New Jersey,
February 25
Digital Alchemist
Artist: someone who uses imagination, talent, and skill to create works that may be judged to have an aesthetic value. --------------------------------------------------- Observer: One who desires to understand the world around them and receives knowledge through the senses. -------------------------------------------------- Deviant: A person who deviates or departs markedly from the accepted norm. -------------------------------------------------- Iconoclast: a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions.


AUGUST 19, 2014 2:02PM

The Best is Yet to Come!

These are the last three abstracts posted to my Facebook Page.
Come on by and see what's new!
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Please follow me on Facebook at DuaneArt.


Follow me on Twitter at DuaneArtist


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JULY 25, 2014 8:40AM

NEW ART from DuaneArt

  Yorke - 11 x 14
Walk Away - 18  x 24 
Rewarded Misbehavior - 14 x 14 
Although I've only been on Facebook for 6 months,
I recently celebrated a milestone.
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JUNE 6, 2014 10:54AM

Some New Work

 I've been very busy.


Yardbird - 20 x 16

  Gandolfini - 16  x 20

Burroughs - 40 x 30
Houdini - 24 x 36 

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FEBRUARY 25, 2014 8:58AM

A Long Labor of Love


It's done.  Finally.

It was much harder and took much longer than I predicted but it is finally completed.

Please have a look and let me know what you think.



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OCTOBER 27, 2013 2:23PM

Good Night, Sweet Lou

 Gone at 71.

Sweet Lou 


Coming Soon


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OCTOBER 25, 2013 1:59PM

Happy Birthday Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Yellow Detail
Coming soon:
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APRIL 6, 2012 4:10PM

My Hero - A Portrait of My Father

16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas Board


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DuaneArt 2012


 Fats Waller    18 x 24"   Acrylic Paint on Stretched Canvas 


Step One:  I found this iconic photo of the writer of Honeysuckle Rose and Ain't Misbehavin' on Wikipedia.  Even though my painting will be in color, I often use black an… Read full post »

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 Untitled Father and Son Art Project -
Mixed Media on Canvas Board  11 x 14


Untitled_Ivan and Duane project detail

 Detail of collaboration


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APRIL 6, 2011 9:31PM


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 Allen Ginsberg died on this day in 1997 at the age of 70. 


"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the
negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
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Editor’s Pick
MARCH 23, 2011 10:39AM

Bonus Sketch - LIZ

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“His work examined the minutiae of everyday life, material so staggeringly mundane it verges on the exotic."

R. Crumb



When Frank Zappa died, my immediate thought was, “There is no one to replace him.”  I imagine that statement could be maRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JULY 6, 2010 11:12AM

From the Oil Portrait Studio

John Grisham

John Grisham



Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington



Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage



Elisabeth Shue

Elizabeth Shue




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JUNE 28, 2010 9:23AM

From My Sketchbook

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 Sketch Book_01

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Sketch Book_03

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“I’d just like to be remembered as a person who was considerate of others”

John Wooden, 2004 interview.


As a coach, he had three rules and they were pretty simple:

Don’t use profanity.

Be on time.

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It only took one look at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with Jack Nicholson, to tell you the man didn’t have much longer to live.   But there was no doubt that he was still Dennis Hopper.

Hollywood stars come and go.  As aRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 17, 2010 1:16PM

Summer Vacations with Babci - If She Only Knew...

My grandmother lived in a small town in Pennsylvania.  Her name was Veronica but everyone called her Babci.  Even her sisters, who all lived in the same town, called her Babci in her later years.  The word “Babcia” means grandmother in Polish but somewhere along the way, it/Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2010 11:42PM

The Woman Who Made Me Want To Read


In fifth grade, we have a surprise assembly.  Catholic school is very structured and boring and I am almost always sleepy except during recess.  I love assemblies because they are not part of our routine.

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DECEMBER 22, 2009 9:33AM

I’ll be home for Christmas - Mr. Metzger and Mr. Crosby

snowy roadIt’s 1981.  I am 27 years old and married barely a year.  I am living in a second floor, two-bedroom apartment in Port Washington, Long Island, above a grouchy invalid and his perpetually angry wife.  I go to a Chiropractor 5 days a week to help relieve the back painRead full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2009 7:38PM

Celebrity Portraits in White and Black

Take a piece of black paper and a white pencil.  Think backwards.  Begin.

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 Walt Disney


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MeShell  Ndegéocello



Martin Scorsese



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NOVEMBER 30, 2009 4:05PM

Lori's Big Heart - A Fable


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Lori was a happy girl
She always had a smile on her face
And a kind word for everyone

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Lori had a big heart
Though everyone knew it
They never realized how big it was


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Lori took it everywhere with her
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NOVEMBER 2, 2009 3:46PM

Eight Colors - A Graphic Short Story


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8 Watercolor pans

1 One

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OCTOBER 15, 2009 9:34PM

A Life in Hand

This is the Hand

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that could barely fit around
 daddy’s finger.


This is the Hand Title

that held mommy’s hand on the
 first day of school.


This is the Hand Title

that got wacked for holding a
 pencil the wrong way.


This is the Hand Title

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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean



Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks



Martin Landau

Martin Landau



Drew Carrey

Drew Carey

JULY 17, 2009 8:32PM

Walter Cronkite - Dead at 92




 "And that's the way it is."










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DuaneArt 2009




A detail of the eye

Cronkite Detail





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