art diary Bradford Brenner

You've found my blog spot (everyone has one and I just discovered mine recently) where I'll make up things that I know about art.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Silence is golden...

The first silent auction on my web-site is underway. I'm sure the format will evolve (or devolve and possibly be completely non-existent in the near future), but the current intent is to have one piece from each of the genres up for a silent auction, with the first batch ending on 1-21-08. I like the idea, think it should be fun and want to make it very clear that I'm a fairly insensitive artist and have never been insulted by even the most low ball of offers. In my mind, anytime someones offers me more for one of my paintings than the price of the canvas and paint, I take it as a compliment! The photograph on the right (which is of the first group of silent auction paingtings) is nothing more than me having fun in Photoshop. The paintings are not to scale and have all been cropped to a square format (which was fairly easy to do as two of the four pieces actually are square in their everyday life). In the event you were unable to find anything that caught your fancy on eBay and still have a hankering for bidding on something, just go to the 'Silent Auction' link on my web-site and bid away. One never knows, this could very well be a one time deal!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Time flies...

Time flies when you are having fun and as you get older. Time then gets going at quite a clip and really kicks in the turbo between blog posts. Fortunately, my commitment to post once a week was prior to any sort of New Year's resolution (of which I made ZERO and subsequently have kept ZERO). Our power went out yesterday for the entire day (case in point, our power in actuality went out the day before, yet it seems like yesterday)! We have been in the process of cleaning up the web-site (which I do believe is looking better). Another new addition is 'Marina's Blog'. She has yet to make her first post and I have a pretty strong sense that relatively speaking, my blog will end up looking quite prolific. My studio is underway in the backyard and looking great. Well, at this stage it looks like an above ground pool. As soon as the rain subsides (the culprit in our power outage) the framing will begin. Ernie is the the Kingpin of the project and has been hands on the whole way through. I previously blamed any and all future dull blog posts on Betty and now Ernie will be the one responsible for all paintings coming out of the new studio. If they's Ernie's fault! As for the image, on the
right, there is absolutely no connection to this post other than the add promoted my show in Scottsdale that was over before I knew it. Time really did fly although, we didn't (fly) and missed the opening completely.