Saturday, November 24, 2012

Original fine art made with integrity and commitment for over 30 years!

This is a special offer for our collectors and potential collectors  - be sure to take a look! Original fine art made with integrity and commitment for over 30 years!

Sumi-e and watercolor on rice paper by William Preston
Dusk  Sumi ink, watercolor on rice paper
Many times I have expressed my gratitude to you, our collectors and followers, as Thanksgiving, the holidays and the end of the year approached. Your support and interest have sustained us both this past year, through some tricky health stuff, as well as the slow economic recovery. I've been thinking about a mutually beneficial offer I have wanted to make to all of you who have an interest in either the sumi-e, abstract paintings, or sculpture that have flowed consistently from our studios. I believe most of you are aware of the value original works of art represent, and the integrity and commitment we have always brought to our life of art-making. Original art of the best quality brings inexpressible pleasure to the collector in a way that even the finest meal or exotic trip cannot -more than just a wonderful memory, beautiful art is a daily experience, a personal continuity.      
Seated bronze nude on fabricated bronze base by Marianne Hornbuckle
Introspection , bronze with fabricated base

 Our collectors know that purchases of second works for their collection carry a 10% discount on the price of the work. We would like to extend that discount to you, our new collectors, who are receiving this because of expressed interest and support. Also part of the offering is free shipping, which we have included for the past year or so. (Though, with exceptionally large work I need to share the cost of shipping.) If a piece is not to your liking, it may be returned after a two week trial with full refund (excluding shipping), or exchanged for another comparable piece. As we do not offer reproductions or low-cost works, we need to talk with you about specifics and receive payment via direct contact. We do not offer an on-line payment option at this time.
       Some of you may not have checked our websites in a while, so look carefully at the newest work along with earlier pieces. My prices are now listed in separate pages on my site(abstract paintings and sculpture) and prices have been added to William's website as well. This offer stands through the end of January, 2013.
There has never been a better time to acquire the art that called to you when you first encountered our work!

New large abstract painting by Marianne Hornbuckle
Autumn Equinox, 30 x 60" Ac/Canvas

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Almost Thanksgiving!

Wrapping up loose ends between the end of the show season and the beginning of my "hunker down and work" season, I myself am at loose ends. Bringing to the end three years as corresponding sect'y for my art show group, SFSA, has taken some of the time, but, a bit of aimless wandering is necessary to rev the creative juices, and formulate a game plan and that happened some. Scraping and repainting an old window allows for thinking about other things as well.
    With the preliminary work (measuring, photographs) done, and  goals of at least two new sculptures (a third pregnant female and a yoga pose), and another wax to be completed of "Celebration" (so I'll have my own copy), my editions will continue to move forward. Our regular weekly sculpture group has resumed in my friend Lucy Lyon's studio, and that may yield some new poses as well.
Continuum I & II
     I've decided to continue the large paintings as well, painting over old paintings, as well as fresh canvases.  Here is the final final completion of Continuum I & II. I changed the left side some more - it bothered me, and now I'm satisfied! (See last post for what I thought was the final painting - you should be able to see the difference in the left panel!)
   The first in line for repainting is a painting from 2008 entitled "Bright". There were two of these in response to a commission from a chiropracter - this is the one not chosen for her office.  I often will do two paintings for a commission as it is an opportunity to work out more than one idea for a specific circumstance, and I always think I can probably sell the 2nd one easily.  Well, with the bust of 2008 and ensuing slow-down in art sales, that was not the case for this piece, and my painting has evolved quite a bit in the years since then.  If you're interested, I've decided to document my process, progress in painting this one, so watch for future posts.
   I've some plans for marketing advancement as well, but that's another post, maybe next time!

Subscribe to the P/HFine Art Newsletter

SUBSCRIBE NOW! Upon subscribing you will be entered in a drawing to win an original artwork - sumi-e or work on paper.

Two Artists Together : Life after Life - Subcribe in a Reader

Follow by Email