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Perpetual Motion Machine
New preliminary drawing for a private commission on the theme of a Perpetual Motion Machine. An exciting challenge hitting multiple principles of design in this - asymmetry, repetition, harmony of shapes, scale contrast, arabesques, concentric lines, chords, mass lighting, and parallel lines. These are just a few of the issues I address in my Principles of Drawing lectures.
18" x 20"
Graphite and Chalk on Toned Paper
This painting was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category of the Art Renewal Center's 2016 Salon. Thank you to the judges, and congratulations to all the other artists who's work was selected for inclusion in this year's show!
16" x 20"
Oil on Panel
Merlin-Waiting for Spring

New drawing from this week's work in the studio:
Merlin - Waiting for Spring
11" x 14" Watercolor Pencil and Chalk on Toned Paper

"Who, now, will draw forth the sword and bring Spring once again to the Land?"

Game of Mind

A final scan of a freshly completed oil painting inspired by George R.R. Martin's novelette, The Glass Flower:
Game of Mind, 21" x 30", Oil on Panel.
Progress and detail shots as well as discussion on its creation is available on the MuddyColors Blog:…

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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astounding gallery. My pleasure is following you!
thehorrorzine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Hi DonatoArts. My name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of the established, award-winning ezine The Horror Zine. We are not just about horror; we are mystery, surreal, suspense, fantasy, sci-fi and "Twilight Zone."

I cruised your gallery and am impressed. I particularly like Desires. I would like to display some of your art in our ezine. Please feel free to check our Art Page out for yourself at

There is no charge, and as you can see from the other artists we have displayed on our Art Page, you would get your own page and complete credit for your work.

If you are interested, please email me at and I look forward to hearing from you.

Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine
Eostet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't think of any words to fully express how amazing and inspiring your work is to me
OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
awesome work you got there! i'm going to stare at stuff now and try to understand your use of color.
keep it up.
Paintandgraphite Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phenomenal work! =)
MidgetR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
You have a hugely impressive gallery - I'm sure a lot of work has gone into honing your talent. Keep up the amazing work :D
KModdities Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
You are so so so amazingly magical in your capabilities as an artist. I am sure that you have worked hard and been so diligent with your practice, and I must tell you that it really shows. I am so impressed. And I love the subject matter that you choose to paint as well. It's glorious! What is your favorite medium to use? Preferred brush fiber?
hanestetico Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Wondeful works!
ghostboy1974 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
great gallery!
VivaLaRigby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
i love your ART!
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