Blog 41 Nov. 11, 2020

Fall Wall Decor, “Veterans Day Wall Art”

Veterans’ Day offers us a chance to stop, to breathe, to step back, to grasp, to appreciate what Veterans have done and on this day still do– defend our country, our people and our Five Freedoms.

Battle Hymn of the Republic” Wall Decor at Veterans’ Day 2020

Many of my posters in this Americana Poster series were originally initiated after the attacks of 9.11.01. That was an attack on our country…from without. What we face now is something very different. We are patient. We will stop, look, examine, consider, reflect, piece together, and come to our conclusions. Then, we will make every effort to live into the idealism of our Founding Fathers as they would have us do. Stand by.

American Revival,” from Americana Poster Series, Veterans’ Day 2020

Our American Revival poster suggests there is plenty of work to do…by every American Citizen over the years just ahead. Despite these very trying times, let’s see in the months and years ahead our creative energies find their way in the direction of “a more perfect union“.

Check out two unusual features on my art site: 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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– In these daunting times, I and millions of us think about those who defend our country, our Five Freedoms and the country we love. This is a Sacred Day. We salute all of you, young, old, current, past, doesn’t matter. Today we offer our prayers and gratitude. Thank you for your service.

Here is another blog post from my art site…you may find of interest; also, a link to a short promotional Chant video.

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Blog 40 November 5, 2020

Fall Wall Decor,First Amendment

These are serious times. Ponderous, vexing, issues, often outrageous loom everywhere it would seem. My own experience these days is to understand more fully what our foremothers and fathers must have endured in coming to decide that the time had come to separate from Mother England. What a momentous realization this must have entailed. This week I celebrate a priceless fruit of that enormous risk, that undertaking, that creative, probably horrifying moment in many respects; the creation among many others of our First Amendment.

First Amendment,” Living Room Wall Art Selection from George Delany Art

Below is another application, this time in a small or home-business setting, great art selection in a business environment. Prints use high quality materials. Do not hang in sunlight, diminished light is preferred. All these posters are part of my Americana Poster Collection developed over some years.

Home business version of the ‘First Amendment” from George Delany Art

Check out two unusual features on my art site: 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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– In a daunting week, post-election, it is good most of us are stepping back, we hope and pray our system will not only work, but endure. Sometimes in life, in business, it helps just to take a deep breath, to step back, to better understand what is unfolding before we go rushing headlong into some behavior that may not be useful or helpful. A second point to make is that we can size up the beauty and profundity of the work of our Founding Fathers in the creation of our Five Freedoms; press, religion, expression, assembly and petition. They are all here in this graphic work.

Here is another blog post from my art site…you may find of interest; also, a link to a short promotional Chant video.

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Blog 39 October 27, 2020

Fall Wall Decor, “Memories of the Summer of Love

From a series of studies, each 12″ square, oil-on-canvas, that comprise my “Big Wokey– Bad-Ass Leftist Mob Art,” this selection is titled, “Xenophobes!” one of the many epithets we’ve heard hurled about so many times in recent years.

Xenophobes!,” from my Big Wokey– Bad-Ass Leftist Mob Art,” completed 2019.

Glass Print: Below is seen the typical interface you interact with… at the onset of the ordering process. Notice, you see the price, quantity…you see a general description, you can buy this limited-edition glass print in very easy form. This series of images comes in GLASS PRINTS, only.

Xenophobes,” my my “Big Wokey– Bad-Ass Leftist Mob Art Series of Oil-on-Painting Studies

Check out two unusual features on my art site: 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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– In tumultuous, often dis-orienting times, I am not one to easily offer any sort of advice on much of anything. But a couple of things come to mind: a) Keep life as simple as you can b) Get outside every day, into a park or green space or maybe the beach c) Control your own momentary decision making in favor of what is good and moves you ahead, no matter how incrementally small this may appear to be d) Count your blessings many times during the day. With our elections a week away, am wishing you many peaceful, Covid-free moments in the process of your own life, unfolding– and our collective experience as American citizens.

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Blog 38 Oct. 20, 2020

Fall Wall Decor, “One Beautiful Sunflower

Last week, I pulled out of the soil the last of the tall Sunflowers, this year. Wind storms had damaged many– the flush of fall bees on Sunflowers didn’t really happen this year. But this image reminds me of how gloriously beautiful this whole scene with bees and Sunflowers is.

Honey Bee Bumble Dance,” from George Delany Art

Here is another look at an interior that uses this image to display the Sunflower Bee Dance.

