New Small Works (late 2014-15)
[ALL SMALL WORKS CURRENTLY REDUCED, Inquire/make offer]
I decided to do another page of the Small Works Progress Administration. The other has a lot of work on it already and has fallen pretty far down the page as new posts have been added on the blog. These are all small studies I have done, on paper or cardboard, designed to be sold for $15 – $25. As an artist, I want people to think of original art as something that is available personally to them –not as something unaffordable that hangs in galleries or museums.
Adding a few of the images I created specifically for the Destroy Eleven show in Buffalo, NY. The first two images are of the center administrative building of the Richardson-Olmsted Complex, a former psychiatric hospital by a team of the 19th-century’s premier architects of large public buildings.
The last new image is of one of my old film SLRs, my Canon Pellix 35mm camera.
Look for more, coming soon, I have a lot of ideas for these.
Added two more to the pile before running out of steam tonight. A study of a plastic skull, and a study of a gargoyle figurine I have in my house (sans tiara).
I am hoping to do a few more before the upcoming show, but I have stash available already. It’s an “if it happens” thing. But I will be selling these, and any more that get done tomorrow on Friday.
A couple more new:
Completed a couple of the small works while I’m waiting for my son’s mother to bring him over for a visit today. For whatever reason, I choose to stick to some Albany landmarks. (Two images follow)
There will probably be few more to come, later this evening.
Warming up to paint today by doing a series of random things, my partner’s roses and basil plant, and an old endangered church in Hudson, NY, which is a favorite photographic subject of mine:
The first Edgar has already sold, but even before that happened, I had intended to do a series of Edgars. For those who don’t know me personally, Edgar is a foam-rubber Halloween decoration that has been prominently displayed in all my various apartments over many years. In this work, Edgar is re-imagined as the subject of propaganda art. Calling this “Wait for Your Glorious Future (Edgar II).”
Today (13, October) wasn’t the most productive day at the easel, but at least I got myself working today. I started one larger piece (that I’m not ready to show progress on yet) and I did another small work for the Small Works Progress Administration.
This is just a simple image of a flower that came out of a bag of mixed seeds I got free with an online order.
If anybody is good at identifying flowers, let me know. I’m terribly bad at it these days (though I wasn’t always).
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I did one of the Edgars today (I will probably do several more, especially if people express interest. Plus, I find painting them fun and whimsical) If you don’t know Edgar’s story, I explain in the sketches blog (II).
Secondly, I did a very small image of a single wine glass:
Lastly, there’s an image of “The Peak House,” a (now demolished) farmhouse in Saratoga County that was near the home I grew up in. The image is based on a picture I took with a Pentax 35mm SLR I learned photography on as a teenager.
The pieces shown here were done yesterday. While visiting with my son, I set up my easel near the park playground (Washington Park, in Albany, NY, where he usually plays). There are little color-studies of some of the stately old trees there, and a few subjects a little more whimsical.
To see my original post about the NWPA, go here: https://elevenimages.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/the-small-works-progress-administration/
A couple more whimsical images:
If you are interested in any of the works shown there, or in any of the images following, please use the e-mail listed by clicking “about Eleven Images.”