Superstore, Bouquet, Master Builder – new paintings

acrylic paintings, art, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, realist art

I call the one painting “Superstore” because I bought a cheap canvas print from a superstore and painted over it. I’ll be doing a larger version of the central image. Meanwhile, the shiny black paint — fresh paint from today — may or may not go matte…

"Superstore," 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

“Superstore,” 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

"Bouquet," (series) 20 x 27, acrylic on canvas

“Bouquet,” (series) 20 x 27, acrylic on canvas

 

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A painting dare

acrylic paintings, art, contemporary, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, male portraits, political art

What to say about this painting…  I’m aiming for substance that isn’t substantial, a body that is more molecular than flesh.

Memoriam, 18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Memoriam, 18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Smiling Man

acrylic paintings, contemporary, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, male portraits, political art, prison, realist art

Getting down to the raw canvas

for raw texture

Smiling Man, acrylic and original drawing, 26 x 15

Smiling Man, acrylic and original drawing, 26 x 15

Theater Berlin (more of the series)

acrylic paintings, art works on paper, contemporary, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, gouache painting, male portraits, oil paintings, portraits of women, realist art
Theater Berlin, oil on canvas, 30 x 28

Theater Berlin, oil on canvas, 30 x 28

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas,  29 x 28

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 29 x 28

Theater Berlin, oil and gouache on canvas, 27 x 27

Theater Berlin, oil and gouache on canvas, 27 x 27

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

Theater Berlin, acrylic and gouache on canvas,  22 x 17

Theater Berlin, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 22 x 17

The Male Figure — portraits of men — drawings, paintings

acrylic paintings, art works on paper, charcoal drawing, contemporary art, drawings, figurative art, male portraits, pen and ink drawings

“Unknown Man,” charcoal on paper, 11 x 9

“Power Index,” drawing

“Berlin Boys,” graphite and wash on paper

“Checkmate,” acrylic on canvas, 30 x 23

“Reflections,” graphite on paper

“Either Way,” drawing on paper

“Good Boy,” charcoal on paper

Abstract art = wallpaper

abstract art, acrylic paintings, contemporary art

Abstract art was revolutionary a century ago… but what about now?

Sorry, but I see it this way: abstract art = designers’ showcase. Easy on the eyes, easy on the color scheme of the room. I flunked out as an art major in college because I refused to do any abstract. I’m sure my professors meant well. (I dropped painting and became a writer instead.)

Now that I’ve started painting again, I keep some store-bought canvases (I usually stretch my own) as my garbage bins. Whenever I have some excess paint on my brush, I smear the garbage bin canvas with it.

Some results: (One is inadvertently figurative, eh?)

Gutelius, Left Over, acylic on canvas, 24 x 24 jpgGutelius, Superstore Pastoral Landscape, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24Gutelius, Supermarket tic tac, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24

Acrylic and gouache painting from the series “Empty Purse”

acrylic paintings, contemporary art, contempory art, female artist, feminist art, figurative art, portraits of women
Empty Purse (series) 25 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Empty Purse (series) 25 x 20 acrylic on canvas