Some concepts flow naturally and rather quick, a solid idea of what I'd like to paint always helps. 🙂 This artwork is personal as well, from my own experience in life sometimes the path I'm on may come to a dead end with no sign of what direction to take next. When going back isn't an option it's usually then when I keep the faith and one is revealed.
I don't feel like this one is complete yet so I plan on taking this a bit further with the detailing. ... See MoreSee Less
I was speaking with one of my best friends recently about his two daughters and how they're coming into their own and making decisions for their future. It reminded us of how difficult a time that truly is, you're still at the age where everyone sees you as a child and yet you're supposed to make these life changing adult decisions and figure out what you want to be in this world. Heck, I know people my age that still don't know what they want to do... I remember these two beauties when they were still riding tricycles so it's neat to see them maturing and doing wonderful things that make a difference in people's lives. I wanted to do something nice not only for my friend Rich but for Kim and their two daughters as well, something they all would appreciate. I painted both Taylor and Tasha in grey scale first and then later added their own favorite colors to make each piece unique. I asked Rich to think of something they both like that would add to the painting and he mentioned how they would always point out butterflies when they were in the mountains. When he mentioned butterflies that's all I needed to come up with some ideas. You may meet a lot of people in your lifetime but very few enter in that circle of complete trust, my friend Rich is one of them so it's an honor to paint his children for him and his family. ... See MoreSee Less
Artwork I did recently for an upcoming ArtRage tutorial. If you'd like to check out my process using their awesome program please keep an eye on their official page at artrage.com to learn more. #artrage ... See MoreSee Less
I have five Atom Bomb Cola prints left over from an art festival I attended a while back. I'm selling these as a set and at a discount price, so it's a good chance to get five art prints for less than half of what you'd normally pay.
These are the perfect size to have framed and take up a fair amount of space in a grid pattern or lined up in a row. This is a limited time offer and it's first come, first served. Ordering details are on my site here:
A while back I did a watercolor painting of a male cardinal, my sister-in-law Lacy wanted to buy one from me but I told her that as many paintings as she's purchased from me I'd just make her one for free. I dare say she has more of my paintings(that she insisted on paying for) in her home than anyone I know. Having friends & family that believe in your work and want to decorate their homes with it is a thing of beauty. If you have a friend or family member that's an artist and their work inspires you, I encourage you to invest in them by buying their work. You'd be surprised what that will do for them, trust me on this one. I wanted to do a more refined piece of work for her than the loose splattered style I normally do. After Lacy receives hers I plan on having a very limited run to make it all the more unique. ... See MoreSee Less
I completed this one over a month ago but I wasn't too eager to show it out of respect for her loved ones. Sandy passed away this year and this painting was presented to her husband by some close friends who happened to be my sister-in-law and her husband. It's always touching to do a piece like this because I hear how much they are loved and how they affected those around them. I painted this from a popular photo of her, I believe it captured her in her element and shows how much happiness and life she really had. Nothing could really ease the pain of a lost loved one but I hope it offered a little comfort in their time of grief. ... See MoreSee Less
Connie MillerThat's absolutely beautiful! Pretty sure it's viewed with admiration each day the family sees it.
What's the meaning behind the Rosemary? The Doves are a lovely touch. Just amazing work. 👍❤👍❤😊
Donna Michael SchwarzBeautiful Steve , once again you have helped a family see the beauty of their loved one. I know the comfort that comes from the work you do and the compassion you add to it with your special touch . She shines with beauty . Amazing.
I'm currently trying to add more exclusive artwork to my site that can only be purchased directly from me. While I appreciate the art distributors I have, when they sell my work there's a disconnect between me and the customer. I want this store to have my artwork not being sold anywhere else to make it personal and unique. I kind of feel like I'm starting all over again, ha. 🙂 Any requests on a particular art subject feel free to make them and I'll do my best to add something to my gallery.
I added this female cardinal from a customer who wanted one to go along with the male I currently have in the store. Thank you for taking an interest I really appreciate it. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Our recent move has kept me from updating as much but I'm finally getting settled in and I just purchased some new supplies. I'm in an area where western themed and motorcycle art is very popular so you just might see some new pieces from me based on that. It's just a thought really, to me artists should stick with their passion and not what they think is popular. I recently received some emails from people that wanted to share their appreciation, I honestly love it when people do this because it's neat to see their framing and placement choices. There's also something really special when people choose my art to decorate their homes with, it's humbling and makes me very appreciative. Thank you for sharing! ... See MoreSee Less
Donna Michael SchwarzI keep my cardinal print in the bedroom so I can look at it every night, because it has always been said when you see a cardinal it means your loved one is near , That's the thing I want to think about while falling asleep that Layne is close so I thank you for that my friend.
