Friday, 30 December 2011

King Tut Taxi

King Tut Taxi
oil on linen canvas 65x80cm
The photo was taken with my HTC phone so is pretty bad.

This is the last painting for 2011, have a fabulous 2012.  C'est l'année du luxe.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Coquille Saint Jacques and it's Showtime

Coquille Saint-Jacques
20x20cm
oil on gessoboard

The Name This Painting contest winner is Laura from Seattle.  Drop me an email with your mailing address.  Thanks for suggesting your titles and we'll do it again in 2012.

Have a very merry Christmas! eat lots of Coquille Saint-Jacques 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Contest continues now you vote

Dominique en Velo
12x12 cm oil on canvas
Here are the choices for the possible winner of a signed catalogue:  Showtime or Laguardia Please or Taxi 4D90 
you have until thursday 22 December to vote. I loved all the entries, thanks for commenting now you vote. One vote per person and you can vote your own title, of course.





LauraInSeattle said... "Showtime"
2 Brian Killeen   "title contest: laguardia please
3 'Taxi 4D90' by Helen Cooper here on the blog and Stuart Weiner on the website DailyPaintWorks.


 the same title n3 was suggested by two people so if this one wins I will send a catalogue to each of the two persons that suggested the same title.  Sorry for this mix up next time I'll be more clear about posting the title suggestions as comments one this blog.







Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Mail Truck and Name That Painting Contest

Mail Truck 
oil on canvas 30x30 cm SOLD

This was a refreshing painting to do.  The Long Island power lines where the inspiration but the application of the paint felt like painting watercolors

If you haven't suggested a title for the painting from last friday's post just below you're missing a chance to win a signed copy of my NYC Streets catalogue.  Three titles will be selected Thursday and then you will vote on the winner.  Look below for all the details..

Friday, 9 December 2011

Contest, name this painting:

Help me name this canvas, the winner will receive a signed soft cover copy of my catalogue on NYC urban landscapes.  Link is on the left

The contest works like this:

Post a comment here suggesting the title that you like.`
One title per person. 
 Thursday December 15th I will choose three comments and post them.  
Then you will vote on the comment you like best. The comment with the title that gets the most comments wins.

The painting is 70x100cm oil on canvas and here is almost finished.



Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Painting process of a New York City urban landscape


Here is an image of a canvas in the works: 70x100 cm oil painting of NYC Taxis.  This is a full days work.  Prodding along.
 Once I've chosen the drawing and put a ground down to set the tone for the painting I start with the most vivid colors.  I hope to finish this by Friday.  That's wishful thinking.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Auction at Rossini -Paris



This is a leftover from 2006 when I was painting Italian cuisine.  The radicchio Trevisano is sitting on a canvas of 30x60 cm.  This is the only painting leftover from hundreds of Italian Cuisine series that started with 16 paintings of garlic in 1998 and finished with flattened table like compositions in 2006.  I look at this and think of grilling radicchio in the fireplace then dressing it with olive oil pressed from the olives that were in my garden.  I can see the fireplace and smell the wood burning, It smells like home...

Tonight is the viewing of the paintings at auction at Rossini.  They take absentee bids and surely speak English.  It's a chance to get one of my large paintings for a good price. Good bidding
 Here is the info:

Salle des Ventes Rossini à 14h
7 rue Rossini - 75009 PARIS
works on display 25 November from 10am to 7pm and Saturday 26 November 10am to 12pm
Auction starts at 
2pm Saturday 26

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Private Eyes Taxi


Private Eyes Taxi
oil on canvas
100x100 cm
This is not finished but I'm happy with the progress.  It's been long getting back in the studio after the GMAC and then a week in Florence. 

Friday, 18 November 2011

151 Pink Doughnut


Pink Doughnut - n 151
oil on gessoboard, 15x15 cm (aprox 6x6 inches)
I thought I'd paint Tuscany until Christmas but some gallerists came to the studio Tuesday and took away fourteen paintings.  Here is their website Galerie J CH Robert in Honfleur, Normandy.  So that means I have to kick ass and do some good work.  The great thing is that they also want paintings of Paris.  So I've been busy this week, next week will dig in with the colors.  Here are a few shots of the studio: 
This one is of a group of young adults on boulevard Saint Germain.
Taxis in Times Square

And the real pink doughnut on a silver platter I found at a flea market last Saturday -- the plate not the doughnut.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Colonica Toscana



