Holiday Update 2019

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

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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.

Liminal Communion
Liminal Communion

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.

Thinkspace Scope Miami Beach

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)

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There Is No End – Oil on Wood – 12″x12″ – $800

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
$35

Thanks for reading everyone!

-Andy

 

 

 

 

Autumn Update 2019

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Hello and Happy Fall everyone!

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:

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Transcender – 12″x12″ – Oil & Resin on Wood – SOLD

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:

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This was my actually response to the show offer and they luckily got, and appreciated, the Lethal Weapon reference.

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.

Print News:

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
Dawn of Other Worlds

Dawn of Other Worlds
22″x15” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
$65

As always, you can find the print in my Shop. Here’s a direct link to the print:

Dawn of Other Worlds Limited Edition 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.

Thanks for reading!

-Andy

Puzzles Back in Stock

Hello Everyone! Just a quick Shop Update for you.

The last batch of puzzles I had sold out in a couple days which was pretty nuts. I’ve had many requests to announcement when I had them back in stock, so here it is:

Announcement: Puzzles are Back in Stock!

There are 2 puzzle options available and I received 24 of each so grab one while you can. Click on images to shop

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Worlds Apart
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Cathedral of the Forest Deep

 

Also, my Patreon Campaign is chugging along and I’ve completed 3 pieces so far and all pieces are now available in my Shop as limited edition prints.

Aligning Under New Skies
Aligning Under New Skies
Habituating the Unfamiliar
Habituating the Unfamiliar
Omen Moon
Omen Moon

Thanks!!

-Andy

 

 

 

Erratic Summer Update

Hello and Happy Summer everyone!

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!

Omen Moon
Omen Moon – 07/2019

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.

Making Planets in PhotoShop video

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.

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Panels ready for weird art

I also have a couple Thinkspace group shows coming up in the Fall. More on that to come.

Print News:

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:

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Omen Moon – Limited Edition Print

Omen Moon
18”x22” including 1” white border
limited edition of 100
signed, titled, and numbered by the artist
$70

Thanks so much and stay cool out there… or stay warm. Who knows these days.

-Andy

 

Patreon Relaunch

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Hello Everyone!

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.

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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.

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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.

-Andy

Strides Taken, Art… Maken? You get it. Also, Print Release.

Hello Everyone!

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:

Aligning Under New Skies
Aligning Under New Skies

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:

AligningUnderNewSkies-Print Announce

Aligning Under New Skies
22” x 17” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 100
$70

Other News:

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.

Thanks so much for reading!

Andy

Cyber Black Cat is Live

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Hello Everyone!

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:

Conjoining of the Lost
Conjoining of the Lost – Limited Edition Print – $75

Shop Here for Conjoining of the Lost Print


I also added a new smaller original oil painting to the Shop. This is a great way to add a smaller original work to you collection.

Novel Comforts
Novel Comforts – Original Oil Painting – 7″ x 7″ – $500

Shop Here for Novel Comforts Original Oil Painting


I still have 2 paintings left from my recent Outré Gallery show, The Witching Hour, and they are now available to purchase in my Shop and the discount will apply to those works as well.

Harbinger of Change
Harbinger of Change – Original Oil Painting – 14″ x 24″ – $2800
Ubiquitous Little Joys
Ubiquitous Little Joys – Original Oil Painting – 12″ x 16″ – $1800

Shop Original Work


And one last thing. I only have 3 more Rarefied Splendor Metal Prints left, and after that, they will be gone forever. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing one, this would be the time.

Rarefied Splendor

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Thanks so very much and have a joyous Holiday season!

-Andy

Cyber Black Cat Wednesday coming Nov 28th

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As I was inflating the tires on my car, I bent over and a cold, brisk breeze slapped my exposed back and whistled down all my crevices. It was at that moment I knew… the season is upon us. The only thing more shocking than that sensation is the realization that this year has passed so damn quickly. It was certainly a hectic and trying year, but in the end, I think I’ve made some major personal strides and I’m ending the year wrapped in a thick quilt of optimism.

With the coming of the season comes another Cyber Black Cat Wednesday. Everything, and I mean everything, in my Shop will be 15%. The sale starts at Midnight (Eastern Time) on November 28th and ends on December 5th at 11:59 PM. Use this code in the checkout.

