Friday, October 30, 2015

Just a Little Nibble Won't Hurt...

"Just A Little Nibble Won't Hurt..." - digital by Greg Newbold
I finished my scary version of this piece a little too late for Halloween last year, so it had to wait. I had originally done this as a poster for for the depressingly alcoholic stage play"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", which is scary for completely different reasons.

I just couldn't resist the allure of a gaping mouth and it called to me to turn it into a vampire. Next step is to combine the two into a gif or animation of some sort, but I haven't taken the time to figure out how that works just yet. Maybe next year! In the meantime, have a fun Halloween and stay safe!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

September Gallery Sales

Approaching Storm- 36" x 24" Oil on canvas by Greg Newbold
September Still- 12" x 9" Oil on panel by Greg Newbold

I'm pleased to get word from Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery that two pieces from my recent show have sold. It's still hanging for a couple more weeks, so take a minute to swing by and see it if you are in town. I'm happy to see these paintings go to their new homes. Now, time to get some new paintings underway for the Art & Soup night at the beginning of March, 2016.

If you can go:

Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery
3295 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Hours- M-F 9:30 am-6:00 pm Sat- 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Closed Sun

Previous Post about the show
And another post as well

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Murder Under the Covered Bridge

Murder Under the Covered Bridge- Digital by Greg Newbold.
Here's the finished version of the cover for "Murder Under the Covered Bridge. I posted the drawing concepts for this project  earlier on the blog and wanted to show how things turned out. I like how it all came together. Here's the final graphite drawing I drew and then painted over in Photoshop.

Lynne at Llewellyn Worldwide loved how it had a little WPA feel to it and commented how it reminded her a bit of Thomas Hart Benton. I take being compared to Benton as a high compliment. I'm not sure when this one will be released, but I am sure I will get a copy of it when it rolls out. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunrise On The Oquirrhs

Sunrise On The Oquirrhs- 9" x12" Oil by Greg Newbold.
Another piece from my upcoming show at  Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery this Saturday, September 19th, 2015. The Afternoon of Art show will include my work along with fellow gallery artists Aaron Fritz, Claire Tollstrup and Jodi Steen. I will be there from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to chat. If you are in the area or can find yourself in town by then, I'd love the visit!

Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery
3295 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah

Come have a snack and see some nice art. If you are looking for early Christmas presents, then bring your wallet too!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Little Early Christmas

I just finished this one for the Friend magazine. The funny thing about working for certain publications is the lead time. I end up doing summer images in March and Christmas stuff in August. This one was no exception as it will go to print in a few weeks to begin distribution right around Thanksgiving. I know not all magazines work this far in advance, but the Friend typically works so far ahead, that I often forget I even did something until it shows up in my mailbox.

The intent of this piece is to help remind folks that there is a bit more to Christmas celebrations than decorations and presents and that we should take a little time to remember the real reason for the season. It was nice to take a few days to think about the upcoming holiday and think about what it truly means. Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Upcoming Landscape Show

Zion Exodus- 12" x 9" oil by Greg Newbold
I am pleased to be part of an upcoming landscape painting show at my newest gallery, Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery in September. The Afternoon of Art show will include my work along with fellow gallery artists Aaron Fritz, Claire Tollstrup and Jodi Steen.  I will be unveiling a number of brand new works including the one pictured above. An opening reception will be held Saturday afternoon September 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please come by to say hi, check out some great art, have a snack and maybe do some early Christmas shopping!

Directions to the gallery can be found here

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Murder Mystery Cover Sketches

Revised rough sketch as approved
I'm working on a new murder mystery book cover and thought I would give a sneak peek at the cover sketch process.

You may remember the cover art a year or so ago for "Murder on the Bucket List". This was the first book in what was hoped to be a series of mysteries involving a group of seasoned older ladies. Well, the book apparently did well enough to merit a sequel and so I get to do this cover as well.

Rough sketch options
This one called Murder Under the Covered Bridge. The opening scenes involve a period photo shoot and the protagonists discovering a body on the banks of a river spanned by a classic New England covered bridge. I came up with four possible solutions from which the client selected one. I did a revision of the idea to better accommodate the type treatment and it was approved. I'll be working up the final drawing and art next and will post the final art when it is finished up.