Continue to Improve

My surgery went well, and I am almost through with therapy on my hand. I still haven’t regained all my strength and dexterity but it improves daily. I really m impressed with the Montgomery V.A. Occupational therapy department, they don’t let you get slack!

I had several shows I wanted to go to but due to COVID and not being able to paint yet I did not sign up.However, I soon will be signing up.

Thank you for your well wishes and I look forward to the shows.

Improving

Well, it seems as though the surgery was a success, I won’t know for sure until Tuesday, my first follow-up since 1 February.

I am slowly starting to do a little more however the have me pretty much immobilized. Please check out my updated blog as I now have everything I have for sale here. I DELETED ETSY as I was paying more and more in fees and advertisements without comparable payback.

Good Bye for Now

Well, I am finally having surgery on my hand that has been overdue for quite some time. I have significant arthritis in my hands and had surgery in 2018 on my right hand. This time it will be key left. It will be at least three months before I am healed enough to resume painting.

In the meantime I do have over a hundred paintings and figurines left for sale. I would like to clear out as many as possible so I don’t have to worry about boxing and shipping.

Please, visit the following websites, disregard the listed prices, contact me with an offer. If your offer covers my costs I will sell it to you. AS THEY SAY – IF YOU DON’T OFFER, I CAN’T ACCEPT YOUR OFFER!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FledglingArtist?ref=ss_profile – This is my ETSY Store where you can buy all of my paintings and ceramic/porcelain and pecan resin figurines

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-charles-francis/shop – This is my Fine Art America website. Here you can order all styles of prints with my paintings, blankets, mugs, shower curtains and on and on. All of these items use my art on them, you select the art, size it the way you want and that’s it. You can even select a frame for your print. Take a picture of where you plan to hang it and upload it. It inserts my print on your wall so you can see what it will look like!.

Happy shopping, thank you for your support and I will be getting hold of you when I start back up.

Chuck Francis

The Fledgling Artist

New Year!

My, oh my, 2020 was a year to be remembered for a long time to come. Hopefully, 2021 will soon see this COVID kicked to the curb and things will slowly return the U.S. to an economic powerhouse!

One of the worst parts of 2020 saw the cancellation of so many art and craft shows, museum shows etc. I even attempted to have a show and sale at my home. I sold a few paintings and figurines, more than covered the advertisements etc but I now have such a huge supply of paintings and figurines. Online sales have gone down because so many others are taking to selling online now, and then there is also the advent of “Digital Painting”, where photographs are taken, edited and printed on canvas. So a two or three week landscape oil painting that I would do takes a few hours and sells for much less. What is a man to do? Oh well, just keep painting and striving to improve, I have taken several online courses/classes to help with my techniques etc. We will see, and I Pray that we get this COVID under control so festivals and shows return!

Enough babbling, Here are some my latest paintings: Remember, all of my paintings are varnished with a UV protecting varnish.

I have also finished several more ceramic pieces and have sold quite a few lately. I will list a few of my favorite pieces here but I have so many…

And there are many many more Santa’s, rabbits, wildlife… just visit my ETSY store!

Don’t forget to visit my fine art store where you can get any of my paintings imprinted and dozens of different items or order a print.

Until next time!

New Pecan Pieces

I was fortunate enough to find more crushed pecan resin figurines, when I was stationed at Fort Bragg I enjoyed painting these and had developed a following through the company I painted for on my slack time (Fort Bragg – Slack Time – HAHAHAHAH, but I did!)

You can find these on my ETSY site, here are some of the pictures:

Mother Easter Bunny
Noahs Ark

New Online Gallery

I have created a new online gallery with fineartamerica.com. I think I am going to like this site. My site is https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-charles-francis/shop

You can buy any of my artwork in any style of print, tapestry or other items even an iPhone case. Here is an example:

Here you can see types of print material for a wall hanging, posters etc. Anything you want framed there are literally thousands of types, widths, colors etc and it is fast to choose.

Farther down you can see you can order greeting cards and specify what you want on the inside., I-Phone cases and yes, you can specify the type., Pillows, bed throws, shower curtains, coffee mugs, tote bags etc. If there is something you wish that isn’t there contact me and I will try and have them get it!

Even more, Do you have something special you want painted, and then I can do that and have prints made as well.

