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Mixed Media Work

For a commission I am doing, I will be printing a photo on canvas and then painting over it. To give myself a little practice working this way, I took a while mess of photos from my personal collection, printed them out, mounted them on cardboard, and went at them with paint, maker graphite and whatever else was around.  I have always kept a camera or too around. I have a massive library of photos. The oldest picture that appears here was taken summer of 2001. The most recent photo was taken yesterday.

(These are a hand-made item, as such, dimensions may not be uniform)

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New Mixed Media work. Aside her art and her family, my mother was also devoted to keeping a number of lovely flower gardens around my father’s home. She kept a meticulous bed of tulips near the swing set I played on as a child in the back yard.

Each year, I look forward to Tulip Fest, here in Albany, NY, and on mother’s day, I go and photograph the beautiful gardens of tulips. For me it is a way to recall memories of my mother and the gardens she took so much pride in.

 

All: Tulips, Washington Park, Albany, NY, 2019, digital photo and mixed media 4″ x 6″ $65 framed.

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Did another set of Mixed Media Work (photographs and mixed media on paper).

Some of these are larger, the smaller ones are still $40. (Priced as marked). 4″ by 6″ prints of any of these are $10.

Crow Skull, photo and Mixed Media, 9″ x 13″, original $85, prints $15.

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Added a few more to the series.

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Livingston Ave train trestle, photo and mixed media on paper, $40.

 

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Residential building, Arbor Hill Albany, NY. Photo and mixed media $40

 

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Facade, former police precinct, Albany, NY. Photo and mixed media. $40

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Central Warehouse, Albany, NY. photo and mixed media $40.

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Stone farm house, Delmar, NY. Photo and mixed media $40.

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Trinity Church, Albany, NY (demolished). photo and mixed media, $40.

 

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Park South, Albany New York, (demolished) 45mm photo and mixed media 8″ x 14″ $90.

 

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Tulips, Washington Park, Albany, NY, 35mm photograph and mixed media. $90.

 

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Sainatos Market, Albany NY, 35mm photograph and mixed media. $90.

 

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Capital Building and Construction Cranes, Albany NY, 35mm photo (expired film) and mixed media, $40

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Exposed Root, Washington Park, Albany, NY. 35mm photo and mixed media $40.

These pieces are $40 each ($60 for custom framing). Pay-pal and shipping available. Inquire by e-mail @ eaton.robertb@gmail.com

New: these pieces are also available as 4″ x 6″ prints for $10, (shipping included).

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Photo prints (digital photo of the originals) $10

 

 

Added four new mixed media work (35mm photo prints, mixed media on cardboard):

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Abandoned House, Madison Ave, Albany, NY

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Washington Park Lake, Albany, NY.

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Double Exposure, Fayette, MI. 2000.

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Madison Ave, Albany, NY (Mobile sign).

 

 

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Still life, garlic peel, chef’s knife and rice noodles.

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Still life 2, garlic peel, chef’s knife and rice noodles.

 

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Central Ave, Albany NY. (SOLD. available as a print)

 

 

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Nipper, Albany NY

 

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Sheridan Hollow (demolished) Albany NY.

 

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Self Portrait, the artist 2018.

 

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Self Portrait, the artist 2004

 

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Angel, Albany Rural Cemetery

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Lake Michigan, 35mm photo damaged negative, 2001.

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Interior, Wellington Hotel (demolished)

 

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Missed Call, Albany NY.

 

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Apartment Building, Albany NY (demolished)

 

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Warehouse, demolished, Albany NY

 

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Wreaked SUV, Albany NY

 

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Self portrait 2, the artist 2004.

 

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Jesus Saves, Albany City Mission, Albany NY

 

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Apartment Building 2, Albany NY (demolished)

 

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Manhattan, NYC

 

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Violin with hand drum.

 

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Violin 2. [SOLD, available as a print]

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Empire State Plaza, Albany NY.

 

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Empire State Plaza 2, Albany NY.

 

 

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The Alternative Facts Gallery (ongoing portrait series)

The other day, I was on the way to a friend’s house for a gathering of artists who meet and share their work together. I have been going for a few weeks.