Judy MaceI feel like it's okay to satisfy "markets" because it makes your work and your talent more available, if you want people to have an opportunity to purchase. It opens the door to conversation about what else you can do or like to do. An artist will always have some signature work that people will recognize for a long time. I hope you have great success in that area and keep us posted !
Teresa Stevens-AllenLife is short....paint from your Heart . As you may remember...I too am an Artist...but after going through difficult times...my inspiration level has been on the backburner more than I'd like. I'm hoping to get back on the straight and narrow.
Barbara Gore BelcherEverything you paint is a masterpiece!!! Paint what is in your heart! You will never go wrong. Your paintings have life in them that comes from you. Can not wait to see what is next!
I'm launching a new series called "Big Sky" but I haven't decided to make these exclusive or part of the open print galleries. I'd really like to build up my own store on my website but I'm curious what kind of art you'd like to see that would be unique and only available through me. Your thoughts? 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Jonathan SochaWell I think you are an amazing fantasy artist, so perhaps you can incorporate floating islands, sky creatures, apocalyptic landscape. Big Sky is quite an open concept with lots of potential!
I have a couple of art distributors from Illinois to New Zealand pushing my work world wide. I have a profile on iCanvas for starters and they just so happen to be running a sale right now. Now's a good time to get that $300 canvas print at half off. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Something I like doing is take everything I'm familiar with when painting and go the opposite direction. Some of my popular selling items were made this way. Try it sometime, use colors you normally wouldn't, try brushes that are unpredictable but always keep that enjoyment level consistent. 🙂
I was hired to do some simple sketches for a video promo. The style requested was that of something you'd see done on a whiteboard. They took the work I did and animated a hand to where it looked like it was drawing it in real time. The video has been out for a while now so I figure it's safe to show you a few samples I had done. ... See MoreSee Less
Holyrage Chronicles has gone live in the form of paperback and kindle. I did the cover art of this Novel for author Jonathan Socha, he was kind enough to include my info and website URL in the credits. If you enjoy reading fantasy novels with the forces of light and dark going head to head then definitely check this one out! Join the defenders of Fenrir and Zarron Ra Holyrage, the last of his kind, defeat creatures of the dark and defy the odds. ... See MoreSee Less
Zarron, an Elite in the Church of the Nameless and last of the Holyrage line. Finds himself drawn to the great northern expanse of Vin Ara Talv. However, in these normally dormant but changing lands, ...
Jonathan SochaAmazing work Steve, thank you for all the dedication and hard work put into this. I am excited about this piece representing my novel, it matches it perfectly! You are an amazing artist good sir!
As many of you know I create a lot of paintings in a program called ArtRage. I was recently commissioned by the good people of Ambient Design (creators of ArtRage) to create a painting in their up and coming new release ArtRage 5. This is one of my favorite programs to paint with so to be asked to paint something for them is an honor.
The overall concept of this piece is the ArtRage portal symbolizes a gateway to creativity.
Krista M HugheyI say wow as my emoje just because i would have wanted to pick all of them. They asked u to paint because of u. So they should be honored to have you on their list. You are an amazingly glorious artist.
It's neat how popular these whimsical paintings are. It's more than just the artwork though, it's the beloved pet in the art that the people love. I've heard and seen so many people get emotional over their paintings, some laugh and some cry. It just goes to show you that they're more than pets, they're family. This one was a Christmas gift so I had to keep quiet. I just got a text that Jimmy received it and loves it.
I had the privilege of beta testing the new ArtRage 5 and I must say they're making some amazing improvements to an already powerful program. They've added quite a few new features like perspective tools, brushes, layer effects, and cosmetic enhancements. One of my favorites is the custom brush where you can easily design your own brushes to behave and texture however you want.
I wanted to make a point and create a painting entirely in ArtRage 5 to show the power of the program. I've said this before but if you have a traditional background and would like to get into digital painting without a big learning curve, definitely let ArtRage be your first pick.
One of the many paintings I've been working on lately. I really like the sense of scale with this one, if you look closely there's a cliff diver in there on the right. The fun part will be adding all the cliff and water details. I enjoy doing work like this because it allows me to create places I'd like to visit.
Connie MillerOoooo.... Very nice! I know it's going to look very serene once it's finished. 👍👍☺
Soooo, how chilly was it out your way this morning? Around 20° this morning here in the triad. 😬(Yadkin County, NC) ⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄
Received this 18 x 24 " metal beauty today. Painting for people is fun but it's equally fun to see the Fed Ex driver drop off the box with your artwork inside. I always have that brief moment of 'what ifs " but it quickly goes away once I start opening the box. These metal prints are top notch, I haven't heard one bad thing about them from my customers. They're definitely built to last and make for one unique wall art. This one gets delivered tomorrow, she's already seen a sneak peek of it and approves. Coming from a big Wonder Woman fan I'd call that a win. 🙂
Art of Steve GoadAshley, I thought you'd appreciate this update 🙂 Good choice on the Aquabord, I'm really liking this material and the thickness makes for a quality ready to hang piece of art.
