Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I apologize for not posting much lately. I've recently become busy with a new project. Over the past several months I've been trying to post interesting things on a somewhat regular basis, but I'm afraid I might need to make the jump to another platform in the near future as Blogger might be growing obsolete. Even if that happens, I'll keep writing here, too.

Anyway, today I'd like to share what it's like to sell original art and what happens to it afterwards. Despite the fact that I've been working professionally as an artist for fourteen years now, it's still thrilling to make an art sale. It means a lot that someone is willing to spend their hard-earned money to hang a picture I've made up in their house. Interacting with fans and knowing that someone has formed a connection with one of my paintings is what helps to keep me moving forward during the moments of doubt and despair I might be feeling about my artwork. I'm guessing this is a feeling shared by many artists.

Earlier this year at Gen Con, I sold a painting that I did for the cover of the Pathfinder Player Companion, Familiar Folio

I titled the painting "Spell Study."

Gen Con is an interesting situation because Vinod and I have to travel by plane to the show, so we're unable to bring pieces framed. That means we can price them a bit lower, but the framing is up to the buyer. In this instance, the buyer was interested in having me frame the painting and ship it when it was ready. I was happy to oblige and it was fun picking out mat and frame options for the piece.

The narrowed down frame and mat combinations.
The finished product can be seen below. The natural wood grain of the walnut frame complemented the warm browns in the painting beautifully. To read a little more about the framing process, check out the story posted at Mainframe.

Here are a couple more photos people have shared of my paintings they've purchased:

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