Blog 127, Jan. 22, 2023

Winter PrintsWorking Stiff #2

It’s a grey day in January, much like the interior in the picture, below. Highlighted against the gray is a bright picture of a typical, 21st century working stiff, one of a short series I did about modern life, one in which someone, anyone sits before the electronic demi-god of our time grinding out daily work, “opening files,” and assorted who-knows-what-tasks in the name of modern living. This little series of four or five images I plan to expand here in the new year. Look for larger images, perhaps on canvas, perhaps done in oil crayons or perhaps acrylics with a palette knife. I have not decided as yet, but time is nigh. Welcome to “Working Stiff #2,” a sign of the times.

Below is another look at the same image at a slightly larger scale. My inclination is to group several of these together. I will have to find a photo that demonstrates this idea!

Question for you: For any occasion, have you ever purchased a single, original, graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Probably not. Most haven’t, in my view. Maybe right now, here, as the new year is upon us – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Or, how about a Honey-Bee print? Or, a golf printA lighthouse print? In January 2023, most especially, lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give a print can be a joyful experience…even in trying times… such as now. When I give a print, it is most often a joyful experience. In these testy, tumultuous times, think about giving an original print especially in light of hope in play in this New Year

Materials: Prints are all produced using high-quality materials; pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the Christmas season has now passed, and seed catalogs arrive in the mail, auguring in a wonderful season, just ahead. What better way to celebrate this NEW YEAR than…by purchasing a lighthouse print, or a poster with a patriotic theme, or a Honey-Bee print, or golf print…unique gift choices for any friend or relative, perhaps…a Veteran?

Customize your selection. Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site include: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature. Then, you can choose your size, your material, your matte, your frame and your hanging hardware…right from my site, right here…a simple proposition. Your selected print will arrive ready to hang.

Americana Posters: Of these poster prints many of which were designed in the aftermath of 9.11.01, you may ask, “Can I brand my Americana posters?” To this question, the answer is decidedly, yesYes, I can brand these posters for you – contact me with questions. In short, your logo can be added at a discrete size to the lower right corner of each poster. I will show you a proof prior to production, one you can approve in every detail. This will accord you an opportunity to see your logo in position, at scale, on your print. #brandednonprofits, #brandedposters, #americanaposters and #brandedcorporateposters are hashtags I will incorporate to identify this program, on-line. Good anytime of year.  

Exhibit Page, New! Thank you for your steadfast, enthusiastic support of my Exhibit page, introduced in early 2022, designed to show off examples of my original George Delany Art images as they might appear when matted, framed and hung on a wall.

Build your collection? Have some creative fun building your print collection this year! Try a new Americana Poster print purchase if you have not purchased a print from this Gallery, before. Do see my promotional video on Youtube! Do you like art about chicks and chickens? This winter, if you’re ready for some authentic Chicken art, check out my available prints. Take advantage of my New Year’s Print Sale, currently available. 20% off first print…with your email sign-up.

“Business Advice” for day: Stewardship is hard. I think stewardship may in so many instances be more challenging and difficult than acting on and building whatever the original mission and vision may have been comprised of. More difficult. Maintaining the vision, trying to live up to the founder’s work, to do the work, to execute the work in the same manner and perhaps more importantly in the same spirit as the founder/s might have wished, is a tall order. I have seen some important instances in which those in control (stewards) right now say, “Well, this is mine! This is what I think best for the organization,” which of course can be seen as a statement of integrity full of good will, good faith and determined intent. But it is also true that “stewards,” can quite easily veer this way or that at their own whim or desire; shift focus, change agendas, update language, twist intent, and glorify exactly the wrong objectives, all the while dressed up in the appearance of virtue. Are there not elements of this phenomenon at work in our national life today, indeed throughout the Federal Government, unelected and elected ‘stewards,’ both…who believe it is more important to plant their particular viewpoint on anything they can regardless of the original mission, original intent, original language, original ideas or original achievement of the founder/s? Stewardship is hard. Be prepared for a struggle to carry on at the same magnificent level and in the same fashion in which you have found the circumstance on the day you begin your tour of contribution. And if somehow “Hope and change” is indeed required, then begin a new venture. Start it up. Get your new vision into gear. Execute a new idea, your new idea. Don’t screw up what has come to you to be stewarded and in the absence of any new vision at all call the resulting chaos hope and change. Give us a break.

Contact points are all viewable on A special thanks for your interest and support of my effort. Here, early in the New Year, may you conquer adversity, build prosperity, maintain your health, and live a generous and productive year.

George Delany, Artist

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Been in the visual arts all professional life, am eager to post examples of Instagram prints, photo prints, graphic and fine art (painting) a disciplined fashion...signs of the times, if you will.

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