Saturday, February 27, 2010

Iya - Completed painting by Jeff

This painting has been packed up and shipped to New York for the group show at Stricoff. The name of the piece is "Iya", which is what it says in the word balloon. It means "no," or so my son tells me. I think it's some kind of slang pronunciation. Whatever. I like not knowing what the Japanese writing in my paintings means until I finish them.

30" x 40" oil on panel

I'll be at the reception for the opening of the show in New York on March 4th! Be there!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jeff's Facebook Fan Page

In my ongoing effort to keep up with what those crazy kids are into, I've set up a Facebook fan page!

If you're on Facebook, you can join the group here:
Jeff Cohen Studio on Facebook

I've done this because it's a good way to let people know about openings, and I think it might make a little more sense for posting minor updates about what I'm doing from day to day. I'll still be posting my finished works here, as well as news about shows and events.

As I'm writing this, my Facebook fan group consists of my daughter, my wife, myself, one good friend I had to coerce, and three actual bonafide fans! Seven in all. Can you feel my self esteem shriveling before your very eyes? Don't make me beg!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eggshells on Manga stage 1- painting in progress by Jeff

This is the third of these eggshells on manga paintings for me. It's an interesting motif, I think - and people are really responding well to them in the galleries. As you can see, the eggshells are nearly complete. I just need to give them a few days to dry before I start adding the manga into the background.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cloudy Tower - completed painting by Jeff

Finished! Now I just have to wait for the weather to warm up just a little so I can get down to my garage and build a box on which to mount the tiles.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cloudy Tower stage 2 - Work in progress by Jeff

It's coming along! A couple more days should do it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jeff's work hanging at Bennett Street

I took some pieces down to the gallery today and snapped a photo of my work hanging. It's a good looking gallery! Awesome people, too.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cloudy Tower stage 1 - Work in progress by Jeff

I saw this water tower in Tampa when Leslie and I went on our last cruise. It's a good one! Since I started painting water towers I've become sort of a collector, I guess. I can spot them from great distances. The Tampa area has a few really cool ones. This tower is on the Argosy University building. Colleges tend to be good places to find water towers, since they often try to preserve old structures as part of their effort to give the impression of legacy, I suppose.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fuji - completed painting by Jeff

Finished! Now I just have to let it dry for a few days before I can glue it up.