Posts Tagged ‘Landis’

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

The Pointillism Painters Group Logo

The Pointillism Painters Group Logo

Today, I started a social networking group on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) called The Pointillism Painters Group.  If you are an artist and not familiar with LinkedIn, I highly suggest that you take a look at it and become a professional member.  There are a number of art related networking groups that allow you to participate or start a discussion about a pertinent topic.  You can also promote your artwork and get feedback on your finished products. LinkedIn has brought plenty of activity & interest to my website.

I began the pointillism group to hear from others about their individual processes whether physically, emotionally &/or  spiritually.  I can not wait to hear how other artists benefit (or not) from painting in pointillism.  I plan to share my process from start to finish and hopefully, much of this information can inspire a published book on pointillism.

Agua Azul  36 x 48"  2160.00

Agua Azul 36 x 48" 2160.00

Artists Wanted is a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations working to build new lasting opportunities for emerging talent.   (Like me!) They have experienced first hand the difficulties in breaking into the professional art world and it is their mission to make this process more welcoming, dynamic and open-ended.   They recently opened up their gallery to include non-NYC artists in the Art vs. Design Project.

Currently, they are observing a New American Art Boom; with art being sold at records rates, new artists quickly acquiring international fame and dynamic new artistic directions being explored.   However, Artists Wanted also believe many of the best new artists remain undiscovered.   Their job is to get emerging artists’ works seen in the most powerful way possible.  Therefore, I submitted this image representing one of my most recent works.  Wish me luck.

Portions of this Blog are quoted directly from their website.

City Boy Elvis   Vinyl Record   250.00

City Boy Elvis Vinyl Record 250.00

If you are near Long Island City this Friday, check out my Elvis paintings on vinyl records at APW Gallery, www.apwarts.com. The exhibit “Art on Record Volume II” will have it’s opening reception from 6-9pm.   Each of my Elvis paintings are priced at only $250!  Wow!  Check them out.   It should  be a great exhibit!