Artwork


Color reproduction isn't 100% true. I'll make a note if it is horribly off.

Every image has a watermark to try to protect it from theft. ( Yes, it says Sabotage)

All work is unframed. Please contact me directly for payment options. asabo_56@yahoo.com and note the name of the piece in the message line so I don't think you're spam.



1. Salt Marshes
    Watercolor on watercolor paper
    8 1/2 x 11
    $65

(This one's color is shifted a bit greeny)

This was inspired by the huge expanse of wetlands in South Jersey that you see as you come over the bridge on Rt 9 out of New Gretna toward Port Republic. If you're lucky, you'll see some blue herons wading thought the channels.
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2. Windswept Wave
    Watercolor on watercolor paper
    9 x 11 1/2
   $75

I have always been fascinated by the power of water. This one was also painted when I was living in NJ. Friends and family will recognize it as my 2005 Holiday card.



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3. I Dreamt the Moon
    Colored pencil on paper
    9 x 12
   SOLD

This was an illustration for a children's story that a friend was writing. Although he liked the work I did for him, he was told that he shouldn't submit it already illustrated because the publishers would probably want to use their own artist. I had already done quite a lot of work on it by the time he nixed the project.


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4. Kansas
    Oil on Masonite
    18 x 24
    $350

This was inspired by the great open spaces I saw on one of my cross country trips.






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5. Henry's Boat
    Watercolor
    9 x 12
    $100

A friend requested a painting based on an idea he had. This was the first version. He didn't like it because the boat had no oars. Not being a boat person, it had never occurred to me to include them.








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6. Nightmare Nude
    Pastel
    18 x 24
    $175

This was inspired by a dream, I think. It has a sense of hesitation before the escape, to me. Perhaps a touch too much hormonal angst in there.

I liked working in pastel. I could cover large areas with dense color. But after a few years I developed a serious cough, probably from the dust. And they are very hard to store. So I moved on to watercolor, a very different medium.




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7.   After the Picnic
      Pen and Ink
      81/2 x 11
      $50

I did a series of pen and ink sketches that year. Some of them were quite whimsical.










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8.  Pond Study
     Pastel
    18 x 24
    $175

I lived near a pond for awhile. The reflections of the trees on the water was always mesmerizing. I did a number of pastel paintings of the water when I lived there.



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9. Sunset at Sea
    Collage
    9 x 12
    $50

I enjoyed working in collage for awhile. No one else seemed to care for them, so I gave it up.

This was inspired in part from a trip to Bermuda. My first cruise. I was working as a travel agent and got a discount on the tickets.






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10. November Afternoon
      Watercolor
      11 x 15
      $115

The sky changes constantly. My mother used to sit on the porch will us kids and ask us what the clouds looked like. The subtle shading from deep blue to gold at sunset has always drawn me. Here's a humble attempt at portraying that.








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11. Mojave Dusk
      Watercolor     
       9 3/4 x 14

I did this painting after driving through the Mojave Desert at sunset.







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12. Morning Glow
     Watercolor
      18 x 24

This was inspired by the view from the back porch of my parents house in south Jersey. In the morning the sun would pour down through the trees creating areas of pure light.










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13. Rock Fingers
      Watercolor
      9 x 12

This was inspired by the limestone cliffs I saw in New Mexico. The were eroded away in all sorts of interesting forms.












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14. Teton Dreams
      Watercolor
      13 x 20

This was a combination of a long winter in Colorado and a summer trip to Wyoming. The Tetons are very rugged mountains.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely work here - especially Mojave Dusk and Morning Glow.

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  2. Thanks Alex. Love your work, too!

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  3. The Sunset and Sea collage would make a lovely book cover actually! Same with Henry's Boat.

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  4. Just need the right kind of story to go with it!

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