Colonica Toscana
oil on canvas, 10x14cm
and other available paintings.
Thick and crusty, I feel like I'm making caricatures when painting Tuscany

Monday, 14 November 2011

150 Tuscany Surprise!

Tuscany Surprise!
n 150
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
with the help of my 3yr old kid.
and other available paintings.
It has been too long that Mario Cappelletti from La Bottega in Castellina in Chianti has asked me for new paintings.  I promised that after the GMAC I would work for  him so from now until the end of the year I'm dedicating my time to new Tuscan paintings.  It is refreshing to return to a subject matter that I worked on from 1990 to 2006.  The first years were a discovery, riding on a 200E beige colored vespa into the Tuscan hills and painting from life under rainstorms or at sunrise.  
I'll be posting photos of some of the most historic moments when I lived in Chianti and worked in La piazza.  Great times.  Refreshing it is also to relook old palette combinations with a sure hand and the desire for abstraction.  The above photo was taken with my HTC mobile and needs to be replaced with a high resolution image when the batteries recharge for my digital camera. It is a messy looking painting but I like it.



Friday, 4 November 2011

Tableaux en vente aux enchères à Rossini

The paintings below will be on auction the 26 November at one of the major auction houses of France, the Maison Rossini, Paris.  Because I donated the paintings to the ASPRHP, 100% of the earnings will benefit the Association de Soutien aux Parents et à la Recherche en Hépatologie Pédiatrique--ASPRHP (The original name of the association was Association of Children with Liver Disease).

This is a great chance to get one of my larger Parisian paintings for a small price. There is a link on the top of my blog where I will keep you informed.

Clic on: Maison Rossini to read about their conditions and see the online catalogue. Auction with absentee bidding starts at samedi 26 nov. 2011 à 14h00


November Sun in Luxembourg
100x150 cm
oil on canvas
2008

Pink Coat
100x100cm
oil on canvas
2008

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

you made my day!

The Chanel N 5 painting went on auction to a person whose been collecting my paintings since 1994.  Here is the watercolor that they purchased from me in Florence way back when.

And here is the email that made my day:

Inviato: Martedì 25 Ottobre 2011 15:21
Oggetto: Re: Chanel N 5 painting


Hello Angie
Been a fan sense 94 when I bought this one from you in Florence. was back in Florence a couple of years ago....the graffiti was still
there but didn't see the bicycle or you.


Saw you on the TODAY show....Very cool! nice surprise to find you online.Wish I lived in Paris so I could pay you in person....PayPal will have to do. If actual shipping is more than $15 .....let me know. Please send to my address in Texas.


Michael R.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Last day of the Grand Marche d'Art Contemporain 2011

Fondant Chocolat  n 104
Below is a photo of the canal with the Opera in the background, the Bastille is just to the left.  The white tent is just the beginning of the 600 stands that aline both sides of the canal.  The weather was excellent and so visitors were happy to walk both sides of the canal over the bridge and back in the tent. I am happy for all the artists that were outside and sales rocked!  Thanks for coming.
I hope you enjoy your paintings.


Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Grand Marche d'Art Contemporain 2011

Pate N 49 a left over from the show 100x100 Gourmandises Parisiennes from 2010.
Here are some views of my stand at the GMAC.  This was before the sculptor arrived.

Then this is us set up together.  She has this stand on a regular basis so invited me to participate with her.  MIROGI is her name and here is her website. 

I love here male nudes


I think our stuff works well together.

Here is a view down the alley in the tent.





Saturday, 29 October 2011

148 Sardines au Piment

Sardines au Piment
n 148
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
The overwhelming smell of sardines permeated the air.  Today is day two at the GMAC.
 available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.

Friday, 28 October 2011

147 Egg and sausage

Egg and Sausage
n 147
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
Today the show begins.  It's a five day marathon and today is the longest 11am to 10pm, hope to see you there...
that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
   

Thursday, 27 October 2011

n 146 Petit Cake Marbré II

Petit Cake Marbré II
n 146
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
It looks like it's grimacing.  Maybe I should eat it.

that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

145 Petit Cake Marbré




Petit Cake Marbé
n 145
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
This smelled very good but I didn't eat it.

that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

144 Clementine Kiss


Clementine Kiss
n 144
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
It's officially winter when the clementines come on the market.  You can tell which ones are supposed to come from Corisca because they leave the leaves on them.

that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Monday, 24 October 2011

143 Passion


Passion
n 143
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
This was a lemony custard floating on a chocolate slab over top a raspberry spongecake.  Does it sound like passion?  It tasted like it.  Though I almost called my beau to ask him to meet me in the Montparnasse tower elevator, I decided to wash the dishes instead.

that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Friday, 21 October 2011

unfinished taxi

Unfinished
100x100 cm oil on canvas 
Too many things got in the way and blocked me from painting this month so I wasn't able
 to complete this before the GMAC next week.  Even if I worked on it for the three painting days before the show it wouldn't be dry enough to transport.  I kind of like it unfinished.

