WHEN DONE WELL, PAINTING GOES BELOW THE SURFACE AND SPEAKS TO A DEEPER PART OF OURSELVES..
THE INNOCENT EYE TEST, BY MARK TANSEY (1981)
UPCOMING SHOW !!
SUSAN ELEY FINE ART WILL BE REPRESENTING SEVERAL PAINTINGS FROM MY 'LEGACY' SERIES AT THE TORONTO ART FAIR (OCTOBER 28 - 31 2016)
This was painted in 2006 in Long Island City, NY. A short time later, I saw that this watertower was on the ground at the foot of the building, waiting to be dismantled and hauled off. It was sad and also strange to see this structure just lying there.
Here's an excellent article and video for my watertower fans out there.
I WILL HAVE FOUR PAINTINGS IN THIS SHOW. COME ON OUT FOR A NIGHT OF ART!!
THE BRICK WALLS AT THE GALLERY MAKE A NICE BACKDROP FOR THESE 4 PAINTINGS.
THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NY IS WHERE I PAINT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.
HERE IS ANOTHER OIL SKETCH FROM A RECENT SESSION WITH A MODEL.
ALMOST AN ALLA PRIMA
GODZILLA TAKES A DONUT BREAK ON SET.
THIS IMAGE HAS INSPIRED ME TO BEGIN A SERIES OF PAINTINGS. CHECK OUT MY "OBJECTS" PAGE.
IN THE MEETING OF ROCK AND SEA
SUSAN ELEY FINE ART WILL BE SHOWING MY CITYSCAPE AND NAUTICAL PAINTINGS.
OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 13, 2017, 6 - 8 PM.
SHOW DATES ARE SEPTEMBER 13TH -NOVEMBER 2, 2017.
I'M PLEASED TO BE SHOWING THIS NEW BODY OF WORK ALONGSIDE THE PRINTS OF RACHEL BURGESS.
A SHOT OF THE WALL AT SUSAN ELEY'S OF MY SHIP PAINTINGS. OIL ON WOOD -- A FEW OF THEM ARE STILL WET.
The nipple was my favorite part to paint.
Same model as the previous entry, painted from a different easel on another evening. The beard and his baldspot were my favorite parts to paint
FRIDAY NIGHT ALLA PRIMA
This sitter presented to me the opportunity to block in a simple shape for all of that hair.
FRIDAY NIGHT ALLA PRIMA
12 paintings previous to this, is the same model painted a few years apart.
COME ON DOWN TO HARLEM COFFEE ( 151 LENOX AVENUE ) -ENJOY SOME ART WITH YOUR COFFEE.
CURRENTLY ( Summer 2018) WORKING ON A FEW MIXED MEDIA DRAWINGS/PAINTINGS. FOR THESE, THE FIGURE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE INSPIRATION!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2018 : I WILL BE GIVING AN OIL PAINTING DEMO ON HOW TO MAKE A COPY FROM A MASTER PAINTING.
THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
please contact me for details
PAINTED THIS ONE LAST SPRING ON FREDERICK DOUGLAS BLVD.
IT WAS RAINING, BUT AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT THERE WAS SHELTER PROVIDED BY A SCAFFOLD THAT I WAS ABLE TO WORK UNDER.