As is my way, I was mulling something over on the way there. I had shared a post that was defending libraries for the techno-futurist claim, that in the information age, there is no need for public libraries and stacks of books available for anyone.  The problem I was mulling over: “do these people really exist, people that imagine there is no need for public libraries making information free to all?”

Certainly, they do. There exists a sad sort of person that despite wealth and privilege and all the advantages that an education confers, –somehow look at all the grief and horror that makes up the world and, yet, the greatest injustice they can conceive of –and the one that keeps them awake at night– is the injustice that somewhere, public funds are being used to give a poor person something for free.

When I think of the pitched political battles in the US since my childhood in the 1980s, the common theme has been Conservative politicians (and some neo-Liberal ones) chipping away at all the Social Safety Net that protects the poorest among us from worse deprivations. Then, I thought:

What if, all these powerful men, were not men of wealth and status? What if I re-imagined some alternate timeline where they were not protected by their wealth, and privileged, but lived lives that were desperate and roiled by misfortune. What if these men weren’t powerful men, but homeless men, the impoverished, or the incarcerated?

This is an ongoing portrait project. For each portrait, I will create and alternative biography (based on details from their actual biographies) and create alternative fact biographies for each picture.

My end goal here is not to cast scorn on the men depicted, (though I feel the scorn is much deserved), but rather, if we can imagine powerful men as homeless men, then we ought to be able to find a way to, and the means to, raise those men and women around us who are the homeless, addicted, and impoverished, towards a better future for them and for us.

 

Paul Ryan, born Janesville, Wisconsin, 1970

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Case notes: Paul has faced a long-time methamphetamine addiction, (15+ years) that began when he followed his father (Paul Davis Ryan Sr.) into the construction trade. He became dependent during times work was more scarce and has repeated bouts of unemployment and incarceration (drug manufacture/distribution, armed robbery, drug possession and operating a vehicle while ability impaired). The family’s resources were strained when an onsite accident caused his father’s disability and there was further strain at home when an elder relative moved into the household needing care. Paul has been homeless for about the past 8 years. He is still actively using. His drug use makes him often unpredictable and difficult to house.

 

Donald J. Trump born June 14th, 1946, Queens, NY.

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Donald Trump, alternative facts portrait, acrylic paint and graphite on gessoed paper, 8.5″ x 10″

 

Case notes: Donald is a mixed drug user and a serial sexual offender/pedophile (level 3). Raised in Queens, NY, when he has not been incarcerated, he has run a small subcontracting firm, –which folded when he was sued for defrauding an elderly client. He has committed sexual offenses against both adult women and adolescent children. (see read more)

The duration of Donald’s homelessness has been greater than twenty years. He is also known to be positive for Hep C (intravenous drug user).

 

Mitch McConnell Born Sheffield, Alabama, 1940s (date in-precise)

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Case notes: Mitch has had lifelong mobility impairments due to inadequate treatment of polio at age 2. At present he is wheelchair-bound. Nonetheless he is an abuser of prescription painkillers. He was –for a time the proprietor of a small book-shop. He was forced into early retirement (social security remains his sole source of income) which he took with early retirement penalty when a nearby Wal-mart Supercenter made his business no longer profitable. Mitch currently resides in public housing for the aged.

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New Small Works, (Small Works Progress Administration) 2017

 

Another new one:

 

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Acanthonus Armatus (Boney-Eared Ass Fish) mixed media on cardboard. $25*

  • buyers note: this is part of the SWPA series, but is slightly smaller in dimension 5″ x 7″, and on a flimsier type of cardboard than I have typically used with SWPA pieces.

Some new pieces to add to the collection of Small Works.

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“Banded Piglet Squid” mixed media on gessoed cardboard (SOLD)

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“Sea Worm” mixed media on gessoed cardboard $25

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Study, Rat skull, mixed media on gessoed cardboard $25

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Seahorse, study, mixed media on gessoed cardboard [SOLD]

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Study, bones of seal flipper, mixed media on gessoed cardboard $25

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Study, child’s rib cage,Italian 1880s, mixed media on gessoed cardboard. $25

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abstraction, mixed media on gessoed cardboard $25

This one sold before I even had a chance to add it here, which is fantastic.

