23 September 2013

A Fundraising Effort for Tropical Storm Relief in México

Frank Gardner a  painter friend from Mexico has started a fundraising campaign to help people affected by the tropical storms that battered the Mexican coasts last week. The one-two punch of Manuel's first landfall on Sunday and Tropical Storm Ingrid's lashing of México's east coast on Monday. (Ingrid was a hurricane offshore, but made landfall as a tropical storm.) Manuel became a hurricane before heading back to shore for a second hit on México's upper west coast.
So far, at least 80 people have been killed in Mexico from the storms, not including the 58 people missing from a landslide in La Pintada, located a few hours north of Acapulco. 
If you have not seen the damage from these storms you can see images here:
or here:
I am listing for sale at reduced prices a few paintings on 
Frank's blog,  100% of sales will go to Mexican Red Cross, with free shipping to US.

11 September 2013

Review for NIGHT and DAY: Portraits of Detroit at the Scarab Club

NIGHT and DAY: Portraits of Detroit at the Scarab Club

Thank you Jim Welke for this review on the Night and Day show with Bruce Giffin

Russel Water Tower / Monotype / Stephen Magsig 

Russel Water Tower / Monotype / Stephen Magsig


American Dream / Bruce Giffin 
















American Dream / Bruce Giffin

Peter R. Cresswell

Peter R. Cresswell
Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 5x7"
SOLD
This  Urban landscape painting is a view of the Great Lakes freighter Peter R. Cresswell down bound in the Detroit river in late evening light.
This painting is on a Ray Mar panel, not the thicker Artboard panel and does not have the slots for hanging

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13.092
#1772

10 September 2013

Evening Light II

Evening Light II
Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 5x7"
SOLD
This urban landscape painting is a view of buildings near Eastern Market in late evening light. This painting is on a Ray Mar panel, not the thicker Artboard panel and does not have the slots for hanging
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13.091
#1771

06 September 2013

Lake Okonoka

Lake Okonoka
Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 7x5"
This en plein air landscape painting is a view of trees along the lily pad covered Lake Okonoka on Belle Isle Park in the Detroit river. We dropped off artwork for the Belle Isle Conservatory benefit garden party and did some plein air painting to  enjoy the stunning weather and views.
This is painted on a thinner oil primed  Ray Mar panel and not the thicker self hanging Artboard panels.
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13.090
#1770

05 September 2013

French Blue

French Blue

Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 7x5"
Janet has decided to join Stephen in his adventure of painting and selling online.  This painting is inspired by our perennial garden and the seasons.

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13.003
#3

04 September 2013

Browns Bun Bakery

Browns Bun Bakery
Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 5x7"
SOLD
This urban landscape painting is a view of the art deco style Brown's Bun Bakery building on Vernor Highway  in the heart of Southwest Detroit's historic "Mexican Town" area. It was established in 1929 and is in it's fourth generation of family ownership.
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13.089
#1769

03 September 2013

Big Red


Big Red
Oil on linen/panel, 2013, 5x5"
SOLD
This urban landscape painting is a view of an abandoned building near Woodward Ave in Detroit. It is near or at the location of the future  Red Wings stadium, being funded by taxpayers for a billionaire in a bankrupt city.
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13.088
#1768