New items for sale through Etsy

I’ve been busy over the past month preparing items for sale in my Etsy store.  If you haven’t checked out the “ZephyrusArts” store yet, now’s a good time to do it.  I typically offer smaller, more affordable works on paper on Etsy.  Many of my smaller figurative (male nudes, almost invariably) pieces appear here, and are consistently popular.  I’ve added several pieces in recent weeks, including:

"Buff guy" copperplate etching available through Etsy
“Buff guy” copperplate etching available through Etsy


"Seated Man" whiteline block print, available through Etsy
“Seated Man” whiteline block print, available through Etsy


ACEO two-pack available through Etsy
ACEO two-pack available through Etsy


I’m also listing more abstract watercolor landscapes from the same series as the piece recently sold at the VisualAIDS “Postcards from the Edge” benefit.

abstract landscape for sale on Etsy
abstract landscape for sale on Etsy

I also just listed a lovely watercolor rendering of a Phalaenopsis orchid I did way back in 2009.

orchid watercolor, 2009.
orchid watercolor, 2009.


So please do check out the store!  And as a big thank you for reading my blog, I’m offering a coupon for 10% off anything in the store, valid until March 31.  Just  enter ARTISTSEYE0331 at checkout.

Upcoming: Winter Salon at Trestle Gallery/Brooklyn Art Space

The Brooklyn Art Space Winter Member Salon happens this Friday, February 13 from 7 to 9pm at Trestle Gallery’s 168 7th Street location in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (See the Trestle website for directions.)

My painting “Lifeworld 31,” completed in December, 2014, will be included in the show and I’ll be there in person to answer any questions about the painting.  Since my studio is right next door, I can also show what else I’ve been up to.

So stop by; it should be fun!

Lifeworld 31, oil on canvas, 20x20", 2014
Lifeworld 31, oil on canvas, 20×20″, 2014

Postcards from the Edge — this Weekend!

Visual Aids’ 17th Annual Postcards from the Edge Benefit art sale happens this weekend. I’ve donated a postcard-sized watercolor painting to this great cause. I’ll be at the preview party Friday night (they let the artists in at 6pm, but VIP ticket holders can come at 5). The benefit sale is open to the public Saturday, January 31 from 10 to 6 and Sunday, February 1 from 10 to 4. All this happens at Luhring-Augustine Gallery at 531 W. 24th Street. Check out the Visual Aids website for all the details.

The event promises to be quite impressive.  There are over 1600 original works of art, all postcard-sized, in the Exhibit benefit.  Each piece of art is for sale for $85.

Untitled watercolor, 4x6", 2013.
Untitled watercolor, 4×6″, 2013.

My contribution is a part of a series of abstract watercolors I completed in 2013.

Hello world! (and welcome to the Eye of the Artist)

Welcome to my new blog, “Eye of the Artist | John Azelvandre Art Notes“.  This blog succeeds and essentially replaces my old blogger blog “Hominy Grits,” which had served me so well for over 11 years.  There were certain limitations with that blog and the best solution for me is a new start for a new year!

I want to make this new start and refocus and re-energize my blogging activities solely on the arts, and particularly on my own art.  Additionally, I’ll be offering occasional observations on particular art happenings and events I come across, on artistic inspiration, and so forth.

This blog is a new work in progress! It’s pretty bare bones at the moment.  Stay tuned for more interesting developments.  Happy New Year!

Lifeworld 28 - detail
Lifeworld 28, oil on canvas, 20×20″, 2014 (detail)