[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.
Small works, “Richardson Complex 1″ approx 5″ x 9” acrylic on gessoed card-board $25
Small Works, “Richardson Complex 2″ approx 5″ x 9”, acrylic on gessoed card-board.
The last new image is of one of my old film SLRs, my Canon Pellix 35mm camera.
Canon Pellix 35mm Camera, approx 5″ x 9″, acrylic on gessoed card-board (sold)
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:
“Rise,” approx 5″ x 9″, acrylic on gessoed cardboard
“If you’re not on a watch-list…” approx 5″ x 9″, acrylic on gessoed cardboard.
From Washington Park Flower Bed, approx 5″ x 9″ acrylic on gessoed cardboard
Gargoyle, study. Acrylic on gessoed cardboard, approx 7″ x 9″
“Skull candy,” study acrylic on gessoed cardboard approx 5″ x 9″
second image of “skull candy”
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)
Dr. Suess tree, Washington Park, Albany NY. Acrylic on gessoed cardboard, approx 5″ x 9″ $25
Livingston Ave train Trestle, Albany, NY. Acrylic on gessoed cardboard approx 5″ x 9″ [sold]
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:
Rose (1 of 2) approx 5″ by 8″ acrylic on cardboard (sold)
Rose (2 of 2) aprox 5″ by 8″, acrylic on cardboard (sold)
Basil (2 of 2) approx 5″ by 8″ acrylic on cardboard (sold)
Basil (1 of 2) 5″ x 8″ (approx) acrylic paint on gessoed cardboard $25
Presbyterian Church, Hudson, NY 5″ x 8″ approx, acrylic on gessoed cardboard
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).”
“Wait for Your Glorious Future (Edgar II)” Acrylic on gessoed cardboard. $25
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).
Unidentified Flower, acrylic on cardboard, SOLD
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Edgar 1, acrylic on card-board. 4″ x 7 1/2″ SOLD
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:
Wine glass, 3″x5″, acrylic on gessoed card board -SOLD-
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 Peak House, acrylic on card board, 4″ x 8″ $20
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.
Washington Park tree, water color on paper. 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ approximate.$15
Washington Park tree # 2, watercolor on paper. 7 1/2″ by 9 1/2″ approximate. $15
Pencil on paper sketch of an espresso (demitasse) cup. From my sketch book. (make offer)
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:
Child on bicycle, watercolor and pencil on paper, 8 1/2″ by 11″. $15
“RAWR!” (children’s playground equipment) Washington Park, Albany NY. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/2″ by 9″ approximate. $15
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.”