The Art, Inspirations, and Writings of Patrick "Star27" Deignan
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The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life. 
-Robert Henri

The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life.
-Robert Henri

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

… alchemy is the best and most eloquent way to understand how paint can MEAN: how it can be so entrancing, so utterly addictive, so replete with expressive force, that it can hold an artist’s attention for an entire lifetime.
-James Elkins

… alchemy is the best and most eloquent way to understand how paint can MEAN: how it can be so entrancing, so utterly addictive, so replete with expressive force, that it can hold an artist’s attention for an entire lifetime.
-James Elkins

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At the moment of making, the act is everything.  Afterward, there is plenty of time-even centuries-to figure out what it all meant.

- James Elkins

Star27 Laboratory

Star27 Laboratory

Detail of a work in progress.

Detail of a work in progress.

Details and brushstrokes. I have a 48 skull series in progress.  More to come.

Details and brushstrokes. I have a 48 skull series in progress. More to come.

Paint detail.

Paint detail.

From an artist’a point of view, I think the most important lesson of alchemy may be the alchemist’s willingness to risk insanity.  It is easy to forget the weird isolation and filth of studios, and the strangeness of spending so much time in silent congress with oil.  
- James Elkins

From an artist’a point of view, I think the most important lesson of alchemy may be the alchemist’s willingness to risk insanity. It is easy to forget the weird isolation and filth of studios, and the strangeness of spending so much time in silent congress with oil.
- James Elkins

These two are available  through Art Whino Gallery.

These two are available through Art Whino Gallery.

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Oil on canvas
16x20”.
Available through Art Whino Gallery

Change
Oil on canvas
16x20”.
Available through Art Whino Gallery

Details and brush strokes. WIP

A painter knows it by intuition-that is, by the memory of successful mixtures, by the look if the painting, by the scratchiness of the canvas’s warp and woof, by the make and age of the paints, by the degree of fraying in the brush. It can barely be taught and it can never be written down. - James Elkins

A painter knows it by intuition-that is, by the memory of successful mixtures, by the look if the painting, by the scratchiness of the canvas’s warp and woof, by the make and age of the paints, by the degree of fraying in the brush. It can barely be taught and it can never be written down. - James Elkins

An artist who does not use his imagination is a mechanic.
No material thing is beautiful.
All is beautiful as we think it. 
-Robert Henri

An artist who does not use his imagination is a mechanic.
No material thing is beautiful.
All is beautiful as we think it.
-Robert Henri