Small, home business? Reflections on a glorious summer, right here, from George Delany Art

Check out two unusual features on my art site: 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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– The season has passed. Many months will come and go until this kind of image is recreated. And yet, we are inclined, are we not, to hold on to those images that sustain us. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this sort of imagery, this glorious Sunflower plant is one that captures some essence of ‘the life force’ in action. Through the cold months, the seasons just ahead, I will hold it in my memory. It sustains me. This is new, and I am so glad the bees have brought this to my attention. Hold on to those glorious images that sustain, I like this idea a whole lot.

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Blog 37 October 13, 2020

Fall Wall Decor, “God Bless America” Americana Wall Decor

Yes, it arrived in the mail via USPS just a few days ago, a first for me. This poster, God Bless America, part of my Americana Poster Collection, is printed on metal. It is a formidable presentation as I suspected it would be. I have been experimenting with metal prints in recent years, and this is one more. The size of this metal print is 24″ x 18″, and it comes very well packaged and presented, as would be the case if you were to order anything remotely similar from George Delany Art.

God Bless America,” printed on metal, from George Delany Art

As you see below, the mounting structure is also metal. The print comes read to hang. Quality materials all the way. A very unusual addition to any collection of Americana Art.

Metal structure, well constructed, backs up the God Bless America Poster from George Delany Art

Below you see the full image as the Americana Poster is lifted from the vendor’s package. Yes, I have to get accustomed to this metal print. The weight is substantial, the poster itself has a certain simple presence about it consistent with all the images in this Who We Are collection I first designed in response to the events of 9.11.01. The Collection is included in the Library of Congress‘ permanent collection.

The full God Bless America Poster just out of the box.

Check out two unusual features on my art site: 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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Don’t you feel the need to stretch? After awhile you know how to do the things you do…so how to grow, to keep life interesting, to meet new challenges? Stretch. A good stretch is important. What is the verse? Stretch, just beyond your reach, something like this. In this instance, I took a little bit of a chance and applied my design imagery to a material I have not seen in the same way, before. And I like the result. I will be testing other images using this same medium in the immediate future. So take today….and see if a good stretch, just beyond your reach, makes any sense at all.

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Blog 36 Oct. 4, 2020

Fall Wall DecorStatue in Woods

For each of us…there is a time to prepare. We have summer behind, winter ahead– so there is something particularly compelling about this lovely fall image. I am still struck by the brazen beauty in it.

“Statue in Woods”, photo print from George Delany Art

There we were, about to enter an art museum in Maine one fall day, when out of the woods she came to me. Here is “Statue in the Woods,” my name– not the museum’s. Very powerful image, isn’t it? Given both the season and our heritage, this image fills in a missing understanding of certain reality. You can see other fall-themed images at George Delany Art. Please, check them out.

Bedroom setting, see Photos at George Delany Art

Days are warm, mid-seventies, nights are cool, down near forty, once or twice, below. The animals take note. Hummingbirds are gone. Winter birds arrive. Honey Bees are fixated every day on their winter stores, hurt by the recent drought of a month or more. Winter bees are being born. They will never know the splendor of a spring nectar flow. But they will move the hive toward Spring. This is their function. It is miraculous, as so much about Honey Bees is. Amidst the continued pandemic, economic trial and uncertainty, national politics, geopolitical tensions and forbearance a national trait every day…consider “changing up,” your wall art collection by purchasing an art print — (have you ever purchased an art print?), perhaps investigate GeorgeDelanyArt and do try two neat features on my site you may enjoy:

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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– A cliche, “You reap what you sow.” So often, we learn this the hard way, don’t we? Birds are preparing. Honey Bees are preparing. We must prepare. Are we preparing? I don’t think so…not so well, anymore. Just look at our environment as but one painful example. The consequences for not doing so…we often fail to consider–and pay the price. Whatever it is to be, one way or another…we will pay it in the end. So take these days as an opportunity to prepare. Like we Boy Scouts used to say, “Be Prepared.” How outmoded, you say? But how refreshingly stark in its imperative– and correct, too. Let’s get prepared. It’s simple. It’s real. It’s time.

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Blog 35 Sept. 27, 2020

Fall Wall ArtGod Bless America

How often do you hear about a “Free Art Print Giveaway“? Here is my first– go to my site, sign up, and you could win. Sign-up by September 30, I will randomly draw a winner on October 1. The image below depicts the prize…an original work of graphic art from yours truly. Check this video clip out.

