Tag Archives: Abstract Art

My One-Person Show

22 Jul

My local library (known for its great permanent art collection) is giving me a one-person show next year for a collection of vintage paintings I did in the mid-to-late Eighties — a group of works that I collectively call “The White Paintings.” This collection includes about 30 oil paintings of various sizes, some of them quite large. (The library limit was 23 exhibit items, so some in the collection will not be shown.) I also a did a number of watercolors in the same era that echo the style/concepts of these oil paintings, but I don’t consider those works to be part of The White Paintings.

I had to take more than a few of these canvases out of storage to photograph them for my exhibit application. Below is one that I had completely forgotten about, called “Splatterday.” (Originally I did not title most of them, but I felt they needed titles to avoid confusion during installation of the library exhibit, so I had fun making up titles for them.) “Splatterday” is a play on the title of an episode of the mid-Eighties re-boot of The Twilight ZoneĀ television series, starring a hot new actor named Bruce Willis (I wonder what became of him?) The reboot was one of my favorite shows in the year in which I first started creating the paintings in this collection.

Watch this space for more info when I get closer to the exhibit opening day.

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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.

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.

Latin American Art Collection

4 May

The art collection of Florida businessman Jorge Perez is now on display to the public in Miami (see link for a slide show of examples), including this one by Joaquin Torres Garcia:

Sitting Around. . .

9 Apr

Some work that has been sitting around or (stuck on my walls) for so long, I almost forgot they existed:

Still Life With Geraniums and Bananas. Oil and impasto on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Still Life With Geraniums and Bananas. Oil and impasto on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

 

Lemons on a White Background. Oil paint and cotton cloth cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole.

Lemons on a White Background. Oil paint and cotton cloth cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole.

Fruit on a White Background. Oil paint, string and foamcore cut-outs on a white background. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fruit on a White Background. Oil paint, string and foamcore cut-outs on a white background. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

"BE",Abstract White Painting. Oil paint and foamcore cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

“BE”,Abstract White Painting. Oil paint and foamcore cut-outs on stretched canvas. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.