Just a quick announcement of 3 new print releases today. They are all prints of paintings I did for group shows this year. They are also all smaller editions of 50 so grab them while you can if you’re interested. You can find them in my Shop or follow the individual links below.
I apologize for the lack of posts on this Blog/Newsletter but man is it hard when the world seems to be falling apart around us. Plus there are so many damn outlets to consider these days and I’m being pulled around like crazy. It can spread you thin, so to keep what’s left of my sanity, I’ve had to focus on just a couple venues to get me through. Those have been my Patreon and Instagram. When all is chaos you gotta keep things simple. So if you aren’t signed up for any of those, you can find them here:
I have a couple group shows coming up in the next couple weeks.
The first is the Vanguard show at Outré Gallery in Melbourne Australia.
The show was supposed to open on August, but Melbourne is under another lockdown due to a certain dickhead virus that won’t get the hint. They were hoping to hold out a bit to see if it would lift, but with no clear signs of letting up, they decided to release the online preview on Monday and hope for the best. Hopefully people can go see these pieces in person before it comes down.
Always an absolute honor and pleasure to be involved with BLAB! and seriously, look at that lineup. Amazing to be among such great and accomplished artists.
I don’t have a piece to share yet unfortunately. Things are not going smoothly with this particular painting. The painting itself is looking great… but unforeseen circumstances are hindering me from finishing it. The first being that my cat Gremmy got really sick and my wife and I have been dealing with that for the last several days. Poor little guy got a urinary block and that ain’t great for a cat. So he’s been in the emergency clinic, but good news is that he’s home now but we’re in full monitoring mode. Besides some shaved arms, a shaved chunk of fur in the middle of his tail, and a shaved butthole, he’s looking pretty good.
On top of that, my painting just won’t dry so that I can do the final layer. When I start the finishing details and line work, I always put a thin layer of Galkyd on top of the whole piece because it gives me a nice smooth surface to work on. Put it on Tuesday… and its still tacky. Ugh. Why??? This never happens. Maybe the humidity? I was behind as it was with the all-hands-on-cat-deck crisis, and this exactly what I didn’t need. Giving me heart palpitations. Just goes to show you, paintings can be a fist fight sometimes, no matter where you are in your career. The painting is currently sitting right in front of my window AC unit. Fingers crossed.
Print Shop News:
I’ll be releasing my Outré piece, Braving the Hereafter, as a limited edition print next Friday. I’ll be releasing it alongside another painting I did earlier this year called, Lost Reverie. They’re both going to be small editions of 50 so get them while they’re available. I’ll send an update next week to remind you all.
Also, I post a digital painting every month (this month excluded due to craziness) and I release the prints at the same time so be sure to keep on eye on that. Again, the best place is my Patreon and Instagram.
When Cyber Black Cat first traveled through time and space to reach our Earth dimension, he thought he was sent here to save us from an existential threat… but he was mistaken. He was sent here to save us some moolah. (I was going to type meuwlah but it seemed confusing and the word moolah is already baseline weird. And is that too many cat puns?) In any case…
Cyber Black Cat has arrived and so begins the 2 week sale. Use code:
Hello Everyone! Wanted to prep you for the upcoming holidays and to share my new show with you.
Cyber Black Cat Monday: Pandemic Edition
Cyber Black Cat will warp into our existence again this holiday season, but due to the pandemic (which he had no part in), things will have to be a bit different this go around.
First, the sale will last 2 weeks instead of 1 week since Cyber Black Cat realizes there is a lot of madness going on in our world right now. The sale will be for 15% off anything and everything in the Shop using the code: CYBERBLACKCAT2020
Also, with international shipping being the way it is, I’ll be taking international orders until December 11th, then I’m going to ship all international orders together in batches. The first batch will go out December 4th and the last batch on December 15th. Since USPS is a disaster now, I’ll be holding on to all international orders received from now on and shipping all those orders via DHL for the holidays. You should get your print order with in a week via DHL which is excellent. Orders via USPS have taken around 4-8 weeks to be delivered. That’s insane and its something I can’t count on for holiday shipments this year. DHL is kind of a pain for single print orders though so I only ship orders in batches through them, hence me waiting until I get a bunch of orders in.
