Sunday, May 3, 2009

Southwestern Sheep

8 comments:

Sheila said...

I smiled when I saw this. Such a wonderful gathering of brushstrokes and color that almost happen to end up looking like a sheep in a pen!

This is great. I really admire your style Tom.

L.Holm said...

Love it! Gorgeous transitions of neutral colors, Tom. This is masterful.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks Sheila & Liz! Who knew sheep were so much fun to paint?! I am going to try and pick up the pace with my weekend painting- I have found a local outdoor venue to try and sell my paintings (Tijeras)- I just need twenty to thirty solid paintings.

Anyone have any suggestions for making affordable prints to supplement my paintings? Giclee sounds like it could get expensive...

Sheila said...

Have you had Kinkos give you a price? These would make great notecards too. People love notecards.

Vistaprint.com usually has a try an order for free.

Tom Pohlman said...

Thanks again Sheila! Postcards/Notecards are a great idea! I'll have to get busy and start poking around Albuquerque (online is probably the way to go)- I just worry a little about the color quality- without seeing some kind of a proof.

On a side note... someone told me to come up with some christmas cards, this could lay the groundwork for something like that...hmmm

r garriott said...

Hi Tom,

Marvelous painting!

Another good source for reasonably priced printing is PSprint.com; it's somewhat more than Vistaprint but the paper and print quality is better. You can order proofs from them, too.

Are you going to showing at Anna King's (Just Imagine) outdoor market in Tijeras? She's a warm and wonderful person.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Tom! Sheila stated it perfectly.

Ann Rogers said...

Wonderful brushstrokes, Tom! Thanks for your previous post with the progressive photos of your carwash painting, it's always helpful to see how other artists get from A-Z!

As to your "print" question...in the past I have had Kinko's produce a print, then I've pasted it to a canvas or board, added some definitive brushstrokes, then sealed, with an acrylic for a quick dry. Framed, you can hardly tell the difference from the original, but I do always mark that it is a reproduction! Sheila's suggestion for cards are a great idea too. Having done a number of these weekend shows, it's always good to have an affordable price point for the "just looking, not buying" crowd. Good luck with your show!