Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Serpentine


Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" with A UV protective gloss varnish. COA from EBSQ-100% original and certified.
For purchasing info, and much more just go to:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Top Ten for One Day...


Received this from ArtWanted.com about "The Endless Visitor..."
Congratulations Julianne!One or more of the images you uploaded yesterday are found on today's Top Ten reports. You can view links to the reports you are found on at:
http://www.ArtWanted.com/browse/topten.cfm?Artist=31083

These reports are updated daily, so be sure and tell your friends/family to go check out your top placement today - you will be listed for the entire day (12/17/07). We have also added a 'Top Ten Club' icon on your portfolio page. This icon will stay there as long as your images are found on our Top Ten reports.Thanks for being a member of our site and we hope that this top ten ranking will bring you additional exposure to your portfolio.

ArtWanted.com Staff: info@ArtWanted.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"The Endless Visitor" and "Three moon circle"

UPDATE: They have names!!
"the Endless Visitor" is to the right.
"The Endless Visitor" is
SOLD

AND ...


"three moon circle" is just below...


I just painted these today...they aren't even named yet....but I just felt like putting them up anyway, besides, the information on their dimensions is totally different.

The first one (top right) is acrylic on
back-stapled duck canvas-3/4"depth with 24"x 20"with the sides painted so it can be hung without framing...and the second one is acrylic on paper, 11"x15". Both are finished with a UV protective gloss varnish...and if you are interested in purchasing either of them you can me reach me through this blog,
OR...
simply click on my on-line gallery with my entire collection, with all mediums, sizes, prices, and even a "make offer" option. So get something for yourself, or a gift for someone else...Original art is a very special gift... http://www.yessy.com/richards
...I am running this sale the whole month of December!!



Friday, December 07, 2007

the tree house...

When I was in second grade,
we managed to build an elevated "treehouse"-which became for the local girls in our mostly boy dominated neighborhood, a sanctuary of magical proportions. We could see all three streets and where they came together-from our secret meeting place, and it served us well, until, like all good things, they (the local boy bullies) discovered it and it came to an end...but for that wonderful and scary innocent time in our lives, it was our mansion, a FORT, our refuge.
Acrylic on paper, 11" x15" with a UV gloss varnish.
Contact me here or go to: http://www.yessy.com/richards

the red hiding box


Acrylic on rough, 140lb cold-pressed paper. 11"x 15" Finished with a UV protective gloss varnish. COA from Ebsq. The colors are stark and and title is from a childhood memory.
Years later, from that memory is a representation in visual form.
For more info:
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Monday, December 03, 2007

"Arc of the Heart III"


Iridescent acrylic paints on quality back-stapled 22"x28" canvas, with 3/4" depth. COA registered. Finished with a UV protective gloss varnish.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

arc of the heart II



This is a small version of the painting (by the same name)only on canvas board with a gloss varnish and 9"x 12."

A much larger version of the original is under way.

For purchasing info simply email me or go to:

SOLD

http://www.yessy.com/richards

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Update:

I want to give a warm thanks two my recent meeting and selling of my paintings "La Marina," to Rodney Grove
and
"Kinetic" and "Planet in crisis" to Susie Saidenberg.
It is these these kinds of peoples' appreciation and the personal interaction with them that makes the sharing of one's artwork so completely worth it. Thanks again you guys.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cherokee dawn


Acrylic on back-stapled canvas 24''x24''-with 3/4" depth. UV protective gloss varnish added at finish.100% original and certified with EBSQ.

Destination Unknown



Iridescent Acrylics on back-stapled 24"x24" canvas. Depth is 3/4" with all four sides painted. COA included with of all my paintings.
This one glows!

SOLD

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Romanesque

Acrylic on back stapled 3/4" canvas.
16"x20" . Iridescent colors give a shimmer and spark to this piece with violet and turquoise tones. UV protective gloss varnish added at finish. 100% Original and EBSQ certified.


