I’m still getting settled into my new studio space on the northwestern edge of Portland’s Pearl District. My space is small – about 1/4 the size of my studio in Columbus (and more expensive!). For now, I’m making it work!
August 26, 2015
May 12, 2015
I’m following a 20-year dream and moving to Portland, Oregon!
I’ve soaked up lots of inspiration on my many trips and painting sojourns to Oregon over the years and am finally making the move in June. So, I’ll be closing my Columbus studio at the end of May and need your help to lighten my moving truck.
Through the end of May, all of my original art is available for 40 – 75% off regular prices.
- Purchase online at DavidCastleArt.com and use Savings Code “PDX” at checkout to instantly save 40%.
- Visit my Columbus Studio on Saturday, May 23rd (9am – 5pm) to browse hundreds of paintings at 40-75% savings.
- Contact me to schedule a private Studio visit anytime through May 28th.
March 11, 2015
As a followup to my last post about my crumbling love affair with Daniel Smith paints, I’m sad to say that Daniel Smith has definitely discontinued their entire acrylic paint line. I’ve primarily used Daniel Smith acrylic paints (along with their watercolor paints) since the “beginning” for me over 10 years ago. The last time I visited their website to order acrylic, I noticed all of them appearing on web pages that contained “discontinued” in the title.
Well, after a few emails to them, I was told they were discontinued, but they failed to respond with any additional info. I couldn’t even find an official note from them to their customers and fans (lovers) to explain the what, why, when, etc.
I guess I could go on and on about my breaking heart, but seems I should just move on and start filling up my acrylic drawer with paints that are going to stay around!
December 2, 2014
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It was kinda quiet around here at David Castle Art (and Chop Shop Wear) over the frantic Black-Thursday-Small-Biz-Saturday-Cyber-Monday shopping weekend.
Now that we’ve all survived the last few days, I decided to share some love with my fans and collectors who make a purchase from David Castle Art or Chop Shop Wear through the end of December. For everyone making a purchase, choose one of my mini fine art prints as your gift from me (while supplies last – I have about 50 of these mini prints in stock!).
Just visit www.DavidCastleArt.com and www.ChopShopWear.com (my one-of-a-kind pocket wear fashion site!) to browse lots of great gift options for those on your list. After you purchase, I’ll then be in touch to give you a choice of a free mini print (see a glimpse of some below)!
And, if you’re not on my very-occasional email list, be sure to sign up using the link on the top of my homepage!
April 30, 2014
For the last several months I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with this Fossils painting still hanging around my studio. So, I’ve decided that I will schedule this painting for destruction-by-saw on May 15th, 2014 UNLESS someone saves it first by naming your best price.
I know that was a rather abrupt announcement, so let me briefly try to explain what’s going on here. Over my 13-year art career, I’ve destroyed very few of my original paintings. It’s not that I’m so good that nearly every original I’ve painted is perfect, but I’m a sentimental and nostalgic guy at heart and like to hang on. And maybe someday I’ll do something with the pile of paintings I have in storage that have never been seen by anyone.
“Fossils No. 2” is an exception that has become rather glaring over the last several months. I really like this painting – one of the largest of my Fossils Series that I ever painted. It has many great “fossil” shapes that I created with the polished Oregon beach stones that I used. And, tons of glowing gold and copper metallics in with the purples and reds.
The feeling I have with Fossils No. 2 is like a bubble inside that just wants this painting to finally be free from me. To escape the captivity it has endured for years in my studio or locked away in storage. I saw only two solutions: destruction-by-saw or someone will save it by naming your best price to purchase it. So, if you’d love to have this painting, comment here or email me before the destruction date of May 15th, 2014!