The Pebeo Turn of Events

This past Spring, I was introduced to Pebeo from one of my workshop students. Pebeo is an oil based paint that comes in a one ounce bottle. It’s very fluid and a bit tricky to use properly. It also has different versions. When you first start working with Pebeo, you need to experiment with each […]

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Abstract Expressionism: Screaming Box

Title: Screaming Box Original Artwork: $2,000  Notes: Don’t you find this painting fun!? My first use of acrylic markers together with acrylic inks. A true flow of spontaneity. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Warmth from the Waves

Title: Warmth from the Waves Original Artwork: $1,000 Notes: This painting brings to the foreground the beauty of warm, flowing color. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Acrylic Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Art / Action Art: The Attack of the Reds

Title: The Attack of the Reds Original Artwork: $600 Notes: It’s always a risk to rely on a major color theme. But the reds proved their worth. Dimensions: 24” X 24” Medium: Acrylic Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Playful Dream

Title: Playful Dream Original Artwork: $800 Notes: This combination of acrylic spray paint, acrylic inks and pebeo paint was my first insight into the marvelous flow of combining these medias. Images and ideas would quickly present themselves. Dimensions: 10” X 20” Medium: Acrylic Ink, Acrylic Paint & Pebeo Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Expressionism: Desert Sunset

Title: Desert Sunset Original Artwork: $1,200 Notes: The magic of large birds, tropical flowers, and sunsets come together. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Expressionism: She Said What?!

Title: She Said What?! Original Artwork: $800 Notes: Another fun, pebeo painting. What do you see? Dimensions: 24” X 40” Medium: Acrylic Ink, Acrylic Paint & Pebeo Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Call of the Wild

Title: Call of the Wild (Diptich) Original Artwork: $800 Notes: Diptich paintings. Sold together. This is my first diptich in 15 years. Dimensions: 18” X 36” each Medium: Acrylic Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2014

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Figurative Expressionism: Self Portrait

Title: Self Portrait Original Artwork: Not for Sale  Notes: Dimensions: 18” X 30” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1990

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Both Ends Against the Middle

Title: Both Ends Against the Middle Original Artwork: $500 Notes: This painting gives me a sense of what it must feel like to be trapped. Dimensions: 20” X 30” Medium: Acrylic Ink, Acrylic Paint & Pebeo Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Rough Seas

Title: Rough Seas Original Artwork: $700 Notes: My first abstract seascape. Dimensions: 12” X 24” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2015

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Pebo Example Image

Full Time Artist and Art Teacher

On May 30, 2014 , I officially retired from being a Financial Advisor. I spent 23 years as a Financial Advisor. 20 years with Morgan Stanley and 3 years with Wells Fargo. So I am now officially a full time artist and ecstatic about that fact. I will be teaching Workshops locally at Blue Moon […]

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Opening Night at the Blue Moon Gallery Show

It was a stormy and rainy night. But we needed the rain badly. Still, friends, family, fellow artists, and collectors came to see the show featuring some of my best works of the last two years. I thank all of them for coming out on a difficult night. Reaction to the works was very positive. […]

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The Action Art Process ( the basic approach ) :

My Approach to the Action Art Process has two main phases : Phase Number One : I start with a solid background using a one or two color layout . I paint these ” background washes ” upright on the easel. I then put the painting on the studio floor and start to drip and […]

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Bowl #3

Preparation for the February show at Blue Moon Gallery in Sacramento

This show will be all about my versions / phases of Action Art and the series of works that were created. Liquid acrylic paint ( also known as Acrylic ” inks ” ) is spilled or dripped on a horizontal laying canvas. Water is sprayed and rubbing alcohol is thrown to add to the flow […]

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Schaffer Art at Blue Moon Gallery

Don’t miss SchafferArt at Blue Moon Gallery February 8th – March 1st Premieres Second SaturdayFebruary 8th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 2353 Albatross Way Sacramento, CA 95815

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Bowl Art: Bowl #3

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Bowl Art: Bowl #2

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Bowl Art: Bowl #1

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Fast Roll

Title: Fast Roll Original Artwork: $1,800 Notes: The paint did amazing things. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2008

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Mystic

Title: Mystic Original Artwork: $2,000 Notes: A new technique and style is born. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2008

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Majorca Works: Rolling Down a River

Title: Rolling Down a River Original Artwork: $400  Notes: In Majorca, I was the “Hose King.” Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Ink & Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002

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Majorca Works: Abraham’s Big Bang

Title: Abraham’s Big Bang Original Artwork: $800  Notes: Heavy use of outdoor water hose for effects. Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Ink & Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002

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Majorca Works: Composition with Straw

Title: Composition with Straw Original Artwork: $400  Notes: Another organic materials piece Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Acrylic and Straw on Canvas Year: 2002

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Majorca Works: Puff and Friends

Title: Puff and Friends Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Followed a spider roaming on art surface. Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Ink on Paper Year: 2002

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Majorca Works: Whales at Sunset

Title: Whales at Sunset Original Artwork: $600  Notes: My favorite Majorca period piece. Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002

