Blog 14 April 24, 2020

Spring Wall Art  “Dalmatian Beauty

Business advice for this week: “Be ready when the moment arrives.” But to be frank, I don’t know this dog from Barney. We were traveling on a ferry when he, leading the way…and his mistress passed me by…I was just so struck by how handsome this animal is that I wheeled around with my trusty iPhone and took this quick picture.

Dalmatian wall art, Instagram by George Delany, spring 2020
“Dalmatian Beauty”, Instagram Photo Art from George Delany

When you take this ordinary moment on a random ferry going from point A to point B, interrupt the planned adventure to snap unexpectedly a quick iPhone photo, this is what I wind up with. Honestly, I’m tempted to order one for my own room. I remember how striking this animal was, even now. Available in a variety of materials, sizes, mattes and frames from Gallery Delany Art.

Dalmatian Beauty,” Just Over the Mantle

Our town, like yours– this state, Massachusetts, our country, the world all basically incapacitated by this virus. There is no end to how odd, weird, and frustrating the whole episode is right now, to say nothing of what is ahead, which I choose not to prognosticate about, here, We are all capable of endless imaginings on the topic, aren’t we?  Thanks to people we have depended on in markets, pharmacies and once or twice, bakeries. Thanks to firemen, police and first-responders, thanks also to our front-line health-care workers.

As is true for everyone, we remain hunkered down, at home for many hours out of every twenty four that come and go. You are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

Let me mentiontry two neat features on George Delany Art: 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. < wink >

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Blog 13 April 17, 2020

Spring Wall ArtSpring Daffodil

Spring Daffodil,” from George Delany Art

This could be my favorite time of year. Winter winds down, spring arrives, slooooly in brutal April when it is cold and rainy much of the time. Tonight we are due to get snow, a week after Easter. But there are those glorious days when you know that the world is unfolding, and here it is, in the form of a splendid, new Spring Daffodil.

Our spirits are severely tested this year, aren’t they? The virus, the close-down, the sequester, the quarantine, the bank account, the country’s health and condition, our collective long-term debt, geopolitics, the environment….should I continue? Then, we’ve had some very bad storms, lately, trees down, power out. People need a break, we need a break, I need a break. I work in the garden, daily. We go for walks. We’re counting our blessings especially earnestly, this year. We know the virus isn’t going to magically go away. It is here for the long term, not at all good if you are in my risk pool. And then, there is geopolitics. What is really going on? I surely don’t know. But I know the wrens are busy every day, the honeybees are in the birdbath when the temp hits 50 and the sun is out, the family of Cardinals are perched on our porch in a new nest, as the momma cardinal sits on her eggs. What can be better than…these signs of spring?

Here is my first little experimental ChantVideo, more to follow…

“Spring Daffodil,” in the bedroom, from George Delany Art

As you may consider this selection please experiment with how a work might appear on various wall surfaces and in settings such as a living room, bed room, conference room, or sitting room. Also consider a variety of mediums, materials, sizes and finishes, all very handy. You see in this instance the selection horizontally formatted, in a proposed bedroom– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

Here, at the close of the week following Easter, we continue to stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who selflessly remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd all of us thru this virus pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We’re still very much sequestered, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Why not ake this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes; InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersLet me mention, try two neat features on George Delany Art: 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. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 12 April 10, 2020

Spring Wall ArtChrist & the Folks

Christ & the Folks, from George Delany Art

Easter 2020, what an odd and trying time…all over the world it is. Between the virus, the toll it takes, our collapsed economy, and anxiety about our Nation, we’ve got plenty to bring to the Almighty, this year. Some years ago, I did a series of black-and-white wash sketches featuring messages of the day as if they showed up in someone’s personal eMail. This was my eMail marketing period. Above, you see one wash sketch typical of the series. I intend to feature many in the series as this blog unfolds. But as Easter Day approaches, when so many are disjointed, dislocated, in grief, or a state of anxiety, I think the message of Jesus is one worthy of the cultural slow-down, the economic retreat, the mandatory put-on-the-brakes…that every one of us is currently experiencing in one way or the other.

