Store Updated

I’ve been busy adding content to my store, and figuring things out here on my WordPress controls panel. It is slow going buy I have managed to add some new items to my store today.   I have a nice mid sized piece called Dance of Death that is one a solid piece of Maple. It is a great fantasy art image that I think many people with find appealing. The second piece is a smaller nautical fantasy piece, called A Tall Tail.

More to come soon so please check back often.

Never Forget

Never Forget, pyrography on Basswood round, 5.” © 2019 Jay Trefethen

Finished this a few days ago. I lovely Day of the Dead inspired piece. This photo was taken right after I finished burning it, and before it was varnished. Now that I have a few coats of Satin finish varnish on it, I will get some better photos of it, and get it up into my store.

I really love to create small works like this. I am a full time furniture builder, I take care of a handicapped spouse, and create art. With that much on my plate, I don’t always get enough sleep. Small pieces like this are enjoyable, spontaneous, and I can do them in a single sitting. I get my ‘creator’s fix’ and a relatively good nights sleep. I like to think of my small works like an author’s short stories, as apposed to his novels. Short and sweet. My favorite contemporary author is Glen Cook, by the way. You didn’t need to know that, but I overshare when sleep deprived.

I’ll be adding more stuff for sale to my gallery shop, including this piece, so please check back in often.By the way, I really appreciate everyone who is checking out this blog. I really appreciate it. I love sharing my artwork with people who can appreciate bohemian artists like me, and don’t buy into the establishment’s celebrity artist hype. Thank you for thinking for yourself, and searching for artists you like, not artists who the media tells you that you ought to like.

What Have I Done To My Site?

Just a quick note to let you know what’s happening in a nutshell. As you can see, this artist’s web site has completely changed and I’m pretty much starting over from scratch. Reason: I’ve canceled my Adobe account, so no more Lightroom, Photoshop and no more ‘free’ web site. I’m making the move to open source. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. And I feel now is a good time, as it will coincide with my shift in my art’s focus from painting to pyrography.

How does this effect my website and my artwork?

It’s going to be Gimp, Darktable, Scribus and most importantly, WordPress from here on in. This is a huge learning curve for me, so please be patient, as I have to rebuild my site from scratch. My first priority will be getting my ecommerce store up and running, so you guys can purchase my artwork online. I already have one item up for sale, and will be adding more very shortly. In the meantime, please follow me on Instagram and check back here often for updates. Thanks for your patience as I make the cross over to open source.