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 my IG account!

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?

One Path (SOLD)

One Path – 10”x10”, acrylic

I was pleased to learn that this painting was sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

It has been a tough financial year for the art business. I am super appreciative of the sales both direct to collectors and through the great galleries that represent me.

Chasing

Chasing – 12”x12”, acrylic

I framed this painting over Labor Day weekend. yesterday I boxed it up with two other pieces and shipped it to Wyoming. They will be arriving next Monday at Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole.

Another summer has slipped away. It always breaks my heart. As the days get short and the weather becomes terrible I will spend even more time in the studio working… that is the silver lining.

Fields of Spring (SOLD)

Fields of Spring – 20”x16”, acrylic

This painting was sold through RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. I often don’t know about sales until a check shows up in my mailbox. It is always a pleasant surprise to receive a check rather than the usual “endless parade” of bills.

To Dusk (SOLD)

To Dusk – 24”x30”, acrylic

I was really pleased to hear that this painting was sold! The sale happen through Horizontal Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole. It was originally shipped to the gallery with “gold moon” which you can see in the video at the bottom. Gold moon was a 12”x12” painting and sold the day it arrived.

From the Ashes?

My new IG account: @BrianSostrom

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!