Sunday, September 24, 2017

An Armchair Travel Artist

Thanks to Google street maps I can now travel the world from my studio, visiting the streets of towns, villages, and cities in search of the architectural subjects I love to draw and paint. Last year I created a small series of painting depicting food shops and taverns. I'm now working on a series of street scenes focusing on unique regional architecture.

First in this series is Ye Olde Cock Tavern at 22 Fleet St. in London.

Pencil & watercolor  11x8"

Monday, September 4, 2017

EYE CANDY studio newsletter #141

I’m putting my pride in my back pocket and going all “commercial” with this latest newsletter. I have to. It is a matter of self-preservation. My problem is I tend to get too full of myself, thinking I write such clever and entertaining newsletters, and from time to time I need to take steps to deflate my puffed up ego. It is not easy admitting this, which I know comes as a big surprise to many of you. I don’t want you to think badly of me, so I’m taking this precautionary step. The idea is for you to think: “wow, that Renzulli is really a humble guy, and is willing to do whatever it takes to remain that way”. That is my goal, and if I have to lower myself by trying and sell my art I will do it. 

So with that introduction out of the way, what do I have to sell that will catch your eye, tickle your fancy, and say to you, “I belong on your wall”? I’m offering a series of small watercolors that will provide a bit of spiritual and visual respite in these hectic days of ours. They are all matted with backing and are ready for framing.

Sunny Fields
Green Fields
The Wash
    Each of the above – image 8x4” plus a 2” mat     $75 each or 3 for $180 plus $7 Shipping      

No Name Barn  4x8 w 2.5" mat   $75 plus $7 Shipping 

Weary Landscape 6x9 w 2.5" mat   $100 plus $7shipping



Salmon Sky  5x8 w 2.5" mat  $75 plus $7 Shipping

It looks like the exhibition for my river portfolio will be opening sometime in late October. I will be posting more details when plans are finalized.  There are currently 24 paintings in the portfolio, mostly watercolors with a few acrylics on canvas. I’ve been working on this for almost 2 years, and look forward to seeing all of the work on display. Also in the works is a hardcover book of the complete portfolio, as well as a few “extras”. Once that is finished it will be time to move on to my next project, whatever that may be.

Looking forward to Fall,


"Don't follow the critics too much. Art appreciation, like love, cannot be don by proxy: it is a very personal affair and is necessary to each individual."  Robert Henri, The Art Spirit