Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Out of Commission

  I Frequently get asked the question if I "do commissions".   The short answer is "no", but the long answer is "sometimes".  I realize the wishy-washy'ness of that answer, but the truth of the matter is that I just don't have the time.  Commissions, to some degree, limit my expression and creativity and only add to the long list of deadlines I have in my creative life.  There is, however, occasions when I get an unusual request to make something that is so intriguing and out of my comfort zone that I have to do it.  Usually this request will challenge me on different creative levels, and I feel that the project will help me grow as an artist.  So, I guess the old adage that "It never hurts to ask" is still in play.
    ON that note, here is a pic of a commission piece I just completed.  The collector who requested the commission asked me to create a piece that was "dark" and menacing.  They suggested wings, and a few other details, but gave me a wide creative berth to add my own concepts.  It was an ideal commission for me because there were very few restraints, and gave me a challenge to "go dark", when most of the work I do is whimsical in nature.  I had a great time creating this piece.  There is a back story to this character and what it is, but the simple explanation is that it's a soul collector.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
    Thanks for stopping by!  ~Robert

Hallowbaloo 2014!

On September 20th, Dennis Haynes (my show partner) and I launched our first Halloween art show and it turned out to be a great event!  Hallowbaloo 2014 was a success and a good time was had by all.  We are looking forward to an even bigger Hallowabloo for 2015!  If you are an artist interested in participating in the show click the Hallowbaloo link to the right and it will direct you to our website where you can fill out an application.  If you just want to attend Hallowbaloo follow me here for updates for our new venue and dates.  In the meantime, here's a clip of the show for your viewing pleasure!