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22 Berwyn art show

Posted in Art, Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by scratchyb

Modular22, the art/design hybrid collaborative show is still going on through December 22nd at Studio 22 Berwyn. Saturday’s opening was fun, and it was great to see what the whole thing looked like once it was together. This assemblage of laser-cut panels was the brainchild of Jessica Calek and Dan Streeting, who run 22. If you live near the Berwyn area, you really should put it on your to-do list to pay this gallery a visit.

Photos by Mandy McGee

 

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50/50 Pilsen Sneak Preview

Posted in Art, Painting, Projects, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2011 by scratchyb

The Snail Seller

 

Medusa

 

The big show coming up for me in October is 50/50 Pilsen, which Mandy and friends are putting together.  Last year’s show was a huge success, and we’re hoping to build up excitement for this one.  While I’ve a few ideas for the craft portion of the show, what I’ve really been focusing on is a body of work for the art opening on Friday, October 14th. These two pieces are mixed media: woodburn on basswood and birch panels, with gauche and pencil.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

Something for the heat

Posted in Art, Painting, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by scratchyb

In my house, with the AC on, it’s 82 degrees.  And I’m grateful for even that.  So here’s a little piece for our friend the sun.  Please keep your flares to yourself.

Good Day Sunshine woodburn painting

 

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

What time it is . . . in hell.

Posted in Art, Painting with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2010 by scratchyb

I made an Ouroboros-inspired clock for last weekend’s Constructor Craft Fair.  I didn’t end up putting it out for sale, because while I was satisfied with the painting, the clock mechanism was a hair too short for me to properly lock it into the face, which made it a bit loose.  I decided to put it up in my workspace instead.

Clumsy-Illustration Friday

Posted in Art, Painting, Process with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by scratchyb

woodburn and painting on wood

Clumsy

In the beginning, there was no evil, but for a jar that Deity kept locked up in a cupboard, leftover from a previous experiment with another universe.  To keep His new project from being tainted, He called upon one of his angels to take the jar out of the studio, far far away.  Only his weakest and ugliest runt showed up.  Deity sighed, and gave him the jar.  “Take care with this, and remove it to a location far away.”

The crooked angel almost made it to the edge of the world, before the jar simply slipped from his hands and shattered on the ground, allowing evil to scatter to the ends of the earth and there flourish.  And so, Deity shrugged his shoulders and started on a new project.  The poor malformed angel was given the world to do with as he wished.

This is a WIP I started for Illustration Friday.  I’ve been wanting to pursue woodburning as an element in my work, hoping to find a balance between the woodburned elements, and those using paint or ink.  So far, seems way off balance.  I also used my new Dremel for the bird’s outline.  Weee fun.

“Sentry” Golem #1

Posted in Art, Painting, Process with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2010 by scratchyb

This is something I’ve had in mind for a while: a series of these creatures that are just kind of inspired by the random shapes my kneaded eraser ends up in. I think of them as golems, but looking at this one, I know some people think of this as an alien.  That’s okay too.  It’s an alien golem.

Here’s the drawing I did a few years back that got me thinking of this idea.  This one’s done with pastel pencil and pen and ink.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Current works

Posted in Art, Hybrids, Painting, Process with tags , , , on September 30, 2009 by scratchyb

Hiding out and trying to focus on art as much as possible.  Working on a mixed animal design for a commission, and also on this little painting here, on a 6×6 canvas.

First in a series of "golem" paintings.

First in a series of "golem" paintings.

It’s the first in a series of paintings that will focus on creatures, but with only a basic outline shape, and with the bulk of the detail focusing on design and color rather than the creature’s physical features.  I think of them as ornamented golems, hence I’m calling this the “golem” series.   The above painting, is, by the way, not nearly finished.  I’ve quite a bit more to do with it.  Hopefully, I’ll know where to stop.