Covid-19 and time outside of the classroom studio.

This morning, while so many students were virtually learning, I had a good opportunity to work with my young nephew Walker out in New York City through Google Hangouts. Walker came up with a figure drawing lesson and walked us through the process of drawing out a person. He started by having us imagine a person. I have a terrible imagination so I had to use the image of my brother Scott sitting in his IKEA chair as the starting point for my figure. Walker gave the instructions of using pencil, and of course I had to use charcoal pencil instead. After we drew out our person, we then added a background and then color. Thank you Walker for the experience and I look forward to next week’s. Here is Walker’s drawing, Scott’s Drawing, and my painting. Enjoy. Wash your hands stop touching your faces. Frank

2 New Representational Works Finished.

“Mug, Hat, and Spaldeen” and “Sheep ona Hill” are now completed. Being an abstract painter for the most part is great but when the opportunity avails itself (even as a demo for the artists I work with) the looking and painting from reality is a wonderful way to test my skills. Enjoy!

Fun to work #Representationally on occasion.

Two works in progress… Still Life and Landscape. While I’m working hard to make my abstractions and create relationships and meanings, painting from observation is still full of skills that are important to keep working on.

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Oil on Canvas. 14″ x 14″.
Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 12″ approx.

#EMailBlast from Dana at North for Now.

“The Primary Enduring Entity We Imagine to Exist”, Frank Korb, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas and Wood, 35 1/4” x 26 1/2″, $1,080.

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“Friends! Hello!

Here is an original piece of art for sale by Wisconsin artist Frank Korb.

I really enjoy art that questions my assumptions, challenges me to look at my beliefs and asks why I chose them.  For me, art allows me to wander, story tell, and pick up on cues that serve as seeds for discussion.  There is no shortage of cues from this irregular piece by Frank Korb.  I see a cow, a fish in a yoga pose, and an affirmation of all of the irregular decisions I’ve made in my life.  Nice.

You can see process pictures of the creation of this piece here, and more of Frank’s work at frankkorb.com.

Cheers!  – Dana”

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What’s been in the works?

It’s been a bit since new works have been posted… Here is what I’ve been working on lately. Thanks! Subscribe! Share! (Buy?)

New Shapes and New Ideas

“Our Very Desire To Find Meaning,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Sand, Charcoal, on Plywood and MDF, 18″ x 16 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, 2020, $390.

"Our Very Desire To Find Meaning," Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Sand, Charcoal, on Plywood and MD f, 18" x 16 1/2" x 1 1/2", 2020, $390.
“Our Very Desire To Find Meaning,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Sand, Charcoal, on Plywood and MD f, 18″ x 16 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, 2020, $390.

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Thanks. Frank

“We Only Need To Notice What’s Happening,”

“We Only Need To Notice What’s Happening,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on Canvas, 19 3/8” x 11 7/8”, 2020, $305.

"We Only Need To Notice What's Happening," Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on Canvas, 19 3/8” x 11 7/8”, 2020, $305.
“We Only Need To Notice What’s Happening,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, Collage, Charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on Canvas, 19 3/8” x 11 7/8”, 2020, $305.

Today I finished a series of 6 paintings all based on what we all need more of in this world – compliments (I know the spelling is different). These also speak about the contrasts we are all facing today. In these cases, the contrasts work well together (unlike the contrasts in the larger country and world).

Please visit my page Complimentary Series of 6 to see all of them together!

Visit the PROGRESS and DETAILS of this painting HERE.

“Here’s Something Else to Contemplate”

"Here's Something Else to Contemplate," Frank Korb, Acrylic, collage, charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on canvas, 15 1/8 x 15 1/8, 2020, $300.
“Here’s Something Else to Contemplate,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, collage, charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on canvas, 15 1/8 x 15 1/8, 2020, $300.

Brand new work DETAIL: “Here’s Something Else to Contemplate,” Frank Korb, Acrylic, collage, charcoal, and Roll-A-Tex on canvas, 15 1/8 x 15 1/8, 2020, $300. This is part of a six piece set… one more to finish… its compliment.

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“Do Not Break Your Oaths But Keep the Oaths You Have Made,” Frank Korb, acrylic, collage, sand, oil stick, and charcoal on paper, 50″ x 63.5″, 2020, $2,860.

"Do Not Break Your Oaths But Keep the Oaths You Have Made," Frank Korb, acrylic, collage, sand, oil stick, and charcoal on paper, 50" x 63.5", 2020, $2,860.
“Do Not Break Your Oaths But Keep the Oaths You Have Made,” Frank Korb, acrylic, collage, sand, oil stick, and charcoal on paper, 50″ x 63.5″, 2020, $2,860.

Brand new work DETAIL: “Do Not Break Your Oaths But Keep the Oaths You Have Made,” Frank Korb, acrylic, collage, sand, oil stick, and charcoal on paper, 50″ x 63.5″, 2020. The scale of the work allowed the oil sticks to bring in a painterly approach as I had limited colors to work with. Neon pink and green were exciting to work with as the freshness and brightness of the oil pastels worked through the background painting.

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New work in progress…