Hello from your resident Mystic and Misfit!

WIP Digital Painting


WIP Digital Painting


Because I have been really wiped out lately from work and health, not the corona virus, I have decided to share what I have been working on lately.  These two paintings, yes they are separate paintings even though the second one will be used as the background of the first, are meant to upset, shock, and anger people.  If you look closely at the demons and the skulls, you will see things written there.  I have placed these words and names there for a reason and they are core to the central theme of the main image “Truth and Illusion”.

The woman in the image, while being beautiful, represents the glitter thrown into our eyes to hide the ugliness that really is in plain site all along.  However, because some things do always slip between the cracks, you must remove the illusion to see all of the players in the devil’s game.  So, when finished, both images will be meant as a paired purchase and will say so.  At this point a lot has been completed, but there is a lot more to do yet and the painting will have even more sharp thoughts to convey.  Please help support the creation of these, as well as other, paintings by joining my Patreon page.  I know the times are uncertain and scary so I do understand if you can not, but if you do, I am very thankful for the help.  Either way, please like this post, ask questions, and participate in this post to show your support.  Thanks.

Catching Up on What You are Missing

I just added an in depth post about process choices concerning my current painting project on my Patreon page.  This one has me excited and I hope you will join me on the journey.  Just a reminder, several of my previous posts are now public if you want to see what you are missing out on.

Patreon Posts

Just wanted to let you know that I have been posting behind the scene information on my Patreon Page that you would be able to see now if you became a member.  Please help me achieve my goals of funding my creative efforts and expanding my content by becoming a Patron.  For as little as $5 a month you can get yourself a large print of one of my works and read about the thought processes and challenges involved in the creation of my art.

Firecracker, Firecracker, Sis, Boom, Ba, Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Ra, Ra, Ra

I need cheerleaders.  Yes, that is what I said, I need cheerleaders.  In my continuing endeavors to make a go of getting support for my artistic creations, I need not only patrons but also cheerleaders.  I may have talked about this before, but I really have no one in my life that has ever encouraged my art.  My mother always said it should be a hobby and never liked my choice of subjects.  My father could hardly be moved to grunt an approval, even when I created a color pencil drawing of a cover from his favorite series “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever”.  Worse, he would heap more praise on a Bob Ross painting than anything I had done.  I have nothing against the Mr. Ross’s work; however, it did not hold a candle to the paintings of other well know artists that I used as my watermark.

I don’t expect much from my one sister in this regard and the other one doesn’t call to give me motivation even though I am working on illustrating her children’s story.  The only time I get anything from her is when I give her an update.  Friends have never really been there for me in life, let alone, my artwork.  So I am turning to you.

I need help to face those days when work leaves me hurting and unmotivated to put time into my craft.  I need patrons hungering for my next post.  I need hundreds of likes from you passing my posts on and on to anyone you can share them with.  I am thankful to everyone of you that takes the time to like one of my posts; unfortunately, getting at most ten or eleven is disheartening after so many years of doing this alone.  I have persevered in my quest to improve my art and story telling even though I am self taught in both areas.  I went from completely bewildered on how to paint digitally to working almost exclusively there, making vast improvements from my early attempts.

Please, please, please, share this blog with your friends.  Show them my deviantart page and tell them about my Patreon page.  The more people I reach and the more encouragement I get, the better the output you will see.  Also, I am always willing to share tips on how I create my artwork and the thought processes behind it to anyone who asks.

Heads up all you savvy art collectors.

I just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded my first two Patreon early access posts.  Please consider supporting me as I work on various projects and get yourself some sweet rewards.

Patreon Page Started

As I stated a few months ago, I have been considering remaking my Patreon page in order to gain support for this roller coaster of an artistic journey I have been on.  Well, the page is now official.  I have updated the Patreon link at the left so that you can navigate there and take a look at what I am offering.

There will be three patronage levels of $5, $10, and $20 per month all of which will give you a large print of my work.  I have not posted about it yet, but at about 7 months in I will be setting up voting so that everyone can have a say in the choice of Image to be printed.  My hope is to have this done so that I can have everyone’s rewards to them by November of the year.  So please consider helping me create the great content you come to this site for.

One more thing.  I will be posting my artistic activity to my Patreon page exclusively for two weeks before I add it to my blog as an added perq.