SOLD

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Cisalpine"


Acrylic on canvas board 6"x8".
Iridescent paints are used as a base coat and mixed throughout the piece. Only 65.00( includes shipping).
SOLD

Saturday, October 27, 2007

before the "Inferno"


This is a small version of the painting "inferno."
In fact, it is only a 6"x8" canvas-Same medium were used-Acrylic with a UV Gloss varnish. Only 65.00 dollars. Simply email me if interested.


SOLD

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Inferno"

SOLD



This is acrylic on canvas-22"x28" with 3/4" depth. Iridescent tones make this piece glow and shimmer-your screen might not reveal the true version of this painting! A UV protective gloss varnish added at finish. 100% Original and certified with Ebsq.

Friday, October 12, 2007

the value of silence


Acrylic on canvas-
22"x28" 3/4 depth. Quality wrapped canvas,ebsq certifide. UV gloss varnish added for protection. A gem!!
Sold

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

desert sky


Acrylic on gallery wrapped quality canvas-22"x 28" with 3/4" depth. Iridescent mediums mixed with acrylic paint give this piece a shimmer that the screen of your computer will not translate. UV protective gloss varnish applied at finish. 100% Original and certified.

SOLD

Thursday, October 04, 2007

"earth in crisis"


This was done with acrylic paint on a 9"x12"canvas board (rough texture).
After the layout was pretty much finished I added some oil pastels to the mix;hence the lines have a quiver, a bit of an electric current, at least from the visual perspective- UV protective gloss varnish added at finish.
$65.00/painting- plus shipping.
If interested just email me.
Update: Sold

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Abyss series I, II, & III



All three of these acrylics are on paper-9"x12" with UV protective gloss varnish.




$50.00/painting-or all three for 100.00, plus shipping. Comment, or email me if interested.

















For purchasing info, leave a comment, or just go: http://www.yessy.com/richards

following lines




Acrylic on paper-9"x12" with UV gloss varnish.

Friday, September 07, 2007

"pieces"


Acrylic on a quality 6"x 8" back-stapled canvas; several more similar in size and concept will be coming-
I am trying a series "A Canvas a Day''- coming very soon!
65.00 dollars per painting.
Email me if interested.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

"Map of Nowhere II"

This acrylic on paper. Oil pastel had been added over the entire peice, and all four edges. It is vibrant and electric, the colors used to define the lines and space. It is on 18"x24" heavy paper. With Uv protective gloss varnish.
100% Original, COA certifide.

for purchasing info:
http://www.yessy.com/

Sunday, September 02, 2007

"shadow eyes'


Acrylic on canvas-24"x24''-with oil pastels added for definition. A quality fixative was added to prevent pastel from smudge/smearing. And finally, a UV protective gloss varnish.

SOLD

Monday, August 27, 2007

fragments



This acrylic and oil pastels on canvas-11'x14." i painted the acrylic first, and then used the same tones of pastels to draw much of the center images of cubes and boxes, etc. Then, I put a pastel fixative coating to prevent smearing. When dry, I finished with a UV gloss varnish to protect the colors and give it a shine.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

"spirits loose"


Acrylic on canvas 30'' x30''.Finished with a UV protective gloss varnish.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"Kinetic"

Acrylic on canvas with a twist:
I painted with oil pastels over the acrylic after it dried, giving a somewhat "kinetic" series of connected images throughout the peice.
Canvas-18"x24" with 3/4 " depth. Back stapled with all four sides painted. It is ready to hang as is. Certificate of authenticity included (COA) from Ebsq.
Update: Sold

Sunday, July 22, 2007

the grid's lock


It seems that after I upload an image it immediately disappears when I begin to write anything next to it. So today, I am trying to write first, and upload my painting afterwards. Hope it works! It is acrylic and charcoal on paper, 18x24-and hopefully this "glitch" will be fixed SOON!

