Pelican: A Recently Sold Painting by Jason Oliva

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Pelican. 2014. Acrylic on Canvas. NYC. 2014. (sold)

Why Paint a Pelican?

I originally painted a Pelican for the simple reason that one of my collectors asked me to paint one so that they could give it as a gift – not as a work on canvas but as a medium work on paper.  It so happened that I had also been thinking of making a painting that had a dark grey/almost black, velvety background. Although the background of the Pelican work on paper is white, it struck me how this image – with its whites, greys and the Naples yellow and pink of the bird’s bill – would work really well as a large painting, on this type of dark background. Pelican sold in early 2014 and now hangs on the wall in Woodstock, New York, with the painting Cavallo for company.

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Jason Oliva with Pelican. NYC. 2014.

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Pelican. Small Work on Paper. Framed.

View More Paintings At Jason’s Studio

I am at my studio in Tribeca (in the basement of New York Vintners) most of the time so if you would like to visit and see what’s going on, just send me an email, or, if you’re in the area, feel free to drop in unannounced. All are welcome. There will be wine!

Studio address:

21 Warren Street

New York, NY

10007

email: jasonoliva@gmail.com

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 Jason Oliva. Gorilla and Lion. New York Vintners. NYC. 2010.

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Moose. Small Work on Paper. Framed.

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Cavallo: A Recently Sold Painting by Jason Oliva

Ostrich-Cavallo-2013-Jason-Oliva-Painting-4Cavallo. 2013. Acrylic on Canvas. (Sold)

Cavallo … a short history.

The painting, Cavallo, came about after seeing an illustration in an animation book that demonstrated how the front and back legs of a horse differ anatomically. It showed how a horse’s front legs break forward, in the same way as that of a human, while the back legs break backwards, the same as that of an ostrich. So a man walking in front of an Ostrich is like a horse.

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Jason Oliva with Cavallo. 2014. NYC

During a trip to Italy, and before I even painted this work, I had made a written note that the Italian word for horse is ‘Cavallo’.  Years later the painting and note somehow gravitated towards each other, as these things often do, and that was how the painting got its name.

I completed Cavallo towards the end of 2013 and it sold shortly after. The work is now hanging in Woodstock, New York.

View More Paintings At Jason’s Studio

I am at my studio in Tribeca (in the basement of New York Vintners) most of the time so if you would like to visit and see what’s going on, just send me an email, or, if you’re in the area, feel free to drop in unannounced. All are welcome. There will be wine!

Studio address:

21 Warren Street

New York, NY

10007

email: jasonoliva@gmail.com

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Visit The Jason Oliva Online Store

To see more of Jason’s work – including works on paper, sculpture, jewelry and clothing – you can visit the Jason Oliva Online Store

Cheers!

 

jason oliva Signature

Columns: Ionic, Doric and Corinthian Now Available as Three Large Works On Paper by Jason Oliva

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  Columns: Ionic. Work on Paper. Framed. Columns Now Available as Individual, Framed, Large Works on Paper COLUMNS: IONIC, DORIC AND CORINTHIAN  are available as individual, framed, large works on paper. Each column is hand painted, … [Continue reading]

Winged Victory: Large Work on Paper by Jason Oliva

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  Winged Victory of Samothrace. 2010. Acrylic on Canvas. Winged Victory of Samothrace Original Painting I completed the above original painting, Winged Victory of Samothrace, in 2010. The inspiration behind this work is mostly concerned … [Continue reading]