Lastly, I’ll be releasing a few new prints from my recent show on Monday along with the announcement of the start Cyber Black Cat. It will be 2 larger prints and 2 smaller prints.
Holiday Cutoff Dates. Any orders received after these dates will be shipped after Christmas. Domestic (USA): December 18th International: December 11th
Art Show: The Unreal is Here
My latest show opened at Outré Gallery in Melbourne on Friday and here are the paintings I did. These are all oil & acrylic on wood panel.
Its been a while since my last blog post/newsletter… Holy crap, I just checked and it was last November. Yikes! Well, the world did go completely insane, and I did promise not to inundate your inbox with emails, so its not all on my weary shoulders. Hope all you’re all safe and keeping as sane as possible during these times. I’m pretty convinced that all memories of a free and normal life were implanted in my brain and I’m trapped in a never-ending Matrix-like prison nightmare. I hope that’s not true.
A lot has happened since last we spoke! I’ve been putting a lot of work into my digital painting, and I even took an online class to hone my skills. All in all, it’s been going pretty damn great. I’m finally starting to feel relatively comfortable with the medium and I think its really starting to show. In case you don’t know, I’ve been posting a digital painting every month for my Patreon page and then I offer those images as digital wallpapers and limited edition prints. Here are some of the digital paintings from this year.
If you’d like to know what Patreon is and what I’m doing on it, you can check it the link below for more info. It’s honestly the best way to support me as an artist these days
On top of sharpening my digital skills, I’ve also been doing some traditional ol’ fashion oil paintings for my upcoming show at Outré Gallery in Australia. The show opens on November 20th and there are a bunch of awesome artists involved. If you’re in the Melbourne area, definitely go check it out if you can. (Not sure of the covid situation there right now) Otherwise, I’ll be posting all the pieces after the opening so check it out that one. Follow me on Instagram if you can, as I post the most on that platform.
My Cyber Black Cat sale week will be coming soon. I think I’m going to start it sooner this year, since USPS has been way slower to deliver things. I’ll post more about this shortly.
Son of a Krampus. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upon us. How does this happen every year? One day there are inappropriately early Christmas decorations popping up and all of a sudden you’re waking up on New Years day with a (hopefully) mild hangover, shaking confetti out of your hair, and wondering where the hell the last month and change went. As we helplessly drift towards the holiday black hole, there is but one hope to pull us from the maw of the jolly void… Cyber Black Cat
Cyber Black Cat returns to our dimension on December 4th, bringing a week long sale at Andy Kehoe Shop. All items will be 15% off including prints, originals, and puzzles. **Guild Members get an additional %15 off on top of their Guild Discount**
He’ll also be bringing a print release along with him. (Details below)
Speaking of prints, I recently released my newest Patreon digital painting as a print and it is available now.
Printing this particular piece was pretty tricky due to the subtleties in the dark tones and I kept losing a lot of the details in my first attempts. I really love this image so I wanted the print to be as good as possible. This lead me to explore some different paper types and I eventually landed on a Satin gloss paper. It worked like a charm and really picked up those tiny details. This is the first print of mine that is printed on something other than matte paper and I think it fits this image so well.
Art Show News
I have a small 12″x12″ painting heading down to a Thinkspace Group Exhibition at Scope Miami Beach 2019 Art Fair which opens on December 3rd. As always, a ton of amazing artists involved so check the Thinkspace site for more info.
