Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Man It's Cold!

February Chill - 8" x 10" Oil by Greg Newbold
Closing out 2014 with a small painting from my recent show. I painted this one on a February afternoon in the western Utah desert near Cedar Fort. It was about 40 degrees when I started the painting and dropped to about 30 before I stopped painting an hour and a half later. Needless to say, I finished it up in the studio. Well, It's about five degrees outside today. That's way colder than I enjoy and it puts a cramp on anything that involves venturing outside, even if it's just hopping in the car to drive somewhere. The walk from the parking lot to the arena last night to watch the Jazz beat the Timberwolves was downright arctic.
Shoveling the driveway? Brrr. Good thing tonight's festivities only involve games, snacks and movies inside. Whatever you are doing tonight, enjoy your loved ones and have a Happy New Year!

This painting is available at Alderwood Fine Art

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Surprise

I got an unexpected surprise a few days before Christmas. This lovely watercolor study by Arnold Friberg (unsigned, but most certainly by his hand) showed up in the mail from a friend. He had picked it up as a part of an auction lot that included three other Friberg studies. It's  a small (about 7"x7") but nicely detailed pencil and watercolor on paper. If you are unfamiliar with Friberg's work, have a look at this previous tribute that I posted at around the time of his passing in 2010.

This is the full lot of Friberg studies
The lot included other studies for possible Canadian Mountie works done for the Potlatch Paper company, likely in the 1950's. Friberg created dozens of full scale paintings on the Mountie theme from the mid 1940's to the mid 1960's. A quick web search turned up the final version for one of these studies complete with Friberg signature in the lower left.

Finished Friberg painting for the Potlatch paper company
As a lifetime admirer of Friberg's work, I was dumbfounded by the generosity of my friend, but he assured me that there was nobody he would rather see enjoy the piece. He knew I would love and care take this gem.

the back has some tape residue that needs attention.

As you can see, there are a few condition problems including slight paper loss tot the corner and some tape and tape residue on the back that I want to address. I am in the process of getting feedback on how best to proceed there. Then will come proper conservation, framing and finding the right spot to showcase it in my home or studio. It has become the highlight of my small but growing collection since it is the first I have acquired by a non-living artist. I could not be more pleased.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wolf Den Cutaway

Just a little sketch for a textbook project I am working on. This is the preliminary drawing that will be painted digitally next. I'm not sure how I became the "cutaway" specialist for this particular client (this is the third or fourth such project this year) but I am OK with that. It's a fun challenge to show what goes on inside the different animal's dens without making it look weird or cheesy. See the previous cutaway I posted earlier of the beaver lodge here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Autumn Dusting Small Prints Now Available

Autumn Dusting - 60" x 36" oil on canvas by Greg Newbold

I just wanted to let everyone know that prints of my large painting Autumn Dusting are now available Just in time for Christmas!. They are approximately 13" x 8" on archival heavyweight paper and are priced at $25 apiece. Shipping to most domestic U.S. locations is $3-5. If you want one or more. Please contact me at the above email address. I accept PayPal and Square. Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Come to My Holiday Show and Sale

Next weekend I'll be doing a Christmas boutique show and sale of my artwork and other cool stuff. It's been a few years since I have done one of these things during the holiday season, so I figured it was to to do it again. I will have around 25 new oil paintings available and priced for holiday buying. A few of the smaller ones are shown below

Above are a few of the 8x10 oil paintings available at $525. All are framed and ready to hang. Your pick at bargain If you have been waiting around for the right opportunity to pick up one of my paintings, now is the time. The friends and family discount is in effect during this event and I have items for all ages and budgets.

 I will have signed children's books (The Barnyard Night Before Christmas, The Touch of the Master's Hand and maybe limited quantities of a couple of my long out of print books that will be available. All books will be $15  and can be personalized at the event. I can ship books to you for $18 domestic.

I will also have on hand my ever popular all occasion art cards (see above), this time with all new assortments of my more recent paintings. If you liked the cards last time, this will be right down your alley. The note cards come in sets of twelve with envelopes for $15. If you want me to ship them to you, the price is $18 domestic delivery.

I will also have two different six foot tall growth chart posters available, perfect for charting how tall those little ones are getting All the posters shown will be available for $10 each. I will have various other limited edition art prints available as well as a big old pile of unframed work from the archives that will be priced to move as well.

For my out of town friends, don't feel left out. If you want to buy any of the paintings or items you see here, Please contact me and I can make arrangements to deliver them to your door. I can take credit card or Pay Pal payments now. No cyber store yet, but stay tuned. In the meantime I am happy to fulfill phone or email orders.

Come celebrate the season with us and pick up the gift of art for a loved one (or yourself)! It's always a fun time to enjoy a cookie and some art while hanging out with friends and loved ones. Hope you can make it!