04/26/2005: "Sea Lions, Bid on a Commission, My "Style" etc."
I got a funny email this morning from my photographer friend Jeff Jemison:
"look at the sea lion on this link...i always think of this pose as one of your paintings....i "imagine" this image in the style of your landscapes and can actually "see" it on canvas. Maybe i should stop mixing the barbituates with the wine and huffing." (I'm pretty sure he's joking about the huffing!) but that photo of the sea lion is hilarious...maybe he and I will have to do a collaboration?
Speaking of my paintings, the local public radio station KTOO is gearing up for its Spring Radio Auction. I'm donating a commisioned piece up to 24"x30". My formula is height +width x 8. So, 24+30=54 and 54x8 = $432.00. I'll work until the customer is happy with the piece, but I want it stressed that I *don't* do realism and ultimately it has to be something that we both sign off on.
They've linked to it on their preview section and it will be mentioned in the Juneau Empire too. I'm going to send out an email to my list to let them know about it. I hope it sells for full value.
On a different note, a friend who is *very* familiar with my work found what she is convinced is one of my paintings, featured in a home shown in Better Homes and Gardens. I didn't recognize the name of the couple being featured, but it did sound like it could be one of my pieces. She said " I am certain it was one of yours so I ripped out the page and am bringing it back to show you." Sounds like someone is painting in an incredibly similar way to me. I'll keep you posted...