Archive for June, 2012

MIchael Burton joins the art for conservation.org website

June 29, 2012

Many of you know I’ve been studying art theory, fundamentals, digital, and concept art. Along with my studies I’ve decided to create paintings with purpose; images that can tell a story. This approach will allow my portfolio in progress not to end up like homework studies. The new work turned out to be a conservation project with a fantasy theme. I recently teamed up with the “Art for conservation” community and selected some new material, along with a few of my older pieces to help create messages and spread the word on protecting our home(planet).

Check out some of the new work I’ve been working on before It’s release to the public.

http://www.artforconservation.org/artists/michaelburton

http://www.artforconservation.org/

Michael Burton new preview video for his book “Let Me Paint a Picture”

June 23, 2012

This is a book I self published and revised about 2  years ago. The idea to create and publish a book came from my mother after reading two of my written works. The first was “let me paint a picture” which turned out to be the title and epilogue for the book, and Struggle through seasons” a very personal but creative piece about my life.

It took a little over a year to complete the book, and was hard to categorize it since it was put together a little differently than the average book. I settled for calling it a creative memoir. I wrote, illustrated and published, Let Me Paint A Picture: My Life, Growth, and Testimony. The book has given me an even bigger picture about my career and life. Realizing another side of me that loves writing poetry and heavily conscious lyrics. Also, I knew I had a testimony to share with others; especially knowing God had granted me a second chance in life at such an early age; and why I’m so passionate about using my gifts and creating with purpose.

I peeled away at the layers of my life; touching on topics such as: Love, relationships, family, survival, dreams, goals, growing, life and death; journeying from child, to teen and adulthood,

for more details on the book check out my online store at

www.Theurbanrockwell.com

My first youtube video-“The Making of Mother Earth’s Color Portrait”

June 7, 2012

This is a fantasy portrait of Mother Earth; painted digitaly in Corel Painter X. This is the first of 10 finished pieces in a series for my conservation project. My goal is to produce a mini movie on the making of the project, to go along with the actual paintings for future art exhibits. Stay tuned for more updates on my youtube channel, art, news, and shows.

Thanks for watching!

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Michael Burton