Thoughts are like skipping stones on a quiet lake. If you don't write them down ...kerplunk.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Five things must happen to sell your art...

Being... out there!
I don't mean being Steve Martin's "wild and crazy guy", but if you are an artist,
selling your art is ALL about marketing.   Being... out there!

Connie and I have Towns Burr Gallery in Burbank, CA.  We feature local talented artists work and our own unique artBut the world won't see it if we aren't... out there.

Email lists, blogging, websites, Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, Fine Art America, hanging your work in coffee shops, an art fair booth or a gallery show. There are more and more ways to get your art seen than ever.

As hungry, if not starving artists, we must seek out ways to push the marketing envelope.

For someone to buy your art:
1.  They have to see it.
2.  They have to love it.
3.  Their partner must love it too.
4.  They must have a place to put it.  (I have no wall space... etc.)
5.  Your buyer must have the money.

If these five factors come together... you can not stop the sale!

Friday, May 31, 2013

mmmm... Donuts

    My doctor said that I should not photograph so many doughnut shops.

Monday, April 30, 2012


"TSUNAMI" 21st Century interpretation of...

"The Hollow of the Deep-Sea Wave off Kanagawa"
a color woodcut from the collection of "Thirty-Six Views of Fuji"
(1831) by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusa.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Orange is the new crazy...

40 years ago I went to Art Center School in Los Angeles, CA.
Our school color and logo and mascot was a big... ORANGE DOT.
All students were issued an "orange dot" decal
for their car windshield as a parking pass.
Maybe due to the academic pressure...
but I was certain that orange was the INSANE color!
Personally I could not tolerate orange shirts, jackets
even orange cars with orange dots trying to a find parking space at school.
Now many years matured, I love orange!
I have several orange shirts and an orange jacket...
occasionally finding myself flipping through the AutoTrader...
just to see anything orange catches my eye.
There coming to take me away... Hi Ho.

Monday, December 12, 2011

As I mature I have become very good at
forgiving and forgetting.
Especially the forgetting part.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am so very thankful...

Another Thanksgiving Day and my mind is listing all that I am thankful for... my work, my country, my art, my terrific kids, all my friends and my sweet wife Connie who fills my life and me with love.
...and thanks to God!

Friday, November 4, 2011

big bad Bruce...

I have been Bruce all of my life
my mother used to say with a smile
that if I had been a girl my name would be Nancy

all through my youth
no one that I knew... had the name Bruce
I was not ashamed but not at all proud
sometime during my high school years
a song called “Big Bad Bruce” hit the radio
not even fully understanding the implications of this ballad
I would sing along... this was a song about Bruce

now... since Springsteen, Lee and Willis
I have matured some... Bruce aint so bad!