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Wrathful Gods by Eleventyteen Wrathful Gods :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 15 6 One Small Step At A Time Study 2 by Eleventyteen One Small Step At A Time Study 2 :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 10 2 Out Of The Cradle 2 by Eleventyteen Out Of The Cradle 2 :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 8 12 Killing Time with Ghosts by Eleventyteen Killing Time with Ghosts :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 16 7 Insanity-Genius by Eleventyteen Insanity-Genius :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 6 10 The Twain Shall Meet by Eleventyteen The Twain Shall Meet :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 12 4 The Back Forty by Eleventyteen The Back Forty :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 17 9 Beyond by Eleventyteen Beyond :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 22 4 The Things Between Darkness and Light by Eleventyteen The Things Between Darkness and Light :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 17 2 A Virginia Snowfall by Eleventyteen A Virginia Snowfall :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 12 2 Mistaken Creek by Eleventyteen Mistaken Creek :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 8 2 Spires of the North by Eleventyteen Spires of the North :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 10 3 Yggdrasil by Eleventyteen Yggdrasil :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 29 8 Skanderborg by Eleventyteen Skanderborg :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 14 4 A Study of Mountains and Sunset by Eleventyteen A Study of Mountains and Sunset :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 17 7 The Names In The Rock by Eleventyteen The Names In The Rock :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 9 7


The Highlands by MarioFegan The Highlands :iconmariofegan:MarioFegan 198 8 Tristan and Isolda by Samboska Tristan and Isolda :iconsamboska:Samboska 13 14 Anthurium Pointillist Drawing (detail) by ArtofLaughinAnnie Anthurium Pointillist Drawing (detail) :iconartoflaughinannie:ArtofLaughinAnnie 13 2 Capturing Ghosts by A-Separate-Reality Capturing Ghosts :icona-separate-reality:A-Separate-Reality 13 2 Landscape_2014 by Erhard-Schreier Landscape_2014 :iconerhard-schreier:Erhard-Schreier 9 1 Hand crafted Mountain and Beach Wedding Set by mooredesign13 Hand crafted Mountain and Beach Wedding Set :iconmooredesign13:mooredesign13 52 4 000002 by PurplexBlue 000002 :iconpurplexblue:PurplexBlue 2 2 -Rusalka- by RiEile -Rusalka- :iconrieile:RiEile 59 22 Depressive Sky by ferrumxx6 Depressive Sky :iconferrumxx6:ferrumxx6 30 10 Occitan landscape , Puyvert Cathar stronghold. by ClairObscur16 Occitan landscape , Puyvert Cathar stronghold. :iconclairobscur16:ClairObscur16 9 24 Maysketchaday #1 by parkurtommo Maysketchaday #1 :iconparkurtommo:parkurtommo 115 10 Luminen tie - Dec 26 by KorsonOraakkeli Luminen tie - Dec 26 :iconkorsonoraakkeli:KorsonOraakkeli 11 4 Golden Tai Chi Photo Pendant by ArtofLaughinAnnie Golden Tai Chi Photo Pendant :iconartoflaughinannie:ArtofLaughinAnnie 118 28 Golden Obsidian Horn Pendant by ArtofLaughinAnnie Golden Obsidian Horn Pendant :iconartoflaughinannie:ArtofLaughinAnnie 16 2 Urban Sketching: Pink Flowering Trees by DM7 Urban Sketching: Pink Flowering Trees :icondm7:DM7 18 0 Paljas maa by KorsonOraakkeli Paljas maa :iconkorsonoraakkeli:KorsonOraakkeli 6 0



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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My work is about pain, loss, the darkness that follows death, emptiness, the faint wisps of joy which hang on the horizon but are never there, and the path back to something akin to happiness. The beauty of nature and the place of humans within it often form the backdrop for this expression of pain. I have a predilection for those themes which represent the joyous days of my childhood. Streams, rivers and bodies of water hold a particular fascination as do small towns and the fading remnants of our civilization, so quickly reclaimed by the land.

I am represented by Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Ellen Hobgood Gallery in Heber Springs, AR, and Frame of Mind in Camden, AR.



One Small Step At A Time Study 2
It's been a while since I've made an upload!  This was from a painting trip about 5 years ago, maybe even longer of my son wading in a creek.  This is the second study of this scene. I will post the first later.  For this one, I wanted to focus on the figure and try to fix a lot of the problems from the first.  My plan is to make a much larger painting of this.

6X8, Oil on Panel
Out Of The Cradle 2
6X12, Oil on Panel

Yet another repaint effort.  The original version of this piece was done way back in February of 2006 and wasted a fine piece of linen.  Obviously, this is Mars, in particular, the landing site of the Mars Opportunity rover looking back upon it's landing site.

#13 of 50
25.5X19.5, Oil on Paper

This one is actually pretty old but I had an unresolved piece.  I finally decided to not do what I had planned and just let this thing fly as it was.

#11 of 50 
I thought last year was pretty successful.  It marked a solid turn-around from the slump that occurred in my life after the death of my wife in the summer of 2014.  She was my cheer leader and did a whole lot for me, both in terms of spreading my art with shameless promotion and also with encouragement.  She knew and understood what I was working towards, style-wise.  She followed the work of artists I admired to understand what made me like them.  Even though, she herself never pursued art in any way, she learned a lot about it in order to better understand what drove me and help me to better myself.  That is a rare thing to have.

So while I have not fully recovered, I have had some help in dealing and learning how to keep moving forward.  And I hope to continue this trend into 2018.

One huge goal I managed to accomplish in 2017 was getting my work into a third gallery.  It is a beautiful space in a quaint downtown in a small town in southern Arkansas.  The owner seems to be a wonderful person and I look forward to working with him to provide work of interest to this area.  However, I remain realistic about the prospects here.  Art is not a priority in the town in which this gallery is located.  Because of this, I will set my primary "not-goal" of 2018 to pursue a fourth gallery.  I will put some focus into a gallery in a larger city outside of Arkansas.  However, I will also be willing to find another gallery in-state if it is in a decent sized town or a town with a good art community, Hot Springs would be ideal.

1.   Get into a 4th gallery!  As discussed above, I will be looking for some very specific criteria here.  Either in a city modest sized or larger city out of state or an Arkansas city that should experience some relatively high traffic volume.  There are not many cities in Arkansas which fit this criteria so I should be able eliminate possibilities rather quickly.

2.  Start making my own frames! My online frame supplier of choice has discontinued more and more of my favorite styles of frames.  I really cannot afford to have a local company make my frames.  I bought a very nice used miter saw about 10 years ago and have yet to put it to use.  All I need is a corner pinner and I'm ready to start trying this.  I will target having this going before April.

3.  Make 60 blog posts...yes, I'm going to try for this again. It's totally achievable, especially if I blog more about works in progress or process related things.  No problem, lol.

4.  Complete 50 paintings...yes, I'm going to try to do this again too!

5.  Hang in 3 national shows.  I bested my goal of 2 last year so let's go for an improvement.  I would like for 2 of these to be outside of Arkansas.

6.  Line up a solo show for either end of 2018 or 2019.  Most likely this will be in 2019 because most galleries and arts centers will have already booked 2018.

I think you can see a theme beginning to develop here.  I am aiming for 2018 to be a year to establish footholds as a more regional artist with goals tied to out of state venues.


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Beggalind Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
thank you so much for the fav <3 
Eleventyteen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D :hug:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
Eleventyteen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome
Beggalind Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Thanks for the fav Hug 
Eleventyteen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Hug 
mp2015 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Thanks for the fave!
Eleventyteen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving
BeeTatyana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm watching you now :squee:
Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome work!
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