Good morning, I spent this past weekend getting up early and working. Sure, like a typical weekend, I did throw on some tunes and do a little bit of painting, but most of the work was business related versus creating new artwork.
After taking time to further analyze things, communicate with collectors and brainstorm, I came to realize something…
As a full-time professional artist, my job isn’t just to create art that collectors want. It’s also to present fine art in a way that allows you to connect more intimately with the pieces. Many local collectors have the ability to physically visit the Cartmell Studio.
However, given that some collectors live more than 2,000 miles away and that most purchase art via the online gallery, I know how difficult it can be for them to “stop by” the studio. That’s exactly why I wanted to find a better way for collectors to connect even more with the artwork.
I want collectors to feel the piece. I want them to develop a relationship with each piece…physically, emotionally, and in many other ways.
In order to do this, I’ve decided to add videos to the online gallery. You’ll soon notice that online gallery listings have videos associated with them.
Each of these videos will give you a better idea of the size, quality, depth, and the thought process behind the original artwork.
Be sure to look for the play button icon within the individual listings and that will lead you to the applicable video.
*** New Artwork ****
As for a new piece, I want to share the “Bearded Man” with you. Recently released to the online store, this piece is an 8” x 10” oil on canvas that comes framed and ready to hang.
The piece is an original “Old Man Series” painting done in thick impasto paint. It’s a bold brush bearded man that’s ready to hang. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, professionally packaged, and ships within 24 hours.
Click the link below to see the piece:
To view the video on this piece, see the video below:
Well, time for me to grab another cup of coffee and attack the day.