Lessons in Mercy, Forgiveness, Love that come to us thru the ages in a particular Book are as profound and mysterious now as they were at the time they were noted and gathered. In this time, we learn to our amazement that data, trends, fashions, science, fact, evidence, gossip, innuendo, fake news….even money and career, nothing seems quite as important now as was so only two months ago. This little illustration, folks gathered together listening to the teachings of Christ…seems entirely right for the time. Welcome to “Christ and the Folks.”

Even the fellow on his cell phone calling someone about something (we know not whom)…presumably, the presence of Jesus in their midst, suggests the kind of daily freneticism we lived out daily until only a few weeks ago. Easter Blessings to you and yours, 2020, offered in the spirit that yes, we are all in this together, and yes, there are certain teachings that come to us as we are willing to try to understand them, lessons of which would hold promise to supersede almost everything else life offers up. Christ is risen.


“Christ and the Folks”, from George Delany Art

When looking at this selection please experiment with how a work might look on various wall surfaces such as living room, bed room, conference room, sitting room or similar settings. You are encouraged to consider a variety of mediums, materials, sizes and finishes, all very handy. You see in this instance the selection horizontally formatted, in a proposed sitting room– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

Here, just before Easter, the center-story in the history of Western Civilization for over 2000 years, we stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who selflessly remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd all of us thru this virus pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We are homebound, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes; InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– a wall review capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall 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. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 11 April 3, 2020

Spring Wall ArtNew York on Our Minds

NEW YORK, America the Beautiful, from George Delany Art

The country has largely shut down, much of the world in similar shape, New York has become the epicenter of CV, prognostications and computer models, not good. Some medical professionals are pointing to dramatic gaps between likely outcomes and projections– projections may be way overstated. We can only hope. Not ironically, many of us, whether we work on the front lines or not, are exhausted.

Meantime, here is some spring art I designed some time ago that carries the spirit of the times, my view. Part of a series I called American Revitalization at the time, this is the America the Beautiful selection, digitally printed, you can select from variety of print materials, sizes, finishes, and frames, makes the whole proposition of buying art prints very simple and gratifying. In each of these designs, the flag you see flew outside my home during the 9.11.01 tragedy. Thanks to a particular photographer, Marty Doyle, for his help in capturing the beauty in the image.

America the Beautiful from the Americana Poster Collection in one possible context

You can when looking at this selection experiment with how the piece might look on various wall surfaces such as living room, bed room, conference room, sitting room and similar settings. Here you see the selection, vertically formatted, in a proposed living room– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

We stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd the all of us thru this pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We are homebound, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the Wall Review capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 10 March 27, 2020

Spring Wall Art Rhododendron in Spring

Rhododendron in Spring, from my Instagram Art Collection

What to post at a time when a virus brings the world and its people to a halt? Here is an image from my Instagram as Art Photo Collection, a photo I took last year when Rhododendrons were in perfect bloom moistened by spring rain. I see this image as a sign of hope, now. This morning, Louisiana hospitals are nearly overwhelmed by Corona Virus. New York City is still descending. The USN ship, Comfort, steams up the Hudson River to offer it’s 1000 beds, 6 operating rooms and 1200 medical personal to the city of New York. China may have 40 times the disease and death they have claimed, being reported this morning. Who knows on planet earth what is really going on.

I’m here at home as most of the rest of the country is at home, aghast at what is unfolding, hoping President and team are correct in supposing that the peak of this thing may be about two weeks away. Have tracked down and read an article on the Pandemic of 1918 that killed millions, worldwide. That virus is of uncertain origin though it, too, may have originated in China as I have read. This pandemic took its hideous toll in 3 waves. What pattern will eventually characterize the Corona Virus?

If you’ve never bought a photo or photo art or Instagram Photo print, perhaps a little cheer is in order.

Rhododendron in Spring from George Delany Art

Here, you see this beautiful flower in full bloom. I’ve chosen, as you can, to print this image on a particular paper, a luster, high-gloss stock at 36″ square, with a 3″ matte, silver metal frame. Please note, you have a wide variety of materials, sizes, mattes, and frames from which to choose. Make your selection come alive. Here is an example.

