Here are all twenty-four pieces in the Futura series. They are encaustic on 8″ x 10″ masonite mounted on 11″ x 14″ chalkboard (not pictured). They are $111 each.
This portfolio contains the Pomano paintings. I lived in Pompano Beach, Florida for two years. I created two paintings during that time and the rest came upon reflection. It wasn’t until 1993 that I began to make a commitment to painting – I started working in series of twelve, always buying a dozen canvases at a time then feverishly attacking them until the ideas came to fruition.
I have visited Ft. Lauderdale several times since returning to Syracuse. One day a shark swam very close to the beach and ended up as a motif in the paintings. And that is not an atomic bomb in the sky. It’s the Goodyear blimp. The hanger for it was right next door to the Pompano mall so I saw it in the sky pretty much everyday (they must have more than one, right?)
All paintings are framed in maple. Prices are marked.
I love square paintings. And 36″ x 36″ is the perfect size. They are substantial targets! I created them in the summer of 1997 when I was working as a master teacher at the New York State Summer School of the Arts at Cazenovia College.
I prepared the canvases by gluing additional canvas to the surface. I like the way the raw edges create additional texture. I measured out the composition using a yardstick following thumbnail sketches – the finished paintings varied very little from the original concepts!
I used oil bars and oil paint favoring metallics, titanium white, mars black, and lots of color with domino borders. They are framed in maple and are for sale for $800 each.
I stretched these canvases myself – with a heavyweight canvas. I added drink coasters for texture then gesso-ed them and coated them with a Martha Stewart interior latex paint called Milk White. Borders and straight lines, as well as a cat stencil ( the same one I used in the paper collages) completed the compositions. Oil paint and collage materials completed the paintings.
I love their airy quality. Oh, and my friend Syracuse artist Michael Moody gave me a bundle of old Scrabble pieces and I configured the text only from those letters. I only had about three As and an H left over, I think! That was fun because it made using game pieces part of the game and yet I feel that each painting has a strong element of self-portrait to them, as though the words were meant to be discovered. They really represent my personal conflicts as I approached the new millennium. The 18″ x 36″ canvases are $500; the 30″ x 30″ ones are $675. I framed them with pine slats nailed to the sides, gallery style.
I used watercolors and colored pencil on Arches watercolor block paper. The paintings are for sale (unframed). 7″ x 10″ – $50 each; 9″ x 12″ – $75 each.
I created these paper collage pieces one winter when I couldn’t paint due to my small space living arrangement. I was able to work on them while sitting on the sofa in my living room. I love them because they incorporate a number of devices I’ve used in my oil paintings – sea shells, playing cards, skeleton keys and coins – as well as utilizing my fashion design background with the sewing craft.
They are cats, although you could argue they look like dogs, too, and that’s fine. I used Strathmore paper and metallic embroidery thread.
I’m selling them for $75 each (unframed).