Showing posts from December, 2016

Don DeLeva Art:

Most days I live between desperation and lunacy.

Don Deleva art: Painting, Cool Defiance

Here are some close ups of cool defiance. She is currently for sale.

Aesop Rock - Rings

Cool Defiance , Don Deleva

Cool Defiance :  .250 Ply wood, acrylic paint, varnish,  8"x 10" 11/2016 price: 225.00 plus free shipping About the title: This painting depicts a young woman cautious, intrigued and excited seconds before she exchanges her first words with an attractive stranger. Cool Defiance: Clubbing on a Thursday night is dedication to the scene. Pulsing music, cutting edge fashion, faces cool, mind in trace. She has seen him before, watching her dance but he never comes over just slants there and stares " There is something different about that guy..." Slightly scared she slinks outside. Seconds later he appears through the door, glancing both ways she is leaning against the wall. In a cool defiant pose her heart skips a beat, all shields up seconds before they meet... Story  __________________________ Rain is coming down on the streets, gold, green and red flash in the intersections. LD is done with this brown trout chasing her like a fishing lure

Power suit, Don DeLeva

Power Suit:  Skateboard Ply, acrylic paint, varnish,  41"x 10" SOLD : Jason Fester Skateboard Collection, Seattle Wa. Hear is the newest Skateboard,Title: Power Suit, Acrylic on Skate Deck, 41 x 11 x .35 . 10/2016. She fights everyday, puts her soul into her work. Strong, knows how to get what she wants, she has earned her "Power Suit" climbed the ladder and become a leader. She is a strong woman comfortable in her womanhood. "While an exposed breast in public can have many associated connotations, some women in America today argue the exposed breast is a symbol of liberation. They speak against the proposed notion that their rightful place was below their male counterparts. " , "As a form of liberation." Along with the tie, I painted her breasts as a symbol of her equality, liberation and strength in the business world.

Money Money Mask, DeLeva

Money, Money , paper Mache mask and acrylic, 10" x 6" x 4" SOLD . I guess I should have a story I should tell to strengthen my brand but not not sure what to say except that it has been hard letting myself be okay with thing happening the way they do.

Box thinker, DeLeva portrait.

Box Thinker, 3" x 5" x.150, acrylic on wood. 2016. SOLD This is portrait is dedicated to all those who truly think outside of the box.

Fighting Ghosts Skateboard DeLeva

Fighting Ghosts, Acrylic on skate deck,  31" x 8" x .25", 10/2016 SOLD I have been painting skateboards now for about  6 months. I have created about 8, they have been fun but it seems maybe they have run their course. My printing job allows me the opportunity to do a lot of self reflection, watching prints pass in front of you and roll up on a take up core for hours on end can be quite challenging if you don't have anything to think about or if you lack an imagination. Anyway, my point is after a lot of thought and revaluation of my last 3 years of art I have realized my painting direction lacks a focus. While skateboards were fun I realized that for my work to be more effective I should focus more on the message then the medium. SOLD

Don DeLeva art: painting skate board, Divine Right To Rule

RUN TO THE HILLS !!! Iron Maiden. I painted this board in the same spirit of the song. " Murder for freedom a stab in the back" , "Selling them whiskey and taking their gold, enslaving the young and destroying the old! ". War is a tool used to impose a “Divine call” to action. The call itself is a tool of propaganda. This deck is about that propaganda and how it is used to convince the masses these actions are justified by the divine. This board is neither an anti-war nor a pro-war statement. It is just a reminder of how we justify our actions. Created 11.16.2016 Currently Selling for $400.00 on EBAY  SEARCH word DELEVA