I Give the Lesson

I am pleased to announce my new Sales webpage on Artfinder, now LIVE!  There I’ll be introducing all of my Original work, available for easy, direct purchase. Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a very safe and prosperous New Year in 2017.

Until next time, stay warm, friendly and share Love- the key of all good.

~Adriana

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So Much More 

In memory of a person well loved the world over: a celebrity of grandeur most dream to become; a son, brother, father and husband; surely a friend to so many more. A person- so much more.

David Bowie was in the news yesterday morning, sadly because of his passing on from this world we call ours. “Peacefully,” I’d read and hoped– for what more can we ask for when remembering those admired and loved?

So much more:

I’d learned about Bowie’s passing in a newsletter and thought it is a great loss in music history besides a life of historical moments. Just the day before I’d picked up my piece of artwork, which was included in the exhibition “Celebrity” at ConArtist Gallery. Consequently it’s a portrait I’d painted of David Bowie. I was so glad to have it back, I was telling my friend about it. I was thinking that as much as we treasure our work as Artists, it’s often difficult to let them go. Art takes time, effort, inspiration, financial setbacks even- and so much more.

Well, I know life has a lot more meaning than materials. 

David Bowie was and always will be remembered as a work of Art- in and of himself. His music lives through the unique sound of his voice and forever classic tracks. The style in Bowie’s fashion choices as most people know, were just as uniquely expressed. I wasn’t among those fortunate to have viewed the recent exhibitions built around all the public details of his life- yet I’m proud to say it’s been an honor to be a fan since Bowie’s start with celebrity. Yes.       I consider myself to have been a privileged child back then. 

Mr. Bowie fit right in if not declared a misfit of the times. To many, he stood out appropriately enough to be noticed- and very well so. As I recall, these ears were in sound training most of my waking hours and I don’t regret much of it when it pertains to music. Still, Bowie carried himself with so much more! 

I know. Life is funny. It’s got a way with making us fall and breaking it; taking our breaths away at the most incredible moments and still, (you know the rest). Such is Life…and Art- the mirror upon which lies its reflection.

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Art Is…Inspiring; therapeutic; time consuming; full of effort; expressive; Meaningful- and of course: Full of LIFE! 

The Art that is Bowie and all he produced is all that and so much more. Art such as his, LIVES. In effect, so does he. 

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie. Rest assured that I’ll be “swaying to the sound” for as long as I can.

Until next time- May we cherish how we express ourselves- historically.

Thanks for visiting.

Adriana 

Artworks Added To My Gallery of Paintings

Hey there art lovers, family, friends and all of the above!

Now that I’ve updated information on my paintings, I invite you to have a look at the collection I will keep here, titled:

“Artworks Added to My Gallery of Paintings.”

It is with great love and passion, in which I make my artworks a real, tangible item to behold with just as much feeling as one can put into them.

Here you’ll find the most recent and earlier works, as well as, any I add as I create. Underneath each one you’ll see Title, Medium, Size, and Price. Further information on the description of each piece can be found on my website for Prints.

Please feel free to inquire about my Originals, Commissions and Special Orders. I am also available to answer any inquiries regarding Limited Editions.

I may be reached directly via email replying within a reasonable time of 48 hours or business phone number during hours listed.

Another alternative to starting your art collection or adding to an existing one, other than with Originals – is by learning of the great many affordable options I offer in Fine Art Prints, which may be purchased at: http://adrianajgarces.artistwebsites.com  Each can be ordered by various size, paper or canvas types, framed, unframed and in Greeting Cards. The images included in this post link directly to its corresponding Reprints Sale Page. Please remember to contact me directly for Originals and Limited Edition runs.

I hope you enjoy viewing some of the work I feel impassioned about creating and that you may return for updates. As an original piece of artwork may be fully appreciated up close, consider attending the exhibitions I participate in. Part of the excitement for me in exhibiting is the opportunity to meet art lovers from all walks of life and sharing how I arrived at creating any particular piece or project I have worked on. Feel free to say hello, enjoy the show and disconnect for a while!

Until next time…

Be well, spread Love and Thank You for your joining me here!

