I have had so many requests this year for peoples pets and beyond. I thought I would give a quick synopsis on how the process works. I will need a good photo to begin with. CLEAR, and showing your pets entire body, or what your pet does best. I can do several pets in one painting. Much like these two works that were commissioned by a collector in Germany, who comes to the French Quarterfest each year to see me. I also did some lagniappe as well for being a A repeat buyer. I also have had many people ask me for cats as well as dogs. I would even do a horse, pig, cow, whatever pet you are looking for. My main thing is this… I need a clear picture to work from that we both can agree upon. I then will use my artistic vision to create a lovely work for you in bright bold colors. Canvas, and acrylic, then sealed for the final work. I will negotiate a price, but generally will not do anything under 16 by 20 size. typical cost for a 16 by 20 is $100 down payment, and then $50 when finished. You pay for the shipping. I do take credit cards, but prefer cash, and I don’t like deadlines. I like to take my time. I also will give you a glimpse of what I’m creating, but at the end of the day its my artistic license, and freedom to express which creates the work. I can change eye color, I can add fido’s dog collar etc. But at the end of the day I take my time, and finish. No refunds. I look forward to doing these works and enjoy making people happy. Let me know if your interested by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks.
Galliers Oyster House at 129 carondelet in the CBD. I have Secondlines, New Orleans Culture, Architecture, Dogs and Roosters. Also some food art thrown in for some fun.
stop in and enjoy yourselves and get you some oysters!
I just wanted to say HOW MUCH I LOVED FRIDAFEST in bay st louis!
- FRIDA lookalikes in competition! lets just do a quick look at some of the fun… first shot is of me in front of the frida street art at SMITH AND LENS GALLERY. I was so blessed to be on hand outside this fabulous gallery as a guest artist with a table. lets Just Say that Ann and Sandy are wonderful ladies with a vision! I arrived with Skinz N Bonez krewe from New Orleans, and we hit the parking garage to meet up with the Bay Ratz Marching Krewe from BSL, and joined in the drumming festivities with the Ratz and Mice.
- Next up I set up a booth, and meet and greet all the Frida’s in competition. THIS was the highlight of the street festival itself / all these ladies dressed in their finest, and then some skinz n bonez action in there too!This festival celebrates the birthday of Frida Kahlo. http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2017/07/frida_fest_draws_fans_of_paint.html
I’d like to thank everyone who supported my first venture into festival vending.
as a huge fan of David Bowie, you can imagine how depressed I was to find my Idol gone this past year. In my sorrow, I painted a version of him titled BLACK STAR bone. a mix of aladdin sane and bowie if he was a member of skinz n bonez. We did a tribute for femme fatale with an aladdin sane styled makeup. Long Live the Thin White Duke.
this show will be a mix of new and some old. Most of my new work are 30 by 40 and I would like to post them here, but instead I will give you a link to look for yourself to buy online.
and over the next few days I will be adding lots to the fine art america site. I love fine art america because you can order prints to be delivered. You can even order pillows, shower curtains and beyond! Stay Tuned
here’s a couple printed canvas works, and just to clarify the show, I will be showing with Rick Moore, Lana Guerra, and White Spider Photography.
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~ Pablo Picasso
My painting style is very raw and in the moment, I do not plan out my work and even if I did they would be something
completely different in the end. When I look at art I want it to evoke moods or ideas not just be a pretty picture, so
I guess you could classify my art style to be Childlike Art Brut / Outsider Art. My artwork have been shown in galleries all over the US, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, and France. Right now you can find me live painting and selling original pieces in the French Quarter at Pirates Alley a few times a month and I ship worldwide from my online website and from my etsy shop. – Lana Guerra / Crude Things
www.crudethings.com and www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
Rick Moore is an avid music fan and live performance devotee who just happens to carry a camera. After 30+ years in the television post-production business, Rick retired and relocated to New Orleans to share (realize) his passion – photographing musicians in live performance. From the largest festivals to the most intimate clubs, Rick’s performance images capture the very essence of the players whose talents demonstrate the lovingly diverse rhythms of the New Orleans music scene.
White Spider Photography, is a gentleman by the name of “spidey” who I met during some of our Indian Moments with the Wild Tchoupitoulas. He has a very distinct taste in photography and an eye for Urban Lifestyle Imagery. I especially love it when he puts together posters and mirror imaging. as he certainly has an eye for catching yours….
I have five spots that I always show at. Surrey’s 1418 Magazine, 4807 Magazine, Velvet Cactus in Lakeview and Baton Rouge, and Melba’s. I will be branching out to the french quarter here shortly, but I thought it was a good idea to give a little sampling of art that has already sold, so that you can check it out, or maybe ask for a commission. I enjoy doing dog portraits for people, with a day of the dead twist. but here goes…
sold the bicycles for $250 24 by 36. ladybonez for $80 she’s 16 by 20 and the surfer was also $80 16 by 20. I will be working hard this winter for your holiday gifts. come check me out at both surrey’s locations and velvet cactus locations. catch a rooster or two at melba’s. have a happy holiday season.
FALL my favorite time of year.
I just wanted to touch base with all of you out there to let you know that this fall has been incredibly busy for me. I just uploaded 15 images to fine art america. its incredible to think that just about ten years ago I wasn’t showing anything, to today where I have over 100 works hanging in various venues throughout the city of New Orleans.
click on the link above for the fine art america website. or google fine art america mardiclaw.
in the meantime I’m showing at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen uptown. lots of day of the dead images there, with roosters chickens, and architecture.
from there you can find me at surrey’s 1418 magazine street / 4807 magazine street
velvet cactus lakeview and baton rouge locations and melba’s on elysian fields.
my krewe will be out in force for the October first buggy parade in the french quarter. october third for calacas y maracas where you can win a painting. then oct 18th for prince of wales social aid and pleasure club, anba dlo, krewe of boo, anne rice ball, and then the day of the dead parade.
here’s to the fall, may you find a pumpkin spice latte in your future.