Thursday, February 27, 2014

Local Greeting Cards

Today was a good day to prime a bunch of canvases, and I made some greeting cards made with antique local postcards. They feature various shots of the Ashokan Reservoir, as well as an old card of the Senate House in Kingston NY, under a full moon no less. They can be found in the "local" section of my studio, local being the Catskills from Phoenicia to Kingston and beyond. 

These are  pre 1930 cards. I love the colors in them and how everything is just so less cluttered. Someone should do a show of the old vs. new. I would, but I just don't have the time for every idea I have!

Most of my cards feature images from 1840-1940. These are 6.00 each, with none more than 8.00. Frameable and a very cool thing to send for any occasion!

Off to paint!

Monday, February 24, 2014


I have been in business for myself for many years, but this has been the first time I have had a public location, and did not realize how much work it takes to start, promote, and build it!  It's great as it adds to my repertoire of information for mentoring others.

I just built a website for the studio using a web building program from Go Daddy, which is SO easy considering I once did some web work on Dreamweaver.  I am linking this blog to the website, and for more information you can visit my P.A. Gibbons Studio website.  My own personal blog is great for--well, my personal writings, though my art and my personal life are so intertwined that it is often hard to separate the two.

This blog will be for studio events -what classes are being offered, workshops, what art I have been working on for the week. I can tailor any class to your needs, I offer individual and group instruction, and I have worked with multiple disabilities over the years, and can offer classes to suit a variety of needs. 

Stop by the studio sometime..we are at 18 Garden Street, above Hudson Valley Pottery, in the quaint town of Rhinebeck, NY