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Moved into NYC Apartment!



So I am finally in my new place, all unpacked, decorated for the holidays, and ready to start working again. I put painting on a stand still for about 2 weeks because I just had so much to do around the apartment, but I am ready to start back up again. I am planning on finishing the painting I am working on now (not titled yet) and I plan on submitting to more galleries. 

It's Moving Time!



I am moving this weekend for about the 4th time since I moved to NYC. I am excited about this move though, even if the apartment is smaller then the rest. 

I had to pack away all my art stuff (paintings, tools boxes, and my easels). I packed these items way last and it was still very sad to do because I haven't been able to paint in 2 days. 

Well soon I will be all moved and I will unpack my art supplies first and get back to painting. 

Store Bought Canvas vs. Stretch Your Own



Store Bought Canvas vs. Stretch Your Own


I recently came across the question of... Is store bought canvas worth the same as if you stretch it yourself? As an artist, I have never really thought of this question before, because I was taught that the two canvas types are the same. The reason for my wondering about this, is because I was recently told that store bought canvas is worth less. The store bought canvas I am talking about here is gallery wrapped and stapled on the back. I decided to way in the two and came up with these comparisons...


Store bought canvas is already measured, stretched, stapled (on the back), bleached white, and primed. Sometimes I prime them a second time for a smoother surface. They come in a variety of sizes, which can be a downfall as well because you can’t get custom sizes. They are also more expensive, but all the work is done for you. Some side bars are not as thick or strong, but all are perfectly measured with no flaws. 


Stretch your own canvas has to be done from scratch. You must measure and cut the stretch bars. You have to measure, cut, and staple the canvas to the bars which can be difficult if you don’t have the space and tools. You have to prime it yourself. You can choose your size so the varieties are endless. This is less expensive but more time consuming. The bars are usually thicker, but flaws in measuring, cutting, and stapling can happen. 


Over all I always felt that both types of canvas are worth the same. No one is worth less then the other. I was told this by my art instructors as well as by fellow artists. I always thought that it was up to the artist on which to choose. 


So any comments or opinions? What do you think?


Halloween art show photo's





The show on Halloween was fun. There were many talented artists and their artwork on display. My two paintings are in the front window. Many of my friends and family attended, since it was in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. The show will be up I believe for the month of November at the Cosmopolitan art gallery on the corner of Allen and Main.

 

There was a Flame thrower that entertained on the corner of the Gallery.



Halloween Gallery Show in Buffalo, NY



I will be in a group art show this October. The show is a Halloween themed show and costumes are preferred. The show opening is on October 31, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan art gallery in Buffalo, NY. I hope all can come if you are in the area. 

I will have two paintings in the show; Trapped Behind the Hat & Secrets of the Garden Panel 1.

Halloween art show in Buffalo, NY



I am going to be in a Halloween group show in Buffalo, NY. I will have 2 paintings in this show, Trapped behind the Hat & Secrets of the Garden, panel 1. The show is at the Cosmopolitan art gallery on Main street. If you are in the Buffalo area come check the show out. I will let everyone know more information when I find out more. 

Hope to see you there.