June 10th, 2016
Here is my artist statement.........give it a read and tell me what you think....Thank you!
Poetry through art! My name is Reed Novotny and I am a local artist living in Fayetteville, Ar. I work in a variety of mediums including; oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and ink. The vision for each piece determines which style, medium and surface will best convey the subject matter.
My body of work is ecclectic, with inspiration being diversely derived from music, history, personal experience, and the general state of the world. I believe art can't be limited to any one style as it needs to breathe and grow like any other living organism. I enjoy starting with a blank slate and manipulating the medium to release moments frozen in time. My paintings are single frame snap shots of a story. Whether a still life, landscape, or abstract my renderings invite the viewer to join in on that story. My goal is not to make photographic type paintings of subject matter, but, rather, to release a poem from the ether onto the canvas, conveying the absolute beauty and brutality of reality; sometimes within the same work.
I invite you into my world of pure imagination in hopes that it will stir your emotions and enrich your life.
February 18th, 2016
Well just put up 4 new paintings for people on a budget. I lowered the pricing on the prints and made the originals very affordable. We shall see how that goes. ....and like everything...its for a limited time.
February 3rd, 2016
Well, still at it. Simultaneity working on 6 things at once. Dusted off a painting I have been working on and off on for the last 15 years, started a 2 foot by 3 foot giant landscape scene and tring a production type effort painting 4 similar painting all at the same time.....and still made time to take my wife out to lunch at a nice Asian restaurant , take in some shops and walk around the square.
January 29th, 2016
Finally got this drawing up. Been done along time. Just been trying to paint spend some time with the family and generally survive.
January 21st, 2016
Motherboard by Reed Novotny
The re-hashing of the old ways have merged with the technologies of today with catastrophic effects. The motherboard or mother earth, as it is referred to, is a conductor. Ancient societies through out the ages harnessed it's power through ways we haven't even begone to understand. Were they helped by aliens or fallen angels? Are we just slaves to mine gold and precious elements? And most importantly what happened to these cultures; how did they fail? How can we continuously thrust into the future without the knowledge of our communal past and hope to surpass their achievements. The absolute arrogance and willful ignorance is our Achilles heel, and will be our downfall.
January 19th, 2016
Put up new digital art today!! Really like how it turned out. Could really get lost in it and fly away with the story. I have let myself get taken away by movies/t.v. and the Facebook. My reading life has suffered. I think my imagination also has suffered. Not really a good thing for anybody but especially bad for an artist. We must all take a step back from ourselves and without any prejudice look at where our time is being spent. Is this how you want it to be? Will the cliff hanger of the latest show, how a celebrity got busted for drinking and driving or what a funny mime that was be what you whisper into your daughters ear on your deathbed. Does any of it really matter? Will you leave anything that really matters behind?
January 13th, 2016
Well I wrote a big long blog about my morning so far and the painting I'm currently working on and .....pooof...it disappeared!!!!!!!!AAGGGFHHH!!! I guess if i find some time I will try and re write it...sorry everyone...anyone...Beuoller?... Beuoller?
January 12th, 2016
Well....5 ..I at least think it's 5. Skipped a couple days with this ...and put up other interest things so...a little lost. But anyway. Been doing a bunch of different stuff, trying to do the whole marketing thing, learning new skills, searching for frames and trying to find some time to paint. still have to get my act together and apply for the artist grant...I have till April but that gets here quick!!!! As you all know. Added some new galleries on here to make it easier for people to find what they are looking for and hopefully it helps the search engines get it to people not yet on the site....I don't know. later!!!
January 10th, 2016
Have a question for all my friends out there. If you were shopping for some art or wandering around a gallery or fair would you be more likely to buy a print or an original? I know the answer is always depends ....on price, how much you like it, yadda yadda...but suspend all that just consider for the most part what which are you more likely to purchase?
January 10th, 2016
Sometimes i wonder how many spiders craw the pages of the site compared to actual people. if anyone has any numbers or ideas i would really like to hear them.