Friday, December 7, 2007

KANYE WEST


Kanye West
10.5 in. x 13.5 in. oil on board

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

SUB1k Opening

SUB1k opens tomorrow and runs through February 2nd @ Distinction Gallery in Escondido, CA. I will have three paintings included in the show, be sure to check it out if you're in the area!

Reception, December 8th, 6-11

www.distinctionart.com

Monday, December 3, 2007

A job, a card and a belt...

Here is another piece for my vintage series, a job I just finished for The Progressive and the painting that I am using for my holiday greeting cards...


Belt
9 x 12 in. oil on wood



Tony-union activist, for The Progressive
8 x 8in. oil on board


Winter
16 x 7.5 in. oil on wood

Sunday, November 25, 2007

3 new pieces.

Here are three more pieces for a series I am working on involving vintage fashion and accessories for Magpie in San Diego. (The Glasses painting from a previous post is also part of this series-there will be about 10 paintings total)


Boot
6 x 9 in. oil on wood
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Hat
7 x 7 in. oil on wood
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Purse
6 x 9 in. oil on wood
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Juxtapoz-Reader's Art

I am the November 3rd Reader's Art Pick on Juxtapoz.com
(You can check it out by clicking on the above title)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Glasses

I'm starting a series of accesories for a show that I am having in March at Magpie Boutique. Here is the first piece, a painting of some vintage glasses and wallpaper.



Glasses
6 x 9 in. oil on wood
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

SUB 1K




I will have three pieces (my underwater wedding series) exhibited in the Sub 1k show at Distinction Gallery in California. Also, I am currently working on pieces for shows at ChapterHouse (Philly) Magpie (San Diego) & Gallery1988 (Los Angeles).

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Greening Pains



"Greening Pains"
oil on wood

Green is the way to be these days, and hopefully it's not just a trend but a true concern for our earth. However, while everyone and everything is going green, we are building on top of a damaged foundation as a result from many years of people not being concerned with our earth. It is a one way road now and we cannot undo damage that has been done, but continue to move forward, this painting is my comment on that.



Sunset at Chavez, Tu Ciudad LA Magazine
oil on board

Here is an older piece that I did for Tu Ciudad Los Angeles Magazine, that uses a similar concept, about a mother whos son was away in Iraq and although she never expressed her concern and feelings verbally they were revealed through her cleaning habits.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Jellyfish

This is a small painting I did to go along with my 2 underwater wedding pieces. This series is all for the SUB1k show that will be at distinction gallery in December.



Jellyfish
7 x 7 in. oil on wood
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ms. October

This was a fun painting I just did that feels very appropriate for this time of year. I collect a lot of old photographs from flea markets and garage sales, and I am always fascinated by the untold stories that these pictures might hold. I don't use them for reference but decided to experiment with it. The pictures are usually black & white and not the best quality, so it was fun to only use it as a loose reference and play around a bit. I didn't plan too much out, just transfered a rough sketch. The product was one creepy portrait....



Ms. October
5 x 7 in. oil on wood
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Here is the original photo I worked from and a rough sketch.


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Underwater Bride

Here is a second piece I just finished for the SUB1k show at Distinction Art Gallery in California. I plan on doing two more pieces to go along with the underwater wedding theme.



Underwater Bride
9 x 12 inches, oil on wood

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Underwater Wedding, Jerry & ELVIS!

Here is a piece I just finished for a group show that I will be part of in December. The show is called SUB 1K and will be at Distinction Art Gallery in California.
The exhibition runs from December 5 - February 2, 2008
www.distinctionart.com



Be With Me Under the Sea
12 x 9 inches, oil on wood
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PHILLUSTRATION '07
-I was accepted into Phillustration, a juried exhibition of illustration that was put together by The Philadelphia Sketch Club. My piece, "Jerry" was also awarded honorable mention. The show will be up until September 30th at the Sketch Club (235 S. Camac st.) and features over 100 works by local Illustrators. It's definitely worth checking out and I am honored to have my work hanging on the wall next to some of todays greatest working illustrators.

ELVIS
-Also, I was asked to write for the culture shock section in this weeks city paper. As a continuation of my current obsession, I chose to write about ELVIS!
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2007/09/20/culture-shock

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Elvis changed everything...

Here is a new piece and some random sketchbook work from this summer...

I had a lot of fun painting this portrait and enjoyed the challenge of such an iconic face...
"Elvis ate America before America ate him."-Bono



Elvis Presley
6x6in. oil on masonite
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Sketchbook...








Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Audrey Hepburn

This is a personal piece of someone that I've wanted to paint for a while. I chose to place her in a winter landscape because I felt that her poise, elegance, grace and natural beauty are qualitites that you really do only find in nature. I used the circle (influenced by Mucha) not only as a design element but also to symbolize eternity and Audrey Hepburn as a legend in the film world.



Audrey Hepburn, 10 x 10 in. oil on masonite
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Monday, August 6, 2007

Trees

For a while I was on a tree kick, I tend to work in series in terms of subject matter. This was a piece I had started a few months back and just got to finishing for a friend.


23 x 5.5 in. oil on masonite
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This is another tree piece I had done earlier this year, also for a friend.


Michigan 8 x 9 in. oil on wood

Monday, July 30, 2007

50 Little Yellow 1977 GREMLINS!

These are prints from a stamp that I made for a little side project I was working on...






Also, here is all of the information for my show that opens this Friday at 222gallery:

LOCAL VIEWS: PAINTERS IN A POST-DIGITAL AGE
3 August- 21 September 2007

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY August 3rd 6-9 PM

222gallery
222 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
open mon - fri 12-5, or by appointment

CONTACT
www.222gallery.com
215.873.0750 x101
cboccella@222gallery.com

LOCAL VIEWS: PAINTERS IN A POST-DIGITAL AGE

Diana Meaker
Danielle Rizzolo
Nicholas Santore

This exhibit presents recent work from three Philadelphia painters who create intensely personal and human observations of their world. In the context of our post-digital and global culture, these images present a hard-edged hyper reality, seen through the filter of their medium. This show seeks to find common threads in these disparate perspectives by way of their shared concern with surface, finish and figure.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

.Whales and Small Faces.

Finished everything up for 222. Here is another piece I did for the show.



14 x 9.25 inches, oil on board
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Also, I am taking commisions for custom portrait miniatures on etsy.com
danrizzolo.etsy.com





Sammy & Tilda, 4 x 4 in, oil on wood
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Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Piece

Here is another new piece for the "Local Views" show that I will be a part of at 222 gallery in Philadelphia, It opens August 3rd.



15.5 x 21 inches, oil on wood
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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gallery Piece

Here is one of the pieces that will be in my show at 222gallery.

Modern Geography
15 x 13.5 in
oil on masonite


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Monday, July 2, 2007

Puppies are Biodegradable

Puppies are Biodegradable, an art exhibition raising awareness about the realities of puppy mills, opens July 6th @ FUEL




The concept for my piece was to focus on the perspective of the mill owners. They don't see lives in those hutches, they only see their benefits, money and profit.



www.puppiesarebiodegradable.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Here's what I'm doing...

Currently:
-Creating new work for a show that opens in August at the 222 Gallery, Philadelphia Pa
-Finishing a piece for the Puppies are Biodegradable Show, opens July 6th @ FUEL, www.puppiesarebiodegradable.com
-and hanging out with Zoe.....