Post-DesignerCon Drop!

by ncwinters on November 29, 2022

Another DesignerCon has come and gone, and was an overall excellent experience.

Special thanks to my booth partner, Jim Mazza for teaming up with me, to share resources and space while we hawked our wares to excited patrons. Always a blast hanging out with you my friend. Additionally, the convention wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance from friends Adrian and Chris. Both gentlemen were completely on top of it: taking orders, rolling prints, keeping us fed and overall keeping the artists on top of their game. The convention would have been a very different experience and way less fun without those two. All told the whole group of four: the Steak Bois made the convention something special. They all together really were the clam’s garters, they were indeed truly: the cat’s ass. (You just had to be there).

My post-convention wares will drop this coming Wednesday, November 30 at a random time. As always, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter for the exact drop time. There are still several original paintings, and I’ve held onto several copies of my exclusive print releases, so there is still much available. But still, don’t snooze on the drop, you’ve been warned!
*For those curious, my recent Trey Anastasio band gig poster artist copies will be available in the very near future but NOT on this drop. Stay tuned!)

On to the goods!

Lepidoptera 16/17 Set
Set of one of each of Lepidoptera 16 “Reptile” and Lepidoptera 17: “Flux.”
Print sizes: 10″ x 8″ limited edition of 160.
Archival giclée prints on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered, sets contain matching numbers.
Printed by Dave Correia.

$90 each set. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 16 “Reptile”
(Only available in a set with Lepidoptera 17: “Flux.”)

Lepidoptera 17 “Flux”
(Only available in a set with Lepidoptera 16: “Reptile.”)

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) Lepidoptera 16 “Reptile”
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 5.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
No two exactly alike. Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) Lepidoptera 17 “Flux”
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 5.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
No two exactly alike. Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Chroma Lizardo”
Three colorways: ‘Emerald,’ ‘Ruby,’ and ‘Lapis,’ each sold separately.
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50 of each colorway.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.

Printed by Spirit Printing.
$60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase these or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

‘Emerald’ colorway

hard to capture the spot gloss and holographic foil via camera!

‘Ruby’ colorway

‘Lapis’ colorway

For those on the hunt for originals, there are still a handful of my hand-painted collaged shadow box beetle paintings remaining! Learn a bit of the backstory and names of each from the listings in the store!

“Dexter” & “Vinny”

“Gwen” & “Amelia”

“Vanessa” & “Rob”

Framed Beetle Paintings – Small
Dimensions variable, approximately 2.5″ x 3.5″ framed to 4.75″ x 6.25″
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed with hand painted collaged background.

$250 each.
To purchase these or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Horatio” & “Miriam”

Framed Beetle Paintings – Medium
Dimensions variable, approximately 3″ x 4.25″ framed to 5.25 x 7.25″
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed with hand painted collaged background.

$350 each.
To purchase these or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Jessica” & “Raphael”

“Kris” & “Benny”

“Amy” & “Vance”

Framed Beetle Paintings – Large
Dimensions variable, approximately 3″ x 4.25″ framed to 6.25 x 8.25″
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed with hand painted collaged background.

$450 each.
To purchase these or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

*NCW*

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DesignerCon 2022!

by ncwinters on November 16, 2022

How is it already that time again? Yes, DesignerCon is upon us once again. This year seems to have gone by in a flash, but there’s still one last convention on my docket, and it’s my favorite one to boot. Normally I shill my wares from the usual double booth, but this year I’m teaming up with Jim Mazza and we’re taking over three full booths in a lucky “7” formation: booth #1015. Very exciting!

As usual, I’m bringing some exclusives as well as rarities from sold out runs. Because the live painting/auction was so successful at SDCC, I’ve decided to try it again. I’ll be hand embellishing a rare print which will go up for auction near the end of the convention. Keep an eye on the booth as well as my Facebook and Instagram for details as that evolves, most likely in a sloppy ad hoc manner.
On to the goods!

First up is the next two Lepidoptera: 16 & 17 (holy hell, how are we up to 17 already?). They’ll be available in the usual format: a matched number set, available for $90, limit two sets per person. Had fun with these, especially the scaly texture of “Reptile.”

