Duaneart

Duaneart
Location
New Jersey,
Birthday
February 25
Title
Digital Alchemist
Company
DuaneArt
Bio
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.

MY RECENT POSTS

MARCH 3, 2014 2:49PM

McConaughey

 

 

Congratulations

Matthew McConaughey

 Way to turn your career around.  Love you on True Detective!

Matthew McConaughey 2014 Oscar Best Actor Dallas Buyer's Club

 

Come see more of my artwork at

DuaneArt.com

 

DuaneArt Home Page
 

 

 

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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.

DuaneArt.com

 

DuaneArt Home Page
 

 

 

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OCTOBER 27, 2013 2:23PM

Good Night, Sweet Lou

 Gone at 71.

Sweet Lou 

DuaneArt.com

Coming Soon

 

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OCTOBER 25, 2013 1:59PM

Happy Birthday Pablo Ruiz

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

My Hero - A Portrait of My Father

 
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Daddy
16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas Board
 

 

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DuaneArt 2012

 

HIDI_FINAL
 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

Ginsberg

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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,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 23, 2011 10:39AM

Bonus Sketch - LIZ

 
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DuaneArt 2011
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Pekar_Sm

 

“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

Sketch Book_02

Sketch Book_03

Sketch Book_05

Sketch Book_06

Sketch Book_07

Sketch Book_08

Sketch Book_04

 

 

 

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Wooden Illustration small_2

 

“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.

Never criticize aRead full post »

 

Hopper Illustration 7 small

 

 

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.

The woman is African-American, and in her thirties.  She stands on stageRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
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.

  Disney small

 Walt Disney

 

MeShelle small

MeShell  Ndegéocello

 

Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

 

 

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DuaneArt 2009

 

 

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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

A pretty young first grade teacher played an upright piano at the front of a classroom of six-year-olds, as she led them in song.  One by one the kids stopped singing until the teacher noticed that their attention had been redirectedRead full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2009 9:34PM

A Life in Hand

This is the Hand

This is the Hand Title

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

that became my first lovRead full post »


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

 

Cronkite

 

 "And that's the way it is."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DuaneArt 2009

 

 

 

A detail of the eye

Cronkite Detail

 

 

 

 

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Editor’s Pick
JUNE 30, 2009 11:36AM

The First Time I Saw The Gun - A Graphic Short Story

After the worst year of my life, I guess I am some combination of numb and reconciled.  Sure, I thought about joining them, but I think they can wait for me.  I accept what happened and why it happened.  I don’t care if everyone in town still talks about it.  TheRead full post »