STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery

STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery
at David Klein Gallery

30 November 2009

Blue Door, Brush Park




Blue Door, Brush Park

Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #48
SOLD
to collector in Holland OH
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is of sunlight and shadows on the side of a building with a blue door in Brush Park.
The forty-eighth painting in the Abandoned Detroiti series.
#793

29 November 2009

Eastown Bar



 Eastown Bar

Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #47
SOLD
to collector in Lenoir City TN
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is of the weathered sign for the Eastown Bar at the corner of Chene and Palmer. The forty-seventh in this series.
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#792

28 November 2009

Gratiot Ave Shadows



 Gratiot Ave Shadows 
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #46
SOLD
To a collector in Roma, Italy
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is an urban landscape with an abandoned Gratiot Ave. storefront the forty-sixth in this series.
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#791

27 November 2009

Elmo Over Woodward Ave




Elmo Over Woodward Ave
SOLD
To a collector in Silver Spring, Maryland
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is a view of the Elmo Balloon flying over Woodward Ave during the Detroit Thanksgiving day Parade.
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#790

26 November 2009

The Green Columns




The Green Columns 
 Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #45
SOLD
to collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is an urban landscape with an abandoned Detroit home, the forty-fifth
in this series. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and let us be thankful for everything we have and mindful of those with less.
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#789

25 November 2009

Rouge Reflections IV



Rouge Reflections IV

SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is an industrial landscape of part of the Rouge reflected into the Rouge River. The river is usually rough here so it was a treat to get this calm water for the great reflection.
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#788

24 November 2009

Citylights #48, Fisher Building


Citylights #48, Fisher Building

SOLD
to collector in Grosse Pointe MI
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is the forty-eighth in the Citylight series of blurred night images of Detroit
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#787

23 November 2009

Michigan Central VII

Michigan Central VII

Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #44
SOLD
To a collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of the arches inside the abandoned Michigan Central Train Station. I am always shocked at the decay inside this once magnificent building. I used a very limited color palette, cad red, cad yellow, chrome green, cobalt blue and white. I was reading about Monet's palette for the water lily paintings and this is the palette he used.
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#786

22 November 2009

Peace Carillon Belle Isle

Peace Carillon Belle Isle

SOLD
to a collector in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a late evening scene of the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon on Belle Isle.  Dedicated in 1940, the carillon rings twice a day.
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#785

21 November 2009

Belle Isle Nocturne III

Belle Isle Nocturne IIISOLD
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a nocturne of Belle Isle with reflections. Belle Isle was purchased by the city in 1879. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The same landscape architect that designed Central Park in New York City
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#784

20 November 2009

D for Detroit


D for Detroit
SOLD
To a collector in Lenoir City, TN 
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is a of the letter "D" it is from the Madison Theater in downtown Detroit. It is for all my friends who's names start with D, too many to name here.
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#783

19 November 2009

Max's Theater

Max's Theater
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #43
SOLD
to a collector in Royal Oak, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is a detail of the sign for Max's Theater at 5553 Chene Street
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#782

18 November 2009

Green Awning

Green Awning
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #42
 SOLD
to collector in Norwell, MA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a scene of an abandoned storefront with reflections. I was interested in the color and contrast in this interesting building. I wish these buildings could tell us their story. Detroit is full of so many similar structures, if only they could talk. At least I can try to give them some recognition and a visual record.
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#781

17 November 2009

Warehouse Tracks


Warehouse Tracks
SOLD
to collector in New York, NY
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a scene with a curving RR track in an industrial warehouse district in Detroit. I liked the sweet curve against the hard edges of the dark building masses, with splashes of bright color
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#780

16 November 2009

Great Lakes Steel, detail


Great Lakes Steel, detail
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 36"x30""
This painting is a detail of the Great Lakes Steel plant on Zug Island in late afternoon light and is available at the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, MI
This was first
done as a 7"x5" study on Postcards from Detroit, on 9.20.09.
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Brush Park Shadows

