En Plein Air (open air) Painting

While I am not primarily a water-colorist, (to me that was always my mother’s medium and she still owns the title family water-colorist) –I have begun to develop a lot of work in that medium. However, since the weather has been lovely as it has been, I have decided to do a series of watercolor paintings painted around Albany En plein air. Early in my teaching, I made an effore to develop proficiency in the medium. As I had to teach other people to use watercolor, I quickly taught myself and have greater comfort with it.`As the summer progresses I will probably do a lengthy series of watercolor.

Currently, I am intending to incorporate Eleven Images as a 501c (non-profit) in the very near term, and I also need a passport to begin traveling overseas. So, sales of this series will likely be used towards those purposes. I can ship these, and I accept paypal. though they would probably be most meaningful to someone with ties to the area.

Today, I was in Washington Park, on the west side of the lake there. The images are looking east over the lake. (all images watercolor on paper, 11″ x 14″)

I could sell these as a series (3, make offer), or $30 each.

 

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Sky, Washington Park

 

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Stones, Washington Park

 

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Lake and Trees, Washington Park

 

6/24/16: I returned to Washington Park today to paint a few more images. I think I will begin, next time, moving my easel around the city, and also, perhaps, into Troy and Schenectady. So if you happen to see me out and around, feel welcome to say hello and peek over my shoulder.

Enjoy

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“Washington Park Lake, Bridge” watercolor on paper 11″ x 14″

 

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Washington Park, flower beds, watercolor on paper, 11″ x 14″

Industrial Strength New Years Eve @ Broadway Joes, Buffalo NY, 12/31/1015

It was a bitterly cold end to the year, when Destroy Eleven joined Soul Reactor, Burrangels, Petals and Thorns, and Standard Issue Citizen for Industrial Strength New Years Eve. I didn’t get a lot of photos, but there were a few.

All and all, some fantastic performances…

Soul Reactor:

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Blurrangels:

 

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Petals and Thorns:

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Man Woman Machine:

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Also, (not performing, unless you count lulz as performance) NDru Virus:

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Thanks everyone who was a part of the night, whether I was meeting you for the first time, or we’ve worked together previously.

Eleven Images: New Work, 2016

First post of the new year. So, hey!

The older, recent works can all still be seen here. http://wp.me/p2c9SR-a9

Find my e-mail in the about section and contact for details.

To finish off the last of old business, the last image I started in 2015 was a little canvas I shortened the name to “Starvation.” After a second sitting, it came off a little too flat and blended. So, I darkened the image up slightly with some Burnt Sienna, and I think this one’s ready to take off the easel and let dry.

Here is the final image:

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“Starvation” 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas, $60

 

I had a wood panel left from a bunch of wood I scavenged last summer. I really enjoyed this one:

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“The Window,” graphite and acrylic paint on gessoed wood panel, first sitting.

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“The Window,” graphite and acrylic paint on gessoed wood board, 9″ x 19″ (approximate) $175

 

Been working lately with graphite in my painted oil and acrylic works, I am liking the effect thus for of working more mixed media:

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“Dissolve/Dissolute” 16″ x 20 inches, graphite and oil on canvas. second sitting.

 

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“Dissolve/Dissolute” graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $135

Getting back on top of the pieces I have been working on, I may have some pictures of this in process, and I will try to get them up eventually. Here is the finished product:

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

 

 

Began color-blocking a new piece today, this one already ended up with a name. The end result will likely be much less representational, also, the panels will be suspended in a manner similar to “There is No Gentle Way Down from Here.”

Began color-blocking a new piece, so far, untitled:

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“No One Got Left Here” color blocking, acrylic on 2 8″ x 10″ canvas panels.

 

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“No One Got Left” acrylic pain on two 8″ x 10 canvases $125. (SOLD)

 

New work, did this one quickly. In acrylic, which is unusual for me.

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“Irreconcilable Indifferences” acrylic paint on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $85

Started two new canvases, but these are begin with unusual (for me) ideas.

This one is called “sleep” or “rest.”

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“At Rest” color blocking, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

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“At Rest” second sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

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“At Rest” third sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ It’s close, but this is going to need another sitting.

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Body at Rest, 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas, $205

And this thing, I just have no idea at all:

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“The Quiet Area,” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ first sitting

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“The Quiet Area,” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ second sitting.

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“The Quiet Area” third sitting, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

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“The Quiet Area” final, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $280

Both these pieces are going to need further work. I am challenging myself and varying my technique more.These are different pieces for me, so I am using a mix of under-painting/glazing, and some palette knife. Keeping on working I suppose.
[update, but have final versions, both took a good deal more hours than I anticipated]

I’ll have to start tallying up to see how close I came to hitting my goal over the past couple months, (I’ll do so when I photograph all my new works for my catalog and put wires in the back). It’s now a new year, and I don’t see any reason to slow down on what I am doing. With that in mind I did some color blocking on two new, yet untitled canvases.

