Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Make Father’s Day 2011 A Memorable One with Artist Rick Spooner

Make Your Father Happy with Companion Prints by Rick Spooner

Father’s Day is just around the corner and you know he doesn’t really need another tie. So what do you get that he will love and appreciate and that’s unique? This year why not gift something your father will truly enjoy and remember?

How about a pair of Companion Prints from automotive artist Rick Spooner?

Rick has a large variety of smaller framed prints available on his eBay store that look great paired up together. Or choose one of the larger Limited Edition prints. Either are sure to have your father going down memory lane each time he views these classic cars art prints by Rick Spooner.

Rick Spooner Car Art Prints

Rick Spooner

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Automotive Art Prints now available at Fine Art America

Check out the Automotive Art Prints now available at:


Many prints are now available on stretched canvas or framed and matted which you can preview before placing your order..

Recent Commission, also available as giclee reproduction print!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Commissioning a Custom Work of Art

As an artist, I enjoy creating artwork for others just as much and sometimes more than those pieces of art I create for myself.  They give me a specific subject to focus on, a pressing deadline, which helps me discipline myself to paint, even when I don't feel like it, and there's nothing like getting back the positive feedback after completing a custom artwork that more than satisfies the client!

Join me over the next several posts as I walk through the process of commissioning a custom work of art for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

On one of my website pages I have a form designed to give me a heads up for someone interested in working with me for a custom work of art.  I discuss the idea of giving a custom artwork as a gift, payment methods, and the three steps to commissioning a custom art piece.

Three Easy Steps

STEP 1. Complete the Request for Custom Art form below and select submit:

STEP 2. You will be contacted to discuss project details, my current schedule and make your downpayment.

STEP 3. When completed you will be provided with a proof of the final artwork for your approval, pay the balance for the order and the completed artwork will be safely shipped to you by USPS or UPS.

Once someone has contacted me through the use of this form or by email, I contact them directly and we discuss what they're interested in accomplishing with the new art piece.  We discuss some possible variations in the background and mediums to use and whether or not they have a hardfast deadline to meet.

Typically the client provides me with pictures of the subject, but often I do additional research to get more details, as well as additional ideas for the background setting for the artwork.  I usually do several thumbnail sketches, about 3 by 4 inches in size, to get a feeling for the desired layout and composition of the artwork.

Then I create my initial sketch of the new piece directly on the chosen foundation.  In the picture below, you can see the rough sketch created for my latest commissioned piece, a 1958 Ferrari. 

In my next post I'll show some of the initial panting process as the picture progressed.  Hope you've enjoyed learning more about the process of commissioning custom art work! 

Please contact me about creating a comissioned work of art for yourself at rasart@msn.com or use this form.