BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE ARTWORK BY MATTHEW LYLES HORNBOSTEL
Do you want your home to look even more amazing?
Nicely decorated? A prettier, more appealing place to host parties and have fun with friends?
Do you want a unique, hand-drawn original work in vibrant oil pastel?
I'm launching a batch of new handmade art on Etsy:
I am currently beginning the process of creating a wide range of original artwork to be sold through Etsy, along with prints [to be sold elsewhere -on Zazzle, CafePress, and most affordably on my own shop].
click this link to visit my Etsy shop.
My Etsy works are art pieces designed directly by me, one at a time, by hand, with careful attention to detail, using the skills I've developed through over a decade of painting, drawing, and learning from studio art courses. The upside to buying one of the Etsy items is that you can see exactly what you'll get before buying.
On the other hand, if you want a handmade artwork based on YOUR OWN idea, i.e. a commission, those are available on my eBay shop.
THE AMERICAN ARTWORK COLLECTION
I'll be creating new artworks throughout 2017, items that depict different elements of the United States, like these two I've already sold:
I am an American and I love America. The United States may not be perfect, and sure, there are many things we can do better, but the country is beautiful, diverse, full of iconic scenes and gorgeous landscapes.
This showcase will feature much of what is amazing and remarkable about this country.
The staggeringly big collection of 45 oil-pastel artworks will focus on notable views across the United States, from East to West, sea to shining sea, divided into three batches of 15:
EAST COAST - Times Square. Cape Cod. The Everglades. Capitol Hill. The Statue of Liberty. Niagara Falls. The Liberty Bell. History and memorable landmarks from the East Coast.
HEARTLAND - The Grand Canyon. The French Quarter. Yellowstone. Mount Rushmore. Chicago's Sears Tower. The Gateway Arch and the Alamo. A wide range of major icons fill out this second set of fifteen.
WEST COAST - The Golden Gate Bridge. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Mount Denali in Alaska. The Vegas Strip. The Space Needle. Hollywood. Crater Lake. Yosemite. A lot is fascinating along the West Coast too!
PREMIUM PASTEL ORIGINALS:
The original pastel art items on paper, are shipped in tubes to customers at around $30-45 each, and that's quite fair given their size and visual appeal. (18"x24".)
But for most of you, the real appeal, the accessible, affordable option, will be the prints - posters and postcards I print for people as a way to hopefully fund other projects in the future. It's a pretty decent idea.
And it's just one longer term goal. I'd like to create works based on the rest of the world too, as well as a plethora of original art that doesn't fit into these traditional landscape or cityscape categories. I'd love to make hundreds of items, because I love the creative process. And if this Etsy shop proves successful, which I hope it will be, it could have ripple effects - expanding other projects also. Videos and games, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, and other genres.
Maybe if things go well enough, we'll even see some truly massive charitable efforts on my part, and creative works much more immense and compelling than anything I've yet attempted. Could happen. In fact, it probably will before 2020 - I have high hopes for the future and active, efficient strategies to realize those hopes. Just watch. Things are about to get really interesting around here.
I will benefit by being positioned to make my best work yet.
You'll be the audience that enjoys that work as it improves each year.
You could even have your own piece of that creative work sitting physically in your hands, decorating your walls, given to a friend or someone you love, well before things take off and attention here goes through the roof. Because I'm convinced that it will. I am all but certain it will.
Visit my eBay shop or Etsy shop today!
Incidentally, if you're in the greater Houston area, please check out my booth at the Vineyard Art Market when December rolls around and that event takes place. Two items slated for Etsy wound up being sold there - the Southwest artwork you may have seen in the Still Art section, and the NYC work also in oil pastel. For prints you might want to visit my official shop, which has some amazing bargains and unique product options found nowhere else!
Consider a painting or pastel art piece as an affordable gift for a family member, friend, or loved one to commemorate and celebrate a special occasion. Or as a way to decorate your home or apartment and make it look amazing. If you've got any reason at all to buy an artwork, this is a good opportunity. And even if not, you may still want to bookmark this site and keep it in mind for later.
Finally, if you are unlikely to ever buy handmade art [for whatever reason] but do like the idea of seeing my games or videos being completed, you have a few helpful options of quick things you can do that'll make a big impact on my production efforts, listed on this page. Thanks for reading.