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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
$950.










The Driveway this Morning, 12" x 16"
 oil on canvas, 2016
(no longer available)











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
$950.










Self Portrait, 8" x 10"
oil on linen, 2016
$950.









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 14"
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