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Judy MaceI have used this kind of board also. I also make my own small ones using leftover conservation mat board with several coats of gesso, making fun textures, sanding it between coats if I want it smooth. I spray final painting with a satin fixative for water media. Love your painting-lucky customer!
I had someone purchase a couple of pieces of artwork from me recently and the funny thing is, I've been working on a painting specifically for her. She's a big time advocate for equality, women's rights and is a huge Wonder Woman fan. This metal painting arrives next week but Lori and I thought it would be fun to let the cat out of the bag early...and by "Lori and I" I mean "me". HAHAHA. From us to you, Wendy! Happy early birthday/Christmas.
Mark GriffinWill you be including a sample of Wonder Woman's theme from "Batman v. Superman" with the piece? Well done, the spear is a nice touch, though more twisted minds might have included some slob still impaled on the tip...
Alexson CrespoOMG!!!! This came out BEAUTIFULLY!!!! I am super jealous but super excited to see this eventually in person. Ps. I might just want a small portrait of this just cause it fits wonderfully with our other kick butt female portraits. Well done Steve Goad!! yet another masterpiece!!
This is my first limited edition print I'm offering and selling out would be a milestone in my career. It is also the first time where customers are purchasing directly through me instead of an online gallery. These are quality archival fine art prints mounted on mat board and professionally done. Signed, dated, numbered with a painted thumb print on the back. Thank you for those who have bought one and for those sharing my work on social media, you have my gratitude and then some! ... See MoreSee Less
This arrived the other day but I've been spending time on getting a secure site, shopping cart and tie it all in with a nice convenient way to place your order with any credit/debit card directly from my page. I had the fine art paper print of the cardinal mounted on white mat board to give it that extra quality. It also makes it really nice to put a painted thumb print on the back. This is the first one I ordered to check the quality so it's up for grabs. The edition size is 100 so if you'd like to get a copy of your own please visit my site here:
This is the first time I've offered a limited edition print so if you would be so kind to get this out to your friends or anyone that would be interested in having one of their own, I'd appreciate it. Also, please let me know if you have any questions! As always thank you for the support, it means a lot! Oh yeah, don't laugh because I literally only have one print in the store right now. 🙂 More to come though! ... See MoreSee Less
Well it just wouldn't be my page if I didn't go from a buffalo oil painting to watercolor pet portraits and then to a Wonder Woman commission. It's a pretty rough sketch but I'm still trying find a good composition. The pose is based on the Sideshow Collectibles Wonder Woman premium format figure but with my own tweaks and changes. I'd really like to make this unique and detailed similar to my Superman painting. Painting super heroes for people's walls, I just don't think it gets any better than that. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
I've had a few people ask about the cardinal watercolor painting I did and if prints were available. I only had the original specifically for a festival so I decided to do another cardinal for print purposes. I wanted to get some feedback before submitting it to my gallery though. Would you rather have it as an open edition like my other prints or would it mean more to have a limited number of 100 with me signing and numbering each one. Limited would also mean a little more but I'd like to keep them under $100 around the $75-$80 mark. Your feedback is much appreciated! Something I'd like to add also is certificates of authenticity are things that can be easily reproduced by others. What I plan on doing is putting a thumb print on the back of each print made with real paint or ink, signed numbered and dated. To me this makes the print/painting the actual COA. ... See MoreSee Less
Connie MillerBeautiful. Just 🐝-u-tee-full!! Was my Mother's favorite bird. (Our state bird!) Every time I see one around, I think of her.
Painting the babies with both parents would be pretty neat.
Again, beautiful work. 👍 ☺
Julie BartekoskeI personally like the idea of a limited run. I like the art that I have to be unique. I do not think $80 is a bad price point at all. I love the idea of thumb print authenticity rather than a certificate.
I have decided to offer the remaining prints from a recent art festival for sale directly through me on my square store. Free shipping anywhere in the United States. (US orders only) These are first come first serve and in limited supply. I will sign and date them on the back, they're also not the standard prints you get from my online gallery. I specially ordered them for this particular festival, they're border-less, high quality with pigments used to last for generations. Sizes are in the 12 x 18 " range and between 40-$65. I will Ship these out the same or following business day once I receive the order. I will also communicate with you directly so please be sure and leave your email address at check out. Thank you 🙂 FYI, there is one original watercolor painting in there of a Cherry Blossom Tree. So if you want something unique, there it is! Please let me know if you have any questions! ... See MoreSee Less
One of the best compliments I received was when someone told me they loved how I can use any medium or software and still produce quality art. A lot of artists tend to stick to one subject matter and ...