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No limits so use this code as much as you want. **Note to Guild Members: With this sale, you get an additional %15 off your order on top of your Guild discount**

I’ll also be releasing a print of Conjoining of the Lost for this festive occasion and it will be released on November 28th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. I decided to push back my release time a bit to be more accommodating to my awesome followers in Australia. Here are the details on the print release:

Conjoining of the LostConjoining of the Lost
20” x 20” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 120
Signed & Numbered by the artist
$75

Holiday Shipping Times

Domestic Orders:

Please order by December 17th to make sure I can get your orders together and shipped out to you in time for Christmas. If you are ordering a print with custom framing, add a couple weeks to that.

International Orders:

It usually takes around a week and a half to 2 weeks to reach any where in the world, but that can’t be guaranteed. To be safe, try to order by the end of Cyber Black Cat week, December 5th.

Thanks everyone and to those in the US, have a great Thanksgiving!

-Andy

The Witching Hour Print Release

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Hello everyone!

I’ll be releasing 4 new prints tomorrow, Friday October 26th at 4:00 PM Eastern time.  As always, the prints will be available at Andy Kehoe Shop. (Guild Members, the prints are available now) For everyone that ordered a pre-order of Under the Glow of Anomaly, your prints will ship tomorrow or Monday.

Sorry for the rather late announcement on this. Turns out that 2 straight, solid months of painting, followed by a round trip to Australia, really frazzles the brain. My head has been pretty lagged out since I landed Stateside so I needed a few days to recoup. That being said, it was all totally worth it. Being able to attend the opening of my Outré Gallery show, The Witching Hour, was an all around wonderful experience. Special thanks and gratitude to Martin and the whole Outré Gallery crew, and thanks to the city of Melbourne as a whole for charming me to the core. Can’t wait to return again. There are still a couple pieces available so check out the Outré Gallery website for more info.  Or Just Click Here—–>   THE WITCHING HOUR SHOW

In respect to aforementioned frazzled, laggy brain, I’ll keep this post short. Here’s the specifics on the prints:


Under the Glow of AnomalyUnder the Glow of Anomaly
20” x 20” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 120
Signed & Numbered by the artist
$75

 

Solace in the Hidden SpendorSolace in the Hidden Splendor
18” x 22” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 120
Signed & Numbered by the artist
$75

 

Spirit of Universes UnseenSpirit of Universes Unseen
20” x 16” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 120
Signed & Numbered by the artist
$65

 

Visions of a Familair ObscurityVisions of a Familiar Obscurity
16” x 12” (Includes 1” white border)
Limited Edition of 120
Signed & Numbered by the artist
$45


Thanks!

-Andy

Upcoming Art Show, The Witching Hour & New Print Releases

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been hard at work on my upcoming art show, The Witching Hour, and all that work is finished and on its way to Melbourne, Australia. *Fist Pump* Travel safe my children. The show opens on Friday, October 19th at Outré Gallery. Here’s the postcard with all the pertinent info:

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I’ll be leaving for Australia this Sunday and I’m beyond excited. It’s going to be a hell of a flight, but Zelda and Stardew Valley will keep me company along the way. As I’ve said before, Australia has been amazing to me over the last few years and I couldn’t miss an opportunity meet all my Aussie friends in person. I have much gratitude to dispense.

Print Shop News

On the eve of this grand voyage, I’m going to release Stormbreaker as a limited edition print this Friday, October 12th at 4:00 PM Eastern in my Shop. I need a new smaller print in the Shop and this fits the bill nicely.

Also on October 12th, I’ll be listing a pre-release for the print of, Under the Glow of Anomaly, which is the painting used for the postcard image above. The pre-release will run for a week up to the opening and print will be offered at discount during this time. Then the wide release will be a week later on October 26th, along with a couple other prints from this show.

Both prints are available now for Guild Members and they can be found in the Guild Members Section.  **You can use your Guild discount on top of the Pre-Release discounted rate.**

Here are the specs on the prints:

StormbreakerStormbreaker
12” x 12” (including 1″ white border)
Limited Edition of 100
$35

 

Under the Glow of AnomalyUnder the Glow of Anomaly – Pre-Release
20” x 20” (including 1″ white border)
Limited Edition of 120
$65