What’s shakin’ at Rodzart 6-25-2010

What’s shakin’ at Rodzart 06-25-2010.

Hi Folks. Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a good week. It was another hot week in Valrico, but we still completed five paintings for you.

The first new painting for this week is a 9 X 12 acrylic on watercolor paper called: Expression 1046
Expression 1046. This is an abstract expression in blue, yellow and red.

The next new painting for this week is an 8 X 10 acrylic on canvas called: Composition 1047
Composition 1047. This is a really neat abstract geometric. The painting takes on different characteristics depending on which angle you view it from.

Then we have a 5 X 7 acrylic abstract expression on watercolor paper called: Expression 1046
Expression 1048.

The next new painting for this week is an 8 X 10 acrylic on canvas called: Dood
Dood. This piece is a cartoon I did for the Ghost Adventures crew. I’m a firm believer in the paranormal, and I think these guys do a terrific job. I can’t wait for the new season in September.

Last up this week we have another 5 X 7 acrylic abstract expression on watercolor paper called: Expression 1050
Expression 1050.

I finished creating a new banner for my web site and some of my blogs. I think it looks a lot more 21st century-ish than the previous banner. I did the background painting on a piece of cardboard, and put the text in with Photoshop. New web banner
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This week I thought I’d touch briefly on how I select which surface, canvas, paper, cardboard, or panel, to paint on. Now, I’d like to say that this is a profound and deeply considered artistic choice, but, that ain’t necessarily so.
The truth is, this choice depends more on what I happen to have at hand, than the artistically significant choice.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of painting on canvas these days. Well, there are two reasons for that. One, paper’s cheap. Two, I’m running out of canvas. After I score enough dough to get more canvas and stretchers, you’ll see a lot more paintings on canvas. Most of the cardboard I use to paint on came as packaging. The strip of cardboard I used to paint my new web banner is an example of that. It was used as packing in a box of canvas stretchers.

I do what I have to do in order to keep painting. In the long run, it’s the image that matters, and not what it’s sitting on.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting emails in what appears to be kana characters. Unfortunately, I can’t read kana so I have no idea whether these emails are just Chinese spam, or someone legitimately trying to contact me.
So, if you’re on the level and want to contact me, I’m afraid you’ll have to use English or French.

While we’re talking about email, most of the art sites I list on have a “contact the artist” button. Most of these are what’s called a “blind email”, the email is rerouted from the site to my email address. That is mainly to keep spammers and thieves at bay. However it does get in the way of legitimate communication at times. The moral to the story here is that, if you contact me through one of my art sites, be sure to give me an email address if you want a response.
The simplest thing however is to just use the “Contact me” link on MY website, and then I can get back to you.

For folks around the Tampa Bay area I hope you’ll remember that I’ve got six paintings hanging in “The Art of Hair” salon at 10963 Causeway Blvd., in Brandon. So, I hope you’ll drop by and check them out, and maybe get some great hair styling while you’re them.

I don’t do a lot of endorsements but I would like to mention Doctors without Borders. This is a truly great group of Medical Professionals. So, if you’ve got a buck or two to spare, I hope you’ll keep these folks in mind.

Just a reminder, if you’d like to get this blog by email, it’s as easy as sending me an email and saying so. Right now I publish the blog on WordPress, Blogger, Facebook, and Myspace, with slightly modified versions (I take out links to other sites), published on ArtWanted, DeviantArt, and Fine Art America.

I’m also on Twitter
Myspace and
Facebook Look me up there if ya feel like it.

I hope everyone has a peaceful and prosperous week.

Rod

Here’s some links I hope you’ll remember:

For original paintings, or to inquire about a commissioned painting, just email me at info@rodzart.com

For original paintings sold at auction go to:
http://www.artbyus.com/auctions.php?a=6&b=85

Original works on paper can be purchased at:
http://rodzart.etsy.com

To buy prints on paper or canvas, mouse pads, mugs, refrigerator magnets, etc. check out:
http://www.artwanted.com/rodzart>
http://rodzart2.deviantart.com/gallery/>

For other cool stuff like T-shirts, clocks or travel mugs try my Cafepress site http://www.cafepress.com/rodzart

To obtain fine art prints, framed or unframed:
http://rod-schneider.artistwebsites.com
http://rod-schneider.fineartamerica.com

This is a group I’d like to mention. Katsel Tsi Chen Cho Kyi Ling Buddhist Meditation center>

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