(More) paintings revisited, retouched, and two new

acrylic paintings, contempory art

Fall is slowly arriving in the Hudson Valley, and the splash of colors I see from the windows of my studio inspire me to add my own splash of colors. Slight differences between the old and new versions of paintings — old, meaning in my case a few months’ old, since I only started painting in January this year.

And also, two new paintings… Berlin Celebration (below) may need a few splashes of color — but for now I like the white-on-black and hint of red and yellow. This painting would not be possible without the inspiration of Gerhard Richter’s early amazing monochromes.

Berlin Celebration, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 26

Berlin Celebration, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 26

And Street Art Berlin (below), hmmm…. this really is a slightly altered depiction of wall art I saw on my last trip to Berlin — a lot of famous artists have added their splashes to the buildings in Berlin, and this could be one by the infamous and wonderful Richard Prince (note the “U R So Porno Baby”), which would be perfect, considering he borrows from others as I am presumably borrowing from him in this painting. With all due respect. He follows me on Instagram. And he lives nearby. Howdy, neighbor. I should tag him. Oh, yes, I’ll do that.

Street Art Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 19 x 25

Street Art Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 19 x 25

Theater Berlin (old version)

Theater Berlin (old version)

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 16

School Days, old version

School Days, old version

School Days, acrylic on canvas, 22 1/2 x 30 1/2

School Days, acrylic on canvas, 22 1/2 x 30 1/2

Planet X, old version

Planet X, old version

Planet X, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 23

Planet X, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 23

(More, Recently) Sold Paintings from my studio

abstract art, acrylic paintings, art, art works on paper, contemporary art, female artist, figurative art, portraits of women, realist art
"Bouquet," (series) 20 x 27, acrylic on canvas

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

"A Night at the Movies" 14 x 20 acrylic on canvas

“A Night at the Movies” 14 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

Theater Berlin, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30

"Seascape" 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

“Seascape” 24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Blue, colored pencil on paper

Blue, colored pencil on paper

Memoriam, 18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Memoriam, 18 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Empty Purse, 20" x 17"

Empty Purse, 20″ x 17″

Berlin Wall, 17 x 19, acrylic on canvas

Berlin Wall, 17 x 19, acrylic on canvas

Empty Purse, 14 x 15, acrylic on canvas

Empty Purse, 14 x 15, acrylic on canvas

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

 

Paintings and drawings sold recently

acrylic paintings, charcoal drawing, contempory art, figurative art, watercolor

This August I hosted an open studio. Met some great people and made some sales. Here’s my goodbye to my babies…(I’m trying to remember them all!) Alas, there are two I don’t have photos of.

Classic Bardot, drawing on paper

Classic Bardot, drawing on paper

"Good Boy," print of original (lost) charcoal drawing

“Good Boy,” print of original (lost) charcoal drawing

"Power Index" watercolor on paper

“Power Index” watercolor on paper

Watching through Windows,  acrylic on canvas,  22 x 30

Watching through Windows, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 30

Sidewalk Post,  acrylic and original drawing 28 x 16 jpg

Sidewalk Post, acrylic and original drawing 28 x 16 jpg

"Bouquet," oil on canvas, 16 x 20

“Bouquet,” oil on canvas, 16 x 20

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

(More) Acrylic and Gouache Paintings on canvas (in no particular grouping) [Theater Berlin is going to become a series]

acrylic paintings, gouache painting
Berlin Wall, 17 x 19

Berlin Wall, 17 x 19

Going on Thirteen, 17 x 14

Going on Thirteen, 17 x 14

School Days, 32 x 26

School Days, 32 x 26

"Planet X"   22 x 23

“Planet X” 22 x 23

Street Post   28 x 16

Street Post 28 x 16

Theater Berlin   27 x 27

Theater Berlin 27 x 27

Carry On,  21 x 18

Carry On, 21 x 18

Earth Tones  17 x 16

Earth Tones 17 x 16

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