Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Paintings for eBay art auction

After an absence from selling on eBay of my Byron art works due to several commissions, including a 4×6 foot Byron painting for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Fort Hood, I’m happy to say I have three new paintings for eBay art auction. The auction will end Thursday May 26th at 6PM Pacific Time or 8PM Central. Each of the three works are staggered to end with seven minute intervals. To go directly to the auction you can access it thru my eBay profile.

Here are the brand new “Byron” art works. Remember all my auctions start of at only a penny! A great way to start an art collection. Hope you win!

Texas hill country impressionist oil painting by Byron

impressionist moonlight oil painting by Byron

Texas Yucca impressionist oil painting by Byron

 

 

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Food and Art; It’s all in the presentation.

Recently my wife and I got away for the day to celebrate our 9th anniversary and do a little antique malling. Afterwards we were hungry but also wanted to check out any nearby places for wine tasting.  We came upon a place in Lubbock, TX called La Diosa Cellars. The food and wine was great, and then there was dessert. It got me to thinking about Food and Art; It’s all in the presentation!

Here’s a photo. That’s chocolate, blueberries and cream.

food and art

So what does this have to do with art? It’s all in the presentation. When we first walked into the establishment, we were greeted with a pleasing, artsy, laid back atmosphere. Very comfortable surroundings. The menu description of the food was mouth watering and then the presentation was great. So it goes with ones art work. If you want to put your work out there and sell it, make it palatable. If you’re showing your work in an art booth, make your surroundings inviting. If you work in 2D media, frame your work well.  The presentation can’t be overlooked. If your work is good to begin with, taking the time to make it even more mouthwatering is worth the extra effort as the photo below illustrates. So remember: Food and Art; It’s all in the presentation!

empty dessert plate

 

 

 

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Sharing Happiness Through Art

It’s always nice when sharing happiness through art when it touches the lives of other people. One such was a commissioned painting that I did under my alter ego “Byron”. Here’s a testimonial I’d like to share regarding the following painting.

Commissioned oil painting by William "Byron" Hagerman

My wife and I have a dog who has been with us for over 15 years. He has been a special part of our lives. We have seen 3 different apartments, 3 different homes, two different states, but the one constant has always been my wife and Spike.

Spike is getting older, he is on medications for his heart, his hair is more grey than black, and he doesn’t get around like he used to. However, one day we were back home during bluebonnet season in Texas and we captured the Spike of old. He was running and playing in a field of bluebonnets. It was as if he was transported back a couple of years. Fortunately we snapped a picture with our phone and it was perfection.

We decided the best way to honor Spike and this photo was to commission a painting to have forever. After doing some research, I came upon a William Hagerman. I loved the works I saw in person and online. I knew he would be the perfect person to make the photo come to life. From the first email to the final product, the commission process was easy. He took our photo, asked some questions, and sent a couple of rough drafts. The final piece was perfection. It truly captured the joy Spike has that day.

We will be forever grateful for the piece that he made for us. Thank you Mr. Hagerman.

Rene and Vanilla Macias-Rodriguez

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