Blog 28 August 7, 2020

Summer Art Print:Corn

Turns out, this is one of my favorite oil paintings, to date. Corn. It is roughly 60″ x 40,” oil-on-canvas. I offer limited edition prints at George Delany Art. The painting began as an outdoor exercise at just this time of year, August, when corn was in the neighborhood, at the market, and in my head.

Corn,” from my limited edition series, George Delany Art

Above you see the image as it might appear in a home-office. Below you see the image coming along in the very latter stages, almost done, though the question of what it means to be “done” is always lurking in the air! Print dimensions are 24″ x 18.” I will sign a limited edition print for you. You can frame it as you wish. The print uses archival pigments and paper, but should not hang near or in direct sunlight. Thanks for your inquiry here, appreciate your interest.

Work in progress, “Corn,” from George Delany Art

Below is a mug shot of me as the painting was first laid on, outdoors, one hot August day. I spread out the easel, the canvas, a table on saw-horses, all my paint and turpentine, brushes, rags, paper towel, a beer and just started in.

Early Stage, “Corn,” Limited Edition Prints Available, George Delany Art

It’s August. We’ve suffered thru one storm whose name I can’t quite get. Summer plows ahead.  I invite you in this heat, amidst the pandemic, economic travail, geopolitical upheaval 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Corn moves me. I guess this is because corn has kept humanity alive for a long, long time. I attach sacred implications to corn. Maybe I’ll write about this, someday. But to sit and munch down an ear of buttered corn on the cob in August, treat though it is, misses some of the qualities that come with living on planet Earth, seems to me. I have made an effort to capture this in my painting, which, by the way, I completed over a bunch of years– this was a fun painting to puzzle out. What sorts of images really move you?

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Blog 27 July 31, 2020

Summer Wall Decor, First Amendment

What is more under assault these days than our beloved First Amendment. Tech giants, the politically correct, pockets in academia, cells in Corporate America, elements of the far left, globalists take aim at the bedrock of this country– this may not be your view, but it is mine. I will be posting this image several times between now and November of this year. I see this topic as one worth “going to the matte,” over.

If I can make this poster available to half a million people in the next little while (I would like to take a crack at it), I will…that’s how important I think this topic is, and so I am very grateful to have been able some years ago to come up with this graphic example of Constitutional Wall Art, my own art-print category as far as I can tell.

First Amendment,” wall art, graphic design from George Delany Art

Below is the spare, graphic work, done in contemporary graphic style and simple red, white and blue, plus black. Note the red and blue are not loud expressions of the colors, but muted in an effort to keep them dignified yet right on topic. This is but one example of wall decor from my Americana Wall Poster Collection, you may wish to check others out.

I am intrigued by this topic, the role of our Founding Fathers, the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and generally speaking, how our country came to be. And I have learned lately, this was no easy feat…on the contrary, it was monumental, and if we’re not prepared to fight for it, the whole proposition is very easy to lose. That’s where I am on this topic.

First Amendment,” Graphic Design from George Delany Art

On the cusp of August, astonishingly, I invite you in this heat, amidst the pandemic, economic travail, geopolitical upheaval 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– We are stewards of great Americans, our Founding Fathers, and grand ideas embodied in our founding documents. They died for us, so that we might inherit the fruits of their efforts. We have inherited the results of their sweat, and the legacy they left us with all its struggles, blemishes, imperfections, trade-offs and compromises such has never been duplicated in the history of civilization. As stewards of the country, now, we common citizens may soon have to engage in the same kind of titanic struggle to ‘build a more perfect union,” to hold on to this legacy as our Founding Fathers had to undertake to give birth to this Nation in the first place. That’s how desperate our adversaries to this legacy appear to be in their determination to bring it all down. I am betting that our will, purpose, courage, integrity, grit and moxie will prevail as was the case upon our Founding. Maybe with this print it is time to think about what we are willing to go to the matte for. What really matters? It may be time.

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Blog 26 July 22, 2020

Summer Print Art, “Ocean Drive #2

Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island offers up umpteen magnificent views as you drive the length of it. Here you see endless and often breath-taking scenes of the water, sky and land coming together to captivate. Here is one of a series I painted in acrylic form, originally, at a small scale, 7″ x 5″, from which these digital prints are produced.

Ocean Drive #2, Newport, RI” summer print art from George Delany

The original image looks like this, see below, before any application to print technology or wall decor considerations. This was a wind-blown, watery day when I completed my sketch. The air, water, sun all move, all the time, so I made an effort to capture the dynamism in the moment in this painting as I try to do in most of my paintings that are not in the still-life style. One of a series of small acrylic paintings completed during this time, from which these archival prints are made available.