Free Print Giveaway,” my first promotion to celebrate new art website, George Delany Art

This design is one of a series of seven I created in response to the events of 9.11.01. The purpose of it all is to call attention to our ideals, our history, our promise…as a means of navigating these troubling times. Still pertinent, is it not?

The whole series was accorded a Gold Award by Graphis Poster Annual. Later, the collection was added to the Library of Congress, a true honor. Give it a shot, sign up today, September 30 is the deadline. Only one winner will be randomly drawn…October 1. Winner gets to pick…paper print, or metal! Very cool feature if I don’t say so, myself. < lol >

Choice of materials, sizes, frame styles when ordering

When you order this print or any similar print in this collection, you arrive at a page like this, seen above, on which you can pick your size, materials, and frames. Ingenious. And, you can see this image on sample walls or, using Augmented Reality, on YOUR wall. It’s coming!

Matted print, “God Bless America,” from “Americana Poster Collection

Here in early fall football across the country is figuring out how to happen at all, this year. Politics is….well, crazed. Now, we are still in a drought…though this may end in the coming week. I understand a meteorite is to approach planet earth the day before the election. Yes! 2020, it is all odd. Art, by comparison, is relatively innocuous these days, is it not? Should not be this way, my view, but it is. But amidst the continued pandemic, economic trial and uncertainty, national politics, geopolitical tensions and national forbearance present every day, consider “changing up,” your wall art collection by purchasing an art print — (have you ever purchased an art print?), perhaps investigate GeorgeDelanyArt and do try two neat features on my site you may enjoy:

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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Big week, ahead. Take advantage of this opportunity, sign-up, qualify to have your name picked to win free print…winner gets to choose, paper print or metal. Time is nigh, now, and short! Thank you for your interest in my creative efforts.

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Blog 34 September 19, 2020

Wrapping up my summer painting stint...pictured here, an event that occurred only a couple of days ago…been working on this painting for a couple of months, very nearly complete, I am on my way to my neighbor’s house to show her this work. She is 98 years old. This work has been inspired by my neighbor and her beautiful farm, one I’ve come to know well during the time we’ve lived so fortunately as her neighbor.

The painting I am calling, “Farmer,” for this reason. My neighbor has over the years helped me understand what it is to be a farmer, period. To say she is an “amazing woman,” is an understatement, believe me.

This is also a first, of sorts. I normally don’t blog about much that is not posted on George Delany Art. Prints of this painting will be available soon, but are not, at present. Before October is out this image will be added to the painting collections and a link will be made available.

“Farmer,” by George Delany, look for prints available on George Delany Art, soon.

Work selfie, after a painting session…still some video clips to wrap up. The painting is oil-on-canvas, 48″ x 36″– why has it taken me so long to cover this topic? If you believe in Sacred Spaces and Places, then understand, this is one for me, this farm.

Artist at work, “Farmer,” underway, oil-on-canvas, summer tumultuous 2020

Summer ends, here we are on the cusp of Fall, 2020. On this late September day…temperatures are crisp, will be near forty degrees tonight; honey-bees have had by my observation a very busy day taking pollen into their hives in preparation for the cold seasons just ahead. There are not yet too many colored leaves around and about, but there are a few. The garden is a bit shabby, it too, has reached its peak and is responding to diminishing light and falling temps. See my art site for other fall, wall-art possibilities.

Here she is, my friend and “Farmer” neighbor with my painting…links to come.

As the season turns, amidst the continued pandemic, economic trial and uncertainty, national politics, geopolitical tensions and national forbearance present every day, consider “changing up,” your wall art collection by purchasing an art print — (have you ever purchased an art print?), perhaps investigate GeorgeDelanyArt and do try two neat features on my site you may enjoy:

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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– What a glorious late summer day, today. Honestly, I have no business advice to offer except as my glee-club instructor used to say to all of us before a big concert, “Savor it.” Today is a day to savor. I show my neighbor my new painting. She savors it. I savor it. We savor it. There is nothing more important than to savor what you are challenged by and love, right? This is my business advice, pretty much every day– so Linked In won’t be too happy to hear this, but it’s still true. Thank you for your interest in my creative efforts. New “Farmer” prints to come, shortly!

