Thursday, May 21, 2009

Getting into Galleries

If you are like me and have lots of artist friends, you know that most of them secretly want to be in galleries. Not just the run of the mill gallery but major galleries.

Being in a top gallery can be your ticket to success. It will drive new collectors to you. Your art work will increase in price, which means your income will go up. I know you are not in it for the money, get real money is an indicator. It tells you that you are making it in the art world.

So focus,do the best art work you can do and keep trying to move into more galleries and get a collector base that will drive you to create even better art work.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

There are no Short Cuts

I am always at odds when I paint.Do I paint what I see or what I feel? As I paint my work becomes very expressionistic with lots of brush work and color.

I currently have a solo exhibit at Baker College in Jackson Michigan that will run through June 30 2009. The painting at the left, along with 16 other painting that I have done in oil can be viewed at the college by going in the main entrance.

"There are no shortcuts when you want to achieve great things. Put everything in place that will allow you to succeed." - Alyson Stanfieldat 4/22/2009 3:39:00 PM

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Sketch Book Project

I am part of the Sketchbook Project, If you are close to the Art Source Gallery stop in and look at the exhibit.It will be there until the 20th of July.

Friday 8, May 2009
The Sketchbook Project at Chicago Art Source Gallery Tonight
Friday, May 8th (tonight!)6:00-9:00pmChicago Art Source Gallery1871 N. Clybourn AveChicago, IL 60614
Tonight is the final exhibition for The Sketchbook Project Volume 3. It is hosted at Chicago Art Source Gallery in Chicago, IL. The opening is from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibition will be on display through June 20th.

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Five Pears

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Swain Park

Swain Park
Swain Park, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting: Swain Park is located in Brooklyn Mi. I painted with the Jackson Civic Artist in the park on Tuesday. There was a grandmother near by who was watching her grandchild and let her get too close to the river that runs through the park and while trying to get the child back from the edge of the river feel in herself.The water was only knee deep but I'm sure it was chilly. Grandma learned a lesson and no one was hurt just a little embarrassed by it all.This was much more exciting then the usual squirle that runs around while I am painting out.

Swain Park
on canvas mounted on hardpanel
This painting was done in in plein air (EPA)

Media: oil
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $150 USD

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Price: $150 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

For the Quilters

I have a friend Robin Koehler who turns her doodles into wonderful works of art done in fabric. To see more of her art and a recent interview done by the
Publication:The Jacksonville Daily News;
Date:May 4, 2009;
Page Number:5B

The article done on Robin and her art in the Article" Not-So Basic" you will get to know more about how and why an artist like Robin takes her art to the next level Robin's Art

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Monday, May 04, 2009


"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton

Six Poppies oil on paper
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