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Aftertaste/ Acrylic on Wood Drawer Box/

13-1/4″ W x 18-3/4″ H x 5″ D/  $1,000.00/ Available; Under contract for upcoming exhibition event

Arrival Notice/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $1,500.00/ Private Collection

Bass on the Beach/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 11″ x 14″/ SOLD

Cry Peace/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $250.00

Flame Run/ Oil on Wood Hardboard/ 30″ x 38″/ $2,000.00

Guardian Whisper/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Honey, I’m Home! / Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ $175.00

It’s a Date/ Acrylic on Canvas Panel/ 16″ x 20″/ SOLD

Only Feed Me Love/ Acrylic on Repurposed Maplewood Serving Tray/ 11-1/2″ W x 19″ L x 2-1/2″ D / $250.00

Paradox: Woman/ Acrylic Glaze, Oil Pastel on Raw Wood Hardboard/ 36″ x 54″ x 3/4″ / $1,500.00

Peace Flees War/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas Panel/ 18″ x 24″/ $300.00

Rapture, Wrap Sure/ Acrylic on Cradled, Ampersand® Artist Hardboard Panel/ 12″ x 12″ x 1-1/2″ D/ $200.00

Sarge7 on Fotoblur/ Acrylic on Repurposed, Solid Maplewood Shelf/ 12″ x 18″ x 3/4″/ $500.00

Selva Sfumato/ Oil on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″ x 1-1/2″/ $1,500.00

Subtract the Abstract/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Sweet Dreams/ Acrylic on Stretched canvas/ 18″ x 24″/ SOLD

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The Infinite Voyage Messenger/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/

18″ x 24″/ $500.00

Xenon I, 1of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ ***Inquire for Price, pending approval as buyer on counterpart piece below has first privilege.

Xenon II, 2 of 2 in Diptych “Memorabilia”/ Acrylic on Stretched Canvas/ 16” x 20″/ SOLD

 

 

 

 

Managing An Artistic Challenge

 

 

Recently, I was personally challenged in artistic capabilities by having preset limits on a themed exhibition. I rather enjoy having a theme to go by, whether for exhibition, juried competitions or other forms of participation. This particular event was named: “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn” and Curated by Artist Member, Aprajita Anand…an amazing Artist and super sweet individual herself!

The event was presented at ConArtist Gallery, of which I am a Member Artist since February 2014. Its requirements included:

  • specific size of 12″ x 12″
  • in black and white only
  • should reflect or express what you are passionate about

Seems easy enough, right? It was the exclusive use of Black and White for its color them, which presented a challenge for me. Yes, they truly are colors!  At first I thought: “How hard can this be? After all, I LOVE to draw using black on white with almost any medium!” Then it hit me…I wanted to attempt the project in Acrylics, using my own style of drawing-without erasing. All in all, it was my own self-imposed challenge, since I’d never accomplished it in the Acrylic medium. Yet, I’m proud to have overcome the ‘chronic eraser syndrome’ very long ago. Turns out, I enjoyed every moment creating my piece, entitled “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” My reflection on what I am passionate about is simply LOVE. You see, I strongly believe in Love of all kinds and that with Love we can accomplish anything GOOD we desire. It is in fact (to me), the key to LIFE.

I do hope you enjoy the image of “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” Up until now, it continues to gain in popularity as one of my most viewed and enjoyed pieces of original artwork across all of my social media networks. The original is available for purchase by contacting me here, or in selected prints here.

First exhibited in "Decorate, Embellish, Adorn," at ConArtist Gallery, NYC
First exhibited in “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn,” at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

Until next time, I wish you PEACE and LOVE 🙂

 

 

Making Changes and Moving Forward

Just PolyTicks - complete, by Adriana J. GarcesAddendum: Today I added the finished piece “Just PolyTicks” to this post, since I hadn’t previously. It is set as the featured image.  I know it isn’t my best capture, yet I wanted to include it until I get a better one. Enjoy and thanks again for visiting!

Today I am adding WIPs of recent work and will continue building up this site until I have it in a viewer friendly format. Here you will find details on the most current Exhibition I have participated in.

I wish you all will enjoy the posts, including images, exhibitions, events and other nuances.

Today’s topic is my recent collaborative exhibition with fellow Artist Members at ConArtist Collective/ Gallery/ Storefront space.  It is also an uplifting center where Artists can work and store their creations, among other things. Please visit www.conartistnyc.com for more information and current Exhibitions and Events.

The name of the Exhibition is “Just Politics,” a collaborative effort between 11 Member Artists. follow #JustPolitics across the web. It is available for viewing through September 13, 2014 at ConArtist Gallery. be sure to visit for the up close and personal viewiing of its entirety, before I post my piece here on the blog.

Here are some of the WIPs I captured during creation of my piece titled: “Just PolyTicks,” a play on words for this polemic subject matter: WP_20140830_024 WP_20140827_024justPolyTicks detail WP_20140824_007 WP_20140815_010 WP_20140815_007 WP_20140815_004WP_20140813_008 WP_20140814_001

 

I hope you all enjoyed this brief start to my dedication in keeping current with my artwork, exhibitions and events.

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