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Blog 33 September 11, 2020

Summer Art, “American Revival” Graphic Print

Today is a day unlike any other in our lives, in my life. We recall, most of us, exactly what we were doing and where…on this day in 2001. Here is the best antidote to the tragedy that marked that day when so many were deliberately targeted, and so many more worked to save all who were in peril. No “Thank you for your service,” is really adequate, is it? But to come together as a country, to revive our institutions, to carry on in the traditions our forefathers would have supported, this strikes me as an excellent response. “American Revival” is one of a series that was undertaken after the tragic events of this day, all those years ago.

American Revival,” posted September 11, 2020

The original series was titled, “Who We Are,” and attempted to capture our heritage in a manner that would guide and inspire us into the future based on the ideals for which our forefathers and mothers were willing to die, and did. That first series won a Gold Award from Graphis Poster Annual. Later, the collection was accepted in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. These image utilized the American flag that flew outside this house, at the time. The Star-Spangled Banner was the first verse among seven I selected to make the point.

American Revival,” print from the Americana Poster Collection, George Delany Art…featuring the Star-Spangled Banner verse

Today is a solemn day.  We stop, we remember. We recall. We pray. We give thanks. We seek comfort. We ask for redemption. We are our brothers & sisters keepers, are we not? I invite you here on a memorable September day… amidst the pandemic, economic trial and uncertainty, national politics, geopolitical tensions and national forbearance to reflect, and if the spirit should move you, to buy an art print… apropos of the occasion— (have you ever purchased an art print?), to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site you may enjoy:

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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Business advice is not really in order, this week, or this day. We take a step back, we remember an event so grotesque that conjuring up the event and recalling the details of the day, the moments, the horrors that unfolded remain a challenge, even now. I have no interest in replaying it, really. But I do have an interest in honoring our police, fire, medical, first responders, and all those who in the face of evil ran toward that which called them to assist, even save the lives of others and extinguish the chaos, rather than away. My own “therapy” after a sort included a commitment to try to use my graphic skills to lift us into the future based on the ideals held by those who struggled at the outset of our Nation’s birth to bring into being for the first time in human history a government in which the government itself was subordinate to the will of the people. The older I get, the more profound is this idea. Here we are, still, pulling together, many of us, to help form “a more perfect union.” Connecting our beginnings to the horrors of 9.11.01 makes perfect sense, to me.

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Blog 32 September 4, 2020

Summer Wall Print,Horseneck Beach #1

We’ve been going down to the beaches in Westport, MA for some years, I admit. We love it, there. I’ve seen beaches over the years….all around the country, lots of beautiful beaches. And yet, there is something serenely beautiful about this stretch of beach called, “Horseneck Beach #1.” Yes, the beaches here have been degraded by storms in recent years, but in my mind, this place is very special. Maybe those evenings in the water riding waves as the sun sets to my right and the moon rises simultaneously to my left….have left this indelible image in me– no doubt, these memories comprise much of my entire experience, here.

Beach art print in August, 2020, “Horseneck Beach #1,” from George Delany Art

This image comes from a series of small studies of couples on Horseneck Beach, acrylic paintings at a scale of 7″ x 5″, of which this is one. Even I am impressed that such a small scale original can in the world of digital tech yield larger prints of quality….using pH neutral paper and pigment, and make this proposition work. At some point, if I can try one of these beachscapes at a scale of 6 FEET x 4’…I certainly will give it a shot, maybe next year.

Horseneck Beach #1” Art Print from George Delany Art

What is better than a day on the beach in late summer? The season has flown by, crazy May…now crazy September…looks like times may become a lot crazier between here and election day. Given our crazy times, I invite you here in early September, amidst the pandemic, economic trial and uncertainty, national politics, geopolitical tensions and national forbearance to reflect, to buy an art print… (have you ever purchased an art print?), to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site you may enjoy:

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.

Check out the several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pixphotospaintingsillustrationslimited editionsoriginal painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– You know of my bias, don’t you? I am not one who puts a lot of stock in “offering business advice.” I find the exercise boring, in the main. But, in this case, I find it useful to have a handful of locations in the world that are truly special, that provide a a kind of mental, emotional, even spiritual solace. Westport’s Horseneck Beach is one such place, for me. No business transpires in this context– although I could take my phone out on the beach to push along certain projects of one kind or another. But I do not. The beach, sand, winds, waves, sights, sounds, air, light….all come first. So, in the evening, when I get home from Horseneck Beach, the world is as if a new place. I am cleansed, free of all sorts of baggage, preoccupations, worries, concerns…I can get out of the car with a new sense of can-do…and head to the shower where I can complete the experience by rinsing off the salt and the sand before bed. Where is your favorite beach…or some place that may offer you an experience such as this?

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