Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

 

"Blooming Prickley" On Sale

Purchase my art from Fine Art America!   http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/denise-landis.html     This successful art sales gallery specializes in “Prints On Demand”.  See several of my original pointillism paintings, then simply choose a Denise Landis image, determine if you prefer a Giclee’ print on canvas or paper and the specific size desired.  Payment is via credit card or PayPal.  Greeting cards are also available individually or in bulks of ten or twenty-five packages at reduced rates.

Yes,  I do commissions!  In fact,  painting for others is the primary way I sell my artwork.  I always start from photographs.  I prefer taking the photos myself but when a client has a special memory related to their own private photos, I will do my best to create a painting that reflects the energy and personality of the subject(s).  Frequently, clients will want a Landisworks painted portrait from a wedding, anniversary, vacation, or another special event that  yearns for more drama that only paintings can inspire.  My pointillism style is popular because “no one has Pointillism Portraits!”

I thought I would share some of my favorites.

Consider a Landisworks Pointillism Painting for your home or office.  They make great gifts too.

Email landis@landisworks.com

B & W Photo

B & W Photo

Completed Portrait

Completed Portrait

Pet Photo

Pet Photo

Completed Pet Portrait

Completed Pet Portrait

Original Photo

Original Photo

Completed Landscape

Completed Landscape

Original Photo

Original Photo

Completed Portrait

Completed Portrait

Altered Photo

Altered Photo

Snow Grazing  24 x 36"

Completed Pet Portrait

Last night I attended a soiree at the Pinetop Contemporary Fine Art Gallery where I have a number of my pointillism landscapes exhibited.  The gallery’s Friday Night Culture Club opens it’s doors to local musicians, poets, actors, etc. to entertain the crowd of creativity enthusiasts.  As I was wandering a bit, introducing myself to other attendees before the entertainment started,  a man approached me saying, “Oh you’re the artist!  You’re the reason I’m here!”  (I had an article in the local paper just that day describing my paintings).  He said, “Who would have thought?  Pointillism in Pinetop (AZ)!”  He was quite engaging.  It turns out that he himself is also an artist.  He was enthusiastic about his artwork which is always fun to hear.  We spoke of how artists market themselves today so I shared with him that I use the LinkedIn Social Network.  He exclaimed “So do I!”  Our conversation immediately turned to just “LinkedIn”…  www.linkedin.com

This was the first time I actually met someone “new and in person” affiliated with LinkedIn.  We discussed how I use it to promote my art to galleries.  It has allowed me to exchange ideas with art dealers and other artists all over the world.  Just this week, I conversed with people from New York, San Francisco, London, Argentina, the Netherlands, and more.  He laughed and said, “My son was one of the original people using LinkedIn.   He encouraged me to try it too.”

LinkedIn is designed as a competitive environment.  You make connections with people as you exchange thoughts.  Your number of connections can either promote more connections and/or readers, as well as, a lack of connections can dissuade others from reviewing your profile and taking you seriously.  So you have to keep building connections.   I also read & respond to the discussions of various  LinkedIn Professional Groups I’ve joined.  I am frequently motivated to “move” on ideas they promote.  I have done more to market myself since LinkedIn than I ever would have imagined prior to joining.  The Pointillism Painters Group on LinkedIn was my brainchild.  It currently has a meager four members of pointillism artists whose works are diverse but I anticipate many more will surface, and soon!  I also read what my actual “real-life friends” are doing on LinkedIn.  They motivate me to action too.  I want to stay “up on what’s happening” and not let others pass me by;  thus, the competition.  It’s healthy though!

So, when my new “Soiree LinkedIn Friend” said “I haven’t spent enough time on My Profile“, I knew he needed some motivation to get the most out of LinkedIn.  It’s obvious that he also knows the competitive nature of this social network.  Thus, the implied apology…  So, this whole blog is for “you”.  I’m glad we met in person and I hope to “connect on LinkedIn” in the future.  Good luck!

Wanted to share an article in today’s local paper.

http://www.wmicentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20329941&BRD=2264&PAG=461&dept_id=509345&rfi=6

Desert Sunrise  36 x 48"  2160.00

Desert Sunrise 36 x 48" 2160.00

How shall I describe my work? My acrylic paintings are inspired by the “hot southwest” and “cool pacific coast” locals with various characters or flora from each. I focus on a style inspired by the color theory of pointillism and use either rounded dots in various sizes or large rectangular brush strokes. They tend to “smother” the whole canvas. My paintings are abstract images utilizing bright colors that “play” with the viewers eyes.

My painting studio is anchored with the sounds of musical rhythms that keep my brush moving to the beat so that I don’t get caught up in the making of each mark. Painting becomes an internal chant, repeating the same action over and over. If the music stops, I hum. I focus more on the process of color placement vs. the actual subject itself. I have to “step back” to really see what it is I’m painting; sometimes spending the whole day without really looking at the image until I’m ready to stop. Then my critical eye tells me where to focus the next time I start up.

My art studio is private and at the edge of the Goldfield Mountains in central Arizona. While trekkers roam the area, still “look to the hills for gold”, I’ve found my on little goldmine where creating art is a meditative bliss. Being creative is my gift to me. My hope is that others will experience a sense of spontaneity and freedom from my work.