SITEPAINTERS     john early: studio art

the art of place – vision, color & form


Steam

In 2011 I focused on a series framed by simple constants -- canvas size, acrylic paint (often with painted tyvek collage elements and drawing media) and a modest collection of Goodwill coffee/tea servers. As in previous still lifes and the Trios series, I worked permutations of form, color, and texture to explore the range of feeling and aesthetics that could be drawn out of -- the pot.

Still Life Paintings and Drawings

For me a still life is like a theatrical stage: the objects -- glass vases, bowls, bones, fruits, leaves... all have the presence of players in a silent drama or comedy of color, shape, line, and spatial relations. The same object, like a gifted character actor, can reappear in multiple works once elegant, then intense and agitated, later defined and stolid. I find much challenge and stimulus from working in series, gardening the same modest plot for maximum yields.

Black and White

Black (and white) and all the nuances in between are eloquent. Using tyvek, a synthetic paper, lush black ink, and an array of brushes and pens, I prepare raw material for collaging. Inked cut-outs are arranged and re-arranged onto a heavy stock paper until a pattern emerges with just the right polarities.


Monotype Prints

Trios Each one-of-a-kind print employs the same constants: paper size (15"x 23"), a triptych composition, and three primal shapes—circle, triangle, and square. Though seemingly formal and impersonal in concept, I found as I worked with this series that the geometric shapes took on a life of their own. Letting intuition and spontaneity lead, permutations of order, scale, color and texture generated an ever-changing landscape of psychic life.


Drawings, etc.

Drawing, in various mediums, is a practice I use to explore a subject, to record quickly my direct responses to what I see. I love the spontaneity. These drawings are an end in themselves as well as steps toward paintings.


Prices do not include shipping costs.


Conflagration
drawing

60"x 108"x 0"
(price: NFS)

 

DesertView
painted folding screen

78"x 60"x 1"
(price: $3000.)

 

Pure Gold
acrylic/pastels on canvas

20"x 16"
(price: $700.)

 

Silver and Fire
acrylic on canvas

20"x 16"
(price: $700.)

 

XO
acrylic on canvas

20"x 16"x 1"
(price: $700.)

 

Fire in the Belly
acrylic on canvas

20"x 16"x 1"
(price: $700.)

 

Tea with Tulip
acrylic/collage/pastels

20"x 16"
(price: $700.)

 

Red and Black
acrylic/collage on canvas

20"x 16"
(price: $700.)

 

Inside Outside
acrylic/collage on canvas

20"x 16"
(price: $700.)

 

Silver Server
acrylic on canvas

20"x 16"x 1"
(price: $700.)

 

Antler
acrylic on canvas

18"x 24"
(price: $1200.)

 

Green Figs
acrylic/pastels on canvas

24"x 28"
(price: $900.)

 

Blue Pear
acrylic/pastels on canvas

24"x 30"
(price: $900.)

 

Red Stripe
acrylic on wood

26"x 27"
(price: $850.)

 

Arrangement
acrylic on canvas

18"x 24"
(price: $800.)

 

Flock
mixed media on canvas

24"x 36"x 2"
(price: $900.)

 

Calla Lillies
acrylic/pastels on canvas

24"x 28"
(price: $850.)

 

Five
acrylic on canvas

18"x 24"
(price: $1200.)

 

Heart Vessel
acrylic on canvas

24"x 18"x 2"
(price: $750.)

 

Water Pitcher
acrylic on canvas

24"x 24"
(price: $800.)

 

Yellow Vase
acrylic on canvas

24"x 18"
(price: $700.)

 

With Peaches
acrylic/pastels on canvas

20"x 16"
(price: $800.)

 

Scraps Triptych
acrylic on wood panel

11"x 30"x 1"
(price: $675.)

 

Blue Pitcher
pastel on paper

30"x 22"
(price: $700.)

 

Quince and Glass
pastel on paper

28"x 19"
(price: $700.)

 

Autumn Table
Pastel on paper

22"x 30"
(price: $800.)

 

Trios #01
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #03
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #08
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #10
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #11
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: SOLD)

 

Trios #15
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #18
monotype

15"x 23"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #21
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #22
monotype

15"x 22"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #23
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: SOLD)

 

Trios #24
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #25
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios # 26
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios # 27
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #29
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Trios #30
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: SOLD)

 

Trios #31
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: SOLD)

 

Trios #32
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Blue Bowl
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Green Ginger
monotype

15"x 23"x 0"
(price: $400.)

 

Overlap
ink/tyvec collage

30"x 22"x 0"
(price: $425.)

 

Pivot
ink/tyvec collage

22"x 30"x 0"
(price: $425.)

 

Plummet
ink/tyvec collage

22"x 30"x 0"
(price: $425.)

 

Twist and Turn
ink/tyvec collage

22"x 30"
(price: $425.)

 

Table with Peach
oil pastel on paper

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $350.)

 

Peach and Lemon
oil pastel on paper

14"x 11"x 0"
(price: $350.)

 

Green Bowl
colored pencil

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $350.)

 

Scraps
mixed media

15"x 18"x 0"
(price: $375)

 

Scraps Standing
mixed media

15"x 18"x 0"
(price: $375.)

 

Crowd
mixed media

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $350.)

 

Bird
mixed media

9"x 10"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Spring Flowers
mixed media

9"x 12"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Rose
mixed media

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $200.)

 

Night Stand
pencil

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $250.)

 

Altar
pencil

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Salt and Pepper
mixed media

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $350.)

 

Round Gourd
pencil

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Two Gourds
pencil

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Bananas
pencil

14"x 11"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Tall Leaf
pencil

14"x 11"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Lion and Fiddler
mixed media

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

Autumn Group
mixed media

11"x 14"x 0"
(price: $300.)

 

On the Wing
linoleum block print

11"x 12"x 0"
(price: $350.)