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study, human spine, rib cage, pelvis, juvenile. mixed media on cardboard (SOLD)

I have started a new set of the Small Works Progress Administration (small paintings in acrylic and mixed media). That in the parenthesis there is something of a change in of itself: I discovered I really enjoy working in mixed media by doing a project for a friend. Previous series of small works had been in acrylic paint only, but this set includes acrylic paint, graphite, and marker, on gessoed cardboard. This new series will sell for $25 each. (dimensions are approximately 5″ x 9″, though these are hand-made items and their sizes vary)

[All works in The Small Works Progress Administration series are all currently on sale $20, or 2 for 30, –further discounts for sets]

The older small works can be seen here: http://wp.me/p2c9SR-bl

Another new one (painted at one of the sketching events):

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Figure (sold)

A couple new, enjoy:

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Bacteriophage, mixed media on cardboard, (SOLD)

 

 

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Combat boots, mixed media on cardboard, $25.

Putting newer stuff to the top now. I managed a few pieces this evening. I returned to images I have treated before in other places, some images come from cabinet photos, others are from my own 35mm photography of the area in which I live, and sometimes still life of random objects around my apartment:

 

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from cabinet photo, mixed media on cardboard $25

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still life of skull and small statuette, mixed media on cardboard $25

 

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Cabinet photo, mixed media on cardboard. $25

 

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Two versions of the same cabinet photo together, mixed media, $25.

 

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Entrance to St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Watervliet, N.Y. demolished) from on of my 35mm photos of the church. [SOLD]

Here are the first three of the new series, keep checking back as more will be going up soon.

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1868 Holy Bible, mixed media on gessoed cardboard (SOLD)

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Decorative Skull, mixed media on gessoed cardboard (SOLD)

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Polyhedron Die (D-20) mixed media on gessoed carboard $25 (SOLD)

I have always been fascinated with skeleton keys. As an adult I have a small collection of them I buy in antique shops. Here are three studies of a couple keys I own, one is decorative, the other was bought at an antique shop.

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Skeleton Key (3 of 3) mixed media on gessoed cardboard. $25

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Skeleton Key (2 of 3) mixed media on gessoed cardboard $25

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Skeleton Key (1 of 3) mixed media on cardboard $25

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Skeleton Keys all three together on my easel. If someone wants to buy these as a set, I will sell them together at a discount.

Eleven Images: Featured Pieces of the Week

On this page, each week I will spot-light a different work that is for sale and not currently on exhibit. I’m inundated with a glut of work in my two-bedroom apartment. With that in mind, I will feature different pieces here each week discounted from what I have asked when the works were on exhibit.

For inquiries, contact at eaton.robertb@gmail.com.

I’ve always operated under the assumption that original art should be affordable to everyone. I am updating this page  to showcase my original work around $100 or less. I’m price-dropping a few to fit them in here:

New!!

Added to the bizarre stock photo series, “Portrait of a Man with a Fried Egg on his Head” acrylic and graphite on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40.

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Portrait of a Man With a Fried Egg on his head, acrylic and graphite on gessoed paper, $40.

 

During my travels about, I found a crow’s skull in a grassy area near my home. Naturally, I took it home to do some studies of it.

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Crow’s skull, study, charcoal on paper, 9″ x 12″ $40 (inquire about framed price)

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Crow’s skull, study, graphite on paper 9″ x 12″ $40 (inquire about price framed)

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Crow’s skull, study, gauche and charcoal on cardboard, 9″ x 12″ $40 (inquire about price framed)

 

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Crow’s skull, study, gauche and charcoal on paper, $40 (inquire about framed price).

 

Two new plant studies (gauche and graphite):

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Echinacea study, graphite and gauche on paper, 9″ x 12″ $40

 

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Dandelions, study, graphite and gauche on paper. 9″ x 12″ $40

 

 

A couple new works on paper:

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Risperdol Pill, graphite and gauche on paper, 9″ x 12″ $40

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“Frilled Shark, graphite and gauche on paper 9 x 12” $40.

