Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Glasstire.com announcement...

The last line in this announcement on Glasstire.com about the upcoming show at Gray Contemporary that I have work in had me laughing this morning...

Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Tim McFarlane & Douglas Witmer

November 20 - December 12, 2014
7026 Old Katy Road, suite 253, HoustonTX 77024 Get directions
Painting, painting, and painting! By some smart painters!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New photography

Untitled Still no. 3

On a new photography kick lately. I'm trying out some ideas and concepts that have been brewing for a while. It's been a while since I've used my regular digital camera extensively (as opposed to my phone camera), but the things that I've learned from earlier self-portrait projects are still there and making it easier to jump into this new adventure. A few more shots are below...

Untitled Still no. 1

GC (back)

GC (grasp)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Exhibition: Gray Contemporary

I'm pleased to announce that I will have work in an upcoming three-person exhibition at 
Gray Contemporary in Houston, Texas. The show features paintings by Jeffrey Cortland Jones (Ohio), myself, and Douglas Witmer (Philadelphia). 

Opening Reception: 
November 20, 2014
Exhibition continues through December 12, 2014

Gray Contemporary
7026 Old Katy Road, #253
Houston, TX 77024

P: 713.862.4425
F: 713.862.4427

(image: Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Workt (Facet), 2014, enamel and mixed media on paper, 26 x 20 in.)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

From the archives: 2009

Throwback with two paintings from my 2009 solo show at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery titled Right Now, This Moment. 

Left: Nest, 2009, acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches
Right: Masks, 2009, acrylic on panel, 30 x 40 inches

Monday, November 03, 2014



Upon reading this great list from ArtBookGuy, I realized that I've been doing pretty well with most of the items mentioned. I would add that when it comes to social media, artists should have places solely dedicated to their own work (website, facebook page, blog) and separate accounts for other interests. 

For example, I have a Tumblr page (timmcfarlane.tumblr.com) that's basically a dumping ground for my art interests, as well as things like design, style/fashion, photography, music, random humor, and so on. My Twitter account (@timmcfarlaneart) is a mix of my own work (images of pieces, studio photos, show announcement links, etc...) and other things. My Instagram (@timmcfarlaneart) account is a mix of things, but any posts that I make that feature my work, studio shots, exhibition photos, etc...are tagged with my name. That way, if someone does a search for me on Instagram, they will see all the posts that feature my artwork and studio. I also tag all of my art blog posts with my name so that it will show up in Google searches easily. 

Last, but not least, I use my own name across all of my public social media platforms, adding the word 'art' at the end of my name. I do that to make it easier for people searching for my work online to find it with as little work or confusion as possible, since there are others who share my name. 

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Studio visit with Sharon Butler

(photo: Sharon Butler)

Sharon Butler of Two Coats of Paint paid a visit to my studio last week, along with her class of 
second-year MFA students from PAFA...