Americana Poster print purchase…this summer. And do see my new promotional video on Youtube! In this season of chicks and chickens, take a look!