And if you like pixelated images, as I do, you might like a pixelated print. You can see the difference, here. Not everybody’s choice, but I’ve been enamored with pixelated images since I first discovered them in the graphic design profession, some years ago.

Ocean Drive #2,” summer art print from George Delany

Here in this continued heat-wave, fourth day over ninety, mid-July day, 2020, I invite you amidst the pandemic, economic travail, geopolitical upheaval 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: 

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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– It helps to be able to see or to find beauty in conditions that are not, let’s say, stereotypical. We think full sun, blue sky, glorious! Yes, this is often the case. But when the sun disappears and the clouds arrive, can we still see the beauty in the moment? Can we still celebrate the less-than-fashionably-perfect? Can we see perhaps more beauty in the less idealized than we would believe possible? This is one reason why the art-experience is so powerful. I am lucky to paint some of it in the Ocean Drive painting, produced as a summer wall decor, here, “Ocean Drive #2.”

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Blog 25 July 14, 2020

Summer Wall Decor, “Exec VP HR Takes Info Dip

This amusing print, from an original painting, acrylic on masonite, only 7″ x 5″ in dimension, “Exec VP HR Takes Info Dip,” was inspired by a variety of “mixed-bag” experiences with the ever-suspect HR Department– no insult intended, but we all know the not-so-peculiar fascination with data, stories, records, infractions, corrective actions, hires, fires, terminations, special events…that focus on the activities of the Human Resources Department. Here, you see a Senior Exec taking a little break from the daily ruckus.

Summer Art Print, “Exec VP HR Takes Info Dip,” from George Delany Art

This series was created in the acknowledgement that data rules our lives, or seems to, at any rate. And isn’t it a credit to any corporate executive to be available, 24/7, all the time, by some means or other. And isn’t it considered a plus when you can seemlessly move across a 24-hour cycle and never miss a phone call, txt, video conference, or email message, just phenomenal! What a valuable skill-set! Even at the beach, where you retreat to get just a sliver of rest before the chaos on most Mondays heats up, again…you are on call, ready to go at a moment’s notice. Astonishing.

Here, you can peruse more ideas for summer wall decor solutions from George Delany Art.

Exec VP HR Take Info Dip,” Summer Art Print from George Delany Art, available on a variety of materials

Some people detest pixilated images. I am not in this camp. I love pixelated images and have for years. If you’d have any inkling to consider a pixelated view of this painting, you can see it, here, be my guest!

On this hot, humid, mid-July day, 2020, I invite you amidst the pandemic, economic travail, geopolitical upheaval and national strife to reflect, to buy an art print…(have you ever purchased an art print?), to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site: 

The firstWALL 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Where do you really relax? Where is the spot, the exact location? What do you do, while there? What form does your most cherished form of relaxation take? Do you “take it with you,” or, do you prefer to just leave it be for a few hours. Worth considering when so many of us are agitated, concerned, worried, frenetic, over-wrought, anxious, perhaps rudderless. Where do you find your recharge, your sustenance, your ‘base-camp’? In my life, there are several such places, but one…is certainly along the majestic ocean’s edge…at the beach.

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Blog 24 July 4, 2020

Summer Wall Decor, “God Bless America

Today, July 4, 2020, is somewhat like Thanksgiving, notwithstanding obvious differences. We get a day to count our blessings. Do we deserve it? Do we earn them? Are we entitled…to them? No, my view. But if we are fortunate to think about this topic at all, we realize all our national blessings arise for reasons largely beyond our doing or comprehension. As unfashionable in some quarters as this is to state, my poster below, “God Bless America,” attempts to get at it to some modest extent.

“God Bless America,” from the Who We Are™ Collection by George Delany

This series of seven original posters was accepted some years ago into the Library of Congress‘ permanent collection. Posters comprising this set also won a Gold Award from Graphis Poster Annual…some time after I first introduced the works following the attack of 9.11.01. Many in this collection have been sold to a wide variety of people…teachers, soldiers, parents, challenging to characterize the real demographic, since, in my mind, so many can relate to the utter simplicity of the image and verse. I have been gratified by this.

God Bless America,” hangs well in the bedroom, from George Delany Art

I am not in the humor to be told we must “reimagine July 4,” or “rethink” it, or re-anything it such as the popular media, the usual talking heads would have us do. In my humble opinion, our national ideals have come after a couple of thousand years of toil and struggle, at great personal sacrifice to millions, and only after and because our Founding Fathers & Mothers were possessed sufficiently in spirit to lay out what in the history of both Western & Eastern civilization had never been imagined before. The founding ideals are clearly stated, celebrated, and remain for us to live fully into so that we may continue to “form a more perfect union.” Thank you for considering this post.

