Full report on the show still to come, but here’s what’s still up for grabs. First, the metalflake paintings:
And then the sketches (all 8×10 inches, $50 apiece):
If there’s something you’ve got your eye on, let me know ASAP (prices do not include shipping). And if you’re interested in commissioning something you don’t see here, also let me know.
Thank you and goodnight.
July 16, 2016 | Categories: "black widow", acrylic, alizarin crimson, amazing, art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artistic growth, artwork, avengers, batgirl, betty boop, black, blog, blonde, bret taylor, business, buy, buy buy buy, catwoman, color, colour, comic, comics, creativity, crimson, drawing, exhibition, girl, girls, goddess, gold, golden, harley quinn, heels, hey ladies, high heels, illustration, labour of love, ladies, legs, look at me, metalflake, montana gold, movie, naughty, opening, painter, painting, paintings, paper, pencil, phoenix, picture, pin-up, pin-up girl, pin-ups, pinup, poison, poison ivy, red, shameless, show, sketch, sketchbook, social media, spider, stencil, studio, superhero, supervillain, thor, tribute, Uncategorized, vancouver, woman | Leave a comment
So Bugs was another fun show – a bit more intimate than the last few shows, but we definitely had fun. Full report to come, but in the meantime, people have been asking which pieces are still available, so here they are.
Each piece is 8×10 inches, and $70 unframed. Price doesn’t include shipping charges. So if you’ve got your eye on one, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if there’s something you don’t see here, let me know anyway. I’m open to doing custom pieces for people if they’re so inclined.
August 23, 2014 | Categories: art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artists, artwork, business, buy, buy buy buy, commission, commissions, green, hot pink, howyadoin, paint, painter, painting, paintings, pink, vancouver | Tags: ant, art, artshow, bee, beetle, bugs, bugshow, butterfly, caterpillar, firefly, honeybee, howyadoin, insect, scorpion, vancouver, watercolor, watercolour | 1 Comment
If you’ve been following my art career, you know I’m a bit on the prolific side – I love to paint, and I have a lot to say. So it may not come as a total surprise that I’ve got a fair number of paintings on hand at the moment. I’d go so far as to call it a backlog, even.
And I work out of a small studio, so space is at a premium (can you see where this is going?).
I sat looking at all these pieces today, and decided I need to move some of them. Which is where you come in – I’m marking these down so I can free up some space, and you can score some art bargains.
Without further ado, then, here’s what’s for sale:
If you have your eye on a piece, drop me a line at email@example.com and refer to the sale in the email title.
The fine print:
Prices are in effect till Friday, August 1, 2014. Prices do not include shipping.
July 29, 2014 | Categories: adult beverages, art, art biz, artist, artiste, bret taylor, business, buy, buy buy buy, drink, drinks, heels, high heels, howyadoin, labour of love, ladies, liquor, metal flake, metalflake, pin-up, pin-up girl, pin-ups, pink, pinup, sale, sales | Tags: acrylic, art, bargain, bret taylor, cocktails, dark valentine, garter, heels, howyadoin, jellyfish, ka-pow, lingerie, metalflake, paint, painting, pinupgirls, promo, promotion, sale, socks, stocking, stripes, studio, summer, superheroes, vancouver, whales | Leave a comment
A bit of a change of pace after the parade of guitars the past few weeks. Here’s a sequel to my old Struttin’ T-Rex shirt:
And you can find it in my RedBubble store.
November 26, 2013 | Categories: animal, apparel, art, art biz, artblog, artist, artiste, artists, artwork, business, buy, buy buy buy, dino, dinosaur, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, internet, lizard, redbubble, shirt, social media, t-rex, t-shirt, tyrannosaurus rex | Tags: art, christmas gift, dinosaur, howyadoin, shirt, strut, t-rex, t-shirt | Leave a comment
Had a great experience at a Christmas craft fair this weekend. And as luck would have it, there are still a few of this year’s metalflake Christmas paintings up for grabs (I painted a lot).
So here’s an overview of what’s available. They’re all 3×4 inches, and the price is $30 apiece (not including shipping). If there’s one you have your eye on, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on Facebook or Twitter.
November 25, 2013 | Categories: art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artists, artwork, business, buy, buy buy buy, christmas, Christmas presents, howyadoin, metal flake, metalflake, metallic | Tags: 2013, art, christmas, howyadoin, metalflake | Leave a comment
Drawing more guitars all the time, in preparation for the upcoming calendar. In the meantime, here’s another shirt – a Fender Jazzmaster, from the 60s:
And of course you can buy it from my Redbubble store.
November 5, 2013 | Categories: apparel, art, art biz, artist, artiste, artists, artwork, bret taylor, buy, buy buy buy, Christmas presents, clothes, commerce, creativity, fender, guitar, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, music, redbubble, rock 'n' roll, shirt, social media, t-shirt | Tags: art, electric, fender, guitar, howyadoin, jazzmaster, music, redbubble, rocknroll | Leave a comment
On Sunday, May 12th, I had the distinct pleasure of holding my sixth art show. This one broke new ground in terms of venue (the HiVE), timing and structure. And if audience reactions are any indication, in terms of the art itself.
