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“Winter Berries”: an original bird painting

"Winter Berries"

I’m walking through the neighborhood today, on Berger Street near Boerum, right in front of Vinnie’s Iron Works. The snow crunches and squeaks under my feet as I walk. The sky is light grey, almost white. I look up. There are birds in the tree, eating berries. They’re back-lit by the sky, and I see them and the tree as a silhouette.

I’m doing 30 original works and the theme is birds. All kinds of birds.

30 original pieces, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can order on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new one. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

Last month’s theme was food and drink, this month it’s birds. Any other themes you’d suggest?

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“Big Boid on Brooklyn Bridge”, day 11 of 30 Birds (GIFTED)

“Big Boid on Brooklyn Bridge”

The Brooklyn Bridge: a poetic marvel of brawny architecture, engineering, and ingenuity. And perched on it: a bird of vague pedigree, that would be roughly the size of a townhouse. Like the title says, he’s big. He’s bad. He’s Brooklyny. Let’s not think about the size thing too much, though. Let’s think about the sandhogs, those men who helped build this bridge. And let’s have a moment of silence for the Sweathogs, too. Brooklyn’s own Sweathogs.

I’m doing an original work [almost] every day this month. 30 of ’em in 31 days. The theme for December is birds. All kinds of birds.

An original piece every day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can order on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new one. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

Any birds you’d like to see painted? Let me know. Recent suggestions include an the first robin of spring, a the American Kestrel, a blue-footed boobie, and all the feathered denizens of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

Yesterday’s bird: “Drink, Flamingo”

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Opening at Brooklyn Artists Gym

Thanks to all of you who came to the opening reception of Brooklyn Artist Gym‘s “Composition” show in August. It was a good night, I sold a couple paintings, and I feel really lucky to have so many good friends who schlepped (in the local parlance) out to Gowanus for the evening. We capped it off with a dynamite dinner at Palo Santo on Union St. and a beer after at Union Hall in Park Slope.

Next up: a solo show (the theme: “Simple Pleasures”) at Art Bar in the West Village with the opening reception on November 19 and another show at Lolita on the Lower East side opening on December 11.

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