Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Original Abstract Art On Canvas

Following on from the last post, I continue to present some of my art printed onto stretched canvas; these are from my "back catalogue". You can see, and read about, more of my art on my original art blog, "Artyfax - An Artists Blog". and on a Moth-balled blog, "Painting With John", which has been put on hold because I no longer distinguish between art of different genre - I found that too many blogs take more time than I have free at present.

Windows2 abstract canvas canvas print
Windows2 abstract canvas canvas print by PastelsByArtyfax
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I started painting abstracts simply to use some of the brighter soft pastel from sets which I had purchased, However, I grew to love abstract painting and it now forms a large part of my work. I hope that you might find these worthwhile.

By the way, these canvases come in many different sizes, and some are quite inexpensive. why not take a look at the above and maybe browse my Zazzle stores?

The images also appear on many different products, Zazzle now has a wide range and I can arrange to place any images on most of their products. Do contact me via a comment here or on Zazzle if you would like a special image on any product not available on my store.

I can also be found on any of the Zazzle national sites, as postage from the US can be prohibitive.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sunset through trees - an original pastel painting

My initial reason for joining Zazzle was to try a make a little cash from my paintings; these were the images which I used in my early days with this Print-On-Demand company.  Alas, the best laid plans do not always work out as you hoped. I soon found out that success on this site was not simply dependent on having good original images. Like most things you need to work at it, hence this blog. However, I guess I am not terribly good at promotional work. Most of my sales have been products with photographic or cartoon images. Am I despondent? Of course not! I am too much in love with painting to worry over whether I can make money from it. I have sold several at exhibitions, but then I am always sorry to lose them. I often wonder if they end up in someone's garden shed or worse yet, maybe even the local rubbish tip.

But I keep trying - in my own way to put forward the images on Zazzle products, maybe I will strike lucky one day. Or perhaps when I am not here, my artistic merit (ahem!!!) will be recognised and my family will see a benefit. So here is a reminder of a painting, one which I am very fond of. I used a photograph, as a reference for this sunset, which a friend had posted onto a web page. Sometimes, I wonder if my sunsets are a little too colourful but then I see something like this - nature is wonderful.The first product is a printed canvas - a range of sizes are available with prices to match.

Or what about a postcard? Or a greeting card? I even do mugs with this image and will be happy to try to put the image of this paiting or any other on any Zazzle product. Just leave me a message in the comment section.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Saphire Blue Lily, New Birthday Greeting Cards

Time rolls on and here are some new greeting cards which may appeal to you for a female friend. The flower is an unusual saphire blue lily, all the more interesting because of the orange stamens which are of course the complementary colour to blue according to the colour wheel.

And secondly another similar card showing a photograph of the bunch from which the above photograph was taken.

Saphire Blue Lily Blank greeting card
Saphire Blue Lily Blank greeting card by ArtyfaxCards
Check out Floral Cards online at zazzle