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Eleven Images, New Work 2019

As always, see the older work here (2018): https://wp.me/p2c9SR-Is

 

Starting off the new year, I have about 30 pieces currently at the Pride Center for the Capital Region. In February, I will be opening another show at Savoy Taproom. Make sure to check those out if you’re in the area.

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Two new pieces:

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 16″ first sitting. 

and on the large easel:

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 16″ first sitting. 

 

 

On my second easel:

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“My Pretty Little Flower” oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ (oriented on its side) $250.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ (oriented on its side), second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ (oriented on its side), first sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ (oriented to one side) color blocking.

 

New work, did the first sitting over the previous couple days:

New finished work:

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“The Chaos is Designed,” oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $185

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″, third sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″, second sitting.

 

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

The other night, color blocking and a first session with a couple small pieces. Aiming these for around the $100 price point:

Three new small pieces in progress:

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A Life, Beyond the Possibility of Loneliness. oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $115

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″ second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″ color blocking/first sitting

 

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“If the loudest and the guiltiest are the same?” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $145.

Will check to see if have additional process photos, –didn’t realize I hadn’t updated the development of the image since color-blocking it.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas 9″ x 12″ first sitting

 

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“I Got the Sliver Out (But I Still Feel You There)” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $95.

 

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

(Discerning observers will note that I flipped the canvas because I liked the composition better inverted).

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“The Howling of Alecto at Her Birth” oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ $80.

 

 

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Untitled, new work, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 12″ first sitting.

This is nearly done, but I will be working on it throughout the day.

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“We are the Watchful and Tireless” oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″ final,   $95

 

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“Untitled” oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″ second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 10″ x 10″

 

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Untitled, 10″ x 10″ oil and graphite on canvas, first sitting.

 

 

Started a couple multi-panel pieces, –they seem to be well-received by folks.

On the smaller easel:

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“In Dreams (you’re mine all the time)” oil and graphite on 2 x 11″ x 14″  panels (total dimensions: 38″ x 11″) final $180.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 2 x 11″ x 14″ first sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 2 x 11″ x 14″ color blocking.

On the larger easel:

Still working. This will probably be done the next time I work on it.

New work (final):

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“And All of Us With Our Snouts in the Offal” oil and graphite on 4 x 10″x 10″ panels, $285.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 4 x 12″ x 12″ canvas,

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“Untitled, 4 x 10″ x 10” panels, oil and graphite on canvas, third sitting.

 

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Untitled work, oil and graphite on 4 x 10″ 10″ panels, second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 4 x 10″ x 10″ panels, first sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 4 x 10″ x 10″ panels, color blocking.

 

Going forward, the first two 2019 pieces:

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“When One Door Closes, Another Door Also Closes” oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $265.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″ second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20 inches, first sitting,

 

More photos:

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“A Lullaby, but Sung as a Dirge” oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 48″ $335.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 48″ second sitting.

 

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untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 48″ first sitting.

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untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 48″ color blocking.

 

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“Years Later, I Stopped Looking for Places to Hide From Her”: Session 1

I started a new work today. The image comes from this sketch, which is a pencil drawing I did from a photo by photographer Clifford Richards of the Steven and Harriette Meyers House. The Meyer’s Residence was once a stop on the underground Railroad, and a local organization is currently fundraising to renovate the house and make it a historical site and cultural center. It is located on Livingston Ave in Albany:

Here is my beginning sketch (with my prompt for the larger piece, which I will talk about in a moment):

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Now, I have always believed that as an artist, one needs to find a way to connect to the emotional content of the work you are creating. Since pre Civil war as an era of history is a little beyond the scope of my experience, I used a prompt to get me thinking about the piece. The title refers to a period in my early twenties when I had to withdraw from school to tend to my health. At the same time, a pretty serious relationship had ended, and my former fiancee had made some pretty wild accusations about my behavior. As a result of that I developed a strangely specific anxiety about meeting my former partner in public places. I began mistaking almost any petite girl with dark hair that bore a passing resemblance for my former partner. Agoraphobia, if you call it that, or any related phobia of that sort is pretty balls. Panic attacks suck.

The prompt may be about a pretty dismal time in my life, but it’s hopeful, because it suggests that that fear passed with time.

Anyway, before the picture of my first session with the piece: I needed to let the first coat of paint dry before I continued to build the colors. I made the pitch of the stairs less steep, and opened up the fore-ground (see original sketch). I hope to continue to work on this piece throughout the week. If I make some progress, I’ll share it here:

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The work is large, acrylic on canvas. It is very much a work in progress.

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So, session two. I am building the colors and darkening the painting. I feel like the contrast has to be made even greater. Here is the work after session two:

 

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