November 24, 2017

Small Business Saturday Sale!

Filed under: Art Update,Site News — kjames @ 8:59 pm

I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It is a time of reflection and a time to give thanks for all those things that are important in our lives; a time to celebrate the good and positive. I am personally thankful for so very much. 
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and many small, independently-run businesses have promotional sales on their merchandise.
As I have had time to reflect, I have decided that I want to share with all of you who have supported me in the past year. Thank you. For the first time, is going to participate in small business Saturday by offering 15% off select items. 


Saturday, November 25th, items in the following storerooms can be purchased for 15% discount – Landscapes, Historical Genre, and Flora, Fauna and More.

Emails sent anytime between 12:01 Saturday morning and 11:59 Saturday night expressing your intent to purchase an items will secure your 15% discount. See “Contact Me” on the right hand column.

Credit cards through Square and Paypal are accepted.

March 1, 2017

New catagory in the Store.

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 7:48 am

Magnificent EgoAfter the last post, where I mentioned I would be revealing a picture of the ram that I painted last weekend, I realized that I did not have a category for subjects that were not landscapes, for example.
So I launched a new category in the store that covers animals and flowers and still life and some of those other things that I will be painting that don’t fit in the other pages. The first painting housed there is, of course, the ram shown here. Enjoy.

February 21, 2015

New in the store.

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 5:57 pm

Getting ready for the trade show I decided to add the recent paintings to the store under original work on the right hand side of the page here. This should allow all of you to see more detail in the paintings you been watching. I hope you enjoy seeing the larger images.

December 30, 2013

Taking down the construction cones.

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 9:34 am

Now that the structure is complete, anything I do now will be just tweaking the content. I’ll keep you posted on what I am doing, in case you want to watch.

December 26, 2013

Under construction

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 1:12 pm

The new year of 2014 is soon upon us. Glory be! What a great opportunity to make changes and renew commitments. My hope is to pick up the consistency and meter of my discipline by making the upcoming year much more creative – and productive.
The new year is also the perfect opportunity to rethink what I want this website to do, so I have begun some new construction here.
The first changes you will see will be in the navigation bar on the right. I am splitting up what was there and some collections may not be visible while I tackle this, so bear with me.
What previously was the portfolio will now be divided into two categories: an informal peek into my studio and a point of purchase or store. In the studio portion I will share insights to process, new projects and discoveries, and work that has been sold for you to use as an idea starter for a personal commission. In the storefront portion, you will find original works for sale in a variety of medium, gichlee prints, buttons and other fanciful items for purchase. I might even open a page to sell a few of the antiques I have lurking around the place.
Check back periodically and let me know if you like what I am up to.

May 15, 2013

New gallery page

Filed under: Art Update,Site News — kjames @ 10:47 pm

Recently, I had an opportunity to talk to someone about some of my larger scale work, primarily murals. One of the murals was a 36 foot wrap-around, Midwestern landscape painted on a garage. It was fun to do and utilized the trompe l’oeil method of softening the line between real and illusion. Meaning fool the eye, it is playful and challenging. Further conversation encouraged me to share just a few of those large scale works with you here, so you can now find a new page listed on the right side menu called “Murals plus”.
I also added a few more sketches to the journal, In the Garden. They are merely little illuminated watercolor pictures done on site, in my garden. Feel free to browse the site  –  and have fun.

January 6, 2013

New painting and a new Portfolio page

Filed under: Site News,Work from the studio — kjames @ 6:00 pm
Laying the ground on a new canvas.

Landscape #1. Laying the ground on a new canvas.

Often I am asked, how I begin a painting, where I start, or what I do next?

I have a general idea of what I plan to paint when I begin but there is a great deal of decision making at every step as well. When I paint on site, people often enjoy watching me paint or will come back periodically to see how it is growing.

I started a painting this weekend – a landscape – and have decided to try and bring you along with me as I paint. This first image is just laying color down in a ground. There will be a new page under the portfolio tab and this page will show paintings at various stages from beginning to end. I hope you enjoy watching the process.

December 18, 2012

Moved to a new server

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 8:35 am

I doubt you will notice any changes, but I wanted to let you know that I moved to a new server today.  Please let me know if you notice anything broken and my techie can fix it right away.

December 14, 2012

Planning the upcoming year

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 7:52 am

I have started lining up events for the year ahead on the calendar so if you want to schedule a lecture, show, or delivery of work, check here.

May 23, 2012

New bit of construction

Filed under: Site News — kjames @ 10:00 pm

I opened up a couple more gallery pages in the PORTFOLIO: Gichlee Prints, and miniatures. Some original works have Gichlee prints available in both limited editions and open editions. Both original works and prints on their respective pages are now priced under the enlarged image display should you care to adopt a favorite. Sure, the site is still evolving but it is a little more polished with each new bit of construction.

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