Thursday, July 29, 2010

Landscape COPY

Landscape COPY 2003: Oil on Canvas Board, NOT FOR SALE, 16'' by 20''
This was a school assignment and a copy/interpretation of another painting, therefore it is not for sale.

Stamp Collection

Stamp Collection 2003: Acrylic, Stamps & Glue on Canvas, $200, 8'' by 10''

As a child I collected stamps. Well... I made my parents go to stamp museums and post offices buying up bags and bags of old stamps (probably not worth any more than the paper they were printed on.) One day I was looking through my room and found a torn bag that exploded with stamps. I gave up pretty soon after I started on organizing and labeling my stamp collection, and ended up with this bag of stamps that was hidden in my bookcase. I love using mixed media in my paintings and the feeling of covering the old with new by using these stamps.

War Rising

War Rising 2004: Acrylic on Canvas, $250, 8'' by 10''
War Rising has been one of my favorite paintings of all time. It's traveled with me through a number of different apartments, and states. Each time I look at it I change my mind on how the painting should be viewed. Looking at this picture I think I need to turn it up-side-down. Check back for another picture of it flipped around. Good thing there are only four options, but I'm pretty sure that at one time or another up has been all of the four sides.

Underwater Birds

Water Study, 2005: Acrylic on Bristol Paper, $100, 9'' by 11''
Above is the pre-painting that I made to prepare for the final painting below. You can see similarities in the paintings, but each are unique, especially since they have a huge size difference. I also think they have a very different feeling to each of them.
Underwater Birds, 2005: Acrylic on Canvas, SOLD, 38'' by 32''

The Blues

The Blues, 2004: Acrylic on Bristol Paper; 9'' by 11'' $100


Bubbe, 2004: Acrylic; Wax on Canvas, $600, 15'' by 30''

There are always paintings underneath my paintings. Some I don't remember, but this one is vivid. It's giant black Hebrew letters that morphed into a beautifully delicate yet raw painting. If you look closely you can still see the ghosts of the block letters.


Breck, 2010: Acrylic & Watercolor on Canvas,  9'' by 12'' SOLD
This is my newest edition to my paintings, it's been a work in progress for years, and I finally found what felt right to me. The original painting on this canvas is watercolor, then covered over by molding paste and finally painted over with a few layers of acrylics.