Awe, the life of a working artist!! Ramblings …

Yep, the title says it all!    I am really enjoying my job these days.   I guess you could say I hold a position at the circus, that is with all of the juggling I’ve been doing 🙂    …. Ok, ice has been broken, time for me to tell you what’s been going on.

I’ve been so inspired on this new children’s book that I was asked to illustrate, that I’ve been getting all of my other work done on time, so I can spend some good time on doing/illustrating a page a night.   I’ve got plenty of time to finish the book, but I am just having so much dog gone fun, that it’s hard to stop.   “See some in the works pictures on my Facebook Page”  “Sign up for my Newsletter’s to be one of the 1st’s to Know about the release”

Finally have completed my 5 Elements painting, boy that was a beautiful chore and Turned out beautiful.   It just took much longer than I thought it would, you win some you lose some.  Final pictures coming soon on FB!

The “Charmed Heart” idea, that the Art Center Manatee wants me to do for my workshop has done pretty good with “online” purchases – so thank you for your support on this …. we will see if anyone show’s up for my workshop … lol 🙂     And there is still time for your to get your Custom “Charmed Heart” – Click here

I have also been enjoying the continues custom commission from everything from the “Charmed Heart” to Family Drawings to Pets to very creative out of the box ideas ……  Thank you ALL for your Support!

Classes have been a ton of fun!!   Really enjoy teaching my drawing classes.  I think next semester I am going to only teach drawing classes … what do you think? And keep my painting styles to myself 🙂   Makes it a little bit easier to balance my time with my commission paintings this way. (Want to Join My Classes, see Lists here)

I’ve got another show coming up in February that I am actually prepared for, supposed to have 10 “Original” Pieces of Art, low and behold I do, I didn’t think I would.  I am not planning on selling anything, but it’s a really neat venue and it’s really cool that I was invited to participate.  It was one of the first show’s I heard about when I joined the artcenter in June of last year, and asked to be put onto the list!   (Click here to see Events)

I am involved in my first paint around, february 12th, that’s pretty cool!   Because I get to paint with 5 other very talented artists, that I respect and look up to, so keep your fingers crossed, hopefully I don’t ruin their paintings … lol … (( Want to Come Watch – Click here for Event Schedule)

Other than that I entered another exhibit, that I didn’t win anything on, so I took that personality, BUT I got over it!

I am really excited to see how my wife is really blooming in her new work, she is an extremely brilliant and lovely lady that I adore, and she keeps me inspired daily.(Click to see her website)

I am such a lucky guy to have a whole bunch of stuff to blog about 🙂   Maybe I should do it more often, BUT I’ve been so busy … I will post more often on my blog, that’s why I have it.  Even if I am just keeping it real, like this blog ….. you like that don’t you??

So that’s what’s up in a nut shell ….  (Joke via Dave Letterman – Hey I heard it was so cold in New York that the squirrels had to put salt on their nuts …. LMAO) sorry had to do it 🙂

Good Night World … Thank you for following my Journey …..

Joseph Palotas

Fine Artist


Happy Valentines Day …. not far away ! Custom Gift and Mini Workshop !!!

Hello everyone ….

We Love Valentines Day around our home, it’s a special time to get that special someone in your life something special, either it be your spouse, your boy-girl friend, or a family member, or a really good friend, and anyone in between!

Isn’t it nice to find something unique, and special, yes of course roses and chocolates are the norm, but they don’t last forever like this painting will, it cost less than those roses and chocolates!

So this year, I am offering something very special to everyone all over the world!   Custom Painted hearts, to show your never-ending love …. give a “Charmed Heart”.  You can choose the colors (main colors) such as the color of the heart and the color of the background.  It will be very similar to this heart below.   You can even add names in the heart, kinda like a hidden message ….  I will post them as I go, right here on the blog for other ideas!     Click the “Charmed Heart” to take you to the listing to purchase one of these lovely Custom Hearts!    Let me know in the notes section what colors you want, and if you want a hidden message, name, or just as it is!

If you are in the Florida Area, I will be offering a Mini Workshop on February 12th, 2011 …. where I will help you PAINT this yourself.  Bring your loved one or come by yourself and surprise them!!   Please View the Flyer for More info!   You can go into the Art Center Manatee to register or you can call them, and set everything up!

Come Join ME and Make this Holiday Special !