You are cordially invited to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the WALL PREVIEW capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 9 March 20, 2020

Spring Wall Art “Star Spangled Banner”

Star-Spangled Banner Hangs at Local Fire Station #3

We voted at the local fire station, lately. I looked up, what did I see? One of my posters framed exotically and hanging on the wall, there it is! This poster was the first of a series I designed and produced in the aftermath of 9.11.01, my “Who We Are,” series of which this is clearly the Star-Spangled Banner. At voting time, I had an engaging somewhat jocular interaction with the monitors, what with my asking whether they needed any DNA material, any biometric proof that I am who I say I am. The folks were very agreeable, they gave me my voting ticket, and it all worked out well. Love the local firemen at Station 3 who have been here in a heartbeat on at least one occasion over the years. Here is to you, Firemen at Station 3! Thanks for your dedication and service, most especially in these testy times.

Star Spangled Banner from the “Who We Are Collection” available at the Americana section of George Delany Art

The American flag you see here hung outside this home on 9.11.01. I had it photographed and incorporated the flag image into the design of the entire Who We are series of offset lithographic posters, at the time. After I produced the series, I found myself thinking back to Boy Scout days and I realized that protocol would have me NOT add any image of any kind directly over the live area of the flag. Too late. The series was designed and produced and being sold and distributed, on-line. These posters have been sold to many kinds of buyers, to teachers, to military, to parents for their children, as gifts on Patriotic holidays. This has been gratifying. Thanks to all who have supported my efforts going back some years, now.

Star-Spangled Banner framed and installed, part of the series of Americana Art Posters at George Delany Art

Here, under the title, “Americana Art Posters,” I offer a variety of digitally printed versions of the original design. You may order within parameters to specifications of your own preference, size, materials, framing. I am glad to have created this entire collection. In addition to finding their way into many personal collections, the series in its entirety won a Gold Award from Graphis Poster Annual Magazine some years ago, and was later admitted to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. In a time of national trial, I am glad to write this post, today.

I invite you to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the WALL PREVIEW capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 8 March 13, 2020

Winter Wall Art “New Providence Skyline”

Profile of New Providence Skyline , Oil on Canvas

A law firm in Providence, Rhode Island wanted a little something to hang in its lobby…a suitable, inspiring image of the city. I got a call from friends who run a design firm in Providence, RI…”Would you be interested?” they inquired. I said sure most enthusiastically, and the rest is history. After thinking about the assignment for a little while, I decided to begin by creating a photo essay on the city skyline as seen from Prospect Street Park, up on Congdon Street in the neighborhood of the city’s East Side.
This was helpful. I taped together a bunch of sequential print-outs of photos taken…until I got a configuration I thought would lend itself to a painted story of the “New Providence Skyline,” as I came to think of it.

Artist developing image, works outdoors

After this photo essay was completed, I realized there were buildings seen in the photo composite the architecture of which I could not clearly make out and did not entirely understand. Exactly how these buildings existed in space was something of a puzzle. So I took a couple of trips to this City I know well, walked the streets and sketched these structures so that I could grasp how this eventual cityscape would flow, together. Sketches, done in pencil, were helpful in coming to understand what the final image might encompass. These sketches formed the basis of a unified composition stretching from south to north as seen from the perspective of Prospect Park, high above.

New Providence Skyline, the final version hung on location.

While painting, over the period of several months, I set up a video-camera and took a time-lapse video of the experience, day-by-day. Setting the aperture at one frame every thirty seconds (or something like this), I got as a result a pretty nice video that took some considerable editing time but does capture the creative experience of actually doing the painting. You are invited to check out this assignment. I look upon the entire experience including the making of this video recording, fondly.

You are invited to explore all the sections of George Delany Art, prints of Instagrams, Photos, Drawings, Paintings and Americana Posters. Not to overlook, I urge you to try two neat features on my art site. The first– the WALL PREVIEW capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 7 March 6, 2020

Winter Wall Decor Momma Hen in Waiting

Momma Hen in Waiting at George Delany Art

Momma Hen in Waiting,” one of a series of chicken paintings I painted on ordinary shingles some years ago, I like the acrylic paint going down on rough texture so I did a series of maybe 25 or more of which you see but one selection, here. We raised all kinds of chickens for years, some Rhode Island Reds, all beautiful, some more exotic, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and couple of crazy black and blonde (with top knot!) Polish hens that looked vaguely like Cindy Lauper….they gave us a lot of laughs with their antics. Fresh eggs…every day! A supreme treat. Once you’ve had a fresh egg from a free-range chicken you’ve had the best. Here is one of my favorite chicken paintings of the period, hope you like it. You can see this and others at George Delany Art, then visit Paintings/Drawings/prints. Contact me with any questions you may have.

