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Friday, October 28, 2016

2015-2016 works

During the past year, I am found to be working on a wide variety of subjects. Earlier in this period, I decided to take a break from landscape themes after creating the Cloudscape/Landscape series and painted a few meticulous figurative pieces, then stretched my legs by moving in the opposite direction and painting as quickly as I could while still conveying light, contrast, feeling. It was invigorating!

During this time, I also painted and donated a piece to the Louisville Visual Arts fundraiser, Art [Squared] 2016, which took place in April and I currently have three pieces showcased in their online venue, Artebella. I participated in a group show at Danville Community Arts in neighboring Boyle County, and also delivered a new selection of paintings to Edenside Gallery, in Louisville. Several commissions were finished, as well.

The following paintings reflect my work of the past year or so. Enjoy the viewing and if interested in purchasing, please contact me at markaselter@gmail.com.

 I will leave you with this quote: 
"If it is the love of that which your work represents - if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you - if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you - if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof."            --John Ruskin










Nyx, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2016









Braiding Her Hair, 8" x 13"
oil on canvas, 2016










58, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2016










Entranced, 8" x 10", oil on linen, 2016










Pulling Camp, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2016









Gaze, 8" x 8", oil on canvas, 2016
(donation to LVA's fundraiser auction)









Honey, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2016










The Driveway this Morning, 12" x 16"
 oil on canvas, 2016











11" x 14", oil on canvas, 2016
(commission)










Swing, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2016










Deer Skull, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2016










Self Portrait, 8" x 10"
oil on linen, 2016









At Rest, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2016












Council with Cedar Moss, 11" x 14"
oil on canvas, 2016












January Driveway, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2016









The Shot, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015

(commission)











Bourbon Trade
12" x 16", oil on canvas, 2016
(commission)










Coreopsis, 11" x 14
oil on canvas, 2015








A 16" x 20" oil on canvas that I painted in 2015
after 19th c. artist Edward Troye's 1838 painting
of Kirkpatrick: a Shorthorn bull owned by
Alfred D. Offutt of Scott County, Kentucky
(commission, not available for purchase)









4th of July, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015











Pensive, 8" x 10 
oil on canvas, 2015








Griz, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015

(gift for the model)










Winter Barn, oil on canvas, 2015
(gift for a friend)












Goddess from Ashland, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015









The Artist, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015









Forbidden Fruit, 11" x 14"
oil on canvas, 2015









Contemplating Adam, 7" x 14"
oil on canvas, 2015
















Hero's Rest, 7" x 11"
oil on canvas, 2015










Classic Pose, 8" x 10"
oil on canvas, 2015









A gift for my brother, Danny:
Spyridon, Patron Saint of Potters
2014








Amanita, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, 2014







Demeter & Persephone
11' x 14", oil on canvas, 2013

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cloudscapes/Landscapes 2015

The spring and summer seasons of this year
provided an inspiring number of
cloudscapes to grace the beautiful landscapes
that I am accustomed to painting
in central Kentucky.
The following paintings are the result 
of that inspiration.

This group of paintings was shown by
Willie Martin's in Lebanon, Kentucky 
November 6th - 30th, 2015.
It was a beautiful venue.



 A Central Kentucky Farm
12" x 24"     oil on canvas     $1200.







Over the Crest
11" x 14"       oil on canvas     $900.






Virga
11" x 14"    oil on canvas   $800.





The Enlightened One
12" x 16"        oil on canvas       $900.





Long Shadow
  7" x 14"     oil on canvas      $600/SOLD





Straightaway 
 7" x 14"     oil on canvas        $450.





Sunday Morning Storm
7" x 14"   oil on canvas      $750.





Apex
       12" x 16"      oil on canvas      $850.





Little Valleys
7" x 14"    oil on canvas     $500.





Across the Corn
12" x 24"    oil on canvas     $1200.





Moment of Motion
7" x 14"    oil on canvas     $750.





O'er the Hills and Far Away
7" x 14"       oil on canvas      $600.





Distant Rain
14" x 18"     oil on canvas     $1200/SOLD


Saturday, September 13, 2014

new work...


18th century subjects...


I have just received notice 
that one of my recent paintings was selected
for the cover of Journal of the Early Americas!



Cover art for Journal of the Early Americas 
Volume IV, Issue III    
July-September 2014 

Chance      oil on canvas  12" x 16"      $1000.






Josiah       oil on canvas  11" x 14"








A Girl in a Cabin          oil on canvas  8" x 10"







Through Cane               oil on panel  16" x 20" 







Gambling in the Fort, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
(no longer available)






The Hill                     oil on canvas   8" x 10"






Fresh figures...


Cutting Tobacco in Kentucky  
oil on canvas    11" x 14"    $950./SOLD









Moss Sisters             oil on canvas   11" x 14"








Greta          oil on panel   3.25" x 5"        $500./SOLD









Date Night      oil on panel







For the past few years, I have been making my way
around the county where I live and
the surrounding counties as well,
revisiting some favorite views
and discovering a few new spaces as well.
As a result, I have new landscape paintings 
to offer, with a few more yet to be done.




   Two Bales      8.5" x 6"    oil on panel        $350.    
(no longer available)








Sunrise on the Knobs    20.75" x 7"    oil on panel    $600.








Foggy Sunrise        8" x 10"    oil on panel        $450./SOLD








The Stump           23.75" x 15.75"  oil on panel           $1500.






Bottomland Tobacco, Marion County
10" x 18"      oil on panel    (no longer available)








Wetlands          10" x 18"  oil on panel          $900.










Red Oak                10" x 18"  oil on panel                $900.

Red Oak, detail









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