An instagram reel of “witness”, a WIP. Painting the moon and nocturnal scenes is definitely a challenge. I am enjoying this painting!
Texture (low relief)
Playing with some low relief textures. If you want a perfectly smooth application of the primer (gesso) a brush is a better choice. To get some interesting textures in the surface a knife is always fun. I use palette knives constantly for everything.
Color study giveaway!
November 1st I will have a drawing to giveaway this color study to one lucky subscriber on my Instagram account. I am considering doing this every month if it goes well. Subscription is 99¢ a month.
This is all an experiment. I have found making a living as an artist requires a lot of hustle and alternate income sources. I would love to hear from other artists… how do you make ends meet?
From the Ashes?
My old 163k IG account was hacked two days ago. I felt like abandoning the platform. I decided to keep fighting to get my account back and start a new account to keep pushing forward in the meantime. I have been overwhelmed with the support I have received from so many talented artists, truly restoring my faith in humanity. There are terrible people in the world, we all see it. There are also some really great generous folks. Although my new account is tiny, the people that are along for the ride have been so great. Happy Sunday, hope everyone is enjoying this weekend of summer!
Painter Is As Painter Does
A silly little reel from Instagram. This is me everyday, the hat comes and goes with the season. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!
Beyond Forever (reels)
This video shows some of the finalizing that goes into an already finished painting! I have since shipped this one to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. It was a commission arranged through the gallery.
I will always paint, until I am gone. I have spent my entire life drawing and painting. It is what I do, not a hobby but real oxygen to lungs. Instagram provided me with my first major exposure but it is clear that it’s not an artists place anymore. If you want to see my work in the future this is the only guaranteed online place to see it.
🖼 1 x @bsostrom art piece of your choice in any size from the @epikcanvas website
// TO ENTER //
- You must follow me & @epikcanvas 🎨
- Tag 2 friends who are art lovers.
- Head to the link in my profile to complete the signup!
📆 Giveaway closes (12pm MST Thursday May 6)
🎉 Winners will be announced via IG story and will be sent a DM from @epikcanvas to be notified!
This one will be heading to the UK once I get it framed. It was on my Instagram story and the buyer spotted it and had to have it!
Lake Scenes (line work)
I started another Instagram account @cult_of_doodle. These images are a sample from that site.
I do a lot of quick studies, material experimentation and intuitive work that I never post. That new site is a place to show some other types of work. Have a great weekend.