Monday, 14 July 2008

New Venture

I have recently been posting many of my artworks to Flickr, and I have found it to be a very useable and friendly experience. I have now taken out a pro account (which involves money being passed across!) as I have found that the free account has been limiting what I can do there.

I am now starting to post photos of many of my archived paintings on Flickr and joining in with many of the groups there. It is quite exhilerating, if time consuming. You can see my paintings and craft work on Flickr, and I will contiue to post more of my older stuff there until I tire of the new toy, but new stuff will be posted as it is created.

Also I have started a set of ATC's for trade I will be keeping this up to-date. If you are interested in making a swap, please contact me via Flickr mail or by leaving a comment here. I am interested in all types of ATC's.

I am pleased to report that I have sold another watercolour aceo on ebay. I tend to sell my paintings (only swapping ocassionally) whilst trading my craft creations. You should not read anything into this except that I feel I am a better painter that I am at crafting. There is no great wealth to be aquired by selling on ebay, buyers are too attuned to getting "something for nothing" but it helps to replenish my paintbox supplies and I am going to paint anyway, so why not? Anyway here is the painting, titled, "A Walk On The Wild Side"


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9 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

marvelous how you manage to get so much detail in so small a painting.
well done

Artyfax said...

Thanks Margaret, the secret is a small brush!

Once upon a time I used very large brushes for my watercolours... 2" hake, number 12 was my smallest brush apart from a useful rigger, but doing aceo's has meant that I had to buy a whole new set ranging from 000 to a 6 for large washes, eg skies. Cheers

PBird said...

This is really nice. The colours in the sky are fab! And since painting is one of my fave things it was a pleasure looking :)

Sian said...

This is fantastic. I love all of your paintings.

Sherry said...

I love your painting, the colours are glorious.

Linda said...

It's beautiful. I can see why it sold. They are very lucky to have one of your pieces.

perilloparodies said...

Gorgeous painting!! wow! did you get my atc in the mail yet? mailed it a week or so ago. and, did you, by any chance mail yours out to me, yet? that way i will not check the mail every day if it has not been sent yet. :-) Please let me know... perilloparodies.blogspot.com thanks...

Mam said...

John, It's a lovely painting. I know what you mean abou the small brush. I have one that is so thin, there are only two hairs at the tip. My daughter told me to try painting with a really thin broom straw. I've yet to try it. ATCs: I really love the "Twins" I want to get a collection of really truly funny cards. Take a look and see if I have anything you 'd like to trade for.
http://www.neatc.wordpress.com
Nancy

Artyfax said...

OMG I am so sorry to have not sent this already. I have been so tied up with a funeral, my brother-in-law is on holiday with us from New Zealand and I have had massive problems with my PC. No excuse really but the only one I can offer. Thanks for reminding me, the ATC will be on its way to you tomorrow morning.

Your scherenschnitte flower was marvellous, better than I anticipated

John