The following painting is on auction and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to EVERY MOTHER COUNTS to help women from dying in childbirth.  
sold
5x7 inches oil on gessoboard

Thursday, 20 October 2011

142 Cracked Egg


Cracked Egg
n 142
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Note that only the egg it painted the pink is just a background preparation.  I'm happy with this painting, it's the first time I try to paint a cracked egg.  Cracked egg, sounds like a nutty person.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

141 Poire on a Plate



Poire on a Plate
n 141
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
that will be available for 100 euro each 
at stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

The image is terribly out of focus, I will update it when the batteries on my camera are recharged.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Oeuf à la Coque

Oeuf à la coque
n 140
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
that will be available at the stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.
The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

There is something about painting an egg that pulls the traditional out of me.  I had to add the writing on the egg.  It looks like Korean letters.


Friday, 14 October 2011

139 Religieuse Fraise




Religieuse Fraise
n 139
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)

that will be available at the stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.

The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

138 Bonbons Fourrés



Sachet Bonbons fourrés
n 138
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)


that will be available at the stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.

The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.   If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

137 Passion



Le Passion
n 137
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)

100 Euro at the GMAC stand 54.  
Raspberry custard, sponge cake and dark orange-scented  chocolate filling.  Eat your heart out

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

136 Haribo Hari Coco



Haribo Hari Coco
n 136
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)
Will be available at the stand 54 under the tent at the GMAC- Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain Bastille- Paris 28 October - 1 November.  Under the tent.

The GMAC hosts over 1000 artists.  Not very many are under the heated tent, I got lucky and will be sharing a stand with a sculptor.  She has a great corner position close to one of the entries.  Thousands of people walk by. If you want an invitation to enter contact me at: tuscanartistATyahoo.it 

Monday, 10 October 2011

135 Granate Coupé



Granate coupé
n 135
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)

When I cut this open I expected to see the deep crimson red pulp covering the seeds but the color was a pale pink.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Times Square Promises



Times Square Promises
oil on canvas
60x120cm

Will be at my stand number 54 during the Grand Marché d'art Contemporain - Bastille
28 October - 1 November 

This painting took about forty hours to complete.  I've got three more medium sized paintings of NYC that I will finish for the show that is coming up fast.  Plus as many gourmandises I can paint.  My blurb catalogues arrived today and the many 750 invites I ordered are in the mail.  Now were rolling down hill.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

134 Granate

Granate
n 134
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)

Will be on sale for 100 euro at my stand 54 that the Grand Marché d'Arte Contemporain - Bastille 28 Octobre to 1 November


The market is autumn.  Mushrooms, figs, grapes and pomegranates.  I love the ruby red inside. It reminds me of Salvador Dali's ruby lipped pin.


Saturday, 1 October 2011

133 Haribo Tagada



Haribo Tagada
oil on gessoboard
15x15cm (6x6 inches)

It was nice to catch a ray of sunshine in my studio for about an hour.  The direct sunlight makes lovely contrast, much more inspiring than electric lighting. Note that only the sac and shadow are painted, the background is just the color from the defective tube of Ivory black that I bought.  It tends towards a red-purple.  I'll be sorry when the tube is finished because I don't know what color to look for.  The color is close to mixing normal Ivory black and cadmium red but the consistency is different.  Ivory black is smooth like soft butter and cadmium red is pasty.  This defective tube of Ivory black that I'm using is neither and even if I mix the latter two the consistency is just not the same.

This will be for sale at the Grand Marché d'Arte Contemporain 28 October-1 November 2011 - Bastille, Paris.
STAND 54 under the tent.  If you need tickets let me know.  There are over 1000 artists exhibition and the quality is pretty good.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

over twenty thousand page views

Below is an image from my stats page as of yesterday.  I thought I'd celebrate and say thanks to you for visiting my blog.
In a little over a year twenty thousand page views.