Another freeway drive to wherever, it really doesn't mater sometimes, you just know its its gonna be slow going. This is a 6x6" oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box: $120 + s/h (Sold)
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 27, 2009
I really like doing black & white paintings of the night. It presents an interesting challenge in working out all the gray values and an interesting subject to talk about. This is a 6x6" oil on Birch wood mounted on to a varnished wooden box: (Sold)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 8:57 AM
Dec 19, 2009
Tones, shapes and grays and a painting begins its journey reveling moods and memory's. The process like a never ending march one step at a time is a constant. Like my life, this painting is bits & pieces and like me, put them all together and here I am. 6x6" oil on Birch panel mounted to a varnished wooden box. $125 (Sold)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 8:27 PM
Dec 18, 2009
Returning to my ongoing series of B&W's, I knew some color would be a part of it just not sure how much or how little. So once again I post what should be about four more paintings after this one... The process will tell me when to stop. I use a culmination of photos of skies and small towns from road shows some years back. Taking something from this photo and that, the painting begins to emerge. This oil painting is on Birch panel mounted on a 8x6" varnished wooden box. (SOLD)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 5:33 PM
Dec 16, 2009
Taken from my 12x12 canvas painting I wanted to explore just this part of the subject. The handling of this is much looser than I normally display but, it felt very apropos at this time... I never know what style might speak to me at that very moment the brush is poised centimeters above the awaiting surface. It is in that moment I say "YES" and the painting begins.... How fun is that... This oil painting is on Birch paneling that's mounted on a 6x6" varnished wooden box all ready to be placed on a wall. Price $125 +s/h (Sold)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 3:21 PM
Dec 15, 2009
It was late when I came onto this beast. For one, the bass tone that resonates from this steel giant one can feel deep inside the body... I got goosebumps even before I saw it, it let me know who is in-control. "I do love them". Original oil painting on Birch paneling mounted on a 8x6 inch varnished wooden box. $135 + s/h
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 11:39 AM
Dec 13, 2009
So living in L.A. one begins to realize that slowly these poles are disappearing. More and more people are moving into the world of cable, satellite & cell phones... The telephone & electric poles I love to paint are going to leave me.... "sooo sad." But, I and I alone hunt deep into L.A.'s back alleys, old forgotten neighborhood's and dangerous places. Where few go I will venture, armed with my trusty camera hoping to take the best shot for another painting. Fortunately I have a bunch of photos so none of the above is necessary any longer. This oil painting is on Birch paneling that is mounted to a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box. (Sold)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 3:58 PM
Dec 9, 2009
I did this for a customer, I have it posted with more detail about how the painting came to be on "CANVASES". Do take a look. It is an oil on canvas 60x24 gallery wrapped...
I'm finishing up some canvases for my gallery in Tustin Chemers gallery then it will be back posting my blog works.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 2:43 PM
Dec 7, 2009
The first of many that I knew I was in the path of so being true to form, I picked my camera up and said to self, "Self" Heres your next painting. This has been painted on a very heavily prepared wood panel, not just with three coats of the best gesso in my opinion but then the finest of oil ground to assure a life time of quality of color. I do love the process of painting.
This is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box. $130+s/h
Also check-out the new canvas painting at Canvases.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 8:43 AM
A photo was given to me of this Hopi reservation in the hopes that I would paint it. It is a place of the true Americans. I took my time to paint this ancient dwelling for I wanted to give it life and respect. It is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch wood. (Sold)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 8:07 AM
Dec 6, 2009
Dec 5, 2009
Here is a sneak-peek at two oil paintings that I took form my blog posts some time back of 6x6 inch paintings. The gallery I'm in "Chemers" requested 12x12 inch on canvas, gallery wrapped. The first is LA in Hollywood and the next is of a late night dinner I had in Des Moines. I have one more to do before I bring them to the gallery. Click on my Canvas site. <-to see the rest of the painting.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 8:48 AM