I just added three new pieces to my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAutumnlands?), with a new color piece coming on the 31st of this month, at the EHAG Emporium (http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/). These pieces are smaller and simpler, making them more affordable for those looking for some spooky art without the usual fine art price tag. This will be an ongoing series, so be sure to check back for more updates.
Recently, one of my first and favorite pieces, “Halloween Frolics”, sold, which means (of course) that the original is no longer available. However, prints are now available at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html .
Work demands have kept me away for several months, for the most part, and as a result I’ve missed making several posts. There was no EHAG Emporium in December, so here is the piece I premiered in the January show. As always, the original is available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAutumnlands , and prints are available at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html .
It has been my good fortune to share some cross-promotional activity with my good friend and fellow artist, Richard Moore, and it would appear that it is my turn to lend assistance. Mr. Moore has asked that I repost the following, from his blog:
Hello all. I’m terrible at the self-promotion thing, but right now I’ve got something that costs you nothing and means a lot to me. I’ve entered a web comic contest, and if you’d just follow the link and vote for me (if you like the story), I’d appreciate it. And if you feel like hounding two or three dozen of your friends to do the same, hey, who am I to begrudge you that pleasure? The strip is called “Billfur”, and it’s about an adorable platypus lost in an American forest–who can resist a face like that? It’s basically like a Pixar animated film on paper, broken up into web comic chapters. Anyway, here’s the link… http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/episodeList?titleNo=3384 Thanks.
Halloween is almost upon us, and with it, the Auguste Clown Gallery’s International Art Show. Judging from past shows, as well as the list of contributors, the exhibition promises to be no less than astounding. Anyone who can possibly attend should do their utmost to do so. Visit http://www.augusteclown.com/ for glimpses of previous exhibitions.
It has recently been my great good fortune to be selected to participate in a group show at The Auguste Clown Gallery, in Australia, from October 31st to November 23rd. It is to be an international show, and many outrageously talented artists shall be represented, amongst them Absurd Toys, Abbybelle, Alec Huxley, Augie Pagan, Avery Palmer, Benjamin Lukas, Bennett Slater, Bev Hogue, Buddy Nestor, Casey Weldon, Cat Rabbit, Cheshire Street, Chet Zar, Chris Haas, Clare Toms, Cody Williams, Dan Harding, Dave Burke, Dave Kohlmon, David Richardson, Don Picton, Double Parlour, Emi Slade, Eric Alos, Eric van Straaten, Eva Devon, Frank Forte, Geoffrey Gersten, Grayson Fogg, Horrible Adorables by Jordan Elise, Inga Lena, Irene Garcia, Jake Waldron, Jasmine Worth, Jason Hite, Jed Leiknes, Jeff Christensen, Jen Musatto, Joanna Mulder, Joe Scarano, John Pinkerton, Jonathan Payne, Joshua Harker, Kamilla Mlynarczyk, Kane Kokaris, Kat Caro, Lacey Bryant, Larkin, Lee Harvey Roswell, Lori Nelson, Mai-Ja, Mark Brown, Martin Tomsky, Matthew Dutton, Matthew Levin, Melanie Ashton, Paul Welsh, Puzgle, Ramon Maiden, Rudy Faber, Sandra Arteaga, Selena Leardini, ShirrStone Shelter Dolls, Steph Sciullo, Steve Ferrera, Tate Steinsiek, Tim Lee, Tokyo Jesus, Vincent Cacciotti, and Zombienose. Rather intimidating company, to say the least, but I am nontheless honored to be included.
While I realize that intercontinental air travel to attend an art show may be beyond the means of many (my humble self included), I heartily encourage any and all who can make it to stop by and enjoy what will no doubt be a macabre feast for the eye and mind alike. The Auguste Clown’s astounding array of art may also be enjoyed on your computing machine, by visiting http://www.augusteclown.com/ .
The gentleman cadaver bust’s face is completed, including blue lips. A close-up shows the “wet” sheen on his milky, undead eyes. The left eye is meant to be rolling up in its socket, but I’m not sure how that reads. (You’ll have to forgive the absence of a few steps at this juncture. Photographing my work as I go is still a relatively new concept to me, and I often forget.) His suit is painted in an intense color scheme evocative of Halloween, followed by the “undercut”, which is given a faux-stone treatment. The base is first painted purple, and subsequent layers of black applied as washes, to allow the base coat to show through in places, unifying the color scheme. Finally, the base is coated with a glossy varnish, and the head with a satin finish, which is then brought down with applications of a dulling medium. And there you have it: One completed old cadaver, ready for the mantle.
The wrought-iron gates of the July EHAG Emporium have creaked open, admitting courageous visitors. Here is a tiny portion of my contribution to this month’s ghastly selection. Visit http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/ to see the full image.