Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Daily Painting - 'INNER SOUL' by AJ LaGasse at www.LaGasseGallery.com

My latest daily painting- 'Inner Soul', a 3 piece abstract on gallery wrap canvas.
Click on the pic for more details, and to bid on this painting!

Monday, October 30, 2006

My latest Daily Painting - 'ENTITY'- 3 Large Panels!


So I tried to make this one a little more 'smokier' than some of the other recent abstracts. I think I managed to accomplish the atmosphere that I wanted to create.

You be the judge- click on the picture to see this painting that's up for auction tonight.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

New Daily Painting - 'UNLIMITED' - by AJ LaGasse

This is my latest daily painting - an abstract 3 piece set that's up for auction on eBay. Click on the picture to see more and to bid on it!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Daily Painting - 'FIREDANCE' by AJ LaGasse at www.LaGasseGallery.com

'FIREDANCE', a contemporary abstract 3 piece painting. Overall size: 72x36 inches (each panel is 24x36 inches).

To see more details about this painting, click on the image, or click here.

This auction starts tonight (Sat, Oct. 28) at 10:15 EST, so you won't be able to see the page until that time. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Here's another Daily Painting - 'FREEDOM' - an abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

It's Friday, and I managed to push through another headache. I think it might be the flu or something, but at least I was able to finish this large set. Perhaps the title is an omen that I'll be free of my headaches soon?

As you know, I do all different sizes, but I seem to be on a roll with this format - 48 x36 inches.

I hope you like it, and decide to bid on the auction! It starts tonight at 10:30 EST


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Daily Painting - 'HEARTBEAT', an abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

This is a new abstract painting finished today, a 3 piece set on gallery wrap canvas.

The overall size is 48 x 36 inches. Thanks for checking it out- click on the pic for more info, and to bid on this auction!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Painting Today - 'DAYBREAK'- 3 Large Panels!


(Thank you Jeff!)

Here's my latest painting- an abstract, 3 piece set, measuring 36 x 48 inches.

The center panel is 24x36 inches and the two side panels are 12x36 inches each. These are all gallery wrap canvases, and are ready to hang! Click on the picture to see more, and bid on this auction starting tonight!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Daily Painting - 'Bonfire Sunset' by AJ LaGasse

This is my painting for today, an 18 x 36 inch sunset in oils. Very rich crimson color. I love crimson, which is why you'll find it many of my paintings. I actually have to hold myself back from using it too much, if you can believe that!

Headache, anyone?

So I've had a splitting headache for a couple of days now, but I've managed to keep pushing on somehow. Maybe it's all the Excedrin's, but you can only take so many before they start burning a hole in your stomach, right?

Maybe it's a brain tumor, you say? Well, maybe it is, but then again, I've been plagued with migraines for most of my life. So much so, that I had a CAT scan several years ago- yeah, back when they called it CAT. Now they just call it CT. Anyway, surprise- no tumor- I'm still here! You're not getting rid of me that fast! Yeah, I know that you're thinking how much more valuable your painting would be if I croaked. But I guess you'll just have to hang in there a little longer. :p

Monday, October 23, 2006

New Painting Today - 'KONA TWILIGHT SURF'- 3 Large Panels!


(Thank you Jason!)

Here's todays latest painting, inspired by those wonderful Hawaiian sunsets!

Hawaii is one of my favorite places, and I never get tired of watching the sun set there. It could be on Waikiki beach on Oahu, or Ka'anapali Beach on Maui, or in this case, Kahaluu Beach on Kona.

Each canvas is 18 x 24 inches, and the overall size is 24 x 54 inches. That's 4 & 1/2 feet wide!

Click on the picture to see the details, and bid on this auction!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Daily Painting - 'Green Apples' by AJ LaGasse

This is an original oil painting on a
16 x 20 inch gallery wrap canvas. Several layers were used to create the depth in this piece, with each layer being allowed to dry before adding the next.

Click on the picture to see more and purchase!

LaGasse offers Artwork on ART.com!

That's right, folks! You'll now see select prints available on Art.com, which will help some of my collectors purchase smaller versions of my art for their collections.

For example, many of my abstract sets are 5 to 6 feet wide. A collector may have only so much wall space, but really like the painting. This is a perfect opportunity to have a smaller version of it, at an affordable price!

You can see several of these prints on my website's Gallery Page 7!

If you happen to own one of the original paintings that the print is made from, you'll be happy to know that this makes your painting even more valuable! If you don't yet have your own original, you may want to consider purchasing one. In fact, of the three prints shown above, 2 of the originals are still available!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New Painting Today - 'IMPROV BLUES' - 3 Large Panels!

'IMPROV BLUES' - (3) 24x36 inch gallery wrap panels, total size: 72x36 inches.

Buy it Now for $900.00. Click on the image for more information. Enjoy!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Today's Daily Painting - 'SILVER SAIL'

This is a 3 piece set with an overall size of 54x24 inches on gallery wrap canvas, so you don't need to frame it. Click on the picture to go to the eBay auction.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Painting a Day work - 'STEEL BLUE HORIZON'


(Thank you Joseph!)

P-A-N-O-R-A-M-I-C sunset!-7 PIECES- 66"- 5.5 Feet WIDE!
This painting is available at auction on eBay- starts tonight! Click on the pic to see the details.

Casino magnate Steve Wynn pokes hole in $139 Million Picasso!

Pablo Picasso, Le Reve (The Dream), 1932

At first I thought it was a joke: the news about Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn accidentally poking a hole into Picasso's famous 'Le Reve' with his elbow, of all things!

But, sure enough, the story turned out to be true! As *Nora Ephron (one of the eyewitnesses to the event, and ) described the event in her blog, Steve was showing off the painting one last time after he sold it for 139 million dollars to a Connecticut billionaire friend of his. Though the accident happened several weeks ago, Nora kept it to herself until someone else leaked the story to the New York Post. She then went public with her account in her blog on Oct 16, 2006.

Needless to say, the sale is off, and the painting is in the shop for repairs. I offered my help in case the restoration proves to be less than satisfactory.

I know about such repairs, because I've accidentally poked holes in some of my own finished works. As it turns out, it's always a good thing, because it gives me an excuse to actually keep some of my own paintings!

I simply cannot find enough hours in the day to paint as much as I would like to. I'm always so busy creating new pieces for sale and commissioned works, that I don't actually get to keep many of my own paintings... Hmm.. I've even thought of trying Leonardo DaVinci's technique of power-napping throughout the day. When I do, I'll let you know how the experiment turns out.

*Nora Ephron - has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for "When Harry Met Sally," "Silkwood," and "Sleepless in Seattle," which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi.

'THE ORACLE' auction ending tonight!

For those looking for something exciting, check out this auction ending tonight at 23:00:00 PDT (11:00 pm Pacific):

It's currently at $130.27 , so I think you still have a chance to get it for a song, so get out there and place a bid! (Maybe even a 'proxy bid', if you're not going to be online when it ends!
Good luck!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Painting a Day

Here is my latest painting, entitled 'Entwined'.

This is an original painting on 3/4" gallery wrap canvas. Overall size is
72" x 36" (6 feet by 3 feet!).

It's up for auction tonight on eBay, click here to see the details and bid. (Don't forget to check out my eBay store while you're there!)

Welcome to the studio!

Welcome to my new blog! (which will soon include ramblings, thoughts, and pics of new paintings as I create them)