Reject n.1 :: live Auction, now!

In my last post I  mentioned the blue nude and its history.  Momentarily I don’t have time to divulge this story because I’ve got rejects. But here is a clue: the person who bought the painting is a man…

To celebrate 30 years of professional activity I’m going to auction off some rejects.

>>Live ebay auction now attn: opens in new window<<<

Reject #1

Reject #1 is absolutely useless. But it’s pretty, right? Like an eternal flower. Better than a plastic flower.

Reject n.1 is so light in weight it almost Continue reading

30 years of oil painting

In a few months I’ll celebrate 30 years of activity as a professional artist.

Now what does that mean?

Let’s see.

One of my teachers at the Maryland Institute College of Art told us undergrads that one day we had to decide to be artists. We were green, full of pure Shakti, and a bit of acne.

I remember the day I decided to call myself an artist. It felt strange. I was bartending at Olde Towne Tavern in Frederick, Maryland. And I was making things. I made paintings of blue nudes.

Mind you this was 30 years ago. And this piece of junk has a big story behind it. I’ll tell you the story in the next post.

Let’s get back to what it means to celebrate 30 years of professional artistic activity.

Every thing I own I bought with the earnings from my art.

For 30 years I’ve worked for myself and painted what my heart desires. For 30 years I’ve been my own boss. For 30 years I’ve mixed paint, cleaned brushes, shipped paintings, packed paintings, marketed myself, eaten cheese and apples at the easel, worked until midnight and on Sundays, learned how to make my own website, got fined by customs, given painting workshops, made a painting a day, made 5 paintings a day, made a painting in three weeks… And I made money painting. I’ve paid taxes as an artist for 30 years.

And I LOVE it. I’ve realized my life dream. I became an artist and moved to Paris. I started 30 years ago.

And when I retire I’m going to be a painter.

2 paintings for Beruit

It’s a great pleasure to tell you that two of my paintings were selected to be in the Carré d’Artistes gallery in Beruit, Lebanon.

My paintings have gone many places, including Japan and Taiwan but never to a gallery in Lebanon.

More exciting news coming soon.

 

Postcard from Paris n67

watercolor of a parisian cafe
watercolor of a parisian cafe
n 67 Mojito and Martini

N67  -10x15cm ink, watercolor on Arches paper

I’ve tried all the cafes in Place Contrescarpe. Reluctantly, I inevitably return to Cafe Delmas. The waiters are crisp. The leather club chairs are luxurious. The lighting is low. It’s got atmosphere. It’s got this, j’en sais pas, feeling. All it’s missing is a fireplace.

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Postcard from Paris n66

watercolor of a parisian cafe
watercolor of a parisian cafe
n 66 Saturday homework at the Cafe

N66  -10x15cm ink, watercolor on Arches paper

It’s interesting to me to see young adults meet in a cafe to study. They seem so saavy to me. They have to escape the house, away from parents and younger siblings, go where it’s easier to study.

I can’t remember the name of this cafe but it’s in the 13th on Rue Tolbiac, near Olympiades.

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Postcard from Paris n65

illustration of a Parisian cafe
illustration of a Parisian cafe
65 Morning coffee at the Canon des Gobelins

N65  -10x15cm ink, watercolor on Arches paper

 

Everytime I see these plank floors I think of Gustave Caillebotte’s Les Raboteurs de Parquet .

Can’t see the planks? I know, I know. Just pretend.

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