Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

Wishing all of my friends, readers and supporters a beautiful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crimson Dance

Crimson Dance, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 24"


Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beacon

 







































































































Beacon, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 30"



Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cool Beneath

Cool Beneath, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 30"

Cool Beneath (detail)
As so many of my paintings reflect, I am a tremendous fan of flat vibrant color and color field work. In an effort to step outside comfort zone and add a new dimension to my abstract compositions I've been adding "heft" to them by layering textures. Cool beneath is available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Album Cover!

We (The Art Monkeys) are thrilled to have been commissioned to create the artwork for Dave Reismann & Soul Club's debut album Join the Club. Dave appeared in Austrian tv's talent competition show Helden von Morgen. Join the Club is a colorful mix of synth-driven funk, soul and 80's inspired pop.
Join the Club album cover by The Art Monkeys

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blue


Blue
acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.
















Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Smooth Sax


















Smooth Sax
acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Flair!

My 2012 Christmas card is here!
Each pack includes 10 glossy 5.47" x 4.21" postcards and 10 matching envelopes.
Each card has the greeting: "Merry Christmas!" printed on the back.
Postcards can be easily framed as art prints!
ORDER YOURS TODAY!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Coming Soon: The Art Monkeys' First BOOK!


We are overjoyed and proud to share with you news of our upcoming book! USA to Z will be an 8" x 8" illustrated alphabet book featuring our take on US cities. It is a book for children of all ages! It also makes an awesome little coffee table book.

Books should be available before year's end (hopefully in time for the holidays!). You can pre-order yours today and we will ship it to you as soon as it is physically available to us. Hot off the press!
Pre-order your copy here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

And the Drum Goes Boom!















And the Drum Goes Boom!
acrylic on canvas
8" x 10"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Purple Piano Blues


















Purple Piano Blues
acrylic on canvas
10" x 10"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blue


















Blue
acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Save This Painting!

Make an offer and stop me from killing this painting! Payment plans accepted lol. Execution scheduled for Wednesday 11/7.
Email offers to jgascot@gascot.com

Save this painting!


Make an offer to stop The Art Monkeys from killing this painting!
Execution scheduled 4 Wed 11/7.
Email your offers to theartmonkeys@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Creating Small Works for the Holidays

After drawing patterns and designs all day for new small works I decided to go in an entirely different direction for our upcoming Workhouse Studio 4 show...musical instruments. Jazz always pulls me back! I'll still use the patterns in some small decorative pieces.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

THANK YOU!

Thanks to all who voted for The Art Monkeys! Because of your much appreciated support we have not only made the Top 5 Visual Artist category for RAWards DC, but have been named the winners and will move on to compete at national level!
We love you all. ART IS FOR EVERYONE!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Help The Art Monkeys Win at the RAWards!

Vote for The Art Monkeys - 2012 RAWards

OK people, The Art Monkeys need your support!
Pleeeease vote for us! This is a big award in the indie art scene so we need all the votes we can get.

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1) Visit our RAW page RAWartists.org/TheArtMonkeys to check us out.
2) Register with RAW by using the 'Register' link on the NOMINATE ME banner above our name.
When you get your confirmation email from RAW, just click the link to verify that your email address is real (which keeps the contest fair) and you’ll be able to cast your first vote for The Art Monkeys.
3) Log in and vote once each day on our RAW page until October 15.

THANK YOU! Please share with friends and family and ask them to vote as well. We will love you for ever and everrr! 



 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Obama 2012 Graffiti Paintings

With plans to head into the district next week (with fellow Art Monkey MG Stout) to paint live around the city, I've begun working on small election-themed pieces that will travel easily and safely (in hopes that some might sell or be picked up by DC gift shops during our artful outings). The first 5 small Obama 2012 graffiti paintings are now available from my Latin Pop Shop Etsy store.
Only up to 25 original pieces will be created from each set of hand-drawn/hand-cut stencils. Each piece is numbered accordingly.




Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kitchen Still Life


Kitchen Still Life
acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Block Printing At The Studio

In the interest of keeping original art accessible (one of the Art Monkey's artistic missions), I've created a wide range of price points for my upcoming Ritmos exhibit. The show includes one of a kind artworks from just $10 to $2,500.
Art is for everyone!



Mujer/Woman


Mujer/Woman
ink on paper
5" x 7"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Eternal Lovers


Eternal Lovers
ink on paper
5" x 7"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sol/Sun Linocut

In the interest of keeping original art accessible (the Art Monkeys' art mission) I have created a wide range of price points for my upcoming "Ritmos" exhibit.
The show includes one-of-a-kind artworks ranging from just $15 to $2,000.
Art is for everyone!


Sol/Sun
ink on paper
5" x 7"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Reyes Magos


Reyes Magos
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Kikiriki!

Kikiriki means Cock-a-doole-do in Spanish.


Kikiriki
acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bomba!

Bomba is one of the traditional music styles of Puerto Rico.


Bomba!
acrylic on canvas
12" x 30"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Monday, August 20, 2012

La Ofrenda/The Offering


La Ofrenda/The Offering
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Available from my studio or Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

La Ofrenda/The Offering (in progress)







Sometimes Painting DO Write Home!

Back in July of 2010 I wrote a piece for Huffington Post Arts titled "Old Friends For Sale". In it I expressed "If only paintings, like kids gone off to college and beyond, could write home once in a while." Yesterday, one did.

Hello John,

It has been a while since I acquired "Queen of Hearts" from you at the Upper West Side flea market, but here she is sitting in California. She has traveled to Michigan and back and was in storage for a bit but now adds color and warmth to my home. Thought you would like to see her again.

-O.N.




Queen of Hearts
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"


Monday, August 13, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

City Beats


City Beats 1
mixed media on canvas
12" x 30"
Available from Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.


City Beats 2
12" x 30"
mixed media on canvas
Available from Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

City Sun Shower


City Sun Shower
acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"
Available from Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

Friday, August 3, 2012

MiniSolos Opening Reception Tonight!

The MiniSolos opening reception is tonight (6-8:30pm) at Touchstone Gallery in DC.

And hey, look! I made the Washington Post Express!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coming Soon: Ritmos/Rhythms

I will be Studio 4's featured artist for the month of September.
My new collection, "Ritmos/Rhythms" will celebrate my Latino heritage, particularly its rich sounds and flavors. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 8th 6-9pm (more details to come in the weeks ahead).

Yesterday I began working on a Latin Jazz inspired piece.