Brush Park Shadows
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #41
 SOLD
to collector in Norwell, MA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of a building in Brush Park, a stone's throw from the Detroit Lions and Tigers stadiums. I really liked the deep shadows and hard light in this scene.
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#779

15 November 2009

Eastside Watertank

Eastside Watertank
Available
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of a watertank with graffiti tags and deep shadows against a cobalt fall sky.
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#778

14 November 2009

Chene Street Blues II

Chene Street Blues II
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #40
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's daily painting is another Chene Street painting. This one has been abandoned for some time also. It is amazing how quickly nature tries to take back what was once hers.
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#777

13 November 2009

Chene St. Shadows II


Chene St. Shadows II
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #39
SOLD
to collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009,7x5"
Today's daily painting is another Chene Street painting. I really liked the mass of this abandoned storefront and sunlit tree. As I started painting I noticed there wasn't a trunk on the tree and after looking closer saw that it was behind the grate growing from within the building. This one has been abandoned for some time.
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#776

12 November 2009

Chene St. Shadows

Chene St. Shadows
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #38
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's daily painting is another Chene Street painting. I really liked the mass of this very dark abandoned building and it's shadow.
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#775

11 November 2009

Plaster Cakes


Plaster Cakes, Van Dyke Pastry Shop
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is a detail of a display of plaster cakes in the abandoned Van Dyke Pastry Shop on Chene Street in Detroit. A few weeks ago my good friend and artist Jack Summers sent me this photo and told me about the cake display. By the time I got to the shop the cakes were gone. So with his permission I have used his photo for this painting. Thank you very much Jack.
"Let them eat cake"
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#774

10 November 2009

Indian Summer


Indian Summer
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #37
SOLD
To a collector in Barberton, OH
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a detail of a sign on an abandoned ice cream shop on Detroit's Eastside.
It is listed on Ebay as "Late Summer" as I could not use "Indian" in the title. The idea was an ice cream cone for our beautiful Indian summer.
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#773

09 November 2009

Van Dyke Pastry Shop

Van Dyke Pastry Shop
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #36
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a detail of the abandoned Van Dyke Pastry Shop on Chene Street in Detroit. This area of Detroit has really been devastated.
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#772

08 November 2009

Chene Street Blues

Chene Street Blues
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #35
SOLD
To a collector in Detroit, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's daily painting is of an abandoned storefront on Chene Street in Detroit. This area of Detroit has really been devastated.
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#771

07 November 2009

Nocturne in Blue

Nocturne in Blue
SOLD
to collector in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's daily painting is a nocturne of the the pilot house for the RR Bridge on Zug Island.
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#770

06 November 2009

Studio Moonrise

Studio Moonrise
SOLD
To a collector in Adelaide, South Australia

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a nocturne of the the moon rising over my studio.
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#769

05 November 2009

Fort Street Bridge Nocturne


Fort Street Bridge Nocturne
SOLD
to collector in Dorchester, MA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a nocturne of the Fort Street Bridge over the Rouge River.
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#768

04 November 2009

Midtown Nocturne

Midtown Nocturne
SOLD
to collector in New York, NY
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a nocturne of a midtown warehouse, this reminds me of the Tom Waits song,"What's he doing in there" Enjoy
This is the Pioneer Building, a warehouse converted into artists lofts, please check out their site.
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#767

03 November 2009

Corner Store


Corner Store
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #34

SOLD
to collector in NewYork, NY
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a scene of an abandoned storefront. For some reason I couldn't get Little Red Corvette, by Prince, out of my head while painting this one, so I just put in the CD, sorry no I-pod yet.
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#766

02 November 2009

Van Dyke St. Storefront


Van Dyke St. Storefront
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #33

SOLD
to collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a scene of an abandoned storefront on Van Dyke St. I have painted this building before but the October light gave it a whole different feeling. Love the great contrast of the yellow leaves against the dark shadow side of the building.
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#765

01 November 2009

Brush Park Reflections



Brush Park Reflections
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #32

SOLD
to collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is a scene of an abandoned Brush Park building reflected in an alley puddle. The October light creates such strong contrast of light and shadow.
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#764