Sunday, August 1, 2010

Van Caerndow's Western Paintings on Glass at the OZLAND Art Gallery - August 2010

"I paint on glass as a window to the worlds in my imagination"

Van Caerndow has developed a style of painting on glass (mostly miniatures) using a French water based craft paint called Pebeo, which is designed for glass and ceramics. After painting is done he bakes the glass for 20 minutes at 325 degrees. From these finished works he signs, and numbers Giclee prints at up to 400% of the actual size.

His subject matter varies from sports to travel to portraits, but is dominated by his fascination with the American West.

All his pieces on display in SL have been painted in the last five years. Not only are most of the originals (On glass) available for sale in RL, but he also offers the giclee prints for purchase by contacting Phil Strang at

Visit Van's Western exhibit at the OZLAND Art Gallery for the month of August and make sure you take home the free gift that he has made specially for guests who visit this exhibit!

OZLAND Picture Story Challenge - What does this picture say to you?

Are "You" ready to challenge your writing skills? Then participate in our OZLAND Picture Stories writing series.

Each month a new picture will be picked, from our OZLAND Artist of the Month collection, with different themes. Your goal is to write a 500-1000 word... poem... essay... or story about the picture picked. This is a chance for you to challenge your writing skills each month. Story can be written in ANY genre... sci fi... romance... ghost... fantasy... fiction... non-fiction... biography... mystery... historical... whatever your writing genre... feel free to experiment. >More Information