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.
I also did a small interview with them and you can find that here.–> Interview
I have a few AP’s for sale from the release and I’ll be posting them in my Shop Tomorrow at 3:00 pm Eastern.
Also, I have some big news coming up very soon. I’ve been working on a new endeavor for months and I’m just about ready to release it. If all goes according to plan, you should be receiving my next Newsletter on Monday laying it all out.
I started making these resin prints back in early 2014, but a couple huge shows rolled in and ended up consuming my existence for most of the year. I ended up finishing the Roamer of the Subterranean Forest resin prints, which sold out, but I never got around to finishing up the other ones, Relish Moments of Glory.
After the art making madness of 2014 cooled down, I started getting back to them and finally finished over half of them. I ended up painting the frames with a nice, bluish gray instead of staining them, so they look a little different this time around. I’m going to have 7 to sell through my Etsy store next week, and then there are 5 more to finish after that. And after those 5 are done, I’m pretty sure I’ll never be making these again. I love the way they turned out, and I love having this great blend of print and original painting, but painting the same thing over and over isn’t for me. So get them while you can!
The resin prints are 16″ x 16″ and they’ll be selling for $650. There are 12 more left out of the limited edition of 15.
In case you need a refresher, here’s my original blog post of the resin prints.
It’s cold outside. My semi-luscious mustache froze on the way to the coffee shop the other day. Honestly, that part felt pretty neat. Luckily for you, I have something you don’t need to step out into winter hades for. I’m releasing 3 new prints this Friday at 4:00 pm Eastern Time through my Etsy Store. Just stay inside, order your prints, and I’ll put my snow gear on and deliver them to you. Well, I’ll bring them to the appropriate shipping services, and they will deliver them to your door. They’re the real winter heroes.
Also, I’ll be offering framing options for my prints for the first time in my Etsy store. I’ll be posting more on that tomorrow.
I just returned from a very fun and fruitful trip to Miami for my latest show with Thinkspace Gallery at Scope Miami 2014. Got to meet some great people, and I got to put some faces to artists that I truly admire. It was a unforgettable week… well, things got a hazy there for a bit, but what can you say. Miami nightlife.
It’s a tight window with the rapidly approaching holidays, so I’ll try to get the orders out as soon as possible. It’s looking like I’ll be able to get orders from the US out in time for Christmas if I receive the order by Wednesday, December 17th. We might have to get a bit clever if I get anything after that day. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to guarantee any orders from outside the US. We can sure try, but I don’t want to be responsible for tears under the Christmas tree… Hmmm. Country song in the making.
It’s that time of the year for my next Tiny Showcase release. They’ll be releasing 2 prints this week featuring my work. The first, Bearer of Wonderment, will be released today, Tuesday September 30th. It’s available now.
The 2nd print, Forest of Illumination, will be released on Friday October 3rd.
Part of the proceeds for the sale will go to the Colker Memorial Fund, that provides environmental education through the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy. Feel good knowing your supporting some young naturalists.
My wife and I ended up buying a house last month, rather unexpectedly, and rather awesomely. Moving is always pretty rough when it comes to uprooting your life, but it’s doubly disrupting when you work where you live, especially when you’re in the middle of a show. I love my new space though, so it’s been very worth it.
Ugh. What a mess. Setting up a new studio is always a daunting, yet exciting undertaking.
Here’s a recent shot with the studio finally starting to come together. I’ve also got a whole separate room for doing resin which is amazing.
I’m finally getting settled into the new space, and getting back into the groove of painting. Though I did have to sacrifice a couple weeks of work, so there will need to be some serious, non-stop painting sessions in the next few weeks. I’ve also had a chance to get my print shop up and running, so I’ll be releasing 2 new prints this Friday, September 19th at 4:00 Eastern Time through my Etsy Store.
I started this piece as a commission last June, but we ended up going in a different direction with the piece around halfway through it. When I do commissions, I discuss themes, aesthetics, and previous pieces that were liked, and I never really do sketches. Over the several commissions I’ve done, I usually nail it in this regard. Plus I love the reveal when the piece has been a mystery in the making. Exciting for everyone! But now and again, things don’t shape up they way the collector envisioned, and a new direction must be made. Which is fine by me, because I want the person getting the commission to be completely in love with the piece that was made for specifically for them. Plus, I had another piece in the works that I was totally into, and I knew it would be finished one day. Winners all around!
So I put this piece aside, and ended up nailing the commission with the next piece, which ended up being Our Wondrous Journey
Our Wondrous Journey
Fist pump. Over the last year, I’ve been working on the former commission intermittently when I could, and I finally finished it a week ago. As you can tell with the Our Wondrous Journey piece, this commission was for a family, so that was the main theme for me. I really wanted to capture the beauty and wonder of sharing life with a family.
This piece is now in my web store, and I hope it finds its way to another happy family.
Happy summer everyone! Things are settling down a bit here at Kehoe HQ after the months of madness that was my last show at Roq La Rue Gallery. If you have yet to see the work from the show, please visit my newly revamped, very handsome website.
Next up for me in a tiny piece going to Dime Bag 4 Exhibit at The End is Near in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York in July. Then a piece going into the Suggestivism: Chronology show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, Ca opening August 16th.
Then its all hands on deck to make work for the Scope Miami show at Art Basel Miami with Thinkspace Gallery on December 2nd. Whew. Going to be quite a hectic year, but I’m certainly looking forward to it.
I’ll be releasing 3 new prints on Friday June 20th at 4:00 pm ET.