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Vampire Squid, graphite and gauche on paper, 9″x 12″ $40.

New sea critter, also, experiments in a new medium (gouache):

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Octopus, gouache and charcoal on gessoed paper, 18″ x 24″, inquire if you want framing.

A couple new pieces::

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Domesticated Cat skull study, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40

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Big Red Jellyfish, mixed media on gessoed paper, $40

 

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Copper shark, skull study. mixed media on gessoed paper, [SOLD].

Octopi and a cuttlefish, $40 each, ask about framing.

 

More sea critters:

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Dumbo Octopus, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40

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Sea Toad, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ [sold]

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Abstraction, mixed media on gessoed paper 9″ x 12″ $40

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Squid Worm, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40.

 

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Tetragrade (waterbear) mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40

 

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Flap-jack Octopus, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $40.

Latest works on paper,  $35 each, inquire about custom framing:

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Plague Doctor, mask, mixed media on gessoed paper 9″ x 12″ $35.

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“Defiance” mixed media on gessoed paper 9″ x 12″ $35

 

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Study, cucumber flower, mixed media on gessoed paper, 9″ x 12″ $35.

Decided to do something a little weird. These images are all based on the weirdest stock photos I could pull up on google.

$30 each (inquire if you are interested in framing)

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Baby in a Shipping Box, mixed media on gessoed paper $30.

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“Child Smelling a Cactus” mixed media on gessoed paper. $30.

 

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“Woman Holding  Slice of Bread” mixed media on gessoed paper $30.

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Dispatches from the Life-ruiner’s Club, graphite and acylic on canvas 8″ x 10″ $45

 

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“It’s Not that Way it’s Over Here” Oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $115 (price reduced!)

 

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“Not All Wolves,” graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″  final. $85

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“Bedhead” graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $65.

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“Starvation” 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas, Was $60, now $45 (already reduced!)

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“Uneasy Chair” oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ Was $115, now, $95

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“Something Like Purity”oil on canvas, 8″ x 10” $45

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“Mother of Crows” acrylic on canvas 16″ x 20″ $100 (price reduced!)

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“Something Like Purity (portrait Emilie Flöge)” oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ final $75.

 

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“Dissolve/Dissolute” graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $115

 

 

 

I am restocking on supplies this month! A selection of work on paper, many more to choose from. Sale price, $35:

A few new pieces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small Works Progress Administration, “Skeleton Keys,” (set of 3) mixed media on cardboard, (size approx 5″x9″ each) (set $65)

 

Older: (these are for sale at the prices listed)

Had some pieces come off exhibit this week:  $35-$40 each. If you have your own frame, make an offer.

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Empire State Plaza, mixed media on paper, 8.5 x 11, $35, or make best offer.

 

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Study Cabinet Photo (Old Man), mixed media on gessoed paper, 11″ x 14″ $40, or make offer.

 

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Study, Alley in Troy NY, graphite and acrylic paint on gessoed paper, 11″ x 14″ $40 or make offer.

Featuring one of the larger pieces, –also– price drop.

 

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“Horror-Skeksis,” acrylic paint on wood panel, 11″ x 16 and 1/2″, was $200, now $180

The exhibit “Impressive” at the Albany Barn has come down. Thank you everyone who came out to see my work and work by other great area artists featured in the show.

I have four of the wood-block prints, here. I would like to sell them as a set, but I will entertain offers for the individual pieces as well:

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“No One Who Wanders is Truly Alone”, woodblock prints (set of four) recently exhibited at the Albany Barn, $45 each.

 

This week, some work in mixed media on paper. First, some weeks ago I took a bus down to the river-front and did this study of “The Livingston Ave Train Trestle”

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“Livingston Ave Train Trestle, Albany, NY. mixed media on paper, 8 and 1/2″ x 11” $35.

and this:

from a 35mm photo, a study of the The Richardson-Olmstead Complex (former Buffalo State Psychiatric Center), viewed from the rear of the administrative building.

