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Art From Actors

30 Jun

As reported by the New York Times, a new Off-Broadway production features a set decorated with the artwork of actors such as Rosie O’Donnell and Billy Dee Williams. The play is called “Out of the Mouths of Babes.” The article features several examples of the work. I never would have figured Tina Louise (“Ginger” from Gilligan’s Island) for an Abstract Expressionist!

New Abstract Work Listed

22 Jun

“Jungle Cat 2” is my latest abstract work. It’s acrylic on birch wood cradle, meant to be hung without a frame as all the sides are painted in copper metallic paint. I couldn’t accurately capture the true interplay of color and texture, due to the use of a lot of shiny gold and copper metallic paint. It’s a lot richer in real life. Here’s the link to the listing at Etsy.

New Abstract Work Listed

18 Jun

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“Encroaching Autumn” is my latest Abstract Expressionist work, listed at my Etsy shop. It’s acrylic on Ampersand panel (Masonite). It’s got a lot of accents in metallic copper and gold, so in some lights it’s “very shiny, very shiny” as Rainman would say.

At 18″ x 36″, it’s pretty large, and I’d like to find a buyer because it’s taking up a lot of space in my little house. Listing is here.

Change of Direction

7 Jun

I’ve removed a lot of old work from sale because it wasn’t consistent with my new move into the mid-century modern style of art. If you are browsing through my archives and find a link to a piece of art that’s no longer listed, my apologies!

Addendum: Check out this wonderful blog devoted to all things Mid-Century Modern. It’s really inspiring on an artistic basis for me to look at this stuff. I’m old enough to remember the Kennedy-Johnson Space Age era, although I was just a tot.

Hedge Funder Moves Into Art

7 Jun

From Marketplace, an article about a former Wall Street hedge fund manager turned artist — who uses his financial background as inspiration. Most of his work is a rather angry-looking, by-the-numbers version of Abstract Expressionism.

I guess the anger is in keeping with the tenor of the times and the low reputation of Wall Street these days. I hope he has a lot of savings left over from his Wall Street days because dude, if you want to be an artist, welcome to poverty.

 

Klee’s Notebooks Online

2 May

At Open Culture, a post about Paul Klee’s Bauhaus notebooks, 3900 pages of which have now been made available online.

More New Work — Abstract

25 Apr
Two new paintings by SKColeArt in mid-century abstract style. 

This one is another entrant in my series of meditations on mid-century Abstract Expressionism:

"Deep Purple" water color and ink on an acrylic impasto underpainting

“Deep Purple” water color and ink on an acrylic impasto underpainting

And a tribute to another mid-century type of art, that of the Italian minimalist painter, Giorgio Morandi:

BotlesAbstracts

“Bottles” water color, ink on archival paper, over an acrylic impasto underpainting.

Both are 18″ x 24″ on Strathmore 140 lb. archival paper and both are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Here’s a little bit about Giorgio Morandi.