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Saturday, March 29, 2008

ABS No.1

This is the first Abstract that I am attempting. My thought on this image is a view from above the earth. Fields and smaller indications of life. Inspired by crop circles or mounds and similar contrivances.

20" x 20" oil on a deep 1 1/2" gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

Last nights show was very good. Many patrons to see the 60 or so works each by a different artist. I spoke with many people.

This is an illustration piece done by Chara Dow, my niece. It was an assignment for her art classes at Monroe Community College. I like it a lot and think. Perhaps one day we will enjoy her work in print. Great job Chara.

If yo would like to see more of Chara's work, comment or contact me.

I won't be posting for a couple of days while I am out of town. Should be painting again on Monday night.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Fountain of Hope

"Fountain of Hope"

Does she raise the light of hope for the departed... or for those who remain?

It was painted during a cold morning outing with the GVPAP. I painted along with two other gals. Brilliant blue sky and glow on the snow. This fountain is a wonderful sculpture in its own right.

It is painted 16" x 20" on canvas already stretched for easy standard size framing. $189.00 + $6 shipping to the USA.
Foreign Buyers contact us for shipping and payment options.

Artist retains all copyrights of the artwork.

GVPAP recently had articles published in American Artist magazine.

Prints, coffee mugs, coasters, puzzles, etc of selected artwork by Gordon van Vliet may be purchased through dA Gallery. Just click on the art you like and look in the left column at dA to see what is available and the purchase price.

Daily Painters Gallery is advertising in American Art Collector magazine. This is a gallery I am once again active with.

I have redone some of the blog listing in the left side bar. Click on HOME PAGE to see the whole blog site.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Under Consideration

A painting from life done on a Wednesday night at Boxart Street Atelier. A wonderful and beautiful model.

16" x 20" on canvas shipped rolled with extra edges for stretching. $100.00 + $6.00 shipping to the USA.

Foreign Buyers contact us for shipping and payment options.

Thank you for looking. Artist retains all copyrights of the artwork.

Gordon van Vliet is a member of:
Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters
New York Figure Painters Guild

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

To Lake Ontario

"To Lake Ontario" from the Plein Air series, by Gordon van Vliet

It was painted right here on Edgemere Drive where the inland ponds run under the road to meet the great lake.

I painted this one morning in 2006 while painting with the GVPAP. It is always fun to paint with them.

It is painted from life, not a photo reference. Gordon generally paints at least one painting a week and sometimes daily painting.

$100.00 + $5 shipping to USA.
Foreign or overseas buyers email me for terms.
Paypal accepted (use my email address)
or credit card direct at The Framing Edge.
See right side bar.

Oil on canvas, image measures 11" x 14" with extra for stretching.

Shipping is only $5 because it is on canvas only. You can have your framer mount it on a backing or stretch it on bars. If you live in Rochester, we can do this for you at The Framing Edge if you like.

Gordon van Vliet is a member of:
Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters
New York Figure Painters Guild



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rest from the Hunt

"Rest from the Hunt" was painted 10 March, 2008. I will paint from this model again. Painted from life with a fine group of artists.

Charles the great hunter is weary and he escapes from danger to his dreams.

22" x 11" oil on canvas. Drying. Shipped rolled and lightly varnished for protection. Signature to be added and full title, date, name on back.

Available $149.00 + $6.00 shipping to the USA. Email me if interested.

Thank you for looking. Artist retains all copyrights of the artwork.

Foreign Buyers contact us for shipping and payment options.



Friday, March 21, 2008


"Jason" SOLD

Ah, Jason. Well he modeled for us on a Monday night and as you can see, he works out at the gym. I did 25 years ago and now have begun again on his inspiration.

I thought, "Am I a mouse or a man." So now I have been working out again since October. Slow but steady progress. :) Feels good. A little less fat and a little more muscle and general feeling of well being. Wish me luck in continuing.

This little painting measures 8 1/8" x 10 3/8" and can easily be cropped to 8 x 10 for a standard frame. Painted oil on canvas and also signed and dated upper right.

"Blood City", by Gordon van Vliet
coyright November 2005 all rights reserved
This piece was displayed in an art show during the spring of 2006. It is signed, dated and titled at the bottom. The work measures 5"w x 14"H inches oil on 1/4" hardboard. Available framed as shown with my own hand crafted solid mahogany frame.

$129.00 + $8.00 shipping to the USA. Foreign Buyers contact us for shipping and payment options.

Thank you for looking. Artist retains all copyrights of the artwork.

Blood is a metaphor of life flowing through our veins. Likewise, the life blood of the city are the individuals who inhabit it and are the city's motive force. First works are for survival, when secured, time and energy are spent on larger , more complex ideas. These ideas are represented as buildings and towers, finally a pinnacle soaring upward. As the towers are illuminated in the sun so too may an Individual reach great heights. All people are benefited from the such success.

Also represent here is the idea of the city as the center or natural result of separate individuals need of fellowship, society. This is a mix from those just surviving to those able to achieve further goals. I have always viewed the tower as an inspiration of what can be accomplished through productive thought and work.

SOLD "Wisdom of the Northwest"

This is a painting of a mask used in tribal ceremonies of the Indians along the upper Pacific coast of North America. This particular mask was once worn by a "medicine man" or "man of wisdom". In the old legends the bird was a symbol of hidden knowledge and mystery. The image is set against a dark background made with Raw Sienna, Black, and Ultramarine Blue.

Painted sold is on 16"w x 20"H triple primed canvas with 3/4" hardwood stretchers. The edges are stapled but painted like the background. It could be hung the way it is. I have also shown the framed example to give you an idea of how it could appear in a frame. I think a gold or dark gold "plein-air" type frame would suit it best.

