12 Days of Christmas Art Sale


12 Days of Christmas Art Sale For the 12 days preceding Christmas and for the 12 days following, I will be selling 12 paintings up to 75% off. From now until January 6th, these paintings are on sale. Go to the Sale Here: Holiday Art Sale Sales like this is a great way to begin [...]

12 Days of Christmas Art Sale2014-01-29T11:19:45-07:00

Holiday Group Art Show


Holiday Group Art Show   I have several small pieces (landscapes and figure studies) in the Holiday Art Show at the Art Underground, joined with other great, local artists: Chris Cain, Julie Barbera, Gia Hamilton, Tom Konchar, Megan Morgan and Michael Ohnmacht Friday, Dec. 6th, 5 - 10PM Saturday, Dec. 7th, 12 - 8PM Sunday, [...]

Holiday Group Art Show2014-01-29T11:20:49-07:00

A Short Movie for Halloween


A Short Movie for Halloween Answering Film Riot's Challenge to make a monster movie under two minutes in less than two weeks, I came up with this one. Completed in a week with the help from Larry Pritchard on sound, "The Monster In The Car" stars Matt Armbruster and Zorba Coltrane Abraxas. I hope you [...]

A Short Movie for Halloween2013-11-01T17:42:54-06:00

Unboxing Canon 60D – Burlesque Style


Those "unboxing" videos sort of bug me.  I still watch them when I'm craving something, but I feel like I'm watching product porn. Unboxing the Canon 60D Burlesque Style So, I did my own - in an appropriate fashion Unboxing the Canon 60D - Reviews HERE This camera is, in my humble opinion, the best [...]

Unboxing Canon 60D – Burlesque Style2014-03-05T12:11:23-07:00

Parenting Siblings In Rivalry


Siblings Quarrel.  Brothers, particularly, will fight.  It's normal Some Creativity Can Make All The Difference Parenting Siblings in Rivalry During the Summer, working from home brings up many occasions to break up fights and navigate (or try to) through sibling quarrels. Last year, here was one of my ways of making light of problems. I'll [...]

Parenting Siblings In Rivalry2014-03-05T12:11:23-07:00

O Living Always, Always Dying


Waking With Walt Whitman in my Mind O living always, always dying! O the burials of me past and present, O me while I stride ahead, material, visible, imperious as ever; O me, what I was for years, now dead, (I lament not, I am content;) O to disengage myself from those corpses of me, [...]

O Living Always, Always Dying2014-01-29T13:29:42-07:00

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt


Commemorating the 407th birth anniversary of one of the greatest painters of all time, Google has altered logo yet again to involve the portrait of the celebrated Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn. Happy Birthday Rembrandt Rembrandt is most known for his self portraits.  He began his career with portrait painting and only about 10% of these [...]

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt2014-01-16T14:18:39-07:00

How to Paint a Portrait Fast


Painting A Face Quickly for Illustration Work Face Painted in Profile for a book by Simonetta Carr about John Knox. In this quick tutorial, I speed up the process from 25 minutes to about 10 minutes showing the steps I take to quickly paint a side-view portrait. Simonetta Carr writes books on Christian biographies.  This [...]

How to Paint a Portrait Fast2014-01-29T13:29:46-07:00

Non-Starving Artist Solutions


Passive Income For Artists (Part 1) As a professional artist, you know how money comes in waves, and sometimes very small infrequent waves.  Illustrations, portraits, murals or any other form of commission may keep you in the financial clear, but it can take up so much of your time, you struggle to create your own [...]

Non-Starving Artist Solutions2014-01-29T13:29:52-07:00

Representing the Collector


Representing the Collector - How an Artist is Connects to Audience I recently visited the home of an art collector who had purchased one of my paintings.  The collector had contacted me regarding some of my work and after finding out that I lived near by, he invited me to see his collection.  The collection, [...]

Representing the Collector2014-02-26T17:40:34-07:00

Winner of the Free Print


Winner of the Free Print Winner of the FREE PRINT! Congratulations and Happy Halloween! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=294271617345188

Winner of the Free Print2014-01-29T13:18:57-07:00

FREE PRINT next week!


October 31st is Halloween. For a treat, I'll be giving away a print to one randomly picked fan on my Facebook page at facebook.com/MattAbraxasArt.

FREE PRINT next week!2014-01-29T13:19:18-07:00

Investing in new Artists


I am an "Up-and-Coming Artist," fairly new on the scene of dealing with collectors and galleries, but I've been doing this long enough to see that my own work has gone up in value.  The art market is a volatile one, but according to market researchers, it continues to show improvement.  Never-the-less, if you buy [...]

Investing in new Artists2014-01-29T13:19:28-07:00
Go to Top