Began color-blocking a new piece this morning:

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Color blocking, first sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 1o”

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“Something like Purity,” First sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″

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

Touched this last on up a little as well.

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

Some new pieces, drying:

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An entirely new piece, this came together in a single sitting:

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“An Appearance of the Apparition,” oil on gessoed wood panel, 11″ x 16″ $205

Second sitting, Still not quite closing on what I want with is image:

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Untitled, (second sitting) oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″

Done:

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“An Elemental”final, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10” $75

Began color-blocking a new piece, after I finished the last one (Vine), here is it after a first sitting:

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Untitled, first sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″

The newest finished work. This is going to be another installation, like “There is No Gentle Way Down From Here” (see below).

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Dead on the Vine, finished panels, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

The idea I have for this piece will incorporate two metal sheets, one attached to each canvas, and suspended in a manner like the weights in old grandfather clocks.

I need to buy supplies to realize this. A purchase of one of the works for sale would help me get that done.

Color-blocking this morning:

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“Dead on the Vine” oil on canvas, 2 12″ x 12″ panels, first sitting.

5.23: color-blocking on two new pieces

(the triptych I have talked about)

The Triptych is done!

Here are some images of the finished piece:

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As as I was working on it, I got the idea to suspend the panels by eye-hooks and chain, so the triptych would hang together as a single installation. Here I am cutting the chain and assembling the parts.

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Finished work, “There is No Gentle Way Down From Here,” Oil on canvas, (3 8″ x 10″ panels, total dimensions: 10″W  x 48″H) chain and brass eye-hooks.  $295

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A close shot of the chain and eye-hooks.

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Panel 1

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Panel 2

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Panel 3

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New work, color blocking, oil on canvas, 3 vertically stacked 8″ x 10″ panels.

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Untitled work, second sitting, oil on canvas, 3 vertically stacked 8″ x 10″ canvases.

…and

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New piece, color blocking, 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas, first sitting.

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Untitled work, second sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″

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“No Lover isn’t a Noose in Time” oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ $90

First sitting with two new pieces:

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Untitled, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting.

Worked for a bit on both these pieces (8, May):

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Untitled canvas, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″, second sitting

Two images of the finished work:

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Lullaby for a Cast-away, (finished) oil on canvas  8″ x 10″, $75

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Second image, drying on my wall, “Lullaby for a Cast-away” $75.

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Untitled, oil on canvas 16″ x 20″ first sitting.

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Untitled, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ second sitting

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Untitled, 3rd sitting, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

Done:

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“Either a Swan-dive, or an Invitation?” (drying on the wall) oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $215

First sitting with two new pieces:

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Untitled work, first sitting, 10″ x 14″ oil on canvas

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“Tendrils, rivulets”oil on canvas, 10″ x 14” $145

With the both of these pieces I am experimenting with working a little differently. The second image here, I aimed to do this one with very thin washes of paint over each other, slowly building up the color’s intensity.  I also plan to use a very limited pallete, I may eventually involve a shade (to create more contrast) but so far, this images is using only Yellow Ochre, Medium Yellow, and Permenant Green Light.

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“Prozac Listening Party” oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting

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“Prozac Listening Party” oil on canvas 8″ x 10″ $75

 

Life got real busy with other things, but I briefly got back to my easel today. This is the second sitting on this piece, I had blocked out shapes and colors previously. Where the yet untitled piece stands now:

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Untitled, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, second sitting

Sat down and worked (third sitting) on the newest canvas. I may revisit it in the morning, but I think it is done:

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“Flesh Cathedrals”oil on canvas, “18 x 24”, third sitting, final $245.

Started another canvas too, not very interesting yet, just blocked color.

2/2016

Started new pieces (one is a commission, so I will share images of that when it is delivered). When the commission was done, I used some paint that was left on my pallette to start a new small piece.

New work, this one likewise came together quickly and in two sittings (I did not photograph the original sitting/color blocking for whatever reason):

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“Schism” oil on canvas, 11″ x 14,” $125

First, there was this image:

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“A Rest for Troubled Waters” first sitting, color blocking. oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″

Third sitting (normally, I am better about photographing my progress, but I worked on this piece of and on a couple days ago. I did not get a photo at the intermediate stage. Here is the final piece, however:

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“A Rest for Troubled Water” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, $235

And, I blocked color (with a palette knife) on a new small piece:

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Untitled, first sitting/color blocking, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ work in progress.