SOLD

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Update..week of July 17th, '07

Hello all...
I am just giving a bit of a heads up as to some changes that my blog will be going through. First, I am switching the address of this blog to its name:
"the Colorspeaker." It probably won't go into effect for several days, however, as soon as I know, I will post the new domain address and when it will be active. On another note, I am thinking of doing a small oil pastel series- my last post was the first one: "the Clown." I am going to select a few more from my collection (I do them daily in my "on the go" book of sketches/painitngs,etc) and will be adding them next week. So, look for the "Pastel Series" on "the Colorspeaker" coming to a town near you!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

"the Clown"

This is actually one of my many small oil pastels I do every day. I have around a dozen of these particular books i like to use for the small yet somewhat unexpected peices...which have now grown into a rather large stack of books in the corner of my kitchen...They are all made with rice paper. I love the consistency the books' paper. You can usually get them at Tibetin stores. The edges are deckled, and though they cannot take too much, I like the rough, but rather "delicate" texture.... I also cannot deny my love of "conceptual" peices-Much like a writer, or musician. There is a continuity, and the pages of creativity are experimental and most definity- "without rules"...
There also is just being able to take it (if I am in a pastel/drawing mood)wherever I go and keep on creating.
SOLD

Saturday, June 16, 2007

'Symmetry"



"Shiner"

Acrylic on canvas 18"x24"
with 3/4" in depth. UV protective gloss varnish added at finish.


SOLD

Friday, June 15, 2007

"An experiment in chaos"

Acrylic on gallery wrapped, back-stapled canvas-20"x24" with .75" depth. It is finished with a UV gloss varnish, to protect and give the colors a long lasting shine. This style is a rather "large" departure for me...
I was hesitant to even post it-I am not sure what I think of it, but I know this-It was fun to do- and completely unstructured. I actually had a painting underneath it. Then, after leaving my studio for a while, upon returning, I just began taking my brushes and dipping them into colors heavy with paint and just flinging them onto the canvas, letting the streaks fall from the brush wherever they may...I am not a huge Pollock follower, but seeing this, I know it will seem connected. I am, however, a fan of "the late and Great Joan Mitchell," and perhaps, just maybe, this is a humble (and simple) refection of my admiration of her free-form abstract style. If you are not familiar with her work, I recommend getting acquainted with it if interested. She was, and is, a true "Abstract Expressionist" of the 20th
century.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

"the intersection"

Acrylic on canvas 16"x20"-.75" depth. Back stapled w/ the sides painted. ready to hang as is. COA certifide. UV protective gloass varnish added for final finish. This peice is full of iridescent colors- yellow gold, even antique green-gold. It shimmers.

SOLD

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Dimensions"


Acrylic on canvas-24"x24" w/3/4" depth. Back stapled, with painting continuing around all four sides. UV protective gloss varnish added as finish-ready to hang as is.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

"Unearthed"

Acrylic on canvas-20"x20"with 3/4" depth. Gallery stretched back stapled canvas, with the painting continuing around all four sides. UV protective gloss varnish added for finish. Iridescent colors make this peice shine from any angle.
SOLD

Thursday, May 17, 2007

"map without reason'

Acrylic on canvas-30"x30" w/ .75 depth. Back stapled, all four sides painted. Ebsq Certifide. UV protective gloss varnish added.
Big, Bright,and Bold.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"out of my inertia"


Acrylic on canvas 20x24-Uv protective Gloss varnish added at finish. Ebsq Certifide.
SOLD

Friday, May 11, 2007

paint,brush,canvas


just did this real fast-20"x24"-acrylic on canvas,
more to come....
SOLD

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Update...

Hello,
Just wanting to let it be known that I am selling paintings (some at short time period price "discounts") at ArtByUs-presently I have "La Marina" entered for a five day deal grabber-if you are interested, go to my links section and click on it and find me: "the colorspeaker" under "abstract" and/or "new listings."
Thanks, and have a great week.
Bye!
jr-colorspeaker

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Just two more...

I painted for two days and nights straight, only two more (to upload) to go...Whew!

