Spring Art, “Up on the Farm“
Guilty! Yes, it’s true. This image, a detail from a large oil-on-canvas, expresses a work that is NOT YET posted to my art website, but it’s coming. The arrival of Spring gives me a good opportunity to get caught up. So I will be adding these images to my Paint Prints Gallery, and perhaps to my Limited Editions Gallery, before too long.
“Up on the Farm,” is a painting that is among my most cherished, because it attempts to capture a place nearby I regard as sacred. My neighbor, now 100 years old, has spent her entire life on this property. It has seen her and her families through the Great Depression of the last Century, and every day, since. I have photos of her hoeing her precious corn and tomato fields, also her beautiful Gladiola garden. Over the years, she has left on our doorstep fresh asparagus, fresh tomatoes, fresh strawberries, fresh corn. She has given us potatoes from her own potato patch. Once, we camped on her land, setting up a family tent way up in the north lot as the sun went down, only to be awakened by her arrival in the morning, bringing to our tent fresh scrambled eggs and bacon. We, all 5 of us, sat outside the tent and had a beautiful breakfast as the sun rose. In any event, here is the view one might have expected to see from our tent site on that occasion. I hope you like it. Look for print availability, soon.
I present a sequence of images designed to convey to you some of the fine points, sub-themes if you will, in this painting. These details lead you to an image at the bottom that expresses the entire work.
Here is a second detail that approximates the view from our tent that morning with more precision than the image at the top. Note the grassy lane created by tractors, pick-up trucks, and people walking to-and-fro on their way to the farm house in the distance. Small squares are but interpretations of pixels, the ubiquitous icon of our time, one I have been incorporating into various works over recent decades.
And above, note this detail that captures the cornfield, the cat, and the electronic device perched on a small table to keep track of all the “farm data” available in this planting season. Oh, yes!
And just above is the image that expresses the entire painting, “Up on the Farm.” Once again, I will be posting prints available…in the near future.
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, in early Spring, still early in this new year – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Or, should you be in the humor for a very different sort of image, how about a Honey-Bee print? Or, a golf print? A lighthouse print? As we move quickly toward April, 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. You’ll be glad you did.
Materials: Prints are all produced using high-quality materials; pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, now, as seed catalogs arrive in the mail, auguring in an exciting season, just ahead. What better way to celebrate this winter season 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, yes. Yes, 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: Thank you for your steadfast, enthusiastic support of my Exhibit page, introduced in early 2022, designed to show off examples of original George Delany Art images as they might appear when matted, framed and hung on a particular wall.
Build your print 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. This American Flag series is powerful when a number of posters are hung together in close proximity, as I have discovered at various public print exhibits. 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 Spring Sale, currently available. 20% off first print…with your email sign-up!
“Business Advice” for day: In business, as in life, one has to prepare for tough times, one has to secure the hatches, trim the sails– use any image you like. Some say, if you’re not prepared for tough times you’re not prepared for good times. Now, the economy though touted as glorious from our friends who occupy positions of power in high places, is shaky at best, companies are laying off, debts are rising, money in circulation is obscene given declining numbers of workers in the workforce, the Fed now raising rates at a rapid pace, inflation still a persistent problem– who among us that owns a small business or offers any sort of product or service to the market is not aware that all is not right in our own house. I don’t need to offer any advice, here. We know it in our bones, don’t we?
Contact points are all viewable on Linktr.ee. A special thanks for your interest and support of my effort. Here, in Spring, may you find yourself raking, washing windows, burning brush, tending animals, seeding grass, turning over the compost pile, planting spring seeds, preparing for a glorious season just ahead.
George Delany, Artist