Year of the Ram Time Lapse

This is my first annual Chinese zodiac piece. 2015 is the year of the ram/goat/sheep. Depending on the country, the word yáng can refer to either of the three. So, I chose ram. This was drawn over the course of about a week using: pen and ink, marker, water color and a little oil pastel. Sped up, I think I look way more assured in the process than I was in real time. I had to stop, erase, redraw and second guess lots throughout the process. 

Making of the Hierophant

Time-lapse video of my Hierophant drawing for the Major Arcana Group Tarot Show at the Metallo Gallery in Madrid, NM held Oct. 12, 2013. There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana; 22 artists were selected to each do their interpretation of a single card. 


The Lion Comes Alive

Here's a time lapse video of "The Old Soul" coming to life. he took me somewhere between 25-30 hours or so to create over the course of a week. The planning, however, took months: I found the peonies on a walk in Nashville with my girlfriend this past June; the red dragonfly landed and stayed a while in my festival booth in Bernalillo, NM earlier this month; I'd been collecting source images of lions for about 6 months, but came across this pose a couple weeks ago; I had an idea for the mood I intended him to carry, but personal experiences over the summer paved the way for the emotional content he carries.


A Day in the Life...

  One of the reasons I post social media pictures of all my booth displays is to preserve their individual uniqueness. Every setup is it's own beast, a temporary art gallery customized to it's location, allotted display space, festival theme, and momentary inspiration that can take half a day or more to construct. My display at the Bernalillo Wine Festival took me a snappy 3 hours real time, from opening my van doors to zipping my canopy shut. This counts as an easy day at the office!

  Watch the second installment of my time-lapse series here measuring a tick under a minute:

Time Lapse Video of the Flower Tiger

  This is what I do in between pencilling and spray painting:

April 02, 2013 by Michael Rohner

Give the Gift of Art for Christmas

 Art makes great gifts. Lots of art makes greater gifts. So, to ease the burden for your holiday shopping, everything on my site will be buy one, get one free through the Christmas season. Simply choose your paid piece and then include the name of the free piece you'd like in your shopping cart. This sale may last until the new year but will definitely last until The Big Day. And shipping will be free. Order by Dec. 19th to get them in time for Christmas!

Happy Holidays,

Mike Rohner

P.S. One tip: my 11" x 14" and 18" x 24" prints are standard-sized and therefore don't require custom framing. A quick trip to a Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or Aaron Brothers will yield many attractive, affordable options to quickly frame and then wrap a gift for your loved ones.

December 13, 2012 by Michael Rohner

Thank You, Texas!

  Recently got back from the Houston International Festival. I was excited to set up shop for the first time in Texas, not knowing what to expect. The fine arts district boasted some real quality art. My peers were charming as usual-- as were the festival attendees-- and the world foods court sat right around the corner from my setup. Win win win. What's more, they awarded my booth this:


  I was done! I could go home happy, but there still was another weekend and I thought nothing could top that. Well, I was wrong:

  They awarded my booth this the following weekend. I'm still floored, honored, humbled, excited. Thank you again, Houston International Festival. I had a great time and look forward to next year!


  Michael Rohner

May 11, 2012 by Michael Rohner

Welcome to my new site!

  This update has been a long time coming and I'm real pleased with it. Make yourselves at home and please share any images you like via the social buttons next to the artwork.  

  Stay tuned for future offers, canvas art and t-shirts. Also, if you haven't already, please like my Facebook page. It's the best way to get a drop on upcoming artwork as I post works in progress.

  All The Best,


April 05, 2012 by Michael Rohner
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