Getting Pinned and Social Stuff

Howdy!  Tightened up the site a bit more today; finally fixed the portfolio into a slideshow with added thumbnail bar which should make this a bit easier to use for y'all.  I started adding click-thrus to some of the paintings listed in the portfolio for a more in depth write up on each piece.  
Lastly for today, I set up a Pinterest account too so you can do that thing with my stuff and help me branch out on the inter webs.  Here's the link to my Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/artvanpatten/

On the easel now:

"A Saturday with Evelyn" 24 x 24 inches, Oil on Canvas (in progress, day 2)

"A Saturday with Evelyn" 24 x 24 inches, Oil on Canvas (in progress, day 2)


A quick video of my painting on WGBH's art auction

So last night was the big night in which my painting was televised on WGBH Boston's art auction.  It is a very big honor to have been professionally juried and selected from the thousands of artists Worldwide and their submissions.  I do not think I fully appreciate the scope of this as my humility ultimately rules the day.
It's about putting in the work and the continued pursuit of any and all possible avenues which allows one to fully engage in and pursue their passions.  The biggest lesson I can offer and hopefully a mantra that I can adhere to is that no one is going to come and rescue you from your studio.  You have to work.
So yeah for this chapter in this artist's story!  Now it's time to look forward to the next portion of my journey, whatever that may be...

In case you missed it, here is my video that I recorded at home last night with my wife of this event televised.  
As always thank you so much for your continued support.  I am grateful!

WGBH selects my painting for their 2014 Boston Art Walk

I was honored to receive a call today that WGBH Boston will be featuring my oil painting, Dance At The End of the World in their Boston Art Walk this evening.  I donated this painting to WGBH to raise money for their station and PBS television.  This is a huge honor as only 76 acrylic/oil paintings were selected for this year's show!
Their art auction will conclude this weekend on channel 2 in the Boston area and will be fully televised.  My painting's bidding will conclude at 11:14pm EST on July 26th, Saturday. 

Info on the auction and art walk: http://wgbhartauction.tumblr.com

The link to my painting's listing: http://auction.wgbh.org/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=218521