new painting – Skull #4

Skull 1

Acrylic and gouache on canvas.  67″ x 60″.

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commission completed – coffee tree triptych

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This is a commission I completed recently.  It is three separate canvases with one continuous image of a coffee tree branch and some of its cherries.  It is painted in a combination of gouache and matte acrylics in what I’ve been calling “the new style” (I know, it needs a better name).  Each canvas is 90″ high by 44″ wide.  Overall, with 6″ spaces included in between, the triptych measures 7.5′ x 12′.

Below are a couple of detail shots.

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new experimental work – watercolor

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These are two of a series of works I’ve been doing on 8″ x 6″ watercolor paper and using pearlescent watercolor paint.  The other ingredient to making these is a bunch of roasted coffee beans.  Although the beans are removed in the process, their shadow of sorts remains on the paper.

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upcoming display at Trillium Dental

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A collection of 5 of my paintings will be on display at Trillium Dental for the next few months.  Trillium is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio in the Huntington building.  Please see the above flyer for information regarding the upcoming Gallery Night.  There will be 3 other artists on view there as well.

Below is a photo of a painting of mine that will be on view there.

Alex Conrad skull painting

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t-shirt design

Alex Conrad coffee t-shirt 1

This is a T-shirt design that I was commissioned to draw.  The client wanted something depicting the Eritrean and Ethiopian coffee ceremony.  After drawing the design, I passed it off to a friend of mine who screenprinted the shirts.  They were then sold as part of a fundraiser to benefit a school in Eritrea.  Eritrea is, by the way, a small country in eastern Africa on the southern tip of the Red Sea.

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new work – (another) watercolor

Alex Conrad watercolor 2

Watercolor on 8″ x 6″ paper.  This is my second stab at watercolor in recent history.  The subject of this one is a couple of blooms on my Mexican sunflower plant.  A portion of downtown Columbus can be seen in the background.

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new work – watercolor

Alex Conrad watercolor 1

Watercolor and acrylic wash on paper.  6-7/8″ x 5″.

Before painting this portrait a couple of months ago, I hadn’t worked with watercolor for a number of years.  I chose to give it a try again while knocking out this picture.  The subject is my friends’ baby who had just turned 1 year old when I painted it.  The background is thinned acrylic gold paint, which I think compliments the blue sections.

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