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Stare Miasto

Stare Miasto, Warsaw. 11.5*16.5′, 30*42 cm acrylics on paper.

An acrylic painting of a section of Warsaw, almost totally destroyed by the Nazis in the uprising of 1944 and beautifully rebuilt.  In the area I left blank, on the painting’s left side, actually sits the restored castle, a blank here to symbolize the Nazi destruction of it during the uprising of 1944.

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Art People and portraits

Women, with Towel

Women, with Towel, cataracts (acrylics), A3/8.3 x 11.5" on high quality paper
Women, with Towel, cataracts (acrylics), A3/8.3 x 11.5″

Women, with Towel shows another in the mirror.  A third appears in outline, derived from the Portrait of a Young Woman, recently attributed to Leonardo.  Her outline is done with a water color pencil, otherwise the work is acrylics.  The background is applied with a knife.  Original and prints. 

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Art Music related work

Video: Paintings and Drawings Done at Palau de la Musica

The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia.  They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state.  The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia.  They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state.  The music is Arco de Noe by Oscar Navarro, a Valencian composer.  He was in the audience the day we heard this piece.

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Two Brown Bass Fiddles at the Palau

Two Brown Bass Fiddles at the Palau

This started life as a drawing at Palau de la Musica.  I enlarged the original, a tiny 2 x 4″ and put it on the canvas board, then painted in with acrylics.  See also Two Fiddles at the Palau, a version of this based on the very same drawing.

 

Two Brown Fiddles
Two Brown Fiddles at the Palau, acrylics on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm, 16 x 20″

 

Contrabass at Palau de la Musica
Contrabass at Palau de la Musica, the pen and ink done on site

 

 

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Fantasy Trio

Fantasy Quartet

This is based on an automatic drawing and given an expressionist treatment in acrylics.  Automatic drawing was popularized by the surrealists in the 1920ś.  The audience is bathed in a comforting blue haze.  The original drawing is posted below.  

Trio at the Palau, acrylics on canvas, 21 x 18 cm," 55 x 45 cm
Trio at the Palau, acrylics on canvas, 21″ x 18″,” 55 x 45 cm, SOLD

Quartet drawing
Quartet drawing pen and ink

 

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Quartet by Gary J. Kirkpatrick on Vango
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Four Horns at Palau de la Musica

Four Horns at Palau de la Musica

 

Four Horns at Palau de la Musica
Four Horns at Palau de la Musica, acrylic on paper, A4, 11.7 x 8.25

 

 

Four Horns at Palau de la Musica detail
Four Horns at Palau de la Musica detail

 

Four Horns at Palau de la Musica pen and ink, the original drawing
Four Horns at Palau de la Musica pen and ink, the original drawing

 

 

Four Horns, view in room
Four Horns, view in room

 

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Waiting for the Concert

Waiting for the Concert at the Small Hall in the Palau de la Musica, Valencia.

Continuing with the music and Palau themes, here I use a palette knife to dress the audience awaiting the concert.   The Palau has a small concert hall in the basement.  We listen to some local traditional Valencian music.  Below the painting you will find a link to a video I shot at a local fair with some examples of the squeaky instruments we listened to.  You hear them during the many parades you can see in the city.

Waiting for the Concert at the Small Hall in the Palau; 65 x 54 cm, 25 x 21" acrylic on canvas
Waiting for the Concert at the Small Hall in the Palau; 65 x 54 cm, 25 x 21″ acrylic on canvas

 

 

Waiting For The Concert, room view
Waiting For The Concert, room view

 

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Amor - Love Art Couples Dance

Couple Dances III

The third “Couples Dance” in the Amor series.   

 

Couples Dance III A3, 16.5 x 11.7" acrylics on paper
Couples Dance III A3, 29.7 x 42 cm 16.5 x 11.7″ acrylics on paper