Archive for February, 2010

The Gruber Family

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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Recently, I took photos for my friend Jana.  She wanted a new family photo and some individual shots of her children.  We started with her almost 4 year old son, who was very shy and not very happy being in the spotlight.  He was dressed in his Batman costume in hopes of getting a superhero shot for his new superhero themed bedroom.  Luckily, I ended up with one good shot (before Batman began dismantling his outfit) and made a background scene for “batman” to be a part of.  Jana tells me I need to make a “superhero” package to offer.  I’ll get to work on that. :)

Her little girl was very happy to model for the camera and we took some photos of her playing the piano.  Thanks for a fun day!

The Unveiling of Panel Number 9

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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I’ve done many invitations for the Tubman African American Museum.  Most of them are for gallery openings and have artwork supplied by the artist for use on the invitation.  I was happy to be challenged by the Tubman to come up with an invitation idea that couldn’t use the artwork featured in the gallery opening.  They wanted to keep the new panel of the mural “From Africa to America” under wraps until the big night of the unveiling.  The first thing that came to my mind was a piece of art covered by a sheet that gets pulled off for the unveiling.  Luckily, I had a huge canvas left over from my college days that I’ve been meaning to paint over for awhile (a nice painting for my son’s room).  I threw a white sheet over it and photographed it.  Then, I used photos of the other panels of the mural as a background and designed the invitation.  The finished product is what you see above.  I hope they had an excellent turnout to their event.

McKeever Fine Art Website

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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When Elizabeth McKeever contacted me about designing her website, she wanted a clean and simple showcase for her artwork.  I took elements from the logo I designed for her and tried to stay as true to her art and her vision as possible.  I really wanted her art to be the focus of the site.  She is very happy with the results and I’m looking forward to future projects with her.

Check out the whole site at http://www.mckeeverfineart.com.