Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I am ready to put 2008 to bed and awake to a fresh new 2009! I have a few resolutions, to procrastinate less, to be proactive more, to try new things, to be better organized, and to manage my time for work AND for fun better.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Since I was out of town when my latest work was released, I did not simultaneously post it on my blog. To catch up here are some of the in progress photo's and the final piece.
Happy to say that someone already has purchased the original. Prints, of course are available on the website, www.breyette.com.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Well, I will make a resolution to post more regularly in 2009!
My excuse for my slacking is 3-fold.
- First, I did 3 new works this month that I was intending to hold off on releasing because they are earmarked for my show this coming July. So I would normally have posted more images of them 'in progress'. But I didn't want to give too much of them away.
- Secondly, I blame Christmas, there is always so much else going on, it's tough enough for me to find time to get work done. Not to mention that Edward and I went to North Carolina to visit his family for the holiday.
- Thirdly, I had a car accident on the 18th, which shook me up and I was not in the greatest of moods. I really just wanted to curl up in bed for a few weeks, rather than deal with insurance and search for a new used car.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to.
I am certainly looking forward to sweeping 2008 into the past (for all it's good and bad) and look bright eyed toward 2009! I've always like odd numbered years.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Anyway....here is a glimpse of the next piece. I am thinking it will also go in the show. I don't want to show more than the face because anything more will give away the gist of the picture. It's going to be part of a series of at least 3 perhaps more.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
To accentuate the figures emergence from a pool of water the long wet hair works here. I think it gives it a nicer line with the arced angle of the head.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
I am offering free shipping on any orders placed at my website gallery www.breyette.com, of $50 or more going to anywhere in the U.S. as my way of giving thanks for being able to earn a living with my art.
I also have a limited number of signed 2009 calendars left to treat yourself or someone else with, and you can spread the joy with this years holiday cards featuring my piece "Stocking Stuffers".
Take care and a Happy Holiday Seasons to you.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In part 2 we discuss:
- My chosen media.
- My 1000 Words Project.
- Erotica and Sexuality.
- My inspirations and sexual heroes.
- Future projects.
- Advice for an aspiring erotic artist.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The water’s awash with toothbrushes, laundry baskets, trawling nets, plastic bags and miles of plastic cord mixed with plastic bottles, rubber ducks, gym shoes and cigarette lighters.
Welcome to the edge of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest floating trash heap.
The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents draws in floating trash from around the world and is trapped by the circular motion. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and sailors rarely travel through the gyre.
Greenpeace estimates that 1 million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die in the Garbage Patch each year.
The pernicious effects of this "trash vortex" aren't just limited to the marine ecosystem. Every year, hundreds of millions of nurdles, tiny pieces of plastic, are dumped into or lost at sea, where they eventually make their way into the food chain by acting as sponges for a variety of anthropogenic chemicals (e.g. hydrocarbons and DDT).
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Man there were a lot of leaves in this one! But I saved those for last so I'd have these two gorgeous guys to appreciate while I toiled away.
The original as well as limited edition prints of this new work are available now on my website www.breyette.com.
As always, get 20% off for a very limited time during the Day of Issue Sale, which will end around midnight tomorrow, November 20th.
Monday, November 17, 2008
In Part 1 Dr. Dick discussed with me:
- How I got my start as an artist; as an erotic artist.
- Where I find my models.
- What Erotic Art means to me.
- The power of written erotica and erotic images.
- The difference between erotic and pornographic.
- How I imbue my artistic creations with life.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Keith Olbermann comments on the passage of Prop 8 in California which strips away marriage rights from a specific minority, it bans same-sex couples from identical legal protections afforded everyone else.
While, in the state of Connecticut beginning today, same-sex couples can apply for and receive marriage licenses.
Shortly after the call for story submissions ended in May I was hit with the sudden closing of the venue for my July exhibit in Provincetown and the ensuing scramble of find a new one. That ended well, but it was a much bigger show and took more work prepare for.
In August I hooked up with a publishing company that was interested in publishing the resulting book from the 1000 Word Project and began working with the editor to select the best stories. Things were going well then the editor got bogged down with several other projects, so it's kind of been on hold for awhile.
Hopefully things will be back on track soon and we'll have a great book put together.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In a time when there is easy access to explicit pornography, it's still those little things that trigger the libido. It can be the way a guy stands, the arch of an eyebrow, flashing a little midsection when reaching over head or seeing his briefs when he bends over. While the whole enchilada is great too, it nice that it doesn't desensitize us to the power of subtleties.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
The company was listed on the website as a contributor.
I also contacted First Data and expressed my displeasure with this endorsement.
