Sleepy Man Banjo Boys – Keepin’ Time with the Masters

I couple of months ago I entered a large painting for an exhibit at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Kentucky.  Unfortunately the piece was not selected, but I have updated it a bit and am thinking about selling it on my Etsy site.  The piece is mounted in a wood frame that measures 41 inches wide by 29 inches high, rather large I know, but for the Bluegrass fan just the right size for a wall hanging.  The piece includes two vinyl records, one is a clock and the other is a painting of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe.  In the center of the piece, a painting of the young and very talented, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.  Each of the paintings were created using hand-cut stencils, six total, and spray/hand painted.  The indicators on the clock are made of wood and were found pieces from an old microwave cart and a bag of cutouts.  The background paint, the gray color, came from a can of paint I had used for another project some time ago.  I also hand cut stencils for all of the lettering and applied each with either a sponge or paint brush.

The piece has not been added to my Etsy site yet, as I am unsure about the asking price.  What would you pay for a piece of artwork this size?  What are your thoughts and/or comments about the quality of work?

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Original piece – Keepin’ Time with the Masters

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The Winter Blues spring creativity

Happy New Year!

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Steampunk Cat – mixed media piece

It’s been a couple of months since my last post but I’ve been training for my new job with the school district in my area.  Working for a school district has given my an opportunity to work on a few pieces of art for my Etsy site mainly due to the polar vortex that has descended upon our area.  Yes, that’s right, snow days!

Over the Christmas break I completed a piece that I have submitted to the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea KY, hopefully, to be displayed in their Repurpose/Recycle exhibit for 2014.  The piece that I entered Keepin’ Time with the Masters is a tribute piece to the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe (upper right corner).  The group sitting in the painting is the very talented and very young Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.The frame, vinyl records, paint, wall clock, clock indicators and file folders (used to make the stencils) were items lying around the house that I put together to fulfill the 50% repurposed/recycled requirement.  The piece is 27 X 39 inches, quite large, but I think it turned out pretty well.  I hope to hear something next week as to whether or not the piece will be in the exhibit.  What do you think?


Yesterday, yes another snow day, I completed this piece of Muhammad Ali and I think it turned out pretty well too.  What do you think?

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To start the new year what are some of the projects that you have been working on?  Link back and let me know what you’ve been creating to beat the winter blues.

Definitely looking forward to Spring, keep creating!