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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Puddle in the Road - NA

Puddle in the Road
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
Not Available, revised on 11/18/2013

This is another Wauwinet Road painting, just after a rain.
The puddle reflecting all the colors caught my eye.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Moss Pond in Early Fall - SOLD

Moss Pond in Early Fall
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Revised and SOLD.

This one is not so much the blazing colors, as touches of fall turning here and there.
Still sporting a lot of greens.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Sky Study - SOLD

Sky Study
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"

A little break from all the blasting colors of fall that I've been painting.
Outside today, we have a gray sky and wind, sweeping lots of the colors away.
Still lovely, though. I do adore the fall, in spite of the cold and less light.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

For Serious Collectors, Ivan Dobroruka

A special offer for my serious Art Collectors.
I will be featuring some gallery offerings here from time to time, since I am acquainted with a gallery owner who has semi-retired from the owning and operating of her gallery, but still has stock of serious professional artwork to offer. These are not only beautiful pieces, but an investment as well.

Three Musicians
An Ivan Dobroruka hand pulled full page etching. 
Size is 15 width x 22 height, an AP III/III
Special Price is $350, includes shipping.

Ivan Dobroruka was an old school purist and and did all the graphic printing himself and hand painted when necessary.  The Three Musicians is a small edition he created for a gallery show.
He generally would not print more than 50.
The AP III/III is a true artist's proof as he would correct as he went along if he was not happy. 

Background:  Ivan passed away about 10 years ago from pancreatic cancer.  He lived in Canada with his wife Elizabeth and two sons.  Dobroruka was born in Czechoslovakia, lived with the monks of Mt. Athos in Greece during the war…learned how to paint with the gold renaissance icon finish, spoke 5 languages, loved classical music  and played the piano beautifully (classical), and followed the surreal style of art creation.  Ivan was well respected/collected in Europe but fell in love with a Canadian, married her and moved there. Many of his art selections show his fantasies, dreams, and love of his wife ( he puts her in most of his work somehow) His art has not gone up in value since his death because there is nothing on the market.  Ivan kept his prices down in order to sell and make a living. 

if you are interested in this piece, please send an email to, and I will pass it along to the gallery owner. Alternatively, if you are interested in what else is available, send me an email and I will put you in touch with my friend.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Along Wauwinet Road - SOLD

Along Wauwinet Road
Oil over Acrylic, on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"

I've had the reference photos for this one for years, and hadn't ever used them. This was intended to be cropped into a 9" high painting to become a 9" x 12" for a class demo, but turns out most of my students are sick this week (flu bugs and colds going around) so we've cancelled class. Which makes this one available, and I think sort of interesting with the vertical orientation.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Experiments in Fall Acrylics - SOLD

Fall Acrylic One
Acrylics on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
Fall Acrylic Two
Acrylics on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

These are experiments to try to figure out something for my students to paint on Wednesday, but I think they are both too complex, and will try something simpler tomorrow.
I think they both turned out nicely regardless.

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