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Majorca Works: Decorating the Cave

Title: Decorating the Cave Original Artwork: $600  Notes: Utilized straw and twigs. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Ink & Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002

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Abstract Expressionism: Chaotic Serenity

Title: Chaotic Serenity Original Artwork: $500  Notes: Glad to be alive after Hurricane Katrina. Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: The Way I Figure It

Title: The Way I Figure It Original Artwork: $800  Notes: A whimsical colors and shapes study. Dimensions: 24” X 30” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: Shelter from the Storm

Title: Shelter from the Storm Original Artwork: $1,200  Notes: My first work adding acrylic inks. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2007

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Abstract Expressionism: Balcony View

Title: Balcony View Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: The view from a hotel balcony at Lake Tahoe. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1998

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Abstract Expressionism: The Dog and the Lobster

Title: The Dog and the Lobster Original Artwork: $900  Notes: A fun abstract in sections. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2007

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Abstract Expressionism: Party Crashers

Title: Party Crashers Original Artwork: $600  Notes: A symbolic romp. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1998

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Abstract Expressionism: Life’s Beginnings 3

Title: Life’s Beginnings 3 Original Artwork: $2,000  Notes: The battle of egg and sperm. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: Life’s Beginnings 2

Title: Life’s Beginnings 2 Original Artwork: $2,000  Notes: The making of love. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: Life’s Beginnings 1

Title: Life’s Beginnings 1 Original Artwork: $2,000  Notes: The courting stage. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: Fire in the Heart

Title: Fire in the Heart Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Working on shape and motion. Dimensions: 30” X 30” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2000

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Abstract Expressionism: Head of the Storm

Title: Head of the Storm Original Artwork: $900  Notes: An intense work using thick paint and a knife. Dimensions: 18” X 24” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Abstract Expressionism: My Summer Vacation

Title: My Summer Vacation Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: A whimsical palette knife piece. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 1995

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Abstract Expressionism: Troubled Sky

Title: Troubled Sky Original Artwork: $800  Notes: A pleasant seascape. Dimensions: 36” X 24” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2008

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Abstract Expressionism: Awakening

Title: Awakening Original Artwork: $1,000 Notes: My favorite Expressionist piece. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2006

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Abstract Expressionism: The Dance

Title: The Dance Original Artwork: $600  Notes: An Expressionist romp. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2000

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Figurative Expressionism: Three Sisters

Title: Three Sisters Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: A personality study. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1986

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Figurative Expressionism: Look in the Mirror 2

Title: Look in the Mirror 2 Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Inspired by a make-up artist. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1995

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Figurative Expressionism: The Conversation

Title: The Conversation Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Asking God for answers. Dimensions: ” X ” Medium: Year: 1995

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Figurative Expressionism: Judgement Day

Title: Judgement Day Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Inspired by the OJ Trial. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1999

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Figurative Expressionism: The Awakening

Title: The Awakening Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: A surrealistic landscape with palette knife. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2007

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Figurative Expressionism: The Secret

Title: The Secret Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Based on Wall Street whispers. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1989

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Figurative Expressionism: Looking Away

Title: Looking Away Original Artwork: $800  Notes: The rich never acknowledging the poor. Dimensions: 30” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1998

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Figurative Expressionism: In My Dreams

Title: In My Dreams Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Every man thinks he’s “God’s Gift.” Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1989

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Figurative Expressionism: Reflection

Title: Reflection Original Artwork: $700  Notes: Being around beauty, but self absorbed. Dimensions: 30” X 48” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2000

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Figurative Expressionism: The Escape

Title: The Escape Original Artwork: $800  Notes: A dream I had about being chased. Dimensions: 30” X 40” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1987

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Figurative Expressionism: At the Pool

Title: At the Pool Original Artwork: $900  Notes: It’s all about the hair. Dimensions: 30” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2001

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Figurative Expressionism: Train Wreck

Title: Train Wreck Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Taken from a photo of party girls. Dimensions: 30” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 1999

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Figurative Expressionism: The Messenger

Title: The Messenger Original Artwork: $600  Notes: The Grim Reaper crashes a party. Dimensions: 24” X 48” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1998

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Figurative Expressionism: Self Portrait

Title: Self Portrait Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Two self studies. Dimensions: 12” X 24” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1985

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Figurative Expressionism: What the Blind Can See

Title: What the Blind Can See Original Artwork: $600  Notes: The love of a Mother is unwavering. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1989

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Figurative Expressionism: Fleeting Thoughts

Title: Fleeting Thoughts Original Artwork: $900  Notes: A true study in contemplation. Dimensions: 30” X 30” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2007

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Figurative Expressionism: The Aquarium

Title: The Aquarium Original Artwork: $700  Notes: My wife and I with the fishes. Dimensions: 30” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2002

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Figurative Expressionism: May His Memory Be a Lesson

Title: May His Memory Be a Lesson Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Parents grieve for their fallen son. Dimensions: 48” X 24” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1999

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Figurative Expressionism: Dios

Title: Dios Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Hoping God will save you. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1989

