Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Paintings - 5.26.2012

Flower Garden on Yellow
Original 48" x 72" Painting

Forest Walk
Original 48" x 72" Painting
My apprentice - Diana Kim England - created this lovely painting with my guidance. I'm very excited to work with her, and to see the compositions she creates.

Flower Garden on Yellow II
Original 36" x 36" Painting

Abstract Autumn Aspens
Original 48" x 72" Painting

All paintings created with artist grade professional acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas provided by Big Daddy Canvas.

Quote of the day:
"What lies behind and what lies before us are but small matters compared to what lies within us."
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Signature Series Commissions

Dear Friends,

I'm so excited about using these amazing, self-stretching, large format canvases from Big Daddy Canvas. Starting this week, I'm offering what I call my Signature Series Commissions.

Quaking Aspens

I'll be drawing from my body of work - 10 years of compositions - for the series, and featuring them on my sales venues Etsy and Yessy. You may also select compositions from my web site portfolio.

Lemon Tree

These paintings will be new original paintings of my original compositions, available on 48"x72" or 36"x60" self-stretching canvases.

Fall on Young America Road

The compositions I'm selecting are among my favorites, and have been highly sought after by my patrons over the years. I hope you enjoy these paintings.

Sunrise and Autumn Fields

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Revolutionary Self-Stretching, Large Format Canvases

Until now, large stretched paintings have rarely been available online because the shipping is prohibitively expensive, and the potential for damage to the painting during shipping was huge.

The simple and unique, patent-pending design of this canvas, available from Big Daddy Canvas, allows it to be rolled and safely shipped, and they can be reassembled and ready to hang within a few minutes without any tools! NO TOOLS!!!! The simple fit and snap joints make it VERY easy, and the canvas will be tight with no warping or sagging! My dear talented artist friend Megan Duncanson started using these canvases for her work too, and said "it was more than I could have imagined!"

Watch this video to see how easy it is to reassemble your painting.

Big Daddy Canvas will ship a canvas and stretcher bar system to your studio in a thick, protective tube which can be reused to deliver or transport your finished work.  The four parts included in the delivery tube are easily, yet securely assembled into a tightly stretched canvas and ready to paint in less than 5 minutes. After completion of the painting, your 4'x6', 4'x4' or 3'x5' canvas is disassembled and ready to ship inside the provided tube in less than 10 minutes.  No more "custom" box making for your artwork.  Upon arrival at its destination, your Big Daddy Canvas is assembled and ready to hang in less than five minutes with the included, pre-assembled hanging wire and hardware. 

Shipping costs for larger artwork are dramatically reduced from more than $500 for a traditional canvas to under $30 for a Big Daddy Canvas to travel from coast to coast. 

Big Daddy canvas features heavy, double primed #12 100% cotton duck canvas and sturdy maple plywood framing members, made in Upstate NY in a 1917 warehouse on the Hudson River.