I am considering additional works with this motif. Perhaps a triple canvas with multiple bird images that intersect for a nice 48" x 20" image or mounted separately as 3 distinct 16" x 20" images. Also a background with an abstract but geographically appropriate imagery.

Now Showing:
"Angelina" oil on canvas 16"W x 20"H. At the show.

This painting is available for $400.00. Contact me.

I will be at the opening reception of the Student Art Show at:
Steve Carpenter's Studio
176 Anderson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

on Friday, March 28, 7 to 10 p.m.
The show runs March 28 – April 4, 2008 Gallery Hours: 1- 4 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)
There will be works by over 60 artists will be displayed.

Gallery directions on mapquest.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Portrait of Ayn Rand

"Portrait of Ayn Rand" by Robert Tracy

I have long regarded Robert Tracy as one of the best and easiest to admire artists. His excellent technical skills are coupled with wonderful insight and value.

"Robert Tracy is a self-taught romantic-realist artist. At the time he began his art career, non-objective art held a near monopoly to the claim of serious art. The art schools were among the staunchest supporters of that monopoly. The choice was to get on board or go your own way. Robert Tracy went his own way. What is that world? For the most part, it is a world of peace and absorption...Though there can be drama, there is little conflict and usually no social interaction." ―Robert Knapp, Ph.D.

"Robert Tracy's work is clear and straight forward, beautiful colors, and precise drawing. They are paintings with a positive sense of life that are wonderful to look at. Tracy's subjects are not heroic; but rather, ordinary subjects made important by his total concentration and love of each particular work. His imagination creates a simple subject, painting it to a level of nobility containing great emotional power."
―Marvin Steel

"Robert Tracy's art must be studied with an eye and mind that is not only critical but also open to new ways of conveying emotions and messages. Meticulously rendered, his work is near perfection in form and substance. And I dare anyone to show me better accuracy than what he offers in pencil. Robert's work is a joy to look at, again, and again. His work will keep his name alive for ages."
―Ben Reed
Author of "My Dying Breath"

Some links to his work: About 500 works by Robert Tracy

Some work for sale:
EBAY Store
Quent Cordair Gallery

"...Tracy’s art is not fashionable. It does not seek to shock, affront, distort, deconstruct, or dissolve. It seeks only to invite you in to share his world..."

Robert Tracy ART REVIEW

Perhaps the finest portrait of Ayn Rand in existence.

It is being offered and demands to be placed in the home of an ardent admirer. Contact Robert directly and speak with him about this very special portrait.

Take a close look at the work and descriptions. I think you will enjoy the experience.




"Waiting Out the Rain"

"The sky darkened and the rain came immediate and strong. The wind whipped the trees as she took shelter in the conservatory near at the edge of the garden. There resting, wet on the divan she gazed out at the driving rain while windowpanes steamed up at the release of built up heat. She shivered considering the confrontation that lay ahead."

Painted from life on a Monday evening this past winter. Oil on gessoed cardboard, "Waiting Out the Rain" $169.00 , measures 8.5" x 18.5" As a note for those interested in this painting, I need to rework the lower right hand portion of the painting. About 3/4" near and including the signature. I would provide a new photo for approval of the improved final piece prior to shipment.

Also: I will be showing "Angelina" at the:

Steve Carpenter Student Art Show March 28 – April 4, 2008
176 Anderson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Opening reception, Friday, March 28, 7 to 10 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 1- 4 p.m. (closed Tuesdays )

Works by over 60 artists will be displayed.

Please consider joining me at the reception and introducing yourself. Your support is much appreciated.



Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Tower over Schoen Place"

SOLD "Tower Over Schoen Place", bye Gordon van Vliet is a view from Schoen Place in Pittsford, NY (pronounced "Shane"). You can see the Coal Tower across the Erie Canal behind the shops on the towpath. Painted in the evening while enjoying the company of my friend Enrique and his lovely wife.

Painted on a canvas wrapped board with oils, painting will be signed and varnished. It measures 14"W x 11"H

If you are interested in this painting it is available at the BCC Gala in Rochester, NY. Being auctioned to help the children's chorus.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Winter Sky Over Honeoye Falls" by GJ van Vliet

"Winter Sky Over Honeoye Falls" by Gordon van Vliet

Here is the painting I did a couple of weeks ago at Honeoye Falls. It measures 16" x 20". If you are interested in this painting it is available for $100.00 + $6.00 shipping to the USA. Just email me if interested.

Thank you for looking. Artist retains all copyrights of the artwork.

Foreign Buyers contact us for shipping and payment options.

To the left is a shot I took of the scene I am painting in Honeoye Falls, NY. Here is a satellite view. The brick building with the tower is the old 19th century fire station. It was about 15deg. F and quite cold standing next to the old mill falls with the mist blowing over. I joined Corinne Avery from the GVPAP who hosted this fun time. I need to do a few touch ups to the painting and then I will show it to you.

I have been getting active on the "deviantArt" site. Big worldwide internet presence over there. Check it out.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

"By the Sea", an oil study

"By the sea" is an oil study. I enjoyed painting this study of a model often used by Jack Vettriano. I enjoy his painting style. He portrays figures with a bold, strong illustrative quality that I am drawn to.

Seen here is a cloudy, rainy atmosphere with a woman waiting nonchalantly for attention. Her gaze to some passing interest as her hand rest on the sea wall.

Here is our new ad copy for City Newspaper and also being used for the Bach Children's Chorus gala fund raiser. This should be a fun event and I hope you consider supporting this wonderful group.

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