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New Things on Old Things

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2015 by josean

Apologies for the lack of posts!  I had spent the last couple months of 2014 focusing on my other site.  2015 began with me revisiting one of my favorite theme, dinosaurs.  I’ve created a series of studies on wood panels and other random surfaces.

skull study

Skull Study

Acrylic on cedar wood panel

Slave to the Traffic Light

Slave to the Traffic Light

acrylic on cedar wood panel

I’ve never really painted skulls, so this a nice practice.  I plan to do more, on other surfaces as well.  Recent trips to my parents house (and their requests to take my old stuff home with me) have yielded a treasure trove of old relics of my youth.   I’ve been using some for installation pieces I’ve put up around Philly, but recently have been painting on them as well. This is starting to become a series of extinct animals on extinct items.

trexT-Rex

Acrylic on Nintendo cartidge (Super Team Games)

triceratopszip

Tricertops

Acrylic and oil marker on Iomega Zip Drive (100mb)

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Spinops Sternbergorum

Acrylic, Oil marker on  floppy disk (Microsoft boot disk)

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Herrerasaurus

Acrylic and oil marker on Legos

All work is available for sale, and I’m sure I’ll be making more of these in the future.  A majority may end up as installations, but you can contact me (joseanriverafineart@gmail.com) for availability, or commissioned pieces.

Iconography

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by josean

Various Icons on wood panels.  I started buying wood plaques for Free Art Fridays, since they tend to fare better in the outdoors (There was a tendency to rain after I put art out).  I started out with small 3 inch panels, and slowly moved up.  Some were done with a wood burning tools and paint markers, while the larger ones are acrylic and ink.

8.5×11 Icons- Ink and Acrylic

Currently available through esty

3×5 Icons- Paint markers

5×7 Icon -wood burning tool and paint markers

The Prophet

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by josean

Gouache and graphite on 9×12 watercolor paper. Available for sale, prints to be available soon.

Revisiting old themes with new ideas.  I’m really enjoying these and expect to do quite a few more.  I’m getting the hang of using gouache paint (and wishing I had started earlier!), and had been missing working in pencil.  Making this illustration made me wonder about what a dinosaur based theology would be like.  The idea of combining dinosaurs and religious symbolism seems like an interesting idea.   Don’t be surprised by some Byzantine/Orthodox style dinosaur saint illustrating this absurd idea appearing soon!

Fun with Stickers II

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by josean

More dinosaurs…oil markers on USPS postal labels.

Centrosaurus

Corythosaurus

Majungatholus

Gryposaurus

Tsintaosaurus

Sabre-toothed Tiger

 

More to come soon… I might offer these as prints in the near future..stay posted!

Fun with Stickers

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by josean

Oil markers on postal labels

Our Lady of Sorrows

Failed Rabbit

Elephant with Triceratops skull

Styracosaurus

Triceratops

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Camarasaurus

Pachycephalosaurus

Dilophosaurus

Etchings III

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by josean

Some random etchings, 2004-2006

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