On June 1st I will be slightly increasing my prices on all pieces. It's a long overdue price raise but I wanted to give my followers a heads up in case they were thinking about a certain piece.
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My recent painting "Expulsion", features the biblical theme of Adam and Eve being cast from the Garden of Eden or Paradise.
Expulsion, latex paint on canvas, 48" x 30", 2016
The theme is a very common one in art history, and below are some of my favorite examples. Michelangelo's iconic version on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has influenced me the most.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco
Happy to announce that I recently won the "Figure and Gesture Award" in the Minted Drawing & Sketching Art Challenge with my piece Drawing 369 - Standing Man! You might remember this was also one of two of my drawings to win Editors' Picks awards in the same challenge. Along with a monetary award, this piece is now offered as a high quality print on Minted's site.
As I pack up this recent painting for a new customer, I reflect on its loose (as Demosthenes was known primarily as an orator and statesman) inspiration - the 1859 painting by Delacroix "Demosthenes declaiming the seashore". Delacroix's theme for this work comes from the legend of Demosthenes orating over the waves of the sea to increase the power of his voice.
Philosopher by the sea, latex & acrylic paint on canvas, 30 x 48", 2015, private collection, Las Vegas, NV
Eugene Delacroix Demosthenes declaiming the seashore, 1859, oil on paper mounted on wood, The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Today, April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Below is a quote from his Julius Caesar and a painting inspired by the tragic play.
And be not jealous on me, gentle Brutus.
Gentle Brutus, latex paint on canvas, 30x48", 2015
I'm very proud to announce that two of figure drawings were chosen as Editors' Picks in the Minted Drawing & Sketching Art Challenge.
In addition to the award, the two pieces will now be offered as prints on my Minted shop. Minted is offering the prints on acid and lignin-free paper, deluxe pigment print with a variety of frames and print sizes to test out!