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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nectar Lounge Art Party Raffle

We had a blast at the Nectar Lounge Art Party last Thursday. John and 3 other artists did live painting during the event while raffle tickets to win one of the 4 paintings were sold for $5 a ticket to onlookers. The person who win's the raffle gets to choose 1 of the 4 live paintings. Dave was the big winner that night and he selected John's painting. It turns out that Dave worked at the Nectar and was there earlier for a staff meeting. As he was about to pay for a beer, a co-worker bought it on his behalf and the gal selling the raffle tickets had good timing approaching him at the same time. Instead of buying a beer, Dave with $5 bought a painting! Needless to say he was psyched.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

One of a kind shoes!

Check it out! This is the third pair of shoes that I have done. They are a size 10.5.

If you are interested in something like these shoes, contact Bherd Studios and we will see what we can do to get you a pair of these kicks.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Live Painting

On the 27th of March I am going to be showing some artwork with a few other people in a group show at the Nectar in Fremont. ALSO! there is going to be some live painting going on as well with a band playing too. So if you not doing anything next Thursday night (Or even if you do already have plans, change'em or just fit the Nectar into your schedule) you should stop by the Nectar for a drink, some music, and some live art.

See you next thursday,
(Yep, I am talking to you.)

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Recap

It seems that everytime I am part of a show, or I am putting together a show, I wait to do everything at the last minute. And this time was not any different. With planning our 1st anniversary show, finishing paintings, taking a trip to San Francisco, framing paintings, prepping the studio for a show, and trying to remain sane, somehow Michele and I pulled through. (This painting above is called "Sherbert Flower". If you are looking for a home in the Seattle area and John Osgood original artwork to with it, talk to me, I know people.)

This is part of a mural that I began before Michele and I went to S.F.,for my friends bar - The Dray, it opening soon! (Towards the end of the blog you will be able to see the finished deal.)

This is a shot of a San Franciscan street. On our tour de S.F. we didn't get out of the car. So these were the shots that I was getting.

This was the car that we drove home in. Michele was sick while we were there. We were going to fly home, but have you ever seen someone in an airplane with a sinus infection - it's not pretty. The person is in a lot of pain. So we drove home and I was alright with that. I've never been on a road trip until this and with this Mack Daddy Mustang, oh yeah, it was business time!

This is the night before the show and I might be cracking just a little. We got home from S.F on Monday night. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurday were all framing days. After that is when I had time to actually finish a few pieces. I think this was around 12:30am on Saturday morning. I was just finishing up on the shoes that I was painting.

The person that got these are pretty lucky!

The orange and brown piece on the left is a piano seat. I sanded away the highlights of the face and then did black, orange, and white. I paid a little more attention to the eyes and boom, frame that baby!

This piece is called "Release", 3ft x 2ft Arcylic and spray paint on canvas. This was one of the last pieces that was I working on before the show.

This is the Dray. It's a new bar that should be opening next week or maybe the week after that. The bar is put together and just waiting for all of the health codes and plumbing codes to pass and then the demise of my life will happen. They open around 8am and they serve coffee, paninis, beer, and wine.


The inside of the Dray.

And this is the mural that I put in the Dray's bathroom. A dray is a squirrel's nest and an old-school wagon that brought kegs to bars. Hence the reason for the squirrel.

So that's the recap. It seems like more happened within the last two weeks, and it probably did. I just didn't take a neat picture to write a caption for it. Now my focus is the "Stick 'em Up!" show which is happening on the 5th of April and to work on finishing the ever growing pile of paintings that I have started.

If you didn't get a chance to come to the shop during the show we will be open Wed- Fri. 12-6pm. We will have this show up until the beginning of April and the paintings that we have left will be up. I just can't guarentee that there will be any beer left.

Friday, March 14, 2008

"1 YA!" Sneak Peek for tomorrow!

Here is a little taster for you all to come out tomorrow evening between 5pm - 9pm for our 1 year anniversary celebration. We'll have fabulous new art by John Osgood, some light snacks and of course some drinks and good conversation. Bonus note: 25% off all clothing during this event!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

"1 YA!" Celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary with Us...

Can you believe it? We will be hitting our 1 year mark in a few days and we would like to invite you all to come by and celebrate with us on Saturday, March 15th from 5pm - 9pm. We'll have new art work and custom shoes by John Osgood; drinks and light snacks; and a special 25% off sale on all of our clothing.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Donna Martin - NW Contemporary Abstract Artist

Donna considers her pen and ink drawings abstract/contemporary - the two featured here were done in 2007. She is a self taught artist currently living in Sammamsih, WA.

Both works are 9 x 12, watercolor quality paper-acid free.

If you're interested, she can have them framed and matted professionally when they are ordered that way. The cost Framed:$250, unframed $175.

She enjoys the boldness and the dramatic effects of black and white, and compositions that can be created with a simple line. Her art can be perceived as endless and many who have made comment or purchased a drawing have seen several different subjects in her art which she really enjoys. She was an avid fan of Picasso, who had a tremendous ability to take a simple line and create a canvas of beauty. Her drawings will always have some connection with life, music, water, and the beauty of the female, her curves, her crowning glory, her ability to produce and connect with life on many planes. There is usually a female or musical influence in her drawings.

Additional creations can be found on several internet sites: