Portfolio Link

Should you be interested in viewing a more "formal" portfolio site, please visit: http://www.carlverster.com

Friday, July 10, 2015

Orphan Blog

Hmmm ... I am not sure whether this blog has much function any more what with FaceBook, Instagram and a website.
I wonder if I should just delete it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UK Visit

Looks like I may be off to the UK on Friday for a week or so.

If so, I have already got a ticket to Comic Con in London on Sunday! (very very excited)
also ... I will be taking some paintings over in the hope of establishing a channel there (which would be super).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Commission Preview

Showing a commission a preview today of their painting (90% done).
I'm as nervous as a first date (I think ... It's been a loooong time, but I seem to recall butterflies).
Doesn't help that the commission is a nude portrait of her and her man (very tasteful ... beautiful in fact). It's not the nudity that makes me nervous (not at all), it's the pressure of representing people in a way that is completely truthful when so vulnerable.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spare parts.

It's hard to rebuild yourself,
when you have been so broken down.
Reduced to parts of nothingness.
Left out back to rust.
I'm an engine stripped down and reassembled without the instructions.
The engine doesn't look or work the same.
There are left over pieces that don't seem to fit anywhere.
Spare parts in an oil stained cardboard box.
There is no love.
There is no passion.

I just am.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hilton Arts Festival Chemspec Perspective Art Exhibition 2014

This weekend saw the end of the Hilton Arts Festival Chemspec Perspective Art Exhibition. Despite a rather rocky setup day with horrible gale force winds the event truly rocked, especially considering that this was the first time the festival had an exhibition of this sort.
It was super to meet so many friendly artists and the camaraderie was actually heartwarming. It was fantastic to make so many new friends!
 Sales went well with 7 of my paintings being bought and a number of commissions promised.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hilton Arts Festival | PerSPECtive Art Exhibition 2014

If you follow my website (or stalk me on FaceBook)  you will have picked up that I have been accepted to and will be exhibiting at the 2014 Hilton Arts Festival | PerSPECtive Art Exhibition from the 18th-21st September.
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Of course that doesn't leave a heck of a lot of time to get together a suitable body of work (Heck, it takes that long for an oil painting to be touch dry for goodness sake!) But, then again, there is nothing like a pressing deadline to get one productive, and I work well under pressure.

This time I will not be posting WIPs anywhere, I will post a small taste of the work in the days leading up to the festival and then post the full list after the exhibition.

Monday, May 19, 2014

My mind

I think of my mind as being a bunch of squirrels.
The moment someone says something, I see something, read something etc. etc. the squirrels all race off, bouncing across the lawn, running up trees and into bushes.
Sometimes they all come back with something, sometimes just one or two return. Sometimes what they comeback with is useful or valuable, often it is not. Sometimes they don't come back at all. That's when you have lost me to the world.  The squirrels are off exploring.
At night in the dark, the squirrels are roaming the world, looking for treats and new homes and finding treasures and terrors.