It has been awhile since I posted a snapshot of my studio… I’d sure be lost without my large, main studio table that I got at The Ohio State University’s surplus warehouse before we moved out to Portland! In fact, I’ve found several pieces of great “studio furniture” at university surplus stores, so if you’re looking for furniture you might check with your local universities to see if they sell surplus furniture and equipment.
Many of you will remember my fun Flapjack events in my studio in Denver, and now that I’ve settled into an awesome new studio space here in Columbus, I’ll be hosting my first Open Studio and Flapjack giveaway!
On Saturday, April 26th (11am – 2pm), come tour my new studio at the 400 West Rich building in the Franklinton Arts District just across the river from downtown Columbus. There will be many open artist’s studios and a fun Farmer’s Market going on and if you stop by my studio, each visitor will get to choose their favorite “Flapjack” mini abstract to start your David Castle Art collection. All I ask for in return is for each recipient to sign up for my very-occasional art email list. So, bring your family, kids and friends!
Event: David Castle Open Studio
When: Saturday, April 26th, 11am-2pm
Where: 400 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio
And for my fans outside of the Columbus area, be sure to watch my blog here or my David Castle Art page on Facebook, because I’ll be giving away a few Flapjacks online through the end of April, too!
Happy Spring! I’ve done some cleaning in my studio this week and set aside a stack of paintings for a special offer – my first ever “Name Your Best Price” spring cleaning sales event! All of these paintings are David Castle original watercolor or acrylic works of art. Most I just never got around to framing or mounting on canvas, but there are a few canvas-mounted paintings that are ready-to-hang. Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, 3/27 – Wednesday, 4/3
How: Browse the three studio snapshots below, select your favorites (using the numbering in each snapshot) and name your Best Price in an email to me! I’ll accept all reasonable offers, but will also let you know if any Best Prices you offer are too low for me to accept. I’ve listed details for each painting at the bottom of this post, but feel free to email me or comment if you have any questions or would like a closer snapshot.
Payment & Shipping: Once I accept a Best Price, I’ll mark the painting sold here on this post, and will then email you with payment and shipping details (applicable tax will be added for Ohio residents).
Special Free Art Bonus: Share, share, share! I’ll make you a trade: share this with your friends and contacts and I’ll send you an original mini watercolor called an Artist Trading Card (ATC) for free! Just share this Event, encouraging your friends to buy some art, Like me on Facebook and to sign up for my email list. Then send me an email telling me how you shared – include your mailing address and I’ll send an ATC right out. See my blog post here for more details.
Studio Snapshot #1 – Large Paintings
1. Watercolor on paper, 16 x 16″, $450.
2. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36″, $1,800.
3. Watercolor on paper, 19 x 19″, $550.
4. Watercolor on paper, 16 x 21″, $500.
5. Watercolor on paper, 18 x 18″, $500.
6. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 21″, $600.
7. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 21″, $600.
8. Not available.
9. Watercolor on paper, 28 x 20″, $750.
10. Watercolor on paper, 26 x 26″, $900.
11. Watercolor on paper, canvas-mounted, 24 x 24″, $850.
Studio Snapshot #2 – Medium and Small Paintings
1. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 16″, $500.
6. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 16″, $500.
8. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 22″, $350.
9. Watercolor on paper, 17 x 23″, $550.
10. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 29″, $400.
11. Watercolor on paper, 15 x 21″, $450.
12. Watercolor on paper, 19 x 19″, $550.
13 – 18. Watercolor on paper, canvas-mounted, 12 x 12″, $300 each.
Studio Snapshot #3 – Medium and Small Paintings
1. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 10″, $225.
2. Watercolor on paper, 15 x 15″, $375.
3. Watercolor on paper, 17 x 13″, $375.
4. Watercolor on paper, 14 x 14″, $300.
5 – 6. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 10″, $225 each.
8. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 10″, $225.
10 – 16. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 10″, $225 each.
17. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 16″, $500.
18. Watercolor on paper, 21 x 16″, $500.
19. Watercolor on paper, 15 x 15″, $350.
20. Watercolor on paper, 14 x 14″, $300.
Well, here it is in all of its glory… my current basement studio space. Rather dungeon-like, huh?
So, on days like today, when I’m more than a little distracted by my surroundings, I load up my iPod with music by my friend Alex Grant. No matter what the painting “situation”, Alex’s music always calms me and gets my paint flowing again. Thanks, Alex!
Dear Art Fans –
Where do I begin? Well, perhaps I’ll start with where I ended up…. Columbus, Ohio. Nine months ago, the cats and I made the two-day drive from Denver to Columbus to join my partner, Steve, in our new home. Steve had received an opportunity to transfer within his company to the regional office in Columbus and, since we had been talking about “going on an adventure” for awhile, we jumped on it. And landed smack in the middle of Ohio.
While Steve’s new job got off to a great start, I quickly became deeply involved in helping care for my 85-year-old Uncle Jack. The court here in Ohio appointed me his legal guardian and I spent much of the Spring and Summer travelling up to Cleveland to help care for Uncle Jack’s health and finances. Sadly, my Uncle Jack passed away at the end of the Summer… may he rest in peace!
So, now I’m making art in my basement studio that I’ve set up. A lot of pent-up paintings are now flowing. They’ll be showing up here soon, so stay tuned for more posts from Columbus!
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!
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.