Sunday, October 27, 2013

This Week's Rock

The background to this rock is where I paint all my rocks.It is plastic mesh that collects all the glitter and extra paint that does not end up on the rock itself.This is another one of those "3-D" rocks I've been trying to popularize.The rock below shows a little of what it looks like in the dark.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rock of the Week

This week I am featuring a gold fish image that was popularized by my sister Tara's art work used on a Silk painting at Sybil Shane Studios where she partnered with a good friend.

The fish I painted on the rock is an attempt at creating 3-D motifs which seem to hover in the air when viewed through some special glasses that I've ordered online.They are called Chromadepth Glasses™ and can be purchased in a variety of styles and prices.

Turning out the lights with the black light on the rock, the orange colors jump forward as the blue colors recede.Although the 3-D effect cannot be re-created here, you can imagine how cool this must look.The fish seems to be swimming in it's own little pond!

... and now here with all the lights out

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Posters !

Below is a poster that I put together, after hearing from someone that they would like a poster for their son's bedroom.It cost me about twenty bucks to have these printed out, and another twenty-five for the plastic frame I get at Michaels in Santa Rosa.I am selling this one for one hundred bucks,signed and framed. Right now, the idea of having an Art Show with a lot of posters at the public library is more appealing than selling these one by one.It is important for me to keep my name out there you see, so that people know that I am still in business.The last time I had a show was at the Public Library in St.Helena was around two years ago.It went well, and I was able to sell three pieces the first night.

If anyone would like to order a poster or custom rock for a friend, give me a call or shoot me an email and I will be happy to serve you.

This poster is one that now signifies the latest and best of the products that are on display at many of the shows where they can be purchased.

This next poster is more of an experiment. I used Prismacolor to enhance areas that seemed to fall back to give the poster a mock 3-D effect.The down comforter on my bed has served as the perfect background for this display.It allows a beautiful formation of folds concentrically surrounding each rock

The last picture is of three posters that are on display at the Legends and Lore shop in Napa. These are samples of my best composite images that showcase some of the more regal-looking rocks that have been produced.These posters were also in the Premier show of "Your Spirit Rocks!™" at the St.Helena Library.