Let me know what you think!

New Paintings

Well, since we finally got all settled and I have my Art “Closet” studio set up, I am able to get back to work “Bringing Life to canvas, paint and brush strokes” (I like my quote, how about you!)

I just finished varnishing 4 new paintings, as usual my wife stole one!

The first is my wife’s – a 36″wide x 24″ tall acrylic landscape of a fall scene with all of God’s beautiful colors and a tremendous snowcapped mountain scene “It’s Fall”.

“It’s Fall”

Next is a theme I am really getting into lately – Trains. This one is titled “Train Through the Clouds. It is acrylic, 20″ wide x 16” tall. This one is for sale on my Etsy site for $185.00. It was fun learning how to get the chrome/stainless appearance as well as getting the rolling clouds correct around the train.

“Train Through the clouds”

Next is everyones favorite – Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle… I call this one “Santa’s Pose” it is 20″ Tall x 16″ wide acrylic. It is for sale on my Etsy site $185.00

“Santa’s Pose”

Last but definitely not least is another favorite theme of mine BIRDS. This is a lone Cardinal perched on branches during winter. It is 10″ wide x 8″ tall acrylic. This is for sale as well on my Etsy site for $95.00.

Don’t forget, Christmas is not that far off, all orders on my Etsy site are free shipping and I do custom work as well.

Two Paintings Auctioned

I just auctioned two paintings for the Officer Carlos Taylor Benefit here in Montgomery, Alabama. Wish we could have done more but we helped – that is what matters!

I auctioned off Winter Gathering and Dualing Arabians.

“Winter Gathering

“Dualing Arabians”

David Sykes of the Alabama Wounded Blue Inc. stopped by and gave a a Alabama Wounded Blue Challenge Coin! – Thank You Very Much, it was an honor assisting your organization! Here are pictures of the coin:

It was an honor to be able to support our Men In Blue, especially in these trying times. Good Luck Officer Carlos Taylor, may God Bless You and help you in your future therapies.

All Settled in, A Police Officer Needs Help

Well we have finally all settled in. My family believes strongly in helping those in need, especially those that defend and protect us.

This is a post from a local social media site “Next Door” here in Montgomery.

Montgomery Police Officer Carlos Taylor was critically injured in the line of duty protecting us. The critical injuries left Carlos paralyzed and wheelchair bound. His family is in dire need of a special van with lift gate so Carlos can be transported. Between now and the end of Labor Day weekend we are going to meet and surpass our goal of 25K. Knowing my Facebook and NextDoor friends and how you always step up, I believe we will raise the entire 60K! Please join me in giving to Wounded Blue through the site below. No gift is too small and all are 100% tax deductible. We need business owners as well as individuals to all give something regardless of the amount. Please respond on my Facebook page or NextDoor when you give so I can personally thank you. Back the Blue on Labor Day weekend, 2020!!

We have offered to donate several paintings for auction to help this family in need, we need your help in getting as much as possible for these, 100% of the money raised goes to the family in need.

Please visit my EBAY store https://www.ebay.com/sch/moncheriescafe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= to bid on these items, please remember I will get nothing, all proceeds go to help this family.

A. “BIRDS ON A TREE” – ACRYLIC 20″w x 16″t x 5/8″ deep.

“BIRDS ON A TREE”

B. “Blue Sky Over River” – ACRYLIC 20″w x 16″t x 5/8″ deep.

“BLUE SKY OVER RIVER”

C. “Compassion” Acrylic 14″t x 11″w x 5/8″ Deep

“COMPASSION”

D. “Crashing Waves” Acrylic 24″ w x 18″t x 5/8″ Deep

“CRASHING WAVES

E. “Dancing Dolphins” Acrylic 14″w x 11″t x 5/8″ Deep

“DANCING DOLPHINS

F. “Dueling Arabians” Acrylic 20″t x 16″ w x 5/8″ Deep

“DUELING ARABIANS

G. “Placencia” Acrylic 20″w x 16″t x 5/8″ Deep

“PLACENCIA”

H. “Saxy Soul” Acrylic 24″w x 20″ t x 3/4″ Deep

“SAXY SOUL”

I. “Winter Gathering” Acrylic 20″w x 16″t x 5/8″ Deep

“WINTER GATHERING”