Second sitting. I would still like to have one more go at this:

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Untitled work, oil on canvas, 8″  10″, second sitting.

Worked on this piece again. I set it aside to develop it more, but I decided I like it as is. Sometimes, I don’t know:

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“A Close Reading of Tea Leaves” (final), oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ $70

Another image of the same:

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A Close Reading of Tea Leaves, oil on canvas, $70

New piece:

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“for this moment, everything is mine” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ $135

Came together in one sitting, but I had a very specific idea about it.

These two with be the first pieces this year.

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Untitled canvas, 11″ x 14,” oil on canvas, first sitting.

Second sitting:

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Lick the Wound (Until My Tongue is Gone), oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $185

And the other:

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Second untitled canvas, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting.

Second sitting:

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“A Masque is for Truth-telling”, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″, $75.

Will be updating with more images as the pieces and others come together.

Best wishes to my readers for the new year!

Quick Lessons: Get Some Perspective!!!

One of my current students has expressed an interest in architectural drawing. I am probably going to be bringing several source images to class for architectural studies. One thing I have not been shy about in my career as an art teacher, is directly addressing where I find gaps or a weakness in my own knowledge of my craft. I am primarily a figure/portrait and color guy, so this morning I busied myself finding, and then doing, a basic study in perspective. While my result today is by no means flawless, I did find the work relatively natural, and I remember more than I think I do. It’s been years since I’ve done many exercises in perspective, even if in my work it gets applied frequently.

The simplest exercise is multiple-point perspective is a cube. I found this image on a web-forum for game design, and you can see the image I used here.

I find it helpful with these studies to give yourself space to work. The largest paper I have readily at the moment is 11″ x 14,” so to create my horizon line, I worked with two pieces of paper taped together.

The original image is here (on the forum, scroll down) is here:   http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=16420.0

My study is here:

Study, cubes, exercise in perspective

Study, cubes, exercise in perspective

Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to add to this in coming days. If you do your own study, you can share your results in the comments. As this page gets rolling we’ll be taking on perspective studies of more complex architectural drawing and buildings. If you line a series of cubes up, larger and smaller, all meeting at 2 points relatively close on the horizon, you start to get what looks like a city street, that may be one of the places I choose to go in the coming class. Space them at far ends of the horizon, like in the cube exercise, that’s the basis for blue-printing a structure. Try it, see how yours comes out.

Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons I usually take my son to one of Albany’s public libraries. Today, I took off the shelf a book quite familiar to me (I’m sure I have checked it out multiple times by now) “Albany: The and Now” by local historian and author Don Rittner.

I have something of a fondness for art deco commercial buildings and design. The image I am using here was formerly the 1928 facade of the South East Corner of State Street and Pearl Street –then a restaurant and jewelry store. There currently sits in that corner a high-rise tower which is presently occupied by an M&T Bank on the ground floor.

Here is a 2-point perspective rendering of the 1928 building:

architectural study, Pearl Street and State Street Albany, from the book, Albany, by Don Rittner, used with permission.

architectural study, Pearl Street and State Street Albany, reproduced from the book, Albany, by Don Rittner, used with permission.

I have alternatively heard small-scale art-deco commercial buildings of similar style called “Moderne,” so that term may be more appropriate, but there does seem to be areas of overlap within the two design schools. This structure also is much larger than most examples I have heard described that way apparently without a great deal of the the decorative chrome heavily associated with the style. (An example is the former White Tower building on Central Avenue I have described in the commissions blog).

In coming days I will hopefully be adding a few more examples of particular buildings, and perhaps moving into street scenes.
Happy sketching.

Cultivating the Sketching Habit (IV): Figure Studies & Loosening up

Not everybody has access to a subject for figure study. Figure study is one of those bedrock artistic practices you should always revisit. You simply are never too experienced. You’ll always need to keep the skill sharp –with practice.

I managed –somehow– to not only land a musical collaborator living with me. But also an experienced alternative and plus-size model. (Contact and other info: http://www.modelmayhem.com/325517). Of course I jumped at the chance when she agreed to a few poses for me to use in sketching. She’s always a lovely subject.

This morning I pulled up the photo files I had taken, and began sketching. (Common wisdom is that you shouldn’t draw from photos, I’ve always done so. I take a lot of photos with a couple cameras I own, so it keeps me in subject matter that interests me. I have had many people tell me it’s not the same, but photos from a good camera are convenient and can be available whenever you get the urge to practice).

The first sketch was in pencil. It feels less than perfect, but adequate…

The first image:

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Muse, figure study, pencil on paper

Muse’s pose (she was posed lying on the bed, gazing up at the camera) is really lovely, and there’s a lot of challenges in her poses –foreshortening the legs and abdomen. The harder part was capturing her really quizzical facial expression. I felt I pulled it off in this little sketch.

