50 FREE Flapjack Paintings all Ready to Give Away Today on Super First Friday!

Today is Super First Friday to kick off Denver Arts Week!  I’m all ready in my studio to give away 50 FREE Flapjack mini paintings to the first 50 guests in my studio today between 5pm – 9pm!

My studio is located at 800 West 8th Avenue in Denver.  I’m in the building on the southwest corner of 8th Avenue & Inca – entrance is on Inca under the “Creative Studios” awning… hope you can visit!

Flapjacks of all colors to choose from!
50 FREE flapjacks to give away this Super First Friday, November 4th!

Stack ‘o Flapjacks Ready for this First Friday!

I’ve been getting ready for this coming First Friday… SUPER First Friday, that is, since November 4th kicks off Denver Arts Week!  I’ll be in my studio giving away art again this year as my way of helping folks get to know MY art (“Know Your Art” is the theme for Super First Friday).

So, here’s my stack ‘o flapjacks, with backwashes painted in all colors, ready for the first 50 guests to my studio.  If you come by, I’ll invite you to pick out your favorite color and I’ll finish it and mail it off to you in the coming weeks.  All for free!

Can’t come to my studio??  Be sure you “like” my FB art page and watch for me to give some away on FB this week.  Just visit my website and click on the “like” button at the bottom of my homepage and you’ll be set to get my FB updates!

Stack of Flapjacks ready to be given away on Super First Friday, November 4th in my studio!

Winter Sojourn Study Paintings “gel” in the Midst of Studio Chaos

For the last month, I’ve been working on my ideas for my upcoming Oregon Coast Winter Painting Sojourn that I’m announcing… well, right here and now!  My studio has looked and felt a bit chaotic during this time, but my ideas have really solidified and I’ll be rolling out details here and on my website in the next few weeks.

So, if you missed my special Sojourn painting offer last year, you’ll want to stay tuned for this year’s offer!  Meanwhile, here’s a snapshot of my choatic studio from this morning…

Winter Sojourn Studies in progress in my studio this morning.

50 Free Flapjacks – Coming this First Friday!

This First Friday kicks off Denver Arts Week and Friday’s theme is once again “Know Your Arts”.  So, as my way of helping folk get to know MY art, I’ll be in my studio giving away 50 FREE flapjack mini-paintings to the first 50 takers!

Not in Denver?  Don’t worry – I’ll have you covered, too, with a few free flapjacks on my blog and facebook…. so stay tuned!

Partially-painted flapjacks getting ready to go home with you for FREE!

10/10/10 Special Savings Event Starts NOW!

My birthday happens to fall on a once-in-a-lifetime date this year: 10/10/10! So, to celebrate, I’m having my first studio savings event and am inviting you to participate – at my studio or online.  But hurry, this special savings event only goes through October 10, 2010! 

 Here’s everything that’s going on: 

  •  Save 20% off (30% for Collectors) my regular artwork prices through 10/10/10. This includes commissions and fine art reproductions!
  • Save 50% off regular prices of all original paintings that are 12 x 12″ and smaller (early holiday shopping!).
  • Visit (and “Like”) me on Facebook or my blog for additional daily specials between October 1st and October 10th (links are on my website).
  • Save 25% to over 50% off of my regular prices of selected originals; visit the link below to view the paintings I’ve selected: 

10/10/10 Event Webpage: www.davidcastleart.com/event

As always, please call or email me if you have any questions, would like to purchase a painting or would like to schedule a personal in-studio preview. I’ll also have my studio open for First Friday, October 1st from 4 – 9pm and Saturday, October 2nd from 10am – 12noon, so please plan to come by!

Studio Snapshot

David Castle Studio

800 West 8th Avenue, Denver (SW corner of 8th Ave/Inca Street)  

Studio Phone: 303-521-8361 

My studio is in the building on the southwest corner of 8th Avenue and Inca Street (one block east of Santa Fe Drive).  Be sure to come around the corner to my entrance on Inca Street – look for the “Creative Studios” awning above the entrance.  Visit my website for a map. 

Studio Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival

I’ve been getting ready for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival all week – here’s a snapshot of my studio today.  I just finished mounting my new Tall Idyllic Trees painting on canvas.

The Festival is at the Denver Pavilions (I’m in booth 16).  Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 28  |  4-8pm
Saturday, May 29  |  11am-8pm
Sunday, May 30  |  11am – 5pm
Monday, May 31  |  11am – 4pm

Studio Snapshot on May 26, 2010

Please Vote For Me – Denver’s ArtDistrict Best Studio Artist of 2009!

Great news!  My new large triptych painting, “Claudia’s Jewels” has been selected for Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Best of 2009 Exhibition.

This special exhibition recognizes the best individual art works shown throughout the art district on Santa Fe Drive in Denver.  My painting was chosen by Gwen Chanzit, curator at the Denver Art Museum and Michael Chavez, curator at the Foothills Art Center.

I have also been nominated for an award as “Best Studio Artist of 2009” and would love your vote! It takes just a moment to visit http://artdistrictbestof2009.squarespace.com/ to add your vote for me.  Feel free to forward this to your art-loving friends and ask them to vote for me, too!

