Fine Art

Black Friday SPECIALS!

There are two great ways to save on Howard Lyon fine art prints this weekend!

 

Black Friday open house!

Come with your Christmas shopping list - give the gift of uplifting art for Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 10:00am until 2:00pm. The Lyon home, 3063 E Menlo, Mesa Az

Come by to see new unreleased pieces, get great one day only discounts and special purchases on all prints and limited editions!

Spread the word to all of your friends and family!

 

Or you can also shop online and get great deals!

 

All online purchases can receive 25% off this weekend only! This is the only time we offer this much of a discount!

Use code: BLKFRI when you check out.

 

In addition to 25% off everything in the store...

We are also offering the 9x13 giclee print on paper of " From Fear to Faith" for only $40 (plus you can still use your 25% off on this item!)

 

Gift Certificates also available!

The gift of art is always enjoyed!

Reference for the From Fear to Faith painting

In doing research for the painting, I decided that I needed some significant reference for the boat.  My wife and I did some research and feel that we had a pretty good idea of what the boat would look like.  In fact, there is a full scale model of what they believe is a boat that would have been on the Sea of Galilee around the first century.  It was, unfortunately in Israel, and that seemed a bit far to travel, not knowing if I would be able to even photograph it, let alone, light it the way I would need. So, I built my own.  Smaller of course, but following the advice given by James Gurney in his book Imaginative Realism, I took the time to build a realistic model of the boat.  I designed the basic structure in Maya, printed it out and glued the paper to a sheet of poplar.  Cut out the ribbing and keel, assembled them and then glued on strips of balsa wood.  a day and half later, a boat that I could get wet, light, scratch up and play around with.  Some of the best reference I have ever had for a painting.  Here is a shot of it: