Oil on Canvas
“The day that I had scheduled this model to sit for me ended up being the same day that we learned that David Bowie died. We were both fans and listened to sad Bowie songs all night. I planned on painting Amanda with a smile, but it never worked out that way. Her smile just didn’t seem to work.
I always try to tell a story with my paintings and that night the model for this work read like someone feeling rejection. So I painted her alone in the foreground at a bar or restaurant. The background is a dark wall with part of a painting hung slightly to the side.
The title has two possible applications. One is that it is literally late in the evening, the other is that the subject’s friend or maybe romantic interest is late. Maybe the subject is still holding out hope that her date will show?”
Several paintings from the Ladies in Black series have been selected for inclusion in national juried art competitions next month. During these shows a panel of judges will review selected art for artistic and technical merit and award money and prizes to the entries with the highest score. After judging, these paintings will be displayed in their perspective galleries for roughly a month.
“Going Out” will be included in the 86 Annual Juried Open Show at the National Art League. The show will run May 2 through June 4.
“Shoe Shopping” will be featured in The Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition’s Wide Open 7 competition while “A Study of Lauren O.” will be featured in the Affordable Art show at the same venue. The BWAC gallery is located at 499 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn and will be open from 1-6PM on weekends during the show (May 7-June 12).
“A Study of Lauren O.”
The “Ladies in Black” series is a collection of oil paintings that each use women in black attire with minimal staging. The two paintings below are of Rebekah Cannon and her pet dog Vero. Each painting is 24″ by 36″. This series will be periodically updated as new works are introduced.
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas
“I decided a few months ago to step back from watercolors and work solely in oil for the time being. Oil paint is a medium that I had not touched since before high school but always wanted to master. In the meantime, I won’t be showing at any galleries or art shows. I also want to say that I appreciate the feedback that I’ve been getting on fb and instagram for the paintings that I have posted.”
“The Portrait of Ms. Ji Yun L.” oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″
Five bestiary paintings from the Mermaids of North America series will be on display at the Greenpoint Gallery’s Dark and Scary Show on October 30th at 8PM. Check out the Facebook link here.
On Saturday, June 27th The Mermaids of North America will be on display for a very special event at the Deep Tanks gallery in Staten Island. Guests of the The Kala Lolo show (event info below) will also be able to view select paintings from The Mermaids of North America painting series.
April 19 from 1-5PM, Mermaid prints, originals, totes, onesies, and pillows will be available at the Goldmine Art Fair at the Gemni & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus. The actual street address is a (not so) closely guarded secret. So for directions, message me on Instagram, Facebook, or just email me at info@BrooklynSeth.com.
I have created several original works of art just for the show so be sure to check it out.
“The A Train to Far Rockaway” is the latest subway painting in “The Mermaids of North America” series. This painting includes the first ever depiction of a mercat, which is a cat-fish, not at all related to a catfish.
Also, thank you to all the Tumblr users who have re-blogged and liked this painting! I appreciate the love.
The first new mermaid of 2015 is the Irideus Mermaid. The coloring of the tail may remind you of a rainbow or Beardslee Trout.
Check back in March to see the next Mermaid of 2015.
The Mermaids of North America will be teaming up with Fancy Unicorn Designs to display at the Brooklyn Popup Holiday Market on Sunday December 14th from Noon to 6PM. The holiday market is located at Bat Haus near the Jefferson St. stop on the L train. The market is indoors, so you don’t have to worry about the weather.
Stop by and pickup a free NSFW mermaid postcard to send home to your blushing relatives. Or maybe they’re cool with that? Paintings, prints, ornaments, pillows, tote bags, jewelry, and baby onesies will also be available while supplies last. Seriously, the NSFW onesies are gonna go fast.