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What’s been selling lately? Selections of recent sales from August 2016

Recent Artwork Sales

I went on vacation to Prince Edward Island last week and sold more art on my website then ever.  The previous two months were very slow with the political conventions and Olympics grabbing everyone’s attention but golly gee, I should go on vacation more often.

I’m really happy to see some of my more experimental artwork sell.   Abstracts and some playful experimentation.  These usually take place in the dead of winter when the son is off at school, the wife is off at work and the snow has covered up all of the yard work.  The wood stove is filled and I have a chance to just play around with images.

The other thing that was neat, and keeps me going is the were some really large print sales as well as some beautiful framing choices made by the buyers.  I appreciate every sale I make but I certainly enjoy seeing the framing choices buyers make.

This abstract image of New York City fire escapes was created with multiple layers and abstracted into the lines created by the ladders.  Unfortunately these scenes of pre-war NYC are under constant threat of “progress” these days.  This is how a recent collector purchased this image.  A 16 x 16 inch image with a nice deep white mat and smart looking white frame.  Very modern yet classic at the same time.

New York City Fire Escapes Abstracts
New York City Fire Escapes Abstracts

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This cute pug dog image was purchased as a 14.000″ x 8.250″ canvas print with a frame surround of Last Call is going to to a buyer from Cutler Bay, FL.  Seems a bit on the small size but maybe the buyer has limited wall space or its a gift.

Last Call Pug Dog Funny Canvas Print
Last Call Pug Dog Funny Canvas Print

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This 42.875″ x 60.000″ print of Gunman T-shirt to a buyer from Skanes Fagerhult, Skane – Sweden is probably the largest canvas I’ve ever sold.  Funny thing is that I intended it to be a t-shirt design but it will certainly have a lot of impact as a huge wall canvas.  The design is based on one of my photographs.

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I won’t show the final result because its a canvas and looks pretty much the same as the above. Oh how I’d love to see it displayed! Maybe if the buyer is out there somewhere they will send me a photograph of it in place. Unfortunately we don’t get any contact information when selling through a print on demand site.

Also this month I sold a huge metal print of this image of a beach in Maui, Hawaii.  Our family trip to Hawaii from a few years ago certainly tugs at me especially in the middle of a New England winter.  This was a 48.000″ x 17.875″ metal print of Where I Want To Be going to a buyer from San Francisco, CA.

Metal Print of Maui Hawaii
Metal Print of Maui Hawaii

 

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Back from Prince Edward Island

This summer we returned to a place we know well and love dearly – Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It was a 15 hour trip after all of the bathroom breaks, gas stops and meals but it was worth it.  A car full of great teenagers, lots of art materials, camera equipment and lot of snacks.

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On this trip to Prince Edward Island we rented a historic cottage that had been moved to the edge of a wheat field over looking Cape Tryon, the lighthouse and New London lighthouse.  The location provided plenty of opportunities to explore the red dirt country roads by foot and bike as well as the farmer trails, the cliffs, beaches and French River marinas.   The porch gave us a front row view of this scary thunderstorm which came through the area one evening.

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The cottage also had a lot of great props to use in some of the concept shots I shot with some willing teenagers for the book cover market.

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It was great having a red head along for some Anne of Green Gables inspired shots.

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Parks Canada has these iconic red composite Adirondack chairs in various parts of the park through out the park system.  This pair was at a vantage point among the Greenwich dunes.

Experience a sense of awe and serenity as you take in the towering parabolic dune system and pristine white sand beaches at Greenwich. The extensive trail system offers approachable hiking and cycling opportunities, a wheelchair accessible loop, a floating boardwalk, and interpretive paneling. Beach goers discover a secluded expanse of soft sand and comfortable picnic areas, as well as supervised swimming. The Greenwich Interpretation Centre features interactive and multi-media displays that bring the region to life, highlighting evidence of 10,000 years of human history.

 

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Waiting for the gang to finish their Cows ice cream and craft shopping at Avonlea Villiage, a former tourist attraction, now a shopping and eating destination, I decided to take some studied shots of the roof lines on this old church from the 1800s that was moved to the site.

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I spotted this row of vintage antique tractors on way from New Glasgow to North Rustico on Prince Edward Island.  What a great bunch of beautiful old vintage tractors!  The sun was quite low and I had a car full of hungry teenagers so I had to move fast and grab some shots.  There were also some old farm equipment on display but the tractors were the stars of whatever this road side collection was.
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I coaxed one of my son’s friends to play the part of Anne of Green Gables with a classic view of the cliffs of Prince Edward Island in the background.

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.

 

All in all it was a great trip with lots of photo opportunities as well as time for mini golf, mussels, hiking, biking, badminton and a whole lot of fun.

You can see more of my Prince Edward Island photographs here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/prince

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Artists to follow on Instagram

Looking for artists to follow on Instagram? Check out these two young artists – one from Toronto, Canada and one from Hanover, NH as they post their sketch of the day and crit each others work.

The two friends met at RISD Pre-College in Providence, Rhode Island, an intensive six week program for students thinking about attending an art and design school. The two – Owen and Caffrey push each other with various themes as they work through their sketch books and start building their portfolios for the upcoming college admissions process.

https://www.instagram.com/sketchofthedays/?hl=en

The “sketchofthedays” or sketch of the days is an interesting look at budding artists as their work through the issues of composition, contrast and skill building all the while subjecting their work to the harshest of critics – their fellow artists.