Splashes of Red

Acrylic on canvas -24x.75x24"
sides painted, UV varnish added.
EbSQ certificate of Athenticity included with purchase
.


SOLD

"Color in Motion"

Acrylic on canvas, 24x.75x24"-
UV protective varnish added as finish-sides are all painted-ready to hang as is-back with more paintings soon-jr



SOLD








For purchasing info contact me here or click: http://www.yessy.com/richards

"the Unknown'


This is acrylic on canvas- 11x14-
I have so many drying canvases in my kitchen that I thought I would take aminute to upload this one, since it is much smaller and faster to do than the rest...Back to work!
SOLD

Some new artists, blogs and their artistic endeavors...

I have added some new Blogs and sites under the links sidebar, as well as the link "Blogs that link here" by technorati....some cool stuff, go see for yourself...Any bloggers interested in my work and /or viceversa, feel free to comment....I am quite the night owl....and just getting going...three new canvases to upload after I Varnish them...so, I shall return....
Until then...
jr-Colorspeaker

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hey there

Just checking in and writing down some thoughts....
I am thinking of doing a small series of charcoal, (some pastel) on large rough paper...probably figurative peices...Anybody have thoughts on that?
Ironically, this idea comes just after purchasing several large canvases-never a predictable moment in my universe. I will probably just do both, as I usually do.
So, I am off to get my studio ready.
Happy painting , reading , writing, or anything else you do!

jr-the "the Colorspeaker"

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"before the rain"

Update-April,15th,o7 Yes- this is the same painting-I added some pastels, and blended them quite a bit. I also softened the colors. You can see the lighter re-working of the painting quite clearly. It is lighter, but my computer and browser are not completely giving the truest version of the colors-the essence isn't lost, it is just that I believe paintings usually look better in the "real" presence of the viewer. So, it is not this light, I left the earthy colors warm and fairly dark. Another view is at: http://www.yessy.com/richards
This is another acrylic on canvas-24"x.75"x30" in size. Back stapled and sides painted, it is a premium gallery wrapped canvas. I picked earthy rustic tones and applied them with a wide flat brush, sometimes blending the colors, sometimes just focusing on the stroke of the brush and the way the paint, thick on the brush, spread across the canvas. I might work a little more this one...but for now, it will remain as is: "before the rain."

Friday, March 23, 2007

"the arbitrator"


This is acrylic on canvas: 24"x.75"x30"-I have a few more on the way that are even bigger. After I was through with the acrylic, i used charcoal, and then some of my pastel pencils to fill in the lines, and add some lines,etc This, of course, required the use of a fixative , so the charcoal wouln't smear. The final step was adding a protective gloss varnish.
For purchasing information, you can click here: http://www.yessy.com/richards
or contact me directly through this blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

'the Watch Tower"

This is a painting that was uploaded recently, I called the it "the Lighthouse." Then, after looking at it a bit, I decided to add more dimension and color. Oh, and change the name...
Who knows, perhaps I will add a little more, before "the Watch Tower" is finished
...back to painting, painting, painting. And then more...

Friday, March 16, 2007

"limber"

Same day, different peice.....


This Charcoal was done last summer, when I did a series of charcoal on heavy paper, which were mostly about 15x20" in size. I just was going through my paintings and came across this. so, here is "limber."
SOLD

"Spring Dragon"


This is acrylic, but on two seperate canvases, both 12''x24", with a .75" depth. They are back stapled, the sides are painted, and they are ready to hang as a pair. EBSQ Certifide. You can contact me through my blog, or simply click on : http://www.Yessy.com/richards

Saturday, March 10, 2007

"Part I"


This is "Part I" of a two piece painting...I shall be back with "Part II' very soon...
Friday;
March 16th ...This is the work in progress, that became the painting, "Spring Dragon,"--above.
I was going to delete it from the blog, but then, upon seeing it's metamorphosis from "the early stage" to the finished piece, it seemed worth saving.
Comments, anyone?
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