Monday, November 16, 2015

My blog has moved!

My blog has moved!
Dear Friends....
Thank you for visiting my Blog over these past 6 years.  I have been grateful for your visits and I sincerely hope that you will continue to come by to say hello.  I have enjoyed using Blogger.  It is a terrific service.  I extend my thanks to the folks at Google for this wonderful FREE platform; however, it is time for change!

In order to have a more integrated blog, art website and art shop I have created a completely new site.  My entire blog archive and all future posts can be found there under the menu choice "Artist's Journal."   Over more than six years on Blogger, my writings have taken on the look and feel of an illustrated journal, so that's what I've decided to call it.  The topic is always art, but the subject matter may range from my latest painting to a painting material or aid that I find particularly useful.  I have written about painting trips, art workshops, and art friends.  I've posted successes and not-so-successes.  I intend to continue sharing all those things and more with you. 

I sincerely hope you will come by the new site, browse around, leave a message and perhaps sign up for my Newsletter.  In any event, thanks for being a friend in art.  Hope to see you soon!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Catchin' Up!

I can't believe it's been a month since my last post!  Its almost scary how fast the time goes.  On second thought it IS SCARY!

Happily some of my delinquency is due to a great painting trip to Ft. Bragg and Mendocino with artist friends for about the 5th or 6th year in a row.  This time our luck finally ran out and we had mostly challenging weather, but that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits ... athough other parts might have gotten more than dampened!  It was a good trip.  I look forward to next year.

Unfortunately as soon as I returned from Ft. Bragg I had some health problems which required a little recovery time.  I tried to put that time to good use by beginning work on a new website!  Within the next two weeks I will have up and running with any luck.  The new site will combine my art gallery and blog into one interconnected entity.  It will also provide many tools for promoting and selling my work.  My gallery is currently at and my blog is currently on the blogger platform, which is where you are if you are reading this.  Both have provided yeoman service for several years but it's time to move into something that allows me to display, promote and sell my art more effectively.  In the near future when you try to log into either of my current sites, you will be redirected to my new location.  I  hope to see you there!!

Meanwhile, here are two of my plein air paintings from the Ft. Bragg paint-out.

Surf at McKerricher Beach   Oil on 12 x 16 linen panel  (SOLD)

A Gray Morning in Noyo Harbor    8 x 16 oil on linen panel  (SOLD)

My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art