I will be at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 later this week, and will be debuting the first paintings in my Thumbelina series.
Interview with Justin Gerard on Muddy Colors:
JG: So speaking of your work, you are currently working on a series of paintings based on Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina fairy tale. Can you tell us a bit more about that?
AS: I have wanted to do a series on this fairy tale for a while now. The reason I like Thumbelina has largely to do with the magic and mystery of childhood.
When we are young, the world is so big and magical and I think you lose some of that when you grow up. I like to imagine a place where everything is still a little unknown, and there is so much left to discover. Stories like Thumbelina help you to see your own commonplace world with fresh eyes and you can begin to appreciate just how amazing the world really is again. It's like being a child again in many ways, and capturing that sense of wonder about the world around us.
I am very excited to be debuting the first paintings I have started for this series at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 later this week. It's been fun planning out the pieces that will appear in this collection, and I ....... .....continue reading on Muddy Colors!!!
Recently, I have been trying new technique that involves creating a more detailed and defined two tone underpainting. This image was created using Burnt Umber and Titanium White, mixed with glazes of Walnut alkyd oil. Once all of the elements of the image have been added, I am going to apply thin washes of color .....continue reading on my blog!!!
Now that I am back home, I have had a chance to put up some prints of my latest paintings. Also, I am using a brand new paper for all of my images. It has a soft, shimmery finish that looks just beautiful in the sunlight, and picks up colors marvelously.
All prints ship in a clear plastic sleeve, and are enclosed in a stiff cardboard photo mailer.
I am finally home from my wonderful trip to Kansas City, MO! Being around so many talented people was such an amazing experience. For everyone who stopped by my booth, THANK YOU. I received so many kind and encouraging words, and am just in awe of the level of talent that attended this show. A very special thanks to Cathy and Arnie Fenner who put together this spectacular event. For those of you who are not familiar, Spectrum is a fantastic contemporary book series that is celebrating their 19th book this November. The Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! show was the first of its kind. It was a show to celebrate art and artists exclusively, separate from the convention scene. I am beyond grateful that I was able to attend this historic event!
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! was my second out of state show. After hearing some horror stories about shipping artwork, I decided to rent a car and take a road trip to the show instead of shipping the work and flying. Early Thursday morning I met up with my very good friend, Andrea, to start our adventure. We were both a little worried .....continue reading on my blog!!!
I am very excited to announce that I will be attending the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! show next month. I am bringing a bunch of prints, originals, and LE giclees, so if you are in the area be sure to stop by! I will be in booth #815
I am going to be in Nashville, TN April 6-8 for a convention. If you are in the area be sure to drop by and say hello! I will be in the West Exibit hall Nashville Convention Center and Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN with prints, giclees, and books.
I will be in the dealers room sharing a booth with my very good friend, who will be selling steam punk styled jewelry.
I will be emailing each person selected to get their address. Each winner will receive one "Memories" artbook.
I would also like to thank everyone who participated! I am absolutely blown away by the number of people who contributed, and am extremely grateful to have so much support for my art. So again, THANK YOU!! ♥ ♥♥
I wanted to let you know that I am one of the featured artists/authors in ballistic publishing's new digital master class book, d'artiste Fashion Design. I have an interview, tutorial, and gallery section in the book. Be sure to check it out!
I wanted to let you know that I am fiiinally updating my Etsy shop in time for the holidays. I will be adding more prints, bookmarks, and necklaces this week. You can check out what I have so far in my shop by clicking the image below.
Hey guys! I am trying something a little new that I have seen a few other artists doing lately. Its an auction, similar to ebay, but on facebook.
I am posting a necklace for sale. Bidding is done through the comment window, and is starting at $10. The transaction will be completed using paypal. Shipping is going to be included in the bid, so you don't have to worry about adding more for shipping costs. The bidding starts tonight, and continues through to next Sat at 11:30 pm.
*****Click the image to go to the auction page*****
This beautiful pendent crafted from oxidized brass with an ornate edging, features my original illustration "Hidden". The image is encased by a crystal clear 30×22 mm glass. The setting is attached to a beautiful Rococo style finding. The chain is 15 inches long and comes with vintage style barrel clasps. The glass tile pendent is packaged beautifully in a cream colored gauze bag, and of course, is made with love ♥ Measurements: Circular glass pendant tile 30x22mm. Setting 36mm long including the loop. Necklace connector finding 33mm in length. Chain is 15 inches long.
I am back from an amazing weekend at AWA. My very good friend shared a booth with me this year, so it was nice to have someone to sit with all weekend. Overall the convention was very productive. As with Dragon*Con, it was wonderful to see the familiar faces of both the other artists showing and of the con-goers. I also got to meet a lot of amazing people and see some pretty incredible artwork. On the last day on the event, my very good friend came to visit from Tennessee and we went to see "Wicked". I have to saw it was an amazing production, and I was especially impressed with the props, costumes, and effects. On the other side . sorry for anyone that came by booth that day. I usually try to stay for the duration of the whole event, but in this case, I ended up away from the table a little more than I was expecting to.
I am also happy to say that I received two awards at this convention. "The Pond" won best of show and "The Revolution" won third place.
Thank you again for everyone who came by out booth this year, and I am looking forward to next year!