The show pieces won’t be up on their site until December 3rd so be sure to check back to see all the work. Here’s my piece for the show: (if you’re interested in purchasing this, use the Thinkspace contact page)
As alluded to above, this small piece will be the print released on Cyber Black Cat Wednesday. I’ve been wanting to add another small print option and this seems like a solid choice. Here’s the print release info:
There Is No End
12″x12” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
Throw on that cozy sweater, break out the boots, and heat up some cider because the first real chill of Fall has finally rolled in. Go on now Summer. Git! With Autumn comes all the familiar occurrences: vivid leaves falling in the breeze, wood fires burning, panicked squirrels burying nuts they’ll forget about minutes later, and the smell of stale pumpkin spiced latte breath. Magical. I’m more into all the apple treats attributed to Fall though I did dig into a pumpkin roll pretty hard this week. Can’t beat that cream cheese icing. Mmmmm. Wait, does anyone make an apple roll? I must investigate.
Art Show News:
I recently had a small 12″x12″ piece hanging in the Thinkspace booth at Moniker Art Fair in London. Here’s an image of the piece:
The piece has sold but I’m still considering making some prints. Having some more smaller print options never hurts. Consider the idea considered.
I also have an important update on my upcoming show at Red Truck Gallery in November… it’s super cancelled and not happening anymore. Sorry for the bummer announcement. Seems like the ownership of Red Truck Gallery changed recently and things are a bit in flux. I was offered a chance to participate in an alternate version of the show at a new gallery but I decided to opt out. At this point in my career, I’m very hesitant to jump into anything uncertain and unestablished, especially when it comes to art shows and galleries. Or in the words of Roger Murtaugh:
I started a few pieces for this show which I’m going to put on the back burner for the time being and work on them at a less breakneck pace. I’ll find somewhere else for them to go. The two 20″x24″ pieces will almost certainly go to my next Outré Gallery show which will open next year in October. Super excited to get back to Australia! Much more on that show to come.
My September Patreon digital painting was posted and a limited edition print for the piece is available now. Here’s the image of the piece along with the print info:
Dawn of Other Worlds
22″x15” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
As always, you can find the print in my Shop. Here’s a direct link to the print:
I’m currently busy at work on my newest Patreon digital painting which (spoiler alert) will be very Halloween influenced. I’ve always wanted to make a Halloween inspired piece, so I’m super excited to have an opportunity with my Patreon work.
Last week was a record balmy scorcher that tried its best to melt my face and this week has been full of mild spring days… we’ve officially gone and broke the Earth. Until our inevitable catastrophic demise, here’s some art to enjoy!
This piece is my Patreon digital painting for July. I really wanted to figure out how to create planets like I do with my paintings, specifically how it made planets with resin. With resin, I would throw a bunch of wet oil paint into the poured resin and go to town to create those swirly textures. I discovered a filter in Photoshop that allows me to do something very similar. Here’s a link to a process video if you’d like to see it in action.
Really happy with how the planet turned out and super happy with the piece overall. Getting more and more comfortable with the digital medium and getting more able to evoke the mood I want. But digital work isn’t all I’m working on these days, so here’s a traditional painting update.
Art Show and Traditional Painting Update:
I’m working on a few pieces for an upcoming group show called, “Unto the Unreal” which opens on November 8th at Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans. I’ve been wanting to show with Red Truck for a while so I’m super pumped to finally get a chance to exhibit with them. I’ll have at least 3 pieces in the show and I’ll definitely be attending the opening. I can’t pass on a chance to visit New Orleans.
Also, I decided that I’m going to start making a small oil painting a month for Patreon. I’m going to start with some 8″x10″ panels and go from there. I’ll be posting these for sale on Patreon first then they’ll be available to everyone else a week later.
I also have a couple Thinkspace group shows coming up in the Fall. More on that to come.
I’ll be releasing the new digital piece as a limited edition print tomorrow, Friday July 26th at 4:00 PM Eastern time. As always, prints will be released through Andy Kehoe Art Shop.
Here are the details:
18”x22” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
Thanks so much and stay cool out there… or stay warm. Who knows these days.