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Figurative Expressionism: He Sees… He Knows

Title: He Sees… He Knows Original Artwork: $800  Notes: The Pope summons his roots. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2000

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Figurative Expressionism: Indian Woman 2

Title: Indian Woman 2 Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Spirits visit an Indian Woman. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1996

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Figurative Expressionism: Then There Was Light

Title: Then There Was Light Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: A celebration of life. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 1998

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Figurative Expressionism: If I Could Walk on the Moon

Title: If I Could Walk on the Moon Original Artwork: $600  Notes: A fanciful dream of a child. Dimensions: 48” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2000

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Figurative Expressionism: A Hard Rain

Title: A Hard Rain Original Artwork: $1,200  Notes: When the world was living on credit cards. Dimensions: 24” X 48” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Figurative Expressionism: Exodus

Title: Exodus Original Artwork: $800  Notes: Entering the land of milk and honey. Dimensions: 48” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1999

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Figurative Expressionism: Alone with His God

Title: Alone with His God Original Artwork: $900  Notes: The splattering of paint suggests insanity. Dimensions: 24” X 48” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2006

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Figurative Expressionism: Blinded by the Light

Title: Blinded by the Light Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: An abstract interpretation of a dream. Dimensions: 24” X 30” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1992

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Figurative Expressionism: Ghosts

Title: Ghosts Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Various Points of View Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1990

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Figurative Expressionism: Inspiration

Title: Inspiration Original Artwork: $1,200  Notes: Dream scene of dancing under the moon. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2006

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Figurative Expressionism: Left Behind

Title: Left Behind Original Artwork: $1,500  Notes: From a photo after Katrina’s displacement. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2005

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Figurative Expressionism: The Prize

Title: The Prize Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: Inspired by a trip to Napa and thick paint. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 1990

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Figurative Expressionism: Three Heads

Title: Three Heads Original Artwork: SOLD  Notes: A study of one man through a wind tunnel. Dimensions: 28” X 48” Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 1988

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Free Fall

Title: Free Fall Original Artwork: $1,000  Notes: Reds and yellows are intense. Dimensions: 24” X 24” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Birth 1

Title: Birth 1 Original Artwork: $1,500  Notes: Feels like the birth of a galaxy. Dimensions: 24” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Waterfall 2

Title: Waterfall 2 Original Artwork: $800  Notes: “Horse Head” in upper right. Dimensions: 12” X 30” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2010

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Birth 2

Title: Birth 2 Original Artwork: $1,800 Notes: A high level use of rubbing alcohol. Dimensions: 30” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Waterfall 1

Title: Waterfall 1 Original Artwork: $2,000 Notes: First “space landscape” beauty. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2008

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Bang 1

Title: Bang 1 Original Artwork: $1,500 Notes: Feels like a cosmic explosion. Dimensions: 40” X 40” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Fireball 1

Title: Fireball 1 Original Artwork: $3,000 Notes: My favorite piece. Everything worked! Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2010

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Fireball 2

Title: Fireball 2 Original Artwork: $1,500 Notes: First “comet” piece. Discovered by accident. Dimensions: 36” X 48” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2010

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Abstract Art / Action Art: MSSO-103

Title: MSSO-103 Original Artwork: $2,000  Notes: A new technique and style is born. Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2008

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Deep Heart

Title: Deep Heart Original Artwork: $1,800 Notes: Also known as “The Heart Galaxy.” Dimensions: 24” X 36” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2010

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Bang 4

Title: Bang 4 Original Artwork: $1,200  Notes: A Hubble inspired piece. Dimensions: 24” X 30” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2010

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Slow Roll

Title: Slow Roll Original Artwork: $1,800  Notes: One of my favorite “flow” works. Dimensions: 12” X 36” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Bang 2

Title: Bang 2 Original Artwork: $1,500  Notes: Utilizes a thick paint style. Dimensions: 40” X 40” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2009

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Bang 3

Title: Bang 3 Original Artwork: $2,000 Notes: Heavy reds/ another great paint “flow”. Dimensions: 36” X 36” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2011

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Abstract Art / Action Art: Fish Head

Title: Fish Head Original Artwork: $1,200 Notes: Also known as “Fish Head Nebula” Dimensions: 18” X 30” Medium: Acrylic Ink and Acrylic Paint on Canvas Year: 2008

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New Abstract Phase / #3

As I continue to evolve my exploration of color composition and its relationship to the flow of acrylic ink and paint , a new abstract phase has evolved. Number 3 in the process that started back in 2008. The first phase was the flow of acrylic ink and paint on canvas in an action style […]

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New Works in 2013

A more fluid style of applying paint is the main theme of the latest works created so far in 2013.

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Cosmic Splash

SchafferArt Receives International Recognition

Artist MICHAEL SCHAFFER OF CARMICHAEL, CALIFORNIA has received a Special Recognition Award for artwork in the “10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition” hosted by Upstream People Gallery. This international exhibition received approximately 225 art entries from around the world. Forty-three artists were selected by the juror Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at […]

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