Monday, January 21, 2019

How to sign and label original prints

This from Fine Artist and Printmaker Angus Fisher.
I hope he doesn't mind me posting the information.
I think it's valuable for artists, and helpful to bring some
consistency to printmaking.
 
Here's the link: http://angusfisherarts.com/labelling-an-original-print/
 
Check out his very cool art here: http://angusfisherarts.com/

Monday, January 7, 2019

Print Site coming soon

In the beginning stages of opening a print site on Etsy to sell my prints. It'll be called Handmade Original Prints By Rick Paller or something like that. Gathering together the original fine art prints I've made over the last year, putting the editions in order, signing and numbering the originals.
Look for it soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Be Sure to check out the galleries!

The heart of this studio-blog is the artwork.
It is found in the galleries at the top of this page.
Thank you for giving a look.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Spring In The Meadow




I've framed this painting (actually Laura framed it - she's a master framer)
and made it available online in my artFinder gallery.
Here's the link:
Over 130 of my original paintings, drawings & prints!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

New Painting Online



 
You can find this new painting in my ArtFinder online gallery now!
It's available for purchase there. At least until someone buys it. 😊
Because there's only one.
Check out the whole gallery:
You can bypass the sign-up page if you wish.
Just click the X in the upper right hand corner.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Photos From The Printing Studio

 
 

 I haven't slowed down my painting at all.
I just have added original, handmade prints to my humble offerings.
If you're looking for a less expensive way to own my art,
original prints is the way.
My online print sales shop/gallery will be opening soon.
It will be called Three Little Birds,
after my favorite Bob Marley song.
(Unless I run into copyright issues)
You'll find it on etsy.
I'll keep you posted on timing.
I expect to open the shop in the fall.
Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


I've been spending time in the print shop lately. When I was in art school, printing was part of the curriculum. I loved the time I spent in the printing shop, making linocuts and etchings, and I am happy to be working on prints again. Look for my prints to show up online soon. I will be opening a print specialty gallery/shop on etsy later this summer or early fall. Check back here for updates!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

New Paintings On My ArtFinder Online Gallery!


  

Check 'em all out, OK.
Click the "Follow me on artfinder" box at the top of the column on the right.
Or, click this link:  Rick's Online Gallery
You can browse through well over 100 paintings, drawings, and original prints.
You can even buy some if you like!





Monday, May 21, 2018

FISHY FISH-AAAAAYYYEE!


This is a 4 color linocut print.
Carved entirely by hand.
Printed by hand on a 60s era roller relief press.
I've been printing a pretty good bit lately.
At the Red Onion Press in Kennesaw, GA.
Linocuts, mostly, but some woodcuts and serigraphs too.
In about a month I will be posting my online print gallery.
At least I hope I'll have it up in a month.
I've kinda promised myself that as a birthday present.
Stay tuned.
I think you'll like it.
Hoping to "go live" on Etsy around June 20.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Sunset Paintings






 


I make these from time to time. They are oil paintings on cradled board. I mix beeswax with the paint, which gives the work a deep, luminous quality in the paint.
In any event, I love sunsets and these paintings are my response to the beauty that appears for us every evening when the sun goes down.
They are offered for sale at my online gallery page. Click the "Follow me on artfinder" button at the top of the column on the right. Go there. Buy something. 😊

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Under The Big Oak, Version 2




I stood under The Big Oak and painted this painting. A beautiful hot day spent in the shade of a magnificent spreading Live Oak tree.
The Big Oak is in Thomasville, Georgia and is a revered landmark for the town. Well over 300 years old, it spreads out over a huge area. They have built a park around the tree and it is now well cared for. Whenever I see this painting I remember a fine day with this great tree. I also think about my Mom, who grew up in Thomasville. My grandfather grew up right across the street from the Big Oak and climbed in it as a child. You could say that my attachment to this tree goes back over a century.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Of course I still do figure drawings & paintings.



At least a few times a month I attend a figure drawing group. One group in Atlanta, the other in Chattanooga. The artists all contribute to pay the model, usually for a three hour session. One group I attend does short poses, about 10 or 12 during the session. The other group has one pose for three hours (with breaks for the model)
This continues to be the best artistic practice that I know of. Have a look at my galleries of figurative and nudes. You'll find the links at the top of the page. 
I also sell some of my nudes and figurative work. Click the ArtFinder link in the column on the right of this page. You can follow all my works there.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Follow me on Artfinder!

Please visit my art sales gallery at Artfinder. Just click the link on the right side column on this page and follow me there. I hope you will. It's free! If you do follow me, you'll get notice when I list new works.
Of course, you don't have to follow or join Artfinder. They put up a "join up page" when you click, but you can bypass it by clicking the x in the top right corner, and go right to my gallery pages.
Whether or not you join, there's over a hundred pieces of my art there for you, so enjoy!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Around The Studio

I've been rooting around the studio, picking out paintings and drawings to add to my online sales site. This is a field study from a painting trip to Arizona some years ago. I haven't ever shown it or put it up for sale before now. It will soon be available, along with many others, here at my online gallery page. I hope you'll visit and have a look. Join up! Costs nothing and you'll get notice when I add new work.

By the way, you don't have to sign up to look. They hit you with a sign-up page right off, but just click the x in the upper right corner and it goes away. Then you can look all you want.
I really don't like that they do this. I think it chases people away. But it's their site, so it's their rules.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Plenty of new art coming to my online gallery pages!


Follow me on artfinder. Click the link at the top of the column on the right.
Thanks!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Metal Cans

My artist friends will identify with this. Last week I bought a can of French Market coffee with chicory. I bought it solely because it comes in an all metal can, and metal coffee cans are very useful in the studio. I have a pile of them and just can't do without them. Almost no coffee comes in these indispensable cans anymore.
The best thing is that when you CAN find them, they're filled with coffee! Turns out the French Market brand is really good, at least to my taste. I'll definitely buy it again.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Laptop, New Posts

Hopefully, new posts will be coming along soon. I just got a new laptop, and will be using it to do all my internet work. That's been "a thing" in the past, but the new one should clear that barrier. Theoretically. 😐

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oak Trees In South Georgia


A south Georgia pastel. The trees are Scrub Oaks, as they call them. They grow wild and are tough as nails. Some of the farmers leave them as wind breaks between their fields. Very dense and solid trees that are characteristic of the area.
I love the farm areas of south Georgia. Some of the prettiest landscape anywhere.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bucks County, Pennsylvania


This from a few years back, my easel set up on Pearl Buck's back porch on what was once her dairy farm. There had been an early snow storm, first week in October, and there was still a bit of snow on the ground. Power was out  and travel was limited, so I just decided to make the best of the morning.

The ground had been frosty when I started, and that accounts for the greyish color of the grass in the painting. By the time I shot the pic, the frost had burned off and the horses had moved on.