Monday, December 01, 2008

Gus

"Gus"____10 x 8 oil on linen___A commission for E.W. vvaughan8@yahoo.com
I missed the sunlight again, today and had to scan this instead of photograph it, so the color and values are a little off....I find that really dark paintings are hard to reproduce. Keep that in mind when you look at art that is printed. Originals are SO MUCH better, and worth the added expense. My rules for buying art are this: Buy ORIGINALS...they KEEP their value. And buy what you like....or even COMMISSION an artist you like to paint your favorite thing, like Mr. Gus above!..even if it's not a big name artist you have heard of! EVERY big name artist sold their first painting once! (except Van Gogh..)...A GREAT way to build your art collection is to buy SMALL paintings! They do not take up much room, you can buy MORE good art, and the price is smaller, too. A great start is to come to the Whistle Pik Miniatures Show this month in Fredericksburg, TX. See all the wonddrful paintings online If you come Saturday night you can meet many of the artists. I will be there!!!

5 comments:

m collier said...

Very Nice!! Great brush strokes -- color and composition work well.

Karen Hargett said...

I love this painting of Gus! Love the expression on his face. He looks ready to go.

Art with Liz said...

Gus is gorgeous! And the story of Parmer and the Cub is lovely even though the title is a bit vague to me.

Michelle said...

Gus is fabulous! What a wonderful face. I love the brush work and texture.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Well said, expertly painted.