Working Paint Studio

Here is a close-up of my painting operation….with a hint of what goes on here….oils in this case, solvents, brushes, a palette of colors used at the moment. Mixing colors and applying them is often a wonderful set of puzzles to solve. Many times, adjustments have to be made, a color is too bright, or too dark, or too red, or not the right value, or tint, or shade, so you putter around with the color-mixing until you get it worked out to your satisfaction, a trial-and-error thing. Thank you for your interest in my studio and works. As spring arrives, I will be transitioning images from the world of Winter Art…to Spring, and then, hopefully, to summer.

Don’t forget to try two neat features on my art site, the first– the WALL PREVIEW capability which visualizes your selection in your specifications in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. And secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Not bad, really!

Blog 6 February 28, 2020

Winter Wall Decor Slush Foot in Winter

Slush Foot in Winter Wall Decor

Slowly getting word out!

I am experimenting with snow and ice as subjects for…wall decor, art in winter. Here above, is another example– my walk home was a bit of a mess, this day, as recorded by my iPhone. For those unchanged by pixilations, this image is available in pixelated form, also. The ordinary…is a subject of fascination for me, in this case, ordinary snow and ice on the street below. Who stops to consider slush? And yet, here it is, visually arresting, the expression of a testy time of year, winter…after which will come the signs and signals of beautiful spring.

At the end of winter, 2020, I will post a variety of such Snow & Ice wall-art images any one of which you may wish to consider in thinking about new work, acquisitions for the new year, 2020.

Slush Foot in Winter by George Delany

More offerings in this style…coming, though frankly, we have not had a whole lot of snow this season. We’ll see what happens in the next month. You have been generous in your support and enthusiasm for my work and postings, thank you all very much, and have a great wintery week. Think about some new wall decor in the new year, 2020, starting right here!

Don’t forget two new important features you may wish to experiment with: a) the Wall Review tool seen lower right on each selection page. This allows you to visualize (as seen above) your selection in YOUR specifications in a given room, a proposed context b) The Augmented Reality tool which utilizes your iPhone or Android device and Safari Browser to imagine your selection on YOUR WALL. This technology is coming along quickly, my view.

Haiku to February
Cold, heat, both acute
This time of year, exercise
Is short, belly wide

Blog 5 February 21, 2020

Pell Bridge in Winter

Pell Bridge in Winter” …happened one winter day when I realized that the Ocean State, Rhode Island, is characterized by a number of iconographic images, one of which is the distinctive Pell Bridge…so I painted this little study in acrylic on masonite, a winter version of it. The original study is only 7″ x 5″ from which all prints are made. If you’ve driven to Newport, Rhode Island from the south, you have likely shot across the transitional highway from Route 95 North, then across Jamestown, into Aquidneck Island, home to Newport– and you have taken this bridge. Here, I have deliberately used some brush and some knife strokes to carve into Narragansett Bay for the purpose of imparting a wintery, blustery, frozen look. Below, you see the image of the Pell Bridge as it might appear in a corporate reception area…or bedroom.

Print, “Pell Bridge in Winter” Reception Area
Pell Bridge in Winter” Art Print

Give a try: Check out possibilities for your walls. Two new exciting features. In the first, you can test the size, materials and suitable walls as you’ll see toward the bottom of the page. The second is a nifty Augmented Reality feature that allows you (using Safari) to visualize the painting at scale on your OWN WALL. No doubt this tech will become even better in months ahead…but very convincing, even now. For those who like pixilated images, here is the pixilated version. Marching Toward March!

Haiku to Pell Bridge
Winter is here, now
Cold comes and cold goes, this view
Will soon bring forth…spring