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Rock Wall in ASL Holiday Show 2013

Please come to see one of my favorite paintings, Rock Wall,  in the 2nd floor gallery Holiday Show at the Art Students League.

Rock Wall

Rock Wall, 11×15, $750

This is based on part of a rock wall I see every weekend on our way to go grocery shopping at Fairway. Rocks are a continuing theme of mine. All the moving I did when I was young left me with a craving for permanence; and what is more permanent than rocks that have probably been around hundreds if not thousands of years?

There are 500 original art works by talented ASL students  priced from $100 to $800 for paintings and up to $1200 for sculpture. Perfect timing for holiday gift giving.

Gallery and sale hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat & Sun 9am – 4pm. The Art Students League is located at 215 West 57th Street, NYC 10019; tel: 212-247-4510.

Purple Vase in Art Student League Holiday Show

Come to the Annual Holiday Show & Sale at The Art Student League  from December 5-23.  There will be 500 paintings and drawings and 50 works of sculpture from $100 to $1200.  It’s a great opportunity to buy a unique and special gift for yourself or that special someone in your life.  But even if you’re not buying, there are remarkable works in all media to be seen.  Come and check it out.

This year, my watercolor, Purple Vase, is part of the exhibit.

Purple Vase

Purple Vase

The purple vase and orange flowers were part of a complicated set up that is typical of Frank O’Cain’s classes.  Since you can’t possibly paint everything in front of you, you’re forced to choose very carefully what you want to include.  Not only did I exclude more than I included, I really tried to simplify the composition.  Just a few lines, bold strokes and some rich color.  You know what you’re looking at, but it’s not spelled out precisely.  It’s more interesting that way.

The Holiday Show is on the 2nd floor of the Art Students League, 215 West 57th Street, NY, NY 10019.  Tel: 212-247-4510.             M-F 9:00 – 8:00, Sat & Sun 9:00 – 4:00.

Hope you can make it.  Let me know if you want to meet me there.