I mixed things up some this time around – metalflake paintings without the border treatment I usually employ, less square-format pieces than usual, size and shapes I don’t usually work in. Plus a more multi-layered approach to glazing and iridescents.
And the subject really seemed to strike a chord with people.
A few visual highlights:
Buttons courtesy of Annie Friesen and Dottie’s Buttons.
Some of the fine people who showed up.
The long-distance traveler award goes to Jaime, who came over from Vancouver Island for the show.
Team Sizzr represents.
Oops. Not Aaron.
In which I demonstrate a narwhal/unicorn swordfight.
All the support in the world.
Very serious discussion.
So I’m calling this another one for the victory column. I had an amazing day. Every time we put on another show, there’s less stress to deal with, and the process gets more streamlined.
A very special thank-you to:
Tess McCann, who put the pieces together.
John Watson, who documented the process.
Lyndsey MacEwen, who stepped up to bat.
Jaime Lee Purgavie, who believed.
Annie Friesen, who buttoned it all up.
Mike Watson, who drove the getaway car.
Lindsay Bayne, who wisely said “narwhal!”
Cindy McShane, Karina Halle, Kate MacDonald, and Lyndsey Locke, who bought the paintings.
Aaron Cruikshank, Eve Rickert, Margarete Hernandez, and Alan Cheung from the HiVE, who gave me the opportunity.
Heather Prost, Jess Couture, Meghan Kilner, Kyle Reid, Jenn Derksen, Steve Kinsey, Scott Graham, Ian McKinnon, Katie Moran, Jacquie Clarke, Cheryl Cheeks, Kitty Nichols, and Mike C., who kept the faith.
Tom Odell and Lucy Schwartz, who provided the musical portion of the (very) exclusive afterparty.
Paul Keelan, who supplied my ticket.
Christy McNeil, Julia Gaetz, and Amanda West, who all made valiant efforts.
Jack Daniel, for service above and beyond the call of duty.
(Photos courtesy of John Watson and Imagemaker Photographic Studio.)
May 15, 2013 | Categories: aquatic, art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artistic growth, artists, artwork, beautiful, booze, bourbon, bret taylor, buy, buy buy buy, career, color, colour, commerce, commission, commissions, creative, creativity, draw, drink, drinks, girls, glory, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, imagemaker, metal flake, metalflake, paint, painter, painting, paintings | Tags: acrylic, art, buttons, conch, dottiesbuttons, howyadoin, humpback, jellyfish, manta, metalflake, narwhal, ocean, ocean rain, octopus, painting, peaceful, seahorse, seashell, shell, starfish, water, waves, whale | 1 Comment
Another Tuesday, another t-shirt. The hardest thing about this week’s post is deciding which new shirt to release; I actually have a bit of a backlog at the moment.
This week’s apparel:
As always, this can be found in my RedBubble store.
April 9, 2013 | Categories: advertising, apparel, aquatic, art, art biz, artblog, artist, artiste, artists, artwork, bret taylor, buy, buy buy buy, clothes, color, colour, commerce, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, illustration, redbubble, shirt, t-shirt | Tags: aquatic, art, baleen, howyadoin, humpback, mammal, marine, ocean rain, redbubble, rorqual, whale | Leave a comment
And we’re back with another installment of T-Shirt Tuesday. This week’s featured shirt is another design from the upcoming Ocean Rain show, in this case, a new seahorse:
And you can buy it right here.
April 2, 2013 | Categories: animal, april, art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artists, blog, business, buy, buy buy buy, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, marine, redbubble, seahorse, shirt, t-shirt | Tags: aquatic, art, howyadoin, marine, ocean rain, seahorse | Leave a comment
Hey there. As you may have noticed, weekly t-shirt releases were on hiatus for awhile as we prepped for (and recovered from) Hot Pink.
But now we’re rebooting the t-shirt release program, starting with this octopus from the upcoming Ocean Rain show (more on this at a later date):
You can buy this lovely cephalopod right here in my Redbubble store.
March 26, 2013 | Categories: animal, apparel, aquatic, art, art biz, art show, artblog, artist, artiste, artwork, beach, beautiful, blog, bret taylor, business, buy, buy buy buy, canada, clothes, commerce, creative, creativity, design, draw, drawing, green, howyadoin, howyadoin graphics, illustrate, illustration, legs, linework, onward, photoshop, picture, promo, promotion, redbubble, sale, sales, sea change, sea of love, sell, show, symbol, t-shirt, turquoise, ugly, wordpress | Tags: art, cephalopod, eight legs, howyadoin, octopus, tentacles | Leave a comment