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

Aesthetica, John Keane

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Aesthetica is a glossy cultural magazine reminiscent of the exquisite glossies that came out of Switzerland’s connoisseur closets in the 80s. Aesthetica’s grand annual art prize is one I was considering applying for, until I saw the extraordinary prize winners of the past, including the ueber extraordinary (how can I resist super-superlatives?) John Keane.  Recently, Keane has been taking off where anti-pop Gerhard Richter started in the 60s — the richly monochrome portraits. Richter has reportedly disowned those figurative works – why oh why? Or perhaps that’s only a rumor or perhaps only a passing mood of Richter’s.  Richter’s mesmerizing portraits of family, friends, and his stark, terrifying portrait series of Baader Meinhof: does he really not appreciate…?  

For me, who’s been eagerly awaiting Richter’s return to the figurative, there is John Keane as a perfect haunting. Not as quietly outraged as the young Richter was, Keane is exploring a vast dark tunnel into global suffering — while also exploring a brilliant range of painterly techniques. Beauty and terror become sublime. Actually, I imagine Keane is not afraid of anything. 

Here’s a link:        

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/aesthetica-art-prize-winner-and-judge-john-keane/

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

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