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 .
Continuing with last week’s pin-up girl theme:
This and the shirts from round 24, of course, tie in with my upcoming Hot Pink art show.
And you can find this one here in my RedBubble store .
Without giving any secrets away, I have a new art show happening very soon. And as a teaser, I’m releasing these t-shirts:
You can purchase them .
Facebook event page is here , and in case you’re not on Facebook:
Whether you love the ferocity of the mighty T-Rex or the docile nature of the brachiosaurus, dinosaurs hold a special spot in most of our hearts. As children we were fascinated by these ancient creatures and for many of us, the fascination never died.
It certainly didn’t for artist Bret Taylor, and he is celebrating them with an art show of earth-shaking proportion.
So join us on Oct 13th and celebrate all things dinosaur. The show starts at 2pm and is kid friendly until 8pm, at which point we invite the over 19 to stay and celebrate with us. There will be dinosaur art and dinosaur collectibles, you may even find a few snacks for both carnivore and herbivore. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available and should you choose to indulge in an adult drink or two, you are more than welcome to bring your own, but remember that until 8pm this is a child friendly show.
For more information on the artist:
Kid and adult friendly show 2pm – 8pm
Afterparty (adults only) 8pm – midnight
Imagemaker Photographic Studio, 210-2075 Yukon Street, Vancouver
Thanks as always to my agent, who continues to amaze and astound me with her knowledge, skills and attention to detail.
There is much news on the dinosaur front, my friends. Many more of them to draw – I went to the exhibit at Science World yesterday with friends, and I got tons of reference photos and ideas.
They had full-size, moving, interactive mockups of the dinosaurs, plus several fossil skeletons:
So I’ve been talking a lot lately about this upcoming Closing Time show I want to put on. And of course, the first painting’s already done, but if I’m gonna put on a full-fledged show on the scale I want, it’ll take some funding – I’d like to put together a book (via Blurb) of the initial sketches of my Muse and offer that for sale at the show in addition to the paintings. And really, having copies of my Hey Ladies book available couldn’t hurt.
Coincidentally, I’m also trying to strip a lot of excess baggage out of my life these days. Being a packrat is a real flaw of mine, so I’m determined to cut some of this extra crap away. (Why no, it’s not a midlife crisis at all.)
Killing two birds with one stone, then: I’m hosting a sale this weekend, and almost all my paintings prior to the Metalflake show in October are going, going, and hopefully soon to be gone. It’ll free up a ton of wall space and hopefully raise the cash I need for the next big show. Prices are being slashed as if I were some crazed, fez-wearing carpet-warehouse owner.
What’s on sale, you ask? Well, you can download a catalog of the show right here .
So stay tuned, and if you’re in Vancouver, please come by the show. Relevant info is as follows:
Saturday, January 14th, 2:00PM – 8:00PM
210-2075 Yukon St., Vancouver, BC
Thanks, and please spread the word.
Further thoughts on the latest show/series concept: the title will be “Closing Time”, after the Leonard Cohen song of the same name. And when the show happens, people will have the option of buying the original paintings, or buying a book of the preliminary sketches.
Two more from the past few nights, then:
More info as it occurs to me, obviously.
Coming down the home stretch for the show now. Finished this piece today:
That leaves two remaining, and I oughta be able to finish one of them tomorrow.
In other news, today is day 634 of the 1000 Days Project. Ergo, a year from tomorrow and I’ll be done.
Just a quick report: the show with Mojave was a smashing success. Sold all but one of the pieces I had for sale, and sold them in the first half hour or so. Had a nice talk with the owner, and it looks like I’ll be putting more art up for display/sale there in the near future. And I still want to put on a full-fledged gallery-type show before the end of the summer, and it should be possible to book the room we used last weekend for that very purpose.
Based on the responses I’ve been getting to my art lately, I want to explore three very specific directions for my painting. To that end I started six new paintings today, though there’s not really anything to show at the moment.
I also ponied up the hundred bucks to buy a platinum membership at Imagekind. That gives me added galleries, a custom storefront (which I’m still tweaking), and most importantly a lot more info on sales – detailed figures, and info on where the buyers are and what they bought. Turns out I’ve made a pretty decent chunk of cash over the last year and a half with Imagekind.
I’m pretty pleased with Redbubble, too. I’ve recently added t-shirts to my online merchandise, and those are slowly starting to move. Thinking about postcards next.
There’s probably more stuff I’m forgetting, but it’s late. So I’ll just leave you with this recently-completed commission:
P.S. Special thanks to Lisa & Paul, Dan Udey, Susan Burzynski and Mario Loubert.
Fellow artists, as you may know I’ve got a show tomorrow night. I’m still in the process of doing all the prep work, of course. Isn’t that always how it is?
For the moment at least, my focus is the display cards that go on the wall under the paintings. I figure they should include the name of the piece, the media used, the price, and my contact info.
Am I missing anything?
… till the big show with Mojave . Pretty psyched for this, I’ve gotta say. There’ll be a whole slew of new art from me, nearly all of which will be for sale (two pieces are sold already).
Plus I haven’t seen Lisa and Rev. Paul in ages. And all sorts of friends, new and old, will be in attendance. Also, the Tipper is a great venue all around.
If you’re in Vancouver on the 29th and looking for something to do, come by the Tipper for some music and art: