So, to sustain my personal art endeavors, I also own and run a business called Gallatin Valley CamoFAUX. I basically paint interior and exterior elements in a building to hide them. It started with speakers and has progressed to cabinets, floors, many many things. You can see the work at Gallatinvalleycamofaux.com. A recent project I did under the name of that business turned out to be more of a fine art Commission, so I thought I'd put it here.... "read more to see the pictures!"
The other weekend, we had an open house at my studio... I'll post about that more later. But a couple that came in live up in Paradise valley, and they saw my Osprey paintings hanging on my wall. This really perked them up, as they have an Osprey nest on their land, complete with a web cam! Unfortunately, their camera seems to have gone down. But they invited me to come look any time I wanted!
I just did a search to see if, by chance, their webcam was back up and running (and attached to the internet...) but no luck. However, I checked in on the Hellgate Osprey, located in Missoula. Looks like the eggs are being kept warm! If you haven't checked this live-stream video out, its well worth doing.. so cool. I feel so lucky to live in a place where this is happening all around us.
Easily, one of the hardest aspects of being a professional artist has been figuring out the best way to make print reproductions of my work. From how to photograph the work (or scan it) to who will print it well, and even "what to make prints of?" I have had a relatively hard time dialing this in, but I am so excited to have finally found my solutions...