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The Richardson-Olmstead Complex, study, pencil on paper, 11″ x 14″ $30

And lastly, this:

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No One Who Wanders is Ever Truly Alone” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ (2016) $205

For those keeping track, This painting was the source imagery for the wood-block prints I did, that are currently being exhibited at the Albany Barn as part of their “Impressive” exhibit.

 

Some older features here:

 

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“In Cold Spirals” graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 24″ was $165, now $150

 

Lastly, I had a person interested in a photo, so I made two 8″ x 10″ copies, This is the second, framed, $30.

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Washington Park Lake, 8″ x 10″ print, Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. Framed, $35

 

Also, I am selling prints of my photo’s of St Patrick’s Cathedral (Watervliet, NY, now demolished):

 

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, (2011) Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. 4″ x 6″ print $30

 

Some new featured images for this week (2). Also, message me about the other (past) featured images. The first work –at its sale price– is part of a series of smaller inexpensive works in oil, titled “Uneasy Chair.”

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“Uneasy Chair,” oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $95

Also, in honor of today (4/24) being the day in 1990 that the Hubble Telescope launched on the space shuttle Discovery, this image (“In Cold Spirals”) was inspired by images of spiral galaxies which have become inspiring and familiar to those who follow the current era of space exploration:

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“In Cold Spirals” Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $165.

 

This week’s featured piece is one I did for a themed show that was, sadly, not accepted for the show. The work is acrylic on two wood panels re-purposed from an abandoned table-top I commandeered. The image is based on a nineteenth-century headstone I photographed in Amherst, Massachusetts. The sale will include a print of that photo.

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19th-century Death’s Head Wings. Acrylic paint on gessoed wood. 2 wood panels 14″ x 35″ each. $185.

 

Image of artist with the work:

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[Items below are on sale]

Brand new, finished up over the weekend:

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Aphasia (blunt-force) oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $90

Some older featured works, –now at reduced prices for the duration of the sale. “Body at Rest” I love his little guy so much, and I’d like him to have a home.

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Body at Rest, oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $175

“Mother of Crows”

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“Mother of Crows” acrylic paint on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $70

“No One who Wanders is Truly Alone”

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No One who Wanders is Truly Alone, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $150

Also, “Uneasy Chair.”

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“Uneasy Chair” oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $95

 

Keep checking back as I’ll be featuring different recent pieces in this space. There’s a few more if you scroll downward that are also on sale.

 

 

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“Do Hearts Find Jagged Edges?” 16″ x 20,” oil on canvas, $125.

 

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“No Lover Isn’t a Noose in Time” oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ $65

 

 

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“Lullaby for a Castaway” 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas $55

 

 

Please email inquiries or offers to eaton.robert@gmail.com (see the about section for details). As I said earlier, I have a whole lot of work that has recently come back to me. The following works were all included in The Art on Eight show. The show was put on by the New York State Office of Mental Health to spotlight the art work of artists who receive services through the Office of Mental Health. (Some of the previous show have been included in OMH’s Art on Eight Flickr gallery.

 

Several of the small works together that were recently in the show.

Several of the small works together that were recently in the show.

You can see more close up shots of the works as you scroll down (all these works are framed –you will probably wish to use another frame, it was a temporary solution for display purposes) These works are all $25, use the contact information in the about section of this blog: The following pieces are all approximately 8′ x 10″.

Fedralsburg, acrylic on cardboard

Fedralsburg, acrylic on cardboard [sold]

Study (Manet) The Old Musician, acrylic on Cardboard

Study (Manet) The Old Musician, acrylic on Cardboard

Figure Study, colored pencil on paper

Figure Study, colored pencil on paper

Trinity Church, acrylic on cardboard

Trinity Church, acrylic on cardboard

Young Mother and Child, acrylic on cardboard

Young Mother and Child, acrylic on cardboard

Dread locked Cow-girl, acrylic on cardboard

Dread locked Cow-girl, acrylic on cardboard

Figure Study, charcoal on paper.

Figure Study, charcoal on paper.

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