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 ...
I have a handful of prints left over from the recent festival I had a booth in. If I took all of these prints, placed them in my online square store and offered free shipping anywhere in the US would you be interested? They'd basically be up for grabs and on a first come first serve basis as they are inventory based. I would also sign and date each print on the back which is something I don't do on my normal online stores. These are high quality, border-less and professionally made. Everyone that has seen these in person say they look better than anything they've seen on my websites and social media. Just throwing this out there to see if anyone would be interested. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
My friend Stephen shared this photo of an oil painting I did for him and Sherry for their anniversary. The fact that the colors in the painting match the furniture and flooring makes it picture perfect. Hmm almost like it was meant to be... ... See MoreSee Less
You know as I sit here wrapping my artwork in plastic with a business card, label and adding it to my square inventory; I'm starting to realize something. Man this is taking a long time! 🙂 No but seriously, handling all this artwork has made me realize something. I've done a lot of work through out the years. I'm surrounded by piles of reproductions, originals of different mediums, shapes and sizes and it's only a fraction of what I've done. Just one of those works has taken me weeks to do. Pursue those dreams people because no one else is going to do it for you.
Thank you to those who offer encouragement and appreciate my work enough to hang on your walls. Thank you Lori for always believing in me and never agreeing when I have spoken negatively towards my work. These 12 x 18" prints are perfect to accommodate most wall space(and wallets) after framed. I used to think big was the only way to go with artwork but I'm realizing most would prefer a smaller size. Plus smaller size also means room for more art on those walls. 🙂
The interesting thing about this event coming up is I've never sold prints like this in person, it's weird because I just sold artwork in Europe recently. 🙂 Internet is an amazing tool to get my work out there but nothing can replace a face to face interaction with potential buyers.
Judy MaceYes there is nothing like sending a painting home with someone who is so excited about it ! I hope you have a good turn out ....you never know who you touch when you are in a booth like that. We have Connecting Artists tomorrow night - will maybe see you or else sure mention you will have a booth!
Believe it or not this is actually one order. 🙂 One big happy family right here! Watercolor portraits all done in the same color palette with just a hint of their true coats. The idea was to do them colorful and different. I stepped out of my comfort zone with these but I'm glad I did because I'm pleased with the results. Still going through each one and adding additional details but they're almost done. Dogs are awesome! 🙂
I'm a firm believer that when you're satisfied with a service it's the right thing to share it with others. It's how you help that business thrive. I received my prints today from White House Custom Colour and I must say I'm very pleased with the quality of these. The colors are spot on and their fine art paper has such a quality to it your default reaction is to handle with care. I'm always critical of my work but I'm very impressed with the quality of service by WHCC.
Here's a handful of prints that I will be offering at my booth in Junkers Harvest & Art Market. There's plenty more(around 30 to be precise) but I feel I'm covering a wide area of subject matter to pretty much appeal to everyone. Some of these prints aren't even available in my gallery, which makes them all the more unique. ... See MoreSee Less
Today I'm adding the varnish on these original mini paintings, done in acrylic and oils. I will have these available for purchase at the Junker's Harvest & Art Market.
I'm hoping my booth will show visitors the diversity in my work. There's pretty much going to be a sample of everything. Acrylic, Oils, Charcoal, Watercolors, and Digital. Not only in medium but styles and subject matter. I will have still life, real life landscapes, wildlife, whimsical, science fiction, celebrities, fantasy landscapes and characters. I will even have themed work such as Woman In Red, Atom Bomb Cola and Cherry Blossom trees.
This Art market is new to this area and they're really wanting to build an art scene here in Yankton. So if you're from this area and would like to see the art scene thrive then please let others know and share any info. The first step is going to the page and liking/sharing it. The second is telling others about it or simply share this post. 🙂
When Cathy from LilyCrest approached me about this, I must admit I was at a point where I was unable to take part in any additional art related activities. She could sense this but was so passionate about building something creative for downtown I quickly changed my attitude. What would any town or city be without creatives? What would your homes look like if nothing creative was on display? Whether people will admit this or not, the world needs creativity. It's something everyone should get behind and desire to see thrive in their area.
Trust me, it's not cheap to prepare artwork, have reproductions made, get them framed all on a gamble if they'll sell or not. But it's something I'm going to support and represent because I believe in the good people in this town. ... See MoreSee Less
Paul HarensLooking great Steve, I'll be there - sharing a booth with two other local photographers and we will have things for purchase also. Thank you for all the support you have given Yankton Arts!! YOU WILL BE MISSED!!
Connie MillerThose are very nice! Love the glass mug of, plums? Great detail w/the glass! The pepper, avocado & flower pics look wonderful in a kitchen. The art themselves would makes nice tile designs. 👍👍😎
Judy MaceYou will have a fabulous booth. I hope you sell the heck out of them. Sometimes pieces will sell faster when you tell shoppers that there won't be another like it, no reproductions. It's a hard thing to decide whether to offer reproductions of a piece. And yes it is expensive to do any good artwork period. Customers have to be reminded constantly of the value of sitting and drawing, then assembling /preparing surfaces, and then painting for hours sometimes on one piece. Educate educate educate.
I'm about to put my signature on this one. I want to thank Yankton Area Arts for being patient with me while I finished it and for inviting me to take part in the dinner en blanc . It was originally done at the dinner a few months back but I wasn't able to finish it in time so I took it home and worked on it when I could. The money raised went towards the arts here in Yankton. Thank you Andy for purchasing this and for supporting the arts!
Simple, original, and affordable. That's how I'll roll at the Junker's Harvest & Art Market with these watercolor pieces. I'm not going to make a habit of offering originals at the cost of a print, so at the very least it's an investment. 🙂 I don't know what the future holds but that doesn't mean I'm not going to work hard at establishing a name in the art world. Some people tell me I already have but to be honest I feel I haven't even scratched the surface. There's always another level of excellence within ourselves and abilities, we just have to keep pushing forward with a perspective that there's room for improvement.
Keep in mind I'm only showing you unfinished work 🙂 Come down on the 28th and see the finished work in person or just swing by and chat! ... See MoreSee Less