Friday, February 21, 2020

Commission Images

Hi all, well I've been busy working on some commission images for clients. This, one of them. Bill, had seen one of my automotive framed images at the "Laguna Art-A-Fair" last year and decided to add it to his collection. Well, not to make a short story long, but Bill had this cell phone photo that he had taken of one of his cars and wanted to know if I could work some magic. The challenge, clean it up and make it printable just like the one he had purchased from me. I'm always open to a challenge, and said, send it to me.

Well, here's the before and after. Taking unwanted reflections out, a licence plate off, adding blue sky, making the the image including the car pop more, bringing out the "Carrera Scrip" and increasing the resolution. He'll now be adding another 16"x 24" this to his collection. So if you have a photo of your car and you would like to have it infused onto metal, let me know. I'll say yep, I can do something with it or no not really. But, it's always worth a try.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Just a Reminder....

Hi all,

Don't forget my show with some of the "Side Road Salvage Collection" images is happening at "The Studio Door" Gallery. The show runs thought Feburary 29th. Still time to check it out!

Here's the address: 3867 Fourth Ave., San Diego, 92103. Phone: 1-619-255-2867

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Hi all,

I'm excited to announce the release of my newest image, "Nightwatch."

This is one of those images I started in my booth last summer at the "Laguna Art-A-Fair". See, when I do these shows, I'm the only one manning my space, and interacting with patrons during the day. I sit there in my chair working with Photoshop on my computer, and it's, work, talk, work, talk, and sale a print or two. The hours whizz by, but sometimes I don't get too far on the image, so this one was just finished in my studio in the last few days.

Offered in different sizes on my website as photo paper prints, or you can have the first pint, infused onto metal as a 16"x 24" hand signed and framed in a barn wood frame, for $450 including the shipping. If you would like to get the first one you can order it here.

Monday, February 3, 2020

How Time Flies

Hi all, how time flies! Here's your monthly calendar to print out and post up.

Just a reminder, my show is still going on at "The Studio Door" Gallery here in San Diego. Don't forget to stop by and check out my "Vintage Trailer and Gas Station" framed images along with some other awesome art. I'm including a link to the gallery for their location and hours.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

"Canned Casa"

I'm excited to announce the release of my newest print, "Canned Casa."

This is one of my images that I started several months ago. As things go, other things always come into play, like finding the right background, the right sky, and the time to put it all together along with going through back surgery. This is one of those images that I think does what all art should; they affect how the viewer see things. Your mind will fill in the gaps. What do you think?

The print infused onto gloss metal comes custom framed in a "Barnwwood " frame. Offered in two sizes, hand-numbered, signed, and wired ready to hang and enjoy. Size one is a 16"x 24" and size two is a 24"x 36."

The introductory prices in include shipping here in the US. Can I ship one to you?

16"x 24", $450
24"x 36", $750

"Canned Casa"

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

You're invited!

Hi all, wishing you all a Happy and safe New Year!

I'm starting off the new year with a bang! I was invited to participate in a group show being held at "The Studio Door" Gallery in San Diego. The exhibition dates are, January 4 - February 29, 2020.
I'll be showing my "Roadside Salvage Collection" which consist of trailers and gas stations. There is also an Artists Reception on January 25, 6 - 9 pm. and you're invited! If you can't make the reception you can always stop by to see the show anytime during the above dates. Hope to see you there!

The address is: The Studio Door, 3867 Fourth Ave., San Diego, 92103.
Phone: 1-619-255-2867

PS. Don't forget to cut your calendar out!

Monday, December 23, 2019

It's That Time of Year

Dear Friends,

Here at John Straub Image Works worldwide headquarters (Big Grin), things are pretty hectic. Recovering from back surgery, getting some last minute orders shipped, and trying to set some time aside to work on a few new images, has been challenging. Before the big day arrives, I wanted to thank you for opening these emails, buying art from me and saying nice things to me when we meet. Art is always cool, but it's always the people I meet and talk to at the end of the day, that makes it special.

Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you all!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

No kidnapping here....

Hi all,

I've been off-line for several weeks now, no I didn't get kidnapped. After dealing with a some pain in my back for 3-4 years now, I decided to go under the knife. Back surgery.... All went well, however I can't sit at a computer for any length of time yet. Hence, no post. But, here is one small framed canvas image I do have available to go out that I hand glazed. Looks pretty cool, like it was hand painted. Check it out, named, Le Mans.

The size of the print is 8"x 8" and the total size of the frame is, 10 1/4"x 10 1/4" perfect for small spaces! It's only, $75. That also includes shipping in the US. It's signed, wired, ready to hang, and enjoy. How can you pass this up! And please forward this offer to your friends, if you think they may be interested!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Oh, that Ferrari

Hi guys,

A lot of times I'll shoot a study piece, this being one of those. The real shot will be on a "Red" Ferrari down the road. I just need to find the car I want now, which shouldn't be to hard. You do know that 45% of all Ferrari's sold are red. Interesting enough, red was not Enzo Ferrari's first choice, it just happened to be the color that the International Automobile Federation assigned to all Italian Grand Prix racecars in the early years of auto racing.

Here's your "Print-out,Cut-out, and Pin-up" calendar for the month.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Something New in the Way of Art

Hi all,

As it has been said, it's always good to try something new, don't get stuck in a rut as they say. Well, I've taken two of my very popular images and printed them on canvas with a satin black float frame. Check these out! The top one is "Burnished Silver" and the bottom one is "Racer's Mill."

The size of the prints are 8"x 8" and the total size of the frame is, 10 1/4"x 10 1/4" perfect for small spaces!You can have one or both, at a coast of $75 each or both for $150. That also includes shipping in the US. They are wired, ready to hang, and enjoy. How can you pass this up! And please forward this offer to your friends!

Canvas Prints

"Burnished Silver"

"Racer's Mill"

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Porsche 908

What's so good about this Porsche image is what it is not.

It's not this weeks latest cloned race car.

It's the real thing: the actual Porsche 908 that was actually raced by Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch at Spa in 1968. That was days past. As you look at it today, it gives you the feeling that it's moving, even setting still. Wouldn't you love to own it? You can, and look at it every day.

This is the "Artist Proof #1"...a 24"x 24" print infused onto metal with my classic metal backing for "Limited Editions."  Don't pass it up, it's sure to be snatched up by someone for their art collection.
It's signed, wired, ready to hang, and be enjoyed for $795 including shipping in the US. Meet, "High-Five!"

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Your Monthly Caledar

Hi guys,

It's that time of month to send out my monthly calendar. Wow, how this year has flown by with shows in San Diego at the Little Italy "Art Walk," "Automobilia Monterey," the "Laguna Art-A-Fair" in Laguna Beach, plus several smaller one day shows through out the year. Again, a big "Thanks" to all that have come out to these and said hi!

Here's your "Print-out, Cut-out, and Pin-up" calendar. Don't you just love the look of a classic BMW front grill?