Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fish, Butterfly & Cigar

This piece was based on a sketch I made on the back of an envelope several years ago, and that I found while cleaning my house.  I had a piece of half inch plywood 12" x 18" and decided give it a go.  The above painting is that go.  I made patterns from cereal box paper and then place the objects on the board  until I liked the composition and then I went to work.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Few New Pieces From My Summer 2012

The top piece, Altarpiece No, 2,  is a construction and made of half inch birch plywood, popular and pine.  The paintings are done in acrylics.

The 2 middle pieces are constructions of the same materials as above, and are painted with acrylics. The one on the left is Mother & Child: An American Icon; and the piece on the left is Level Playing Field with Butterfly and Sunflower.

The third piece is My Coat of Arms with Three Butterflies, painted in acrylic on half inch birch plywood.

This is what I have accomplished with my summer so far and I am still working.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Triptych - a work in progress.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pay Your Money & Take Your Chances

Yesterday I mailed my entry materials to the National Midyear Show at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. You can enter 3 pieces for $40 bucks, so, because that isn't too rich for my blood, I sent them my CD with 3 images of paintings I had done since January 1, 2010. Like everyone that enters a juried show, I would like very much to have at least one of my pieces accepted. But, as the expression goes, "you pay your money and you take your chances." Will the judge(s) be able to recognize a Great American Artist when they see my work? We shall see. As someone that works in the genre of political satire, I realize that my "take" on events that wind up on my "canvas" may not be compatible with the views of the judge(s). But, that is the chance I have to take. By and by, I will find out, and when I do, I will let you know regardless of the outcome. So, wish me luck.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Creations by F.D. Zigler

Here are 3 creations. The bottom 2 are works in progress. Middle piece is "Exploding Flag" acrylics on wood. The bottom piece, "Mother & Child and 2 Butterflies in Tabernacle Frame" acrylics on wood and wood construction. Both pieces by F.D. Zigler, Great American Artist.