As before in the last post, much has changed. This time, it is not really with this website (though I did change it a little bit here and there), but mainly with me personally. I started working on a painting a while ago. And then I needed to pause on it so I could also work on a logo that had to be completed as soon as possible. Some time after finishing the logo, I felt I needed to just take care of myself, inside. I’d been avoiding it for a very long time, because it involved terrible memories for me, and I wished to avoid, accept and move on from it. But it was most always in the back of my mind. I grew tired of fighting back and so I felt I was finally ready to just sit and confront the situation head on, without anyone around for me to wonder “what do they think?” I needed to know how exactly I felt, without influence from others’ thoughts and perceptions. I’ve had a nasty habit in the past of forming how I felt through how others felt, but deep down inside feeling differently. And now, I know. Well, I’m certain at least, how I feel about it all… I am not ready to tell the whole world about it quite yet, though my family and some friends know. But when the time comes, I may share some personal news and stories with you.
Until then, I share with you some art news. As I mentioned earlier, I was requested to create a logo within about a week. It was for my older brothers’ new insurance company. A lion is the crest symbol for Leone, thus why the lion was chosen. I did the logo entirely in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
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You can find more information about this awesome new
and thriving insurance company at: Leone Insurance Agency
Lastly, I have recently completed the biggest commissioned painting I’ve ever done so far. It is framed, but I do not yet have a photo of it in the frame. But as soon as I do, I will post it for all to see. In the meantime, here is the final result without the frame:
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The Eastern Rising
Pastel Chalk with some pastel pencils on pastel grey board
24 by 36 inches
27 hours of painting
This painting was a great challenge because I do not usually do seascapes. I’m not certain I have really actively and seriously ever done seascapes before. But I enjoyed it, because it was another challenge for me to puzzle out and learn from. It went through a great many changes. I plan on making a video progress of it some time so be on the lookout for that!
I will be selling prints of this. It can be in pretty much any size you want, so just let me know what size prints you would like and I will let you know the prices some time next week.
I am also open to doing more paintings, so feel free to look around my site and email me for more info.
Let me know what you guys think!