Monday, May 24, 2010

Herb & Dorothy -- Wonderful Movie for Artists

Herb and Dorothy Vogel were the quintessential art collectors. I enjoyed this movie tremendously on many levels. From an artist standpoint, I wish I had more collectors like Herb and Dorothy out there interested in my work. If they liked an artist's work, they followed them, made friends with them, and collected their work over the years. This is a MUST SEE for every artist out there. I also think as artists, we could be better at collecting other artist's works. I rented the movie last night from Netflix in the Play Now mode.

On another level, they were married for over 40 years (maybe still are?). They are each other's best friend and love hanging out together and going to art events everyday.

Very extraordinary ordinary folks. You gotta love 'em!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Artists -- Free Slide Show on Pricing your Work

Pricing one's artwork is always a struggle. This is a wonderful free slideshow on pricing for the artist. I found it very helpful.

Image here: Red Hibiscus by Mary A. Gravelle

Mary Gravelle is Featured Artist on

I just received news that I am a featured artist on today. Go right to my store on

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Digital Image

This is my latest digitally created image, created in Illustrator. Gorgeous, high-quality fine art prints may be purchased on my website. Try getting it printed on canvas, glossy finish, with gallery wrap. I just got my Four Directions digital image printed in this way and it is awesome! It even comes with a wire on the back for immediate hanging.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Plein Aire Contest, Friend's 3rd Place

A friend and fellow artist just took 3rd Place in a Plein Air contest in Delaware with this painting. Isn't this painting delightful?

His note: "The painting that won 3rd Place in the Rehoboth Art League's "Paint Out" -plein air contest - on Sunday. Raymond

"Pine Stand at Gordon's Pond"
24 by 30 inches, acrylic on panel."

You can view his bio and other paintings on