So- this is it? Nah- really. My paintings are hanging at Golden Bear, KVIE 6 art auction was a huge success,and my art auction continues on EBay two small paintings sold. My studies in abstract painting continues and portrait work.. Plus still hosting at Happy Hour Paints :).
Here's a recent abstract work in oil 12x14 on canvas board which I will post very soon on EBay auction.
Hanging paintings at the Golden Bear is a real delight. The oil paintings currently on display are based on still life's and portrait works some recent and never displayed.
The pieces represent different aspects of Iife that influence my work and moment in time. Food,figure, light and shadow are few key influences, for these topics are the simple supplies of my art life and keep me busy with inspiration or creating.
Meanwhile as i keep painting, i I hope to get these pieces in a collectors home soon and or people enjoy them at the Golden Bear:-) . I am currently accepting commissions. Ask me and I will be happy to assist you.
Artfully yours~ Moysays
The first time I set my eyes on Albrecht Easels was via a Twitter posting during the winter 2012. What attracted my liking to these palettes? Well, prior to my purchase of the Albrecht palette, I was using disposable paper, wood hand palette, and stationary glass palette. These palettes are great yet the disposable is not cost effective and is stationary like the glass. On the other hand the hand wood palette was great, yet clean up was tricky when my paint scraper would nick and ruin the finish while scraping dried up paint.
And YES! Like other painters, I sometimes leave the paint to dry on the palette and the clean up is rather cumbersome; however, after viewing Albrecht Easel’s I knew it was worth a buy because of the stainless steel construction means it will not nick or scratch as easy and clean up would be a lot easier. Now don’t be fooled these stainless steel palette are not heavy nor flimsy. They are perfectly balanced and ready to go.
So finally when the day arrived two months ago with my palettes from Albrecht Easels, I put them to the test. Using acrylic paint and most recently oil. The clean up is easier. I suggest when using acrylic paint that is dried up for some time to wet the dry paint on the palette and scrape away with scraper of choice. I was pleased to spend five minutes to get a perfectly clean palette, saving time, energy, and the end result was a palette as fresh as it came new. Now these palettes are exclusive to the maker, for I never seen such a palette in my career as an artist. I am pleased with the overall design and product finish, for now I have a set tool for my collection which will last a lifetime and perform great as needed.
Please visit Albrecht Easels Web-site here and see the wonderful professional artist supplies available and let them know I sent you!
Wow ! Super busy since my last post. For starters being a host with the most @ Happy Hour Paint. My first gig was at Red Rabbit in Sacrmento with a sold out audience. Next getting ready for a October show @ Golden Bear In Sacramento. Also been doing some signs for a regional coffee stand. Then on the side note I was invited to submit some paintings to the Crocker Art Museum. And ! I still need to do a write up for Albrecht Art Studio - more to come on that. Please stay tuned as new work and events develop.
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Title- Barking in the Wind. Sometimes we are seen but rarely heard.This painting is inspired by those dogs and their sense of holding on to a bone,but no where to bury it~Moysays.
Alas, summer sets in as my first blog makes its entry to this new season. And for the past month a lot has been on my palette. June brought in Plein Air Painting at Taylor Ranch Preserve(thank you Placer Land Trust), photographing architecture,accepting an offer to produce and installing new paintings at the Kiwanis House in Sacramento,Ca. which is my second time donating my time and art to this wonderful organization, and lastly painting mail boxes.
First I will share a video from the Plein Air event in Auburn,Ca. I will say it was a great time meeting new artists and being on a land which is preserved for its natural being. The pinnacle of these event was the cows moving real close and made me wonder, is this going to end up like a rodeo clown stint... . And me jumping in the river or up a tree-LOL.
Note:^ above ^a quick portrait of a friend done in April_2012.
My second stint was doing photograph work for Kevin Nye @ Image National. It was fun! :). This is just a sample of the sign I snapped and my endorsement does not extend beyond the realms that this was an action to a type of work... . Say? I have not been to S.A. in over a decade.
My services now extend to mailbox paintings. Surprised? I am. This is my quick piece I did for a patron in Loomis, Ca.
First and foremost thank you for your recent visit or re-vist. As you will see my art work is expanding, and I look forward to sharing more work , soon as schedule shift gears this summer '12. The painting below is My most recent portrait painting which is 24"x48",Oil on canvas. This is slightly under life size, and soon I will post details about how to obtain portrait commissions by me ~ Moysays.
On the side note please contact me via email- Moisescastillo@Moysays.com for commission work or free consultation and please remember my services are not limited to such work and you can see what type of services are available here Moysays Art Services
An another pass at No Hands Bridge, Auburn, CA :).... . I can't wait to embark on larger pieces. This piece is a 9x12 and i can't wait for it to dry and get it onto the right art collector's wall.
No Hands Bridge_Juicy Paint Collection
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