First Data responded saying that they do not take official company positions on social issues. They discovered that an employee contributed and listed them as their employer. First Data requested that they remove their name from the protectmarriage.com website and they have complied.
Unfortunately I think I ate some bad shrimp on our last night and got very sick on the trip back. I was in the tiny airplane restroom for much of the flight from San José to Miami. I had the shakes, chills and collapsed once. The flight crew was ready to have fire and rescue meet the plane in Miami.
I made it through customs, and thanks to all the folks that let me cut the line. We had a nice long lay over in Miami, which is the one time I really appreciated that because I did not want to get back on the plane to Boston at that point.
Edward took good care of me keeping me warm, getting me Pepto, Immodium, tea, Gatorade and H2O, and eventually a wheelchair because I had no strength to stand.
Once I warmed up and my intestines settled down, I fell asleep from exhaustion in the airport and slept through most of the flight back to Boston.
I am still a bit under the weather but feel sooooo much better today.
I'll post some of the pics we took in Costa Rica soon.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Have a happy Halloween...and don't forget to vote!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Prop. 8 is the attempt to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples.
I'll be talking to my bank to see if they have other card service providers they work with.
To other fairminded business owners, especially GLBT business owners, consider switching card processing companies if you're using First Data.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am happy to reveal my Christmas themed piece for 2008, Stocking Stuffers. I always enjoy trying to capture the spirit of the holiday by bringing the elements of the season together in a fun and sexy way.
The original as well as limited edition prints can be purchased on my website, www.breyette.com. They will be 15% off during the Day of Issue Sale, which ends around midnight Friday 10/24/08.
You can also order unique Christmas cards with this image exclusively from www.breyette.com. Cards are expected to be ready to ship the first week in November.
He also does a weekly podcast, available from his site as well as iTunes.
He has a new series of interviews called The Erotic Mind, where he talks with artists and authors of erotica.
Dr. Dick interviewed me yesterday and I'll be showing up in 2 half hour podcasts expected to debut in the second half of November. I'll keep ya posted with the exact dates.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Bach·mann·ism [bok-muh n-iz-uh m]
1. the practice of making accusations or insinuations of anti-patriotism, esp. of being characterized as un-American, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence. Similar to mccarthyism.
2. an unsubstantiated statement that is meant to pander to peoples sense of patriotism by inferring an opposing individual or group is less patriotic than themselves.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The exhibit in Berlin has been extended until October 27th, and may go until November 3rd.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The size of each state is distorted to reflect it's share of electoral votes.
If you're a gambler, the data for this map comes from the Intrade prediction market where there are real-money contracts for each individual state based on how it will award its 2008 electoral votes. Traders who predict the outcome correctly are rewarded with the money of those who don't. For more information visit Intrade.com. The data was updated yesterday October 16th.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The lead single What About Us, was penned by Brit pop star Gary Barlow.
Barrowman is an out and proud actor - hence the same-sex imagery in the video.
In an effort to defeat these anti-American groups that support discrimination, segregation, prejudism and bigotry generous donors Tom Bombardier and John Fowler, along with the Human Rights Campaign, will double every online contribution made TODAY, up to $120,000 to fund the effort to keep marriage in California fair and equal to EVERYONE regardless of sex, race, or religion.
Donate to keep marriage in California equal : https://secure.ga3.org/03/caequalpac_match
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's turning out well. I think it will be a really cute piece.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I did notice that he's started to look a little 'lit', meaning he might have had too much rum in his egg nog, but that works out perfectly for this scene.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
The 4-3 ruling will make Connecticut the third state, behind Massachusetts and California, to allow same-sex marriages, decisions that in all cases were made by the highest state court. The decision marks the first time that a court rejected civil unions as an alternative to granting gay couples the right to marry.
You can take a peek at his book Pencil Drawings and buy it at this link http://www.lulu.com/browse/book_view.php?fCID=4394828
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
He’s mysterious and intriguing, dashing with a wicked smile and a stare that sets you on fire, so when The Count invites you to his castle and then into his bed chamber what’s a young man to do - but get down for The Count?
The last few years I’ve indulged in doing a piece to celebrate each Halloween. It gives me a chance to have a little wicked fun with my artwork and no better time for a little fun. Previously I’ve done a devil “Diablo” and a werewolf “Leader of the Pack”. So for 2008 it was time for a vampire, and I wanted to shoot for the top and do my interpretation of Count Dracula.
Limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase. The Day of Issue Sale is on through Midnight Thursday October 9.
The Original is available through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery of Provincetown MA.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I was very intrigued with expression on the passenger's face in this picture, and wanted him to be the main focus of the work. This led me to render everything else a tad out-of-focus.
The original as well as limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase. The Day of Issue Sale is on through Midnight Friday September 26.