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February 18, 2005

A Painting a Day

screenshotSome of us have a hard enough time just brushing our teeth and watering the plants each day, let alone undertaking anything as ambitious as creating an entire work of art. But that's just what Richmond, Virginia, artist Duane Keiser is attempting. Since early December, he's been a-paintin' and a-postin' postcard-sized oil sketches daily, and they're really quite lovely. Some are still lifes of food or common everyday objects. Others are scenes of nature or common things seen in a new light. Check out the December and January archives to survey his entire oeuvres. If we only had a nickel each time he posted...

Check Duane Keiser's homepage too.

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Simple subjects and realistic style makes these postcard paintings unique indeed. However, at $100 each, I fail to see the real value. Small paintings are hard to appreciate from distance and need close quarter interaction. They may be perfect for small kitchen areas, hallways, stairwells, and bathrooms (if you dare!) and other areas in studio apartments. However, I read (NYT>Home & Garden>Taming spaces: Living large by Marco Pasanella, 02/17/2005) that the number of homes with 4500 sq. ft has doubled in last five years, with a great room that these McMansions have, postcard paintings perhaps have no place. Nevertheless, that fact that the artist sales all most all of his prolific productions of postcard paintings says those in the McMansions dig it. Go figure.

Posted by: Manish | Feb 18, 2005 9:48:28 AM

Thank you for this link. Duane is a good painter, as far as I cn tell from the pictures on the site, and has an interesting way to drive himself to produce. I think he is selling too cheap, judging by 1) what $100 less taxes, shipping and insurance will buy him and 2) the number of works immediately sold. But that's his business (literally). I wish him well, and you, too.

Posted by: judith | Feb 18, 2005 8:59:19 AM

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