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a sale, is a sale, is a sale…

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

a sale, is a sale, is a sale…

last two years have been especially slow for me in regards to sales of my art…times are tough (not going to throw that “r” word out there), so as things really slowed down I started to shift my focus…sometimes I get too tunnel vision for my own good: “things aren’t selling, so let’s look at my 5-7 year goals (and not purposely, but all the same not think about the “now”). what I mean by this is start to try and establish relationships with galleries that will help with building my art career and ignore/ sacrifice revenue/sales in the now! I know what you must be thinking now–“that’s utterly crazy!”. maybe even “he’s insane!”. and both those may be correct!! well, as summer wound down I found my focus on both the here and now and the 5-7 year plan converging in my brain, co-existing, but more importantly working together as a partnership…the now, exploring all opportunities that will potentially lead to sales & exposure now, that can lend to some stability/support financially now and could lead to future opportunities…you never know where your next opportunity will come from! I could list quite a few examples here…

thanks for reading,

raymond

introducing new color palette in my new series of work

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

the start of a new series can always been an exciting time, but can always be a little nerve racky too. lots of decisions to make: where do I want to push the paintings, more texture, more open depths of fields, subtle hints of white or more in the foreground, etc…lots of things to consider and map out. I am trying to slow things down more with my art these days-take each part of the process and break it down, see if I can make my seemingly simplistic texture more complex in nature and take the work (to quote mad tv) to a “whole nother level.”. one way I’m trying to stretch and push myself is going far outside my comfort level with my color palette to boldly go where I have never gone before. I’m working with primarily mauve, magenta and purple tones…but it would be my paintings if I didn’t infuse my deep reds, oranges and white into the mix. I’m starting to get he feel a bit for the new colors, a few are attached. hopefully the colors are showing through.

paintings

Monday, August 10th, 2009

i will be putting links to where you can see my art in different locations on the web…also, will put paintings ones you may see on my paintings page and others you won’t.

-myartspace.com: http://tinyurl.com/2uh35y. myartspace.com is a website based community out of new york which allows people to find and display art online.

-urbanmercantile.com: http://urbanmercantile.typepad.com/urban_mercantile/2008/07/artist-raymond.html
you can see more of these 4 x 4 boxes at their retail location: 85 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3950

-my 4 x 4 boxes displayed in a unique way in a home:

my 4 x 4 box paintings

my 4 x 4 box paintings

close-up

close-up

close-up 2

close-up 2

a different angle

a different angle




http://artspan.org/artist2008.php?regid=5351?=Difley_Raymond_3.jpg
http://mocoloco.com/sanfrancisco/archives/000922.php
http://www.sierra-arts.net/DAAG_INTERVIEWS_RaymondDifley.html

-another home with boxes:

more boxes

more boxes