Tuesday, January 27, 2009


To continue: Here, see one of the images I showed my dealer, "Irving", who rejected it as being too "dark" and "moody" for his clients. It's one of a series I've worked on, over the past few years, based on a group of medieval caves found in Ajanta, India. As I found the religious imagery quite beautiful, I was certain others would, too. But successful Art Dealers understand marketing much better than I, and artists tend to be poor salesmen. Anyway, the lesson learned prompted the efforts to produce an image, or a group of images w/ a lighter, more "uplifting" sense about them.

(Now, as you can see, I'm still uncertain just how to design this page. I wanted to insert the "Buddah et Urn" here, but did something wrong. Since I've botched it so far, I'll add "Guanyin et Fleur" as another example of "the Lesson learned." SO, you make the adjustment and I hope I'll do better next time.)
I, probably, won't show these new things to "Irving" as they're really too "pretty" for his gallery. BUT, I'm also sending examples of my stuff to Publishers around the world for their consideration. This is where JP (son) comes in w/ his internet skills.
In the earlier BLOGS I spoke of entering a 4-month show at our PBI, our International Airport. They're having another competition there next month, and I've submitted another pc for that. If it's accepted I'll show you a picture + explanation.
It's 2:58am -- do you know where your children are??
Regards, Pat

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Been away!!

Sorry to have missed further dialog w/you, but I'm "back-in-the-saddle-again" as Gene Autry used to say. I'm up to my ears, producing and contacting those, out there, interested in the same things as I. John has moved to Delafield, WI, but stays in close touch via those marvelous "connectors" the phone and email. I'm presently working on a group of images influenced by a recent discussion w/ one of the great art dealers in America (if not the world!) Let's call him "Irving." I took a couple of pcs to see if he'd like to show them. He studied them for a few minutes and said, "they're very dark." "You mean too much black?" I replied. "No, too somber, too moody." In the following discussion he brought out the World Conditions we all are experiencing, and that clients of his are not at all interested in hanging Art that is going to further contribute to their fears and anxieties. So, we talked about family, golf, and his recent knee surgery, and I left. Back in the studio, though, I went over stacks of images I've collected for years, and picked out a bunch that had a light, airy feeling to them - a little more colorful and joyful sense about them. I'm going to leave you hanging, now. Susie just called to remind me we had to pick up a dear friend for dinner, in 10 minutes. In my next blog I'll include one of the "dark"images AND one of the "new" pcs. Also, get you caught up w/some other art-related activities.
Best, Pat

Thursday, December 11, 2008


As you can guess, I'm really new at this stuff -- I pushed the wrong button.

To continue: I selected 2 pictures of PB structures which were/are important in the development of The Town of Palm Beach -- 1) the first Episcopal church building (Bethesda ByThe Sea), and 2) a lovely entrance to an early Addison Mizner home. The ink-jet print is titled, "From Venice to Palm Beach". Many Italianesque homes are seen throughout The Town.

Through computer manipulation I was able to superimpose these slightly transparent images over the existing view of Venice, and "voila" you can see the result posted.

Underneath it all is the idea of "Creative Originality" (Renaissance Italian architecture which grew out of its native character and culture) vs "Creative Emulation" (which grows out of "what?") Think about it!!

The work was selected, now hangs in a prominent spot, will be there until Feb. 2009, and best of all, about 50,000 warm bodies pass through the A/Port EVERY month!!! What more can an artist ask??? (Maybe the Director of MOMA will walk by!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Palm Beach Airport Exhibit 10/08 - 02/09

Continuing my adventures w/ JP, a recent competition was announced by The Palm Beach County Arts Counsel.

Covering Palm Beach County, and to be exhibited in our International Airport (PBI), all resident artists were invited to submit one work in a 2D medium. The theme was to feature historically preserved architectural structures found around PB County.

As I was working on a group of Italian images for a dealer I thought I'd try intermixing some PB County buildings with a Venetian scene I found interesting. The attached is the result.

My wife, Susan (or Susie), is an Associate in Brown Harris Stevens, Inc, a Real Estate office in PB. Having a number of books & catalogs available, it was easy to select some images of buildings suitable for this upcoming show.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My latest adventure:

This is my first, ever, blog. Please wish me luck.

My son, John (or JP) has been invaluable in helping me to dive into this whole experience (re) Computer Generated Art. Losing my 2000 sq.ft. studio last year, forced me to re-evaluate possibilities which led to my deciding to quit painting and concentrate on The Computer as a "painting tool."

Giving myself a 3 year sabattical from painting, I asked JP if he'd like to "partner" with me in this new direction. With his enthusistic "Yes" I was introduced to an unknown world which he knew all about AND was quite expert in. My job was to create the stuff -- his job was to "schlep" the stuff. It's working beautifully.

SO, I, now, have a website (archer-art.com), a complete MAC set-up, with plenty of memory, an Epson 7600 printer, a 9x12 office w/2 work stations, and good storage. What more do I need?

AND, of course, many years of solid experience in producing real works of Art, not "eyewash."

As this "Grand Adventure" unfolds, I do hope you all will join me, question me, throw out ideas for me to ponder (I'll do the same for you), and be a part of this whole creative experience.

Let's have some fun!!!!! Best, Pat

Welcome to Artist Renderings

This will be a companion blog to my website www.archer-art.com . I will be using this blog as a forum to discuss events in the world of art and also to allow you to preview images that have not yet been added to my website. You're welcome to leave comments or ask questions regarding any facet of art in general or my art specifically.

Here's one of my latest pieces.

More news to come,