However, the next sketch I botched. I was starting to get frustrated and getting ready to put pencils down until another day. One thing that helps when a subject is challenging me for whatever reason is to loosen up.

I frequently warned my students about the dangers of becoming to tight and getting stuck just getting details right. When I find myself doing this I back off and do simpler line and gesture drawings. I don’t need to focus heavily on details, and turn my attention to proportion, gesture, and the pose. Get the pose right first, and do it over and over. So, that’s precisely what I did.

Some of the sketches were rather abstracted, others are slightly more detailed. All of them were done in a few minutes a piece, the way one would do in a 5 minute life drawing pose. There’s something I like in pretty much all of them.

Changing my focused work. I turned my attention to some problem areas, and worked them over and over:

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working on problem areas, charcoal on paper

In the end, I made several more simplified sketches I was happy with. More sketches to come as I work on them.

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figure study, Muse, charcoal on paper

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Muse, figure studies, charcoal on paper.

It took a while to loosen up my sketching until I was seeing results I was happy with, but it got there. So, snatching a small victory out of an earlier attitude that was pretty defeated.

[update, 9/13]

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female figure, study, upper body

I secured a commission with a client that has requested life drawing/portraiture, in charcoal on paper. So, pretty fortuitous I published this blog less than a month ago. Not to beat a dead horse, but when I spoke in the original post about bed-rock artistic practices, and keeping your skills sharp, I was very serious. The opportunity to do this commission came at a good time, as my teaching of the class is on hold at the moment.

The following images include both male and female figures, in charcoal on paper.

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Male figure, charcoal on paper

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female figure, charcoal on paper

At one point I focused on a a face (my partners).

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study, face.

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Male figure, charcoal on paper

Eleven Images: Featured Pieces of the Week

I decided to make a new feature for the art blog. Each week I will spot-light a different work that is for sale and not currently on exhibit. This summer and fall is shaping up to be pretty busy with exhibition. Again I have work being shown with the Art on Eight. I 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.

This week, some works in acrylic on paper. Two studies (black acrylic paint on wet gesso).

Based on photos from the book: “Gustav Klimt” by Frank Witford.

 

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Study, Emily Flöge, acrylic paint on gessoed paper 11″ x 14″. $40

 

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Study, Gustav Klimt, acrylic paint on gessoed paper 11″ x 14″. $40

I will also package these as a set for $65. Inquire to ship.

See older featured works below:

 

Time for a couple new featured works.

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“A Maelstrom Will Love You In its Time” oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″ $325

And this:

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No One Who Wanders is Ever Truly Alone” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ (2016) $155

 

 

Some older features here:

 

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

 

 

 

Lastly, I had a person interested in a photo, so I made two 8″ x 10″ copies, This is the second, framed, $35.

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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. Make offer/inquire with artist.

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.

Angelspit and The Gothsicles with Man Woman Machine, The Fuze Box, Albany, NY.

I still have a lot more photos to add. Hopefully, the photos speak for themselves. This will be a hard bill to top for me.

First, Man Woman Machine is an electronic/Synth Pop band hailing from Rochester, NY and Massachusetts.

[all photos Robert B. Eaton/Rahb Eleven/Eleven Images, it’s not as though I make money for this, so just give me credit if you share these images anywhere else]

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Brian (The Gothsicles) has been coming back to Albany a lot these days. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him here in Albany. He’s coming back in an upcoming ExHuman event, appearing as his scaly alter-ego, DJ Fishdick.

From The Gothsicles set:

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This counts as the first time I’ve gotten to see Angelspit live. The set ranged through tracks spanning Angelspit’s discography, quite a few tracks off the latest release “The Product.” The set also included a track by Hardcore Pong, the side project of Karl (Zoog Von Rock/Angelspit) and Brian (The Gothsicles) with Brian joining Zoog and Matt (who did double duty with his hand-held midi-controller) onstage. Needless to say, the set did not disappoint.

Perhaps the best part of the night (for me personally) was the ten or so minutes I spent picking Karl’s brain about the stage clothes he custom-made for the tour. Super cool guy, and just massively creative, it was really cool to finally meet him after all the years following Angelspit’s career.

Anyway, this is the photos with (with camera 1) that I took. All the photos Aperture priority 1600 ISO, with flash. Edited in iPhoto.

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Near to the end of Angelspit’s set, my main camera’s battery went dead, and I shot the rest of the set with another camera. I will be including those photos, plus some crowd and behind the scenes nonsense, when I have a chance to update.