January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Have you started a resolution yet? One of mine is to do some weight training, but I haven't started that yet. Another is to explore Spherical Art in a more methodical way, and I started that one on Jan.1st!
And what's coming out of it is a new series of works based on a simple "room" composition. Maybe I gravitated to this after doing a lot of wall covering mock-ups that I told you about in last month's newsletter. Some of these works are now for sale as prints at saatchiart.com/paulpetersen.
I wanted to share some of my processes with you, so I made a video showing how I created the first piece in this new series.
You can watch it by clicking on this link.
It's easy to start a new resolution, but difficult to keep it going. This newsletter is added motivation for me to keep going and have something new to show you next month.
Good luck with your resolutions!

December 2018 Newsletter

Petersen Wallcovering

Are you ready for the holidays? Not me. Too many calls to make and greetings to send during these last two weeks!

But I was determined to touch base with you and let you know what I've been doing since I wrote last month.

At The other Art Fair last month, I met reps from a wall covering firm in Montreal, called Area Environments. They have a beautiful website where they sell wall coverings created from artist's images. I was fascinated at the prospect of seeing my work used as wallpaper on a large scale, so I created some wallpaper mock-ups in Photoshop, and sent them along with a letter of inquiry. You can see them at a larger scale by clicking on the image below:



I also created some new digital images this past month, and these below are now for sale as prints at Saatchi Art. I split the prints I sell between Saatchi Art and paulpetersenart.com. Click on this image to see larger images with descriptions:



I promised to share some background info on my image creating processes. If you remember, at the Art Fair it wasn't that easy for me to describe how I create these. Well, the best way to see it is to look over my shoulder as I do one. I created just such a video a couple of years ago, when I worked on a stylized logo design for the health care company called Allergan. You can see that video which shows my technique of creating images from inside spheres, by clicking on the picture below:



Well that's almost it for 2018! I hope you enjoy the coming year-end festivities with your loved ones!