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Storm Chasing on Prince Edward Island

I didn’t go looking for this near tornado, but it found me! The storm chased us.

It was getting dark and cloudy but the storms looked far off the distance so we decided to take a bike ride down to the beach near the cottage we were renting on Prince Edward Island. About half way down to the beach we decided the storm was looking a lot worse so we biked like the dickens to get back to the cottage.

I took this shot from the porch. You can just see the Cape Tyron light house in the distance, just poking its head over the wheat field. I think if this cloud touched down it would have been a tornado. When the rain finally hit it was so intense it started pouring in the closed windows!

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The bottom section stared out as a long cloud tube and then when it reached the end of the island it started bending back and wrapping into a more circular shape and the upper section started to join it. Crazy!

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Images for Book Cover Designers

Photographs for Book Covers

This month I find myself featured on the home page of Arcangel. My partnership with the image agency and boutique stock agency has lead to my photographs gracing the covers of a whole host of International book cover, novels and illustrating magazine articles.

This little video created with Adobe Spark highlights some of the book covers my photographs have appeared on.

Sometimes the image is taken as is, other times its used as one element in the over all composition.  Book cover designers and image buyers can view my complete portfolio of over 800 atmospheric, moody and intriguing images as picked by the editors of Arcangel at: http://www.arcangel.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=2U1HZO14HCW8

Or simply put “Edward Fielding” in the search box.

My portfolio contains a wide range of diverse topics from still lives to models to cars to environments to landscapes to interiors.

Arcangel was founded in 2004 with the aim of supplying clients with the types of images that previously could only be commissioned. With offices in the UK, US, France and Spain they continue to offer a first class service with the primary objective of helping our clients find the right images or creative stock footage for their projects.

Their clients include international book publishers, record labels, advertising and design agencies and magazine publishers.

They represent some of the most imaginative and talented international photographers and videographers working in the industry today. The collections contain over 300.000 online searchable images and footage clips with new ones added daily.

Arcangel are full members of PACA (Picture Archive Council of America), BAPLA (British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies) and BVPA (The German Association of Picture Libraries).

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A Quick Look At Tiki The Wonder Dog

A short little video about Tiki the Wonder Dog and his photographer master – Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com.
This video was created using Adobe’s new “Spark” system which is a quick, easy and free way to create meme’s, stories, videos and more. It can be used online and doesn’t require an Adobe membership, although I do have the Adobe Photographers package of Lightroom and Photoshop CC which I highly recommend.

Prints, licensing, framed art, and products such as throw pillows and tote bags are available from my online store at:

 

 

“Explore our variety of best-in-class layouts, colors, and fonts. Then tweak them with text and photos to fit your needs. Share everywhere – Share your creations via social or email and capture attention with your amazing designs. Mobile and web – Projects are automatically synced across the web or the iOS apps so you can work whenever inspiration strikes.”

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Whatever Floats Your Boat – Smoke Machine Fun!

What Ever Floats Your Boat!

I’ve been playing around with models over the last few months.  Car models, model railroad sized building, boat models….

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But recently I added a new element – smoke.  The smoke comes from a Halloween smoke machine I had in the garage for a number of years.  I don’t think I even opened the box from when we moved from Mount Desert Island Maine to the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont some seven years ago.  Luckily the thing still worked and I had some fog juice left for it.

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I’ve seen photographers use dry ice to create foggy effects.  Nice thing about dry ice is the “smoke” or water vapor is cold so it says low to the ground.  The smoke produced from a cheap smoke machine tends to float and dissipate.   Professional models use a chiller that cools the smoke so it stays lower and creates that spooky graveyard effect.  I just had to work fast and try a few different tricks to try to get the smoke where I wanted it.

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Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist my work is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.

My work has appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies as well as been widely shown and juries into fine art shows.

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Recently I was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.

In addition to fine art photography, I enjoy being a staff educator at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH teaching creative technology such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms robotics to elementary and middle school children.

Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl

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Home Sweet Home Airstream

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Airstream travel trailers and touring coaches inspire adventure and help people Live Riveted wherever they go.

Ahh the Silver Bullet – One of my goals in life is to travel around the country with my wife in a vintage Bambi Airstream travel trailer.  I just love the look.  But for now I’ll just have to settle for photographing classic Airstream trailers.  The photograph above features a classic vintage Airstream camper with the words “Home Sweet Home” above it.  Its been popular as a print sold via Fine Art America and Pixels.

The trailer in the photo was captured on the streets of Bozeman, Montana and seems to be a bit weathered and need of a little TLC but it makes for a facinating black and white photo subject with all of those nicks and dings.  The font is something called Air Conditioning and hearkens back to the days of futuristic type on appliances made of real metal and heavy motors.

I have a bit of a series on Airstream Trailers:

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An American iconic brand – the Airstream travel trailer floating off the Earth and into the great blue summer sky!

Airstream is a brand of luxury recreational vehicle manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. It is currently a division of Thor Industries. The company, which now employs fewer than 400, is the oldest in the industry. Airstream trailers are easily recognized by the distinctive shape of their rounded aluminum bodies. This shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus was the chief designer of Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

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See more Airstream and trailer art at www.edwardfielding.com