I just finished a series of 25 local Santa Rosa pen & inks a couple of weeks ago, and the entire series was at the printers getting printed when Santa Rosa Firestorm occurred. All of the original pen & inks were destroyed in my house, but the digital images live on and the books are in print. My thought with the book was that it could be a collection of pen & inks to enjoy, or it could even be colored in. That's why the front cover is designed that way--for the person who buys the books to color in the words "Santa Rosa, CA, Est. 1868." I am selling the books for $32 if you pick it up from me, giving a portion to Redwood Credit Union for the fire victims account. The cost is $5 more for shipping, so $37 if you would like the book mailed to you. It is printed on heavy cardstock and spiral bound. Since I am a victim of the fire and things are so crazy, please be patient with my getting them to you. The money I make will pay for the printing as well as help me rebuild my art supplies and studio, all of which were lost in the fire. Payment is to my PayPal account at email@example.com. Write a message to me there when you pay, and how you would like to receive the book/books (pick up or mail, and your address if you would like it mailed). My greatest hope is that these images would be enjoyed. Over 170 hours of my time went into them. The image list and what they look like are below. The second page is the Round Barn, which burned down. Special thanks to Roger, who started the whole thing. It was his idea, and he was engraving these images into tiles (he also lost his home). Feel free to pass this along to others.
In the recent fire in Santa Rosa, my house, studio, and countless original paintings, sketches, sculptures, all of my original paintings of my children as well as numerous other paintings (and recent acquisitions from my father, things he had painted, things I had painted for him) burned. Some of my art has been catalogued here on my art blog. If you look here, you can see it once more. But so much is gone, including all my art supplies. Please pray for me.
I now have 25 images
(and I think I'm done for now!) of Santa Rosa, CA as cards and prints. This is the list:
Railroad Square Clock
Julliard Park Bridge
Church of the Incarnation
Franklin Gate at SR Rural Cemetery
Hotel La Rose
La Gare French Restaurant
Santa Rosa High School
Santa Rosa JC Legion Gate
Sonoma County Museum
Visitor Center Downtown
Train Depot at Railroad Square
Richards Monument at SR Rural Cemetery
Grace Grave at SR Rural Cemetery
GAR Monument at SR Rural Cemetery
Redwood Empire Ice Arena
Luther Burbank Home
Luther B. Greenhouse, Home, and Garden
Church of One Tree
Saturday Afternoon Club
Carrillo Adobe Sign
SR Creek Bridge at Prince Gateway Park
West Santa Rosa Landscape
I also have a spiral bound book of all of the images printed on heavy
paper (so it can be a high end coloring book or just a book of Santa
Rosa images in pen and ink). These are $25.
Cards are $3.50 each or 6 for $20.
Prints are 9x12 at $35 without a mat, and $48 with.
This is one that I kept working on after my initial plain air work. It felt frustrating as the vineyard was fairly parched, and I couldn't get the colors right. I finally ended up adding green in the foreground in order to make the red pop. I painted on West Side Road in Dry Creek Valley.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. Psalm 115:1 So that in everything He might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:18
•Small sketches and paintings start at $350+/$550+ (5x7)
•Medium sizes start at $850+/$1200+ (11x14)
•Large start at $1,500+/$2500 (16x20)
•Extra large start at $5,000+ (24x36)
Price depends on size, medium, complexity. I love to work with budgets and can work on payment plans. Portrait prices are per individual.
A deposit of 50% will be due in advance. Balance due at completion of commission and acceptance by client.
Fees do not include sales tax, framing, shipping, or travel.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoy drawing and painting with all mediums. From pencil to pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or oil, I thrive on capturing light and life. I can be found outside at sunrise painting in “plein air” or combining illustrations for a new story for my children.