Wednesday, July 23, 2008

About the "On My Easel" Blog

As an artist who is sparked by the whimsy of Muse, I'm often unable to finish a painting or project before inspired to another start. This method of sketching out the basics of a painting, especially, worked well for years; I'd develop ideas during my most creative times to finish later when the conceptualizing phase wasn't running so hot. This was a most excellent method for getting through "dark" or "down" time, and created a balance in the studio.

Recently, health issues have kept me from finishing out many paintings and other creative projects for quite a while now, leaving a lot of UFO's (UnFinished Objects). So, since I'm feeling more spunky, I thought it was high time to bring some of those projects back to light. I thought to myself, what better way to highlight an unfinished art project than to share it in a blog! Hopefully visitors will get to follow along on some projects and see them through to a final stage, ready for new homes at last. I've respected these projects enough to hang on, so I look forward to getting back to work on them.

I have blogs for different topics at different places. This becomes consuming, so I'm going to make this my only blog for art, with the exception of my Spiritkeepers Blog for hand painted stones; even though sites where I have membership may offer blogging services. I'll also be transferring in some entries from my old blog. Be sure to check links in the side bar area, if you'd like to know more about me and my locations on the Net.
Be cool! -- Tree Pruitt

*Photograph above shows a portion of my old studio in coastal Washington State. Unfinished paintings staged for image display, including an early "Le Morte D`Arthur" (The Death of Arthur) and still life prop items.

*Original art images ©Tree Pruitt, unless otherwise indicated. Contact the artist prior to ANY use or for purchase information.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Portfolio Progress

I crack the knuckles and give a heavy sigh as I undertake the daunting task of getting a handle on my web portfolio. I've been painting and creating for many years, so when I finally got online I couldn't wait to share whatever images I had to show. With glee I uploaded like madd to my portfolio at then got side-tracked for far too long and the time to update them all has come. The site has changed the way member information is displayed, so every single image entry of mine will need tweeking. To get the most out of my efforts, I've decided to try opening up to the print program they offer while I'm at it. The quality and varity of products offered through "AW" has improved over the years, as has the entire site, so I can feel good about offering products right from my portfolio.
I'm really trying to reduce the number of links and locations myself and potential customers may need to click upon. I'd much rather be spending more time using my creative skills offline rather than on ... but on to my portfolio updates I go!

*Original art images ©Tree Pruitt, unless otherwise indicated. Contact the artist prior to ANY use or for purchase information.