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Aurelio Saiz
New Canaan, CT
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Interests: Black coffee. Red shoes. Any sky. Horseback. Swimming with my dog. Painting. Baseball and manual transmissions as life skills. David McCullough, Willa Cather, Cervantes, Mark Helprin, V.S. Naipaul. Singers who sing in more than one language. Pitchers with more than one change up. Sorolla, Degas, Cezanne. Renata Tibaldi, Rachael Yamagata, Astrud Gilberto, Etta James and Dinah Washington. Jimmy Durante, Maurice Chevalier, Mindy Smith, Eliza Gilkyson, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch. The Toms, Wolfe & Waits. Leonard Cohen, David Ruffin, Arthur Prysock and Johnny Hartman. And, naturally, Alvin of Chipmunk fame.
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18 x 18 Inches, Oil on Wrapped Canvas Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Canvas Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel After a self portrait by John Singer Sargent. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Wrapped Canvas Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches Oil on Linen Panel Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel I find the Scottish clouds and grey skies are as fine as sunshine most anywhere else. Between Guardbridge and Cupar, just west of Saint Andrews is Saint Cloud, where Robert Burns was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Standing on the pier at Saint Andrews, the one where the students in their red robes walk in procession , the one from which the morning after graduation some are know to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel It may be you will come again, before my hair is grey As the sea is in the twilight of a weary winter's day. When success is grown a burden, and your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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18 x 18 Inches, Acrylic on Linen Canvas Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel My Tio Luis at Lauren & Kyle's wedding last week. You can take the cowboy out of Cuba, but you can't the cowboy out of the cowboy. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Oil on Linen Panel I have found something in Rose Quinacridone, or it has found something in me. How it plays to ultramarine and to certain French yellows and how it insists so earnestly on joy. I'd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 8 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel I painted this with imagined color. It's based on the only known photograph of American painter Max Bohm 1868 - 1923. The photographer is unknown. Bohm in his later years lived and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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10 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel A small, rough knife and brush take on the self portrait by a young Eugene Delacroix. His attire feels ecclesiastical, which is fitting for a high priest of the French Romantic painters.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Maybe they fool my eye, maybe I fool myself, but these Connecticut winter hills do this thing in the half light of dusk. Then, a few settled breaths and like magic cobalt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Sunday evening, en route to dinner in Wallingford, we met Sev at Gouveia Vineyard in the hills above the village. Traces of last week's blizzard patched the ridge. The cabernet was noble... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel For my collection of paintings of painters. This was after a middle-aged self portrait by the wonderful Frenchman Leon Bonnat. An afternoon effort during the first eastern blizzard of the winter. All... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Clouds over a Shawangunk ridge back. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Venice, between canals, between day and night. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel A cloud crossing the warm marshlands near the Fairfield beaches on the eve of Christmas Eve. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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14 x 11 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Julian Onderdonk, after the portrait by his instructor, William Merritt Chase. Julian went on to become the preeminent West Texas landscape painter. He loved to paint bluebells and three of his paintings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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14 x 11 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel After nearly three months without picking up a brush, it was nice to browse through Sargent's portraits and to be lured into painting this alla prima study. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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8 x 10 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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24 x 24 Inches, Oil on Stretched Canvas Based on a painting by Delacroix. In loss is a well of hope. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Words & Pictures
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9 x 12 Inches, Oil on Linen Panel A knife painting of one of my favorite places in the world. High in the 2 million acres of the Adirondacks, the spot is where I first camped and fell in love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Words & Pictures