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Some Paintings This Week With New Style of Fun


Old Man Remembering With a Bird on His Head or I Have the Moves Like Jagger 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″


My Beautiful Obsession 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″


I Just Don’t Know What I’m Painting Anymore 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″


I Saw the Chicken Man at the Arsenal Street Dennys® 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24″


Two People Upon Reviewing Male to Female Prison Inmate Ratios and Unable to Connect the Dots 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18″


Self Portrait With Another Man’s Face and Demeanor 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″


Precious Angel, Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise: You’re More Beautiful on the Outside. Much More 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″


A Painter’s Small World: Some Very Short Story With Godfrey Blow


Damian unwinding a yarn. (Photo by Terrance Manion)

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The bloke telling the story to disbelieving couple in the photo is Damian, my friend, and fine art connoisseur of the Northern New York Midlands. It’s a unique story about a very small world, yet a big one too if we still wish it to become more than what the newspapers tell us.

Last May Damian, who is a professor at a nearby college, hosted a group of students for a week long tour of Australia, and then took a personal trip out west to Perth to visit with old friends from a past much more studded with global color than mine.

He posted on Facebook his upcoming travel itinerary (a curvy line with an icon airplane on it stretching from Melbourne to Perth). I commented to have a nice time and jokingly, to say “Hello” to Godfrey Blow, a painter I know. Suddenly in the comment feed, a woman, (who was actually Damian’s hostess in Perth) wrote back something like, “OMG, that is my best friend’s Dad! I know Godfrey Blow!”

That is the smallest art world story I have ever heard. With nearly 8 billion people on earth, and all of them knowing personally one painter in their lifetimes, it’s an incredible coincidence, don’t you think? A month later, Godfrey Blow’s paintings (shown below) were leaving Perth on that long convex real life, real airplane journey to Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Please take a good look at these treasures below. The Internet doesn’t do them justice—it’s an okay storyteller, sure. But let’s be like Damian, and put some adventure into our lives. We can get closer to a Godfrey Blow, and a painting is almost as good as knowing his daughter’s best friend in Perth.

Call Kathy and Joe at (315)527-4263, or visit Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

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Godfrey Blow: Before the Storm at Cottesloe Oil on panel, 27 x 48 cm

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Godfrey Blow: Monument at Albany Oil on panel, 27 x 42 cm

Home Gallery Show of a Week’s Output of Paintings

Yesterday morning I began a dining room gallery exhibition of the week’s painting output, which I will continue to produce weekly to add flavor and sweet to a bitter winter on the way. Please join me as I talk to you about my work which is mostly pleasure. You can talk back, but you’ll have to stop by the gallery—The Little House of Big Stuckism! Thank you!
7 minutes long, so get an extra large sandwich to chew while watching. I’ll try to make future episodes a bit shorter, about 5 minutes.

Some Paintings This Week


“Mr. Maezawa, The Ghost of Basquiat Says That Sniffing America Like an Ass Isn’t Going to Get You Satori” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 15 x 22″

“Listening to ‘Let It Bleed’ Real Loud to Take a Swipe at What Unchecked Repetition Has Done to the Youth of My Friend” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 15 x 22″
“One Man Standing on a Bridge and Two Birds Laughing at Him” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 15 x 22″
“Mr. Maezawa, Like Basquiat, I Sped Up This Painting to Help History Record Your Disgustingness” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 13 x 20
“Hey Fingerlakes, My Congressman Deals Mostly With the Serpent of Sickness and Death. How ’Bout Yours?” 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36″

“I Listened to ‘Heroin’ by Lou Reed Over and Over While Painting an Old Memory” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 22 a 14″

“I Am the Universe Resounding With the Joyful Cry, ‘I Am!’” 2017. Acrylic on wood panel, 11 x 14″

This Week I Painted Some While Lake Turned and Weather Charmed


“I Know Lake Ontario Doesn’t Look Like This in April, but Maybe It Should” 2017. Acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 24″


“Only Jay Leno and Other Jingoes See the American Dream From Outside the Dollar Store” 2017. Acrylic on 500 piece puzzle for a dollar. What a deal!


“After Sacrificing 23 Pieces of Crap From the Dollar Store, I Planted This Baby Pear Tree” 2017. Acrylic on dollar store frame, 8 x 10″


“Dollar Store Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu and Blueberry Muffin on Ceramic Plate Made in China, $3.08” 2017. Acrylic on plate, dinner plate size


“This Dollar Store Clipboard Does Not Want My Dream of Mexico Unless I Make It So” 2017. Acrylic on Chinese dollar store clipboard, 10 x 14″


“How I Look and Feel at the Dollar Store in Town” 2017. Acrylic on dollar store frame, 8 x 10″


“Even at 50 My Attempt at an Imaginary Alligator Should Spark the Professional Curiosity of a Bored Psychiatrist” 2017. Acrylic on paper, 15 x 11″


“For Those of You Living in 1 of the Other 195 Nations, the Reason Americans Don’t Love Trains Anymore is Because Our Brains Have Been Usurped by Cognitive Dissonance Aliens” 2017. Acrylic on Stepanov packaging particle board, 12 x 16″