Lepidoptera 16 “Reptile”
Print size: 10 x 8 limited edition of 160.
Sold as a set with Lepidoptera 17: “Flux.”
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 16
Reptile and Lep 17 “Flux”)
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 5, not shown): $250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

Lepidoptera 17 “Flux”
Print size: 10″ x 8 limited edition of 160.
Sold as a set with Lepidoptera 16: “Reptile.”
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 16
Reptile and Lep 17 “Flux”)
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 5, not shown): $250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

detail views.

Next is something new that I’m really excited about. It’s a shiny, fancy new print on holographic rainbow foil with all kinds of cool stuff going on. The print is on matte foil with multiple layers of spot gloss varnish that both enhance the iridescent foil as well as add some pretty wild raised texture in the scales. While I hate to be trite, pictures truly do not do this justice. This print really has to be seen in person to get the full effect. “Chroma Lizardo” comes in three colorways: “Emerald,” “Ruby,” and “Lapis.” Prints are 9″ x 12,” and hand signed and numbered in a limited edition of 50, $60 each. Limit two of each colorway per person.

Chroma Lizardo” ‘Emerald’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

‘Ruby’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

‘Lapis’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

In addition to the printed goods, I’ll have a slew of small framed original beetle paintings available. A whole set was captured and framed up for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Each original painting is float-mounted in a hand painted, collaged shadow box. Note that this is just a sampling, I’ll keep painting up until (and let’s face it, probably AFTER) the show opens. Keep an eye on my social media for updates on more as they are completed.
Remember- booth 1015, hope to see at the show!

Assorted Framed Beetle Paintings
Original paintings, various sizes.
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed with hand painted collaged background. Various sizes
.
Small: framed to4.75″ x 6.25″ $250 each.
Medium: framed to5.25″ x 7.25″ $350 each.
Large: framed to 6.25″ x 8.25″ $450 each.
Extra Large: framed to9″ x 11″ $550 each.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

*NCW*

New Art Print: “Just A Peek.”

by ncwinters on August 31, 2022

Happy to announce my newest print: “Just a Peek.” It’s the art print version of my recent Dave Matthews Band poster, which has received more positive response than any of my other gig posters to date! I’m humbled by the support of the image.

This piece was designed as an art print from the very beginning. I wanted to do an almost purely natural scene, with emphasis on lighting and depth. I really fell into and had a blast with this piece. The prints are seven colors on both Cougar 100# natural paper stock as well as holographic rainbow foil in three different colorways: “Dusk,” “Nocturne” and “Midnight.” The silver border element features a metallic silver ink which really pops off the paper. For the holographic rainbow foil version, this silver is dropped out with the metallic foil shining through. The final effect of the border, horns and eyes shimmering in holographic reflective foil turned out extremely well and has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. I normally try to avoid using foils for my art prints, but the result for “Just a Peek” turned out incredibly well and I’m excited to have this as an option for this print, in very limited quantities.

Special thanks to Lady Lazarus for their attention and care on the printing. Screenprinting is always a collaboration, and this print (especially the midnight version) could have ended up very differently if they weren’t on their game both in terms of excellent color mixing and tight registration. Thank you to Isaac, Aleisha and the rest of their team as always (now just hurry up on Spring Eternal!).

Additionally, a huge thank you to everyone for their continued support of my work. I’ve been in the weeds in terms of scheduling for a long time now, but after a recent vacation, I’m working to try and get the business side in gear a little better. My goal is to have more efficient turnaround times on shipping, hopefully through the hiring of staff, as well as through other time management solutions. Additionally, my goal is to have a better emphasis on work/life balance to try and get my mental state on a better track. The business has reached a point where I need to make some serious decisions about my time and energy and I’m excited about the possibilities it might open up. Only time will tell.

On to the print!

Just a Peek – “Dusk”
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 150.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Dusk” – holographic foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.
Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Nocturne”
Cougar 100# natural stock. Limited edition of 80.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Nocturne” – holographic foil
Holographic rainbow foil. Limited edition of 35.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Midnight”
Cougar 100# natural stock. Limited edition of 60.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Midnight” – holographic foil
Holographic rainbow foil. Limited edition of 30.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*