Tag Archives: society6

sunday sunday. late september 2013

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral 2013

sakes alive.  it’s been busy!  summer has come and gone and the light is changing and it just goes and goes and …you know.

and the thing is, while there’s been a good bit of lovinganvil activity (especially around this bit – i’ll post more on that later) there’s also been a LOT of activity around gil’s black velvet paintings.  which is amazing.  and i am a huge fan.  between his classic ability and sharp wit, i’m in love with them all.  it’s lovely that they’re selling, because then we get to do things like buy food and heat the house, but i am a little sad to see them leave our walls as well.  only because it’s totally my ideal dream art.

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting a Black Velvet Elvis, by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting a Black Velvet Elvis, by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting Black Velvet Elvis was purchased by a patron who just returned from Vegas where she was looking for a black velvet Elvis and couldn’t find one!  not only that, but she has a tattoo of Bob Ross on her calf.
match. made.

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet, by Gil Corral 2013

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet, by Gil Corral 2013

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet is on his way to the man himself.  it’s amazing.  and such an honor.  Have you seen this video yet?  or this one?  you really should.  he and gil have a little dialog going.  we’ll see if we can get him to come play the barn.  just KIDDING.  maybe.

Custom Black Velvet Pet Portrait, by Gil Corral 2013

Custom Black Velvet Pet Portrait, by Gil Corral 2013

Poli’s portrait has inspired a flurry of pet owners with a rockin glorious sense of humor.  Miss CV has her portrait proudly displayed in her room.

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral, 2013. Print and Accessories on Society6.com

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral, 2013. Print and Accessories on Society6.com

and then Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn sold before the paint even had a chance to dry!  gil has another canvas that shape – i told him he has to sit his tushie back at his desk and work on Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn II.  right now he’s working on a hand lettered/hand painted sign for a business in portland, maine, which needs to get done the-sooner-the-better.  so until all that’s wrapped up, many of his velvets (and i’m adding el chicharron images daily) are available as prints, and tshirts, and cellphone cases, and pillows over at society6.

i really want a high quailty/high stylie Black Velvet Elvis for myself.  guess i’ll have to put my order in…

xoxo
coco

Advertisements

new year new(s)letter

wowowowowow!!  ok.  it’s been quite a while!  and we have so much to say!  so.  so so so.  where do we begin?

r o c k  t h e  p o s t

we’re really excited about working with rockthepost to promote our spring line,
c a d e n c e .  rock the post is a curated crowd-funding site and we’re honored to be chosen as one of their promotees!  there are really great awards for your contribution and we’d be eternally grateful for any help you can give!  and since you’re in the know via the official lovinganvil/hogfarm studios newsletter, we’re adding another award.   if you are able to donate $5, $10, or any amount less than the first award tier (offically, awards start at $25), drop me a line with your address and i’ll get an el chich magnet (randomly selected) headed your way if the project funds!

check out the project and please spread the word!

m a i n e  m a g a z i n e

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine.  article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine. article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

we received a nice mention and photo in the january 2013 maine magazine issue.  the photo is of our maine beach pebble earrings.  they’re available via our etsy site, for sure, along with several other one of a kind maine beach pebble jewelry.

a r t e m a s f i n a v e l v e t s

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

gil’s been painting up a velvet storm and it’s absolutely resonating with people.  many of the paintings have been sold even before they’ve gone to market via previews on instagram and facebook.  so far, frida kahlo, advenure time characters, bob ross and ferdinand the bull have all been captured on velvet.  much much more to come.

what’s that? you say you’d like to join the ranks of elvis, matadors and voluptuous naked ladies? FABULOUS.
to commission a custom velvet portrait from a photo you provide (and artist approval of photo), check out pricing as follows:
**this pricing is for a fairly traditional, single subject portrait. options are endless for a more complex layout but pricing will change. email and we’ll work out the details**

custom portrait black velvet:
8in x 8 in = $95
8in x 10in = $120
10in x 10in = $150
10in x 12in = $180
12in x 12in = $220
12in x 14in = $255

s o c i e t y 6  p e n  a n d  i n k

nina simone, by gil corral.  2012

nina simone, by gil corral. 2012

gil has a very striking body of work over on society6.com and is adding to it weekly.  the portraits in the works are mostly of hogfarm studios alumni, and will join howard zinn and nina simone very soon.  prints of the original work are of exceptional high quality and reasonably priced.  you can also get portrait imagery on tshirts, canvas bags, iphone/ipod cases and pillows.  it’s crazy.  and crazy cool!  keep an eye on it for sure.  OH, and just for the next few days, society6 is running a free shipping promotion — this code is valid until january 13, midnight pacific time!  http://society6.com/lovinganvil?promo=90f26e

http://society6.com/lovinganvil

the originals will eventually be available via artemasfina.etsy.com or by contacting us directly.

s a v e  t h e  d a t e !

https://i2.wp.com/www.alashensemble.com/PhotoGallery/poisson-all.jpg

ALASH, Photos © David Aronson

do you remember the first hogfarm show? (tom thumb and annie and the beekeepers, 2007)?  this winter, annie lynch and her husband, garth stevenson, are touring with alash, after spending time with them in alash’s homeland, tuva, russia.  hogfarm studios is soooo excited to help promote and present this show at one longfellow square.  more info to follow, but for now, please mark your calendars!

and that’s all the news that’s good to know.
xoxo
los corrals