"Claudia's Jewels", watercolor mounted on canvas panels (triptych). Selected for special "Best of 2009" exhibit at 910Arts Gallery in Denver.

To kick of this special exhibit and awards, the Best of 2009 – Awards Gala & Opening Night Reception will be held on December 18th and includes live music, holiday art vendors, and a cash bar in addition to the juried art exhibit.

Please join us for this special night at The Event Gallery at 910Arts on Friday, December 18th from 6 – 10 pm.  Tickets to the special Opening are limited and may be purchased at http://artdistrict2009.eventbrite.com/.

The exhibition will run from December 18th until January 11th and may be seen with no admission fee during regular gallery open hours (Tuesday through Friday 11-6, Saturday 12-4).  For more information, please visit http://www.910arts.com.

Open Studios: First Friday and Shopping Saturday

I’ll have my studio open as usual today for First Friday (5pm – 9pm).  And while I won’t have hot chocolate, I’ll have lots of newly-framed flapjacks starting at just $45.  Oh – and I’ll have some homemade mocha cupcakes!

I’ll also be open Saturday, December 5th from 10am – 4pm for all of you who will be out and about shopping.  Please stop by!

Lots of newly-framed flapjacks in my studio!

Flapjacks a Big Hit!

I had a great time painting my “flapjack” mini paintings last First Friday to kick off Denver Arts Week and introduce folks to my art.  I ran out on Friday, but I painted a few extra… there’s still time to add your name to the comments of my post here for the chance to get your own free flapjack!

I'll frame your flapjack in black, silver or gold for $20!
Flapjack painting in my studio on First Friday.

First Friday Bonus: “Claudia” Unveiled!

Well, I won’t actually “unveil” my new jewels painting (even I’m not that dramatic)… but, I now have it mounted on my triptych canvas panels and hung it in my studio today!  So, if you’re coming by, you’ll be amoung the first to see it completed!

I’ll have my studio open Friday, November 6th from 5-9pm for First Friday to kick off Denver Arts Week.  Directions to my studio are here on my website.

"Claudia's Jewels", watercolor mounted on canvas panels (triptych), 48 x 48 inches.

FREE Flapjacks: Come and Get ’em!

Denver Arts Week is November 6 – 14, 2009!  Lots of different events are planned, all kicking off with First Friday in Denver’s art districts.  This year’s theme is “Know Your Arts”.  So, I invite all of you to get to know MY art… with a FREE “flapjack” mini-painting!

Stacks of flapjacks!

What’s a “flapjack” and how can you get one?  Well, while creating some mini-sized paintings in my studio recently, I noticed that my stack of finished art looked like a stack of flapjacks – just the right size at 4 x 4 inches.  So, for my First Friday Open Studio (November 6th, 5-9pm), I’ll be painting flapjack art “to order” for my studio visitors (while “batter” supplies last).  So, come by my studio, pick a color or two and I’ll paint you a free flapjack… what a great way to get to know my art!  Click here for directions to my studio.

And for those of you not able to make it to my studio, I have 10 flapjacks ready to mail out to 10 lucky folks.  Just leave me a comment on this post by the end of Arts Week (November 14th).  On November 15th, I’ll RANDOMLY draw 10 winners from everyone that left a comment, and then contact each to get them mailed out (so be sure to enter your email address).  Here’s what one of my Facebook Fans had to say about my flapjacks:

“Flapjacks…what’s not to love? They’ve got fabulous texture, incredible color & awesome composition, the perfect piece of affordable art for your abstract art fans!” — Candy in California

I’ll also be selling additional flapjack original paintings for $20 each (or 3 for $50).  These are perfect for a mini-sized frame or I can also mount them on canvas for you for an additional $20 (my regular price for these mini paintings is $65!).

Denver Arts Week: November 6 – 14, 2009

Denver Arts Week kicks off with First Friday on November 6th!  Lots of different events are planned, all kicking off with First Friday in many of Denver’s art districts.  Visit the Denver Arts Week website for details on all of the events.  Some highlights that caught my eye include:

  • First Friday in Denver’s Art Districts: Friday, November 6
  • FREE Museum Night at 11 Denver Museums: Saturday, November 7
  • Art Salon at Hotel Teatro: Wednesday, November 11 at 5pm
  • The Denver Brass (Echoes of Castles & Cathedrals): Friday & Saturday, November 13-14
  • Zoo Animal Artwork at the Denver Zoo: Friday, November 6 – Friday, November 13

I’ll be in my studio in the heart of Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe introducing my new “flapjack” mini-paintings on First Friday.  Watch for more details and visit my website for a preview!


Framed Tall Trees: Just Autumn

One of my Tall Tree Fine Art Prints framed.  This is just the Autumn trees, hand-embellished with my metallic watercolor paints.  I usually don’t use double mats, especially with a color, but think this looks really sharp with that bit of color!

I rarely use colored/double mats... but this looks sharp!
I rarely use colored/double mats... but this looks sharp!
Tall Autumn Trees Fine Art Print (about 40 x 20 inches framed size; $390 as framed with hand-embellished metallic highlights).
Tall Autumn Trees Fine Art Print (about 40 x 20 inches framed size; $390 as framed with hand-embellished metallic highlights).