On this unusual July 4, 2020 wall-art post of 2020, I invite you amidst the pandemic, economic travail, geopolitical upheaval and national strife to reflect, to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– What is it we hold most dear? Are you willing to compromise this? Trash it? Dilute it? Diminish it? Degrade it? Turn it over to others to steward? What is your response? When I was in college, one question of the day for which I was unprepared was, “Are there any absolute values, any more….or, are all things relative?” Today, July 4, 2020, we get a chance to solidly answer this question. Some things are not relative, at all, and are worth preserving at all costs.

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Blog 23 June 30, 2020

Summer Art PrintLillies Mix, Instagram

High season, we head into July 4 weekend, a tumultuous year…and Daylilies steal the show. I planted these, some summers ago. Now, they seem to self-seed, they grow up abundantly, splendidly, and mark this beautiful season of the year.

Daylilies Mix,” Instagram photo art from George Delany Art

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When you order this print, note you have a variety of materials on which to print this image, all archival quality. You also have a couple of matte sizes, and a variety of quality framing and hanging options. Makes for a fun, creative, exploratory and satisfying art print-buying experience.

Ordering this print offers you options in sizes, materials and framing styles and methods, from George Delany Art

You see there are some delightful options that make buying art prints fun and rewarding– here, you can visualize this image against a particular wall…bedroom, living room, home office, sitting space, restaurant, you get the idea.

Daylilies Mix, Instagram,” hangs in the bedroom, from George Delany Art

Honestly now, have you ever bought an art print? With this post you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

On this second summer wall-art post of 2020, I invite you to check out, to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Occasionally, we are asked to put on a command performance, like these Daylilies. This is their command performance. We will see another twelve months before another memorable sight like this is witnessed, again. When do you put on your Command Performance? No team, no consensus, no approvals from anyone except you…you give it your best, and let it stand, as presented. This is what my Daylilies are doing, right this instant.

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Blog 22 June 22, 2020

Summer Wall DecorFrances & Tractor

This post celebrates my neighbor, Frances, on the occasion of her 98th birthday, this week. I will give her this photo as a birthday gift on this wonderful occasion.

Frances & Tractor,” can be seen at George Delany Art

You are looking at a most remarkable woman. Her farm, which she tends to this day, got her family thru the Great Depression. When she turned 80 years old, she and her brother celebrated by purchasing 2 heifers, two very amply sized Herefords. She climbed the ladder each week to the hayloft to fork down a week’s worth of hay for these animals, by herself, until well into her eighties.

This is the order process, typical of my site, “Frances & Her Tractor,” from George Delany Art

These days she is slowing down a bit, but she remains sharp as a tack and still gets in her truck, drives up to the north lot, hoes a few rows of strawberries or beans, drives home and has a piece of cake and cup of tea. I take a special satisfaction in showing you this work, and this person.

Frances & Tractor,” photo by George Delany

Honestly now, have you ever bought an art print? With this post you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

On this first, hot, humid, summer wall-art post of 2020, I invite you to investigate GeorgeDelanyArt try two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Do we honor our elders? Do you honor yours? What ever happened to “Don’t trust anyone over 30?” Thank goodness! In this case, you are looking at a woman who has seen, heard and done a great deal in her hard-working, authentic, productive and relentless life. I can only stand in admiration. Thank you, Frances.

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Blog 21 June 17, 2020

Spring Art, “Castle Hill Light” Art Print

You paint a lighthouse, and perhaps without realizing it, you paint an object of reverence and romance for many art lovers….the lighthouse, beaming light through clouds and stormy seas to sailors threatened by high seas, wicked winds and currents, dark and foggy skies penetrated by sheets of driving rain…each sailor hoping against hope to make landfall, safely. This is what I carry around in my head…on the subject of lighthouses. Man-made objects of hope against the unfathomable sea.

Castle Hill Light,” Newport, Rhode Island, from George Delany Art

Some years ago I painted on wooden shingles a series of lighthouses I read about…each one up and down the northeastern coast line. I was impressed to discover how beautiful these structures are, and how splendid are the settings, so often. You see here an image of Castle Hill Light, in Newport, Rhode Island. This painting, from which these prints are made, was done in acrylic paint at a small scale, 7″ x 5″….in a loose style I hoped might capture the unusual nature of each lighthouse.

Castle Hill Light,” framed in perhaps a living room setting, from George Delany Art

Honestly now, have you ever bought an art print? With this post you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

On this last Spring 2020 art blog post, I invite you to investigate GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– given the times, we are all lost at sea from time to time, moment to moment, are we not? What and where are the lighthouses in our lives we hold dear? What do we look for when the waves roll high and the winds begin to howl? When our ship founders, when our compasses can’t be counted on, when navigation gets tough, what kind of light do we hope and pray to see leading us to safety?

