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.
I’m here to announce the opening of my new Patreon Campaign. Hooray! Wow. Its really hard to type “Hooray” with out it seeming super sarcastic. But believe me, this is the opposite of sarcasm. This Hooray is drenched in scathing earnestness and a palpable almost disgusting optimism.
My Patreon Page is officially live so head on over there for all the details.
But to summarize here, the biggest changes I’m making with this relaunch is that I’m focusing on digital painting and switching to a per creation payment format. My plan is to make a digital painting every month and you’ll only be charged for those digital painting posts. And there will never be more than one paid post a month so don’t worry about me going nuts and posting 20 paintings in a week. I’m way more comfortable with this format as you won’t be charged if I get wrapped up in an art show and can’t provide new digital content.
Speaking of art shows, I’ll continue to provide updates on all art shows and print releases through public posts so even if you don’t become a Patron, it’ll still be a great resource to follow for all Kehoe related news. I’ll also continue my Progress Report posts where chronicle a painting from beginning to end. You can see an example of that here: Progress Report Example. Those posts will be provided for free to all Patrons.
I’ll be posting my newest digital painting, Habituating the Unfamiliar, next Friday, May 24th. I’m going to post some time-lapsed video previews leading up to it. Here’s a tiny preview for now.
Prints will be available immediately upon release for all Patrons and the wide print release will be a week later, Friday May 24th at 4:00 PM Eastern. More details on that print release to come soon.
Thanks you so much for those of you that sign up and welcome back to those that are rejoining for another round of adventures. I appreciate it all so very much.
Long time no update. As many of you know from earlier updates, I’ve been wading into the unknown waters of digital painting and I’ve spent the last few months getting familiar with these new tools. It’s been a tough and confounding road to travel, but to be honest, I love new art toys so its been super fun as well.
Most of this time has been spent customizing my work space and finding Photoshop brushes that will allow me to create artwork in a similar way to my original work. I also wanted to make sure that my digital work would complement the aesthetics of my traditional paintings. When it comes down to it, there’s only one way to improve at these things. Dive in, create a bunch work, punch the air & scream cry, and figure things out through some old fashioned trial and error… so many errors… so many scream cries. Anyways, practice and repetition go a long way in these matters.
I started a few pieces and played around with a ton of new techniques and tools to see what worked for me and what didn’t. When working on a traditional painting, there are always moments in the beginning stages when everything looks like dumb garbage. It’s all rough underpainting and half formed ideas, but from the experience of completing many, many paintings, I know that things will come together in the end. Though with this new medium, I reached that point multiples times, but lacking any experience of progressing past dumpster fire stage, I kept stalling out. This meant that my first few attempts were abandoned, stewing in their unfinished garbage water. In their place, new fresh pieces were started and hopes were renewed. None of this was in vain though as it’s all a part of the process. Many lessons were learned along the way, new tools were added, and on the 5th or 6th attempt I ultimately got to a point in a piece where things started feeling pretty natural. I finally reached that sweet state of creating with out thinking and getting lost in the work. Love that zone. And I finished my first digital painting. Breakthrough! Who’s scream crying now!?
Here’s the piece:
Since I was dealing with so many unknowns through out this process, I decided to create a piece with elements I was super comfortable with. Really happy with how it turned out and I’m super excited to start a new one. I’m also really excited to make prints from these digital pieces. When I make prints from my traditional work, it requires me taking it to get photographed proceeded by hours of touch ups and color correcting. Getting the more subtle colors correct is always very tough and one of the hardest things to do is to get the blacks just right. These digital pieces completely cut out that whole process. The colors are what they are and the blacks are deliciously perfect. So nice.
To make this a reality, I’m releasing this new piece as a print this Friday, March 15th, at 4:00 Eastern Time. As I hoped, colors came out great and black is super tasty. As always, the print will be released in Andy Kehoe Art Shop. Here are the details:
Aligning Under New Skies
22” x 17” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 100
For those of you that were signed up for my Patreon page, you know that I paused my campaign to get familiar with digital painting. So the announcement of my first digital piece must have you wondering if I’m going to restart my Patreon campaign. The short answers is, YES! But before I relaunch, I’m going to do some restructuring and figure out ways to make the Guild rewards a little more streamlined. I’m also going to switch to a format where Patrons pay per creation instead of having a monthly fee. I plan on releasing a new digital piece every month, but if I get sidelined by art shows, then you won’t be charged until I get back to digital painting. All traditional work and art show updates, including Progress Reports, will be posted free of charge to all Patrons. I’ll also be adding some videos of creating digital pieces which will be super cool. So stay tuned. I hope to relaunch in the next couple months and I’ll be sure to send out an announcement email to all former Guild Members.
I also have a couple group art shows in the works this year and I’ll update you on those soon.
Cyber Black Cat teleported to our Earth dimension yesterday and he’s bringing in a time of joy, head rubs, warm laps, and synthesized robo-purrs. Tis the Season indeed. The sale runs from now until Wednesday, December 5th.
If this sounds pleasing at all to you, visit Andy Kehoe Art Shop and use discount code CyberBlackCat18 in check out to receive 15% off the entire order.
I’ve also added a few new items to the Shop. Here are some featured items: