Studio Bits

Gallery Zoo Art: Making Art Mugs With Shutterfly

Today's photo market has a plethora of options for turning your own photography and art into home decor and useful household items.  For me, this is where being an artist comes in handy, as I have plenty of my own designs to choose from. Perhaps I should start with a simple truth:  I like…(continue reading)

World Rhino Day: Where Do Rhinos Stand?

Toto, 20x30 Acrylic on Canvas Rhinos are endearing.  Despite their reputation for being fierce and aggressive, they can be amazingly gentle.  I cannot look into those eyes and see those wonderfully wrinkly lips and simply not be enchanted. September 22nd was World Rhino Day. …(continue reading)

Love Amazing Art? Subscribe To Artwork Reveal

The September issue of Artwork Reveal is an amazing bouquet of floral, fauna, and nature. What exactly, you may ask, is Artwork Reveal?  Artwork Reveal is a free monthly e-mail list you subscribe to that essentially drops eye-candy art directly into your inbox.  All featured art is recent…(continue reading)

Art Painting In Progress: Zoo Art For Nursery--Giraffe

Yay!  My commission triptych--animal art paintings for a nursery--is at last complete.  At 10" x 20" x 1.5", the final painting of a baby giraffe is larger than the baby rhino and baby hippo...(or should I say taller?) making it perfect to vary the art display to suit the wall space. …(continue reading)

Art Prints: How To Make Different Prints From One Painting

In April I wrote a blog post titled "Art Photography:  How To Use One Image To Make Different Prints."  The same concept can be applied to using a single painting to make different prints.  Ever create a painting and wonder how it would look--or sell--in a different palette?  Here…(continue reading)