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Blog 20 June 10, 2020

Spring Wall Art, “Boy in the Hood1,” Cockerel Shingle Painting

Am late this week, though happy to make my 20th post, here. This is high-season for chickens, and so I’m holding out a few of my chicken-art works to mark the time of year. Here, you see, “Boy in the Hood 1,” a print of a painting originally done in acrylic on a wooden shingle, one of a series completed at the time. You can see my little promo on YouTube, a self-created, George Delany Art channel I will be developing, this summer. Hope you like!

George Delany Art on Youtube

Visit George Delany Art dot com, then the painting section– you will see this particular print, (“Boy in the Hood 1“) selection noted on the page. You can order this print in an assortment of materials including photo paper, art paper, metallic, canvas, and acrylic. Sizes are not too large, 20″+ plus perhaps a 3” matte, and a frame in any number of choices, black wood, white wood, barn wood, cherry wood. Then, you can use the Wall Review feature to IMAGINE this work on a particular wall. I like this feature, helpful!

Boy in the Hood 1,” chicken art from George Delany Art

Here is a demonstration of one of the features on my site: You get to see this work as it might appear in a particular setting, in this case, another from this series, “My Little Fluff Ball,” as she hangs in a living room setting.

My Little Fluff Ball,” from George Delany Art

With this post you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

On this beautiful late-Spring day, I invite you to investigate GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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. This is my “business advice,” for the week– given the times, take a cue from chickens, this spring; begin life today as though you’ve just been hatched, you arrive in the coop, life is new, life is challenging, life is beautiful and anything is possible.

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Blog 19 June 1, 2020

Painful Times, “Declaration of Independence” Might Help

Trying times at home, in the USA. I’ve seen this before, back in Nixon’s America. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy. But we made it through. There are similarities between then and now, and of course, differences, too. Interestingly, the space missions of the era held us together, mesmerized and captivated as a viral pandemic and civil unrest took their toll. Back then, as now, when we failed as a Nation to live up to our ideals, some of us decided the best way to go forward was to trash those ideals, to discard them, to compromise, dilute, slander, fault, or rewrite those ideals. I am not in this camp— just so you know. On the contrary, I find times like right now call upon us to live more fully into the ideals expressed by our Founding Fathers and Mothers.

To double down, to amp up our determination to bring those ideals into reality more so now for our children and their children’s children, as did our Founders…is the challenge at hand. What better expression is there anywhere than in the Declaration of Independence, particularly in the phrase, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men deriving heir just Powers from the Consent of the Governed…” The resonant quality is deafening, these days. Here is Spring wall decor that sets forth this most noble ideal in understated fashion, as contrasted with the raucous, violent, painful times in which we find ourselves.

Declaration of Independence,” from George Delany Art

Cities burn across the USA, tonight. We don’t know, yet, who is responsible for what seem like coordinated attacks by anarchists, and others. These are clearly not people grieving. Lives damaged as a result seem incalculable. We will know before long what is really going on.

However, our hearts are broken over the whole tragedy of this past week and the interminable quality it carries in our national conscience. We grieve the brutal, unnecessary death of George Floyd and so many others short-changed, tragically so, by the failings of our Justice system, and by the long history of racial strife that undergirds this country and undercuts her ideals. But this is why we most hold close these ideals, right now. To abandon them is to fail to steward our Nation’s historic experiment and to turn ourselves completely over the the wolves, the furies of history. I won’t do it.

This Declaration print is simple in its composition, use of typography, color, and presentation. It is not an 18th century reproduction, but a work with a contemporary graphic style while holding true to the language and meaning found in the original. Let each of us make it our personal resolve to live more fully into the Ideals that founded this country, which, not coincidentally, happen to have a great deal in common with the Two Great Commandments, the second being, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two verses hang all the law and the prophets.” Need we more? I hope you like this work.

Funny how the Covid 19 Virus has suddenly taken a back seat. Certain Mayors and Governors are coming around, though we know not their true motivation; I confess, I am still overdue for a haircut. But our grass is cut, the garden is coming along, including a new one designed to make our pollinator friends happy, Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Honey Bees. I am happy about this. In fact, I’ve undertaken a new series of paintings, “Bee Art,” which, if I’m lucky, I may present before too long.

Amidst our current trial and tumult, you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

I call your special attention on  GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, 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 L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week– in addition to your families, treat your job, work, income the same way Momma Hens treat their chicks. In the chicken-coop of life, rebirth is happening, now. 

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