Sunday, April 22, 2007


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.

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


"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


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"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!

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, I shall return....
Until then...

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:
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."
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acrylic on canvas 16x20, gloss finsh