Paintings and such

Here are some of my paintings that encompass the Art part of my blog. I’ll add more as I go so check back often.

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This one came from a sketch I did of a subway performer in Boston. I intentionally made the hand grotesque and bent the guitar neck. I wanted the feeling to be one of deep concentration and making the act of playing really powerful. It is unprimed muslin stretched over an old window frame. About 20″x34″ acrylic.

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This was an interior from a magazine that I drew over in bold lines as a sketch. Then I did a painting from that study. 24″x24″ acrylic on muslin.


The first two paintings were from my first, feverish stage when I was young and my output was phenomenal. Most of those have been destroyed or given away. This one is a recent painting. It’s acrylic on canvas 24″x30″.

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This is oil on canvas, 28×32 or something like that. You can see the Van Gogh and the Florida Highwayman influence. These are art for art sake, nothing to prove except that I could do it. Nothing to say except that the sun is bright and the trees are cool in Florida. Those are pine trees by the way.

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This is acrylic on a found, partially rotted plywood board. It’s about 48×36.
This is from the older era. They meant things back then. It’s an odd thing to revisit past works.

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This is an older painting. A black and white phase to teach myself tone and contrast. It is actually an image that is turned upside-down. It’s a man holding a dog that’s lolling and playing. But turned upside-down it looks different. I did paint it in this orientation and not just flip it.

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This is an older painting. Acrylic on canvas 24×24″. It also incorporates collage techniques. The image of the woman with the cane was an ink splotch that I filled out. The title is “My mother of turbulent times”

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A still life. Acrylic on canvas 48×48″. I like it.

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This one is oil on canvas 18×24″ I painted this in a heavily textured style and in only 15 minutes. It is a study from nature as the sun was setting so I had to get it done then. I am quite fond of this one.

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Made up Florida seascape 18×24″ oil on hand stretched canvas. I used a palette brush on this one.

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Multimedia collage on board. I took the photos and drew the portrait. About 24×36″

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Oil on hand stretched canvas. About 20×36″
I think I mastered the palette I was trying to get in my landscapes in this one. The brush strokes show the energy too

About adamaskwhy

Visual artist specializing in bonsai, mostly.
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6 Responses to Paintings and such

  1. Great creativity Adam….keep it up man!

  2. vrVktYo says:

    Exceptional post even so , I was wanting to
    know in case you could write a litte far more on this subject? Id
    be quite thankful in case you could elaborate slightly bit far
    more. Thanks!

  3. Navisan says:

    i find your landscapes amazing. excellent interpretations.

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