Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Vertical Horizon" Acrylic Palette Knife Painting

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Vertical Horizon"
20''x10''x1.5'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on Gallery Canvas
Email me for info or custom commissions.
Last week I was listening to a band called Vertical Horizon and this painting happened.
Hmmm, I guess the title works in this case. Inspiration comes from all directions.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Dwellings" New 14x14'' Palette Knife Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
14''x14''x1.5'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on Gallery Canvas
Contact me for custom commission inquiries.
The photo a few days ago showed this painting and the 12x12 in progress. This is the larger result of the two. I wanted to try an abstracted landscape and after posting it on my Facebook fan page, I think it went over well. I think I shall paint like this again!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Periferie" (outskirts) - New 12''x12'' Palette Knife Acrylic

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Periferie" (Outskirts)
12''x12'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on Gallery 1.5'' Canvas
Contact me here for info about larger custom commissions.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Paintings in progress...

Today I am posting a couple of square paintings in progress. One is a 12''x12'' and the other 14''x14''. I worked on the 12'' one last night until about midnight after this picture was taken and it is pretty close to finished. I added more glazing, some turquoise and some warm grey tones with white areas popping through. I'll try to get it photographed and named (the hardest part) so I can post it tomorrow. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Oklahoma Daily Painters Blog

I just joined up with a new art blog featuring painters from Oklahoma and I want to thank them for welcoming me in during this exciting growing phase. Go to the page and view some great home grown Oklahoma original art. Oklahoma Daily Painters Blog If you are an artist from OK and paint regularly, then maybe you should check it out and submit your art for consideration.

There are so many places on the internet today to get your art in front of the public that all of this gets a little overwhelming to keep up with. I am now posting new works to my main website, three painting blogs (including this one), my Facebook fan page, and a couple of other FB art pages. It's the digital age and it has become part of the artist's business duties to be visible in a world full of visual stimulation. I will forge on. Hopefully, I will find time to create some art!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Sojourn" 16''x20'' Palette Knife Abstract on Canvas

©2010 Mark Yearwood

16''x20'' Acrylic Palette Knife Painting on Gallery Canvas
The past few days I have been posting this painting in progress on my Facebook fan page.
I'm very pleased with the end result on this one and how the colors came out.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mark Yearwood Abstract Art Featured on Illustration Pages

My work has been featured on Illustration Pages website today, bringing attention to my Etsy store and main website. A big thank you to these guys for the feature!  Below is a statement from their site explaining their mission in the art world.


Illustration Pages highlights you the artist. The purpose of this site is to bring more fans to your Facebook pages, more visitors to your online stores and more attention to your art. Visit Illustration Pages regularly to see whose creativity is being showcased – you could be next.

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Illustration Pages is more than Facebook pages and online stores. It’s a place to collaborate, an online community of different artists sharing their work and ideas. Illustration Pages is about you. It brings the artist to the forefront by showcasing their artwork, Facebook pages, online stores, websites, techniques and knowledge. Illustration Pages has been created to shine the spotlight on those artists who want to be seen and heard.

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Illustrators, graphic designers, painters, muralists, sculptors, film makers, animators and all visual artists, Illustration Pages, is looking for your submissions. If you have a Facebook page or online store that showcases your work and would like it to be featured on this blog, send your submissions.

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Illustrator and designer Lou Simeone created Illustration Pages to highlight the Facebook pages and online stores of visual artists from around the world. But Illustration Pages isn’t solely about Facebook pages and stores. It’s about you, your work, your inspiration, your techniques and the creative community as a whole. Illustration Pages is a commitment to working tirelessly to promote your artwork while maintaining a valuable online resource and a community where creative people can share ideas.

You, the artists, are the main contributors of this site. It is only through your submissions that Illustration Pages can continue to move forward with fresh, up-to-date content. Your submissions and your interaction on the site are critical to its success.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Morning Light" Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on RayMar Canvas Panel

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Morning Light"
8''x8'' Acrylic Palette Knife Painting on RayMar Canvas Panel

Here is the latest in the mini-series completed tonight while paint is drying on a new canvas in the works. Watch for the 16x20 on the easel coming soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Between Paintings - Studio News

Today I wanted to post up something here to keep the blog flowing and since I'm in between paintings right now, I don't have new art to show you. I will be painting several over the next few weeks, so check in often.

I'm now set up on Etsy with an online shop to sell my small paintings. This opens up a whole new market and an easy way to purchase my work via PayPal. Check out my store at MarkYearwoodArt.etsy.com

The March issue of American Art Collector is out and again, one of my small paintings appears in a joint ad with Daily Painters Abstract Gallery. AAC is a premier publication reaching art collectors around the globe and these spots have generated interest in my work.

I have applied to a few regional art festivals in Kansas and Colorado this summer, so I will wait and see if I get juried in to some of these. There are some other events coming up soon that I will painting for including the Denison Texas Art Walk, March 27-28, The Paseo Arts Festival, Oklahoma City, May 29,30,31 and the Clinton, OK Art Show June 5.

Looks like a busy summer ahead!