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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Blog 31 August 28, 2020

Summer Art Prints:Vista from Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

We miss this excursion across Lake Huron, this year– casualty of the pandemic. If you drive 5 hours northwest of Toronto, you come to the largest fresh water estuary in the world…as it is billed. A magnificent piece of planet earth. If you get on the ferry on a summer evening and head out across the Great Lake, you may stumble on a very unusual moment like this, a magical place.

Vista from Chi-Cheemaun Ferry,” Summer Wall Decor from George Delany Art

The ferry, Chi-Cheemaun, (means, “Big Canoe,” in Objibwe) departs Tobermory and sails at a good clip for about 75 minutes out Lake Huron before arriving at Manitoulin Island, a very out-of-the-way place that is simple, clean, impeccably clean, lightly populated and beautiful in its spartan make-up. We arrive in South Baymouth, and proceed… This print to some modest extent gets at the exquisite beauty of this memorable air/water/sky environment. You can find other such photo scenes at George Delany Art.

Heading out across Lake Huron….”Vista from Deck of Chi-Cheemaun” from George Delany Art

Honey-bees are also on my mind, these days. Mites are around. Tiny, but lethal killers of bee-hives. Now, we have the pandemic with it’s Wuhan Virus, and mites that carry viruses…a daily work-out, in my view. Fellow beekeepers remind me in no uncertain terms of the need to test, treat, plan for seasonal wind-down and arrival of cool weather– winter bees are being conceived in the hive, now. I have begun to feed bees in this long, hot dry period…remains of my extraction sessions, honey-drenched comb they seem eager to claim to recycle in their hives, just a start. As the honey-bees plan for the tough seasons ahead, I invite you here in latter-August, amidst the pandemic, economic travail, 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– To be frank, offering business advice is a bore, but here goes: You want to discover a place in your business that is exquisite, don’t you? Is it in the receivables? Is it in the vision, the mission? Where is the exquisite…in your business experience. Is it in the satisfaction of a tough job, well done? In my case, completing a graphic design job carried its own rewards, and on occasion, I would have a moment not unlike that captured in this print– where what I am looking right at is indescribably beautiful…and often times, I have to realize that this comes with effort. You make the journey, you make the voyage, you pick up your stuff and head out. You do the work. And if you’re lucky, you stumble upon a something unusual.

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Blog 30 August 21, 2020

Mid-August Wall Decor,Flo’s Steamed Hot Dogs, Famous Hot Dog Vendor”

Yes, we’ve had a few this season, a few hot dogs, that is. We’re hot dog fans, here. No, we don’t eat them every night or every week, but on a hot summer night with corn, fresh tomatoes, and hamburgers, there is a place for the hot dog. Now, with the Pandemic, we have not been able to get up to Maine to visit Flo, but that day is coming.

Flo’s Steamed Hot Dogs,” wall decor from George Delany Art

When we’re in the York Harbor area of Maine, we make a point of getting out on the old Route 1 highway to get in line….for a Flo’s Steamed Hot Dog, or two. Part of the life, up here. We dress it up with Flo’s special sauce and a generous supply of toppings such as you see here. I admit, I thought at the time, “This is an odd image,” and I still believe this is true. But it rings my chimes now, after looking at it for some couple of summers. Here in the Pandemic, I could stand a few Flo’s Steamed Hot Dogs.

A Flo’s Hotdog on your wall…from George Delany Art

As August winds down, the air has changed, animals notice it– so do I! Birds for some reason have disappeared, Catbirds, Robins, Finches, Wrens, two that only recently moved into one of our new birdhouses, have taken mysterious leave. What is this, wild cats moving thru the property? Why? I don’t know.  Maybe they will return, soon. But, I invite you here in mid-August, amidst the pandemic, economic travail, 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 pix, photos, paintings, illustrations, limited editions, original painted works and Americana posters.

This is my “business advice,” for the week– Even the lowly hot-dog can find a place on the wall. Amidst all the great art, the wonderful paintings, invaluable originals, inspiring prints for everybody, there is a place for the ordinary hot-dog on my wall. How about yours? What are the lowly images that animate your life? That perhaps you adore, or find some secret personal satisfaction in acknowledging? Hot-dog art is my suggestion, this week. Thanks for your interest and support.

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Blog 29 August 15, 2020

August Wall Art, “Preamble to US Constitution

When did our public schools stop teaching civics…and this kind of American history? Here is my graphic, PREAMBLE poster. Seems suitable for an August wall art selection leading up to an election in 80 or so days. Will be posting several times over next couple of months. A number of citizens seem to be clueless about the document, what it signifies, what it marks, what it introduces and what it means. I wonder– maybe I should commit to memory…it’s buried down there, somewhere. Maybe it needs only to be resurrected.

Preamble” to US Constitution, graphic design from George Delany Art

This is one of a series of USA Poster offerings from George Delany Art. I’ve been hankering after work like this for years–feeling my own distance from the topic, perhaps. But in this day and age, there is no problem with such distance. We are right here and now facing our own legacy, stewardship and the need to embrace who we are as a nation. I am getting tuned up for whatever is to be required. Here, you see the graphic print in more detail. All prints use archival materials, paper and pigments. Do not hang in or near sunlight. This is digital technology, after all.

Preamble,” designed by George Delany

Here in mid-August, are we looking at fall, already? I notice squirrels running across the road, some birds seem to have departed the premises, flowers are well past peak at this time. Honey-bees are frantic. Fall…can’t be!  I invite you here in mid-August, 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– I find it energizing and uplifting to revisit during these tumultuous times our own rich history and legacy. The more tumultuous times seem to become, the more respect and admiration I have for the determination, resolve, creativity and integrity of our Founding Fathers. Personally, I find myself unwilling to compromise on any of this. Where are you on the topic of our American history, legacy and the concept of living into a “more perfect union”?

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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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