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It doesn’t even have a name yet. The start of a new painting.

Elisha Sarti - Painting in progress - as yet untitled - 2017
Elisha Sarti, In progress – as yet untitled, 2017
Painting on canvas, 48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm.

Just started a new piece. It doesn’t even have a name yet…

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In Situ: S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth) the painting

Elisha Sarti - S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth) - Painting in situ- 2017
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth), 2017
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. hanging at the collector’s private residence.

The Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth may be a blind orphan vampire, but it has been adopted… In other words: Here is the finished piece, just arrived at its cozy new home. It’s nice so see where it now lives, and thank you + much love to its new family!

Click image to see the painting larger.
Click here to see studio images of this piece in progress.

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Portrait of Elisha by Mindy Fisher @Ornaglyphology

Elisha Sarti - 2017
Mindy Fisher, Elisha, 2017
Gouache Painting
8 x 8 inches.

Mindy Fisher @Ornaglyphology began the Lady of the Month portraits project at the beginning of 2017, when in response to 2016’s “crazy and disappointing” U.S. election, she decided to each month of the Trump presidency, and possibly beyond, paint a portrait of a woman who has inspired her. “I want to fight hate and fear with love,” says the artist.

I am flattered and very excited to share that this month Mindy chose to paint a portrait of me as her Lady of the Month! Click here or the image above to learn more.

Mindy, who’s based in Vermont, specializes in gouache paintings. I especially admire and am often intrigued by her ongoing series called “Ornaglyphs” which feature “bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic non-language that is open to interpretation.” When the ornaglyphs are not part of a portrait, she creates them spontaneously and from a stream-of-conscious mindset.

To learn more about her projects and see more of her lovely artworks, check out Mindy’s web site here: MindyFisher.com

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Studio pics

Just a few shots of what I’m workin’ on…
Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, works in progress, 2017
from left to right: Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm and Painting on canvas, 36 x 48 in / 91.44 x 121.92 cm.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, works in progress, 2017.

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Update to Mirror Numbers – Collaboration in Progress

Here are the latest pictures from the Mirror Numbers Series Angela Oaks and I have been collaboratively working on over the long distance between NY and Colorado. Each piece is on a found fabric sample swatch and depicts a mirrored number as its starting point. Mirror #6(9): Petrol is done. So is Mirror #8: Marine Life (8 Clams), and now Mirror #3: Thunderbolt Toddy. #7 and #2 are getting close – see the studio pictures below. Click each image to see it larger.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror #3: Thunderbolt Toddy, 2017
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
detail.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
studio view.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
detail.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
studio view.

Previous images from this collaborative work in progress: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

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Progress – Studio Shots of S.E.S.T. Painting

Scroll down to see the history of this piece in progress. The finished painting is here.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti working on S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggletooth), in progress, Summer 2017.
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. The finished painting is here.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggletooth), on wall, in progress, with various other works in progress, Summer 2017
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. The finished painting is here.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggletooth), work in progress – on easel May 14th, 2017
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. The finished painting is here.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggletooth), work in progress – what it looks like May 14th, 2017
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. The finished painting is here.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggletooth), work in progress – what it looked like a little while ago, 2017
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm. It has already been sold… Stay tuned to see the finished piece! UPDATE: The finished painting is: here.

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Progress on a new painting

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, work in progress, 2017
Painting on canvas, 36 x 48 in / 91.44 x 121.92 cm.

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New Painting In Progress

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2016
Elisha Sarti, work in progress, detail, 2016
Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm.

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Near Completion – 2 Paintings in Progress

These two paintings are almost done. This weekend it’s slushy and snowy outside here in NY, so I think I’ll spend extra time in the studio…

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2015
Elisha Sarti, Ore (Working Title), in Progress, 2015
22 in x 28 in / 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2015
Elisha Sarti, Ore (Working Title), in Progress, 2015
Detail
22 in x 28 in / 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2015
Elisha Sarti, Gold Standard (Working Title), in Progress, 2015
22 in x 28 in / 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2015
Elisha Sarti, Gold Standard (Working Title), in Progress, 2015
Detail
22 in x 28 in / 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm.

Stay tuned to see the finished pieces soon.

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Lady Ada Lovelace Piece in Progress

Lady Ada Day was last week (October 14th.) It’s a holiday celebrating women in technology. I’ve been casually working on a piece very loosely inspired by Ada Lovelace, one of my favorite polymaths. Known as the creator of the first computer program, Ada was a self-described “poetic scientist.” Charles Babbage called her an “enchantress of numbers.” She had an unusual upbringing, in part because she was the daughter of poet Lord Byron. There’s some other info about her intriguing character and life: here and here. I hope to learn more about her soon. Here’s a detail of the work so far. Scroll down for a photo of me holding the piece, still very, very much in progress. I’ll post updates when it’s done!

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Lady Ada Lovelace Piece in Progress (Detail), 2014
Collage on wood.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2014
Elisha Sarti with Lady Ada Lovelace Piece in Progress, 2014
Collage on wood.

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Painting in Progress – Who 64

Elisha Sarti - Painting in progress - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Working title: Who 64, in progress
40 in x 16.5 in / 101.6 cm x 41.91 cm.

Above is a close up of a painting I’m working on right now. It’s mixed media (acrylic paint and paper pulp so far) on wood panel.

Elisha Sarti - Painting in progress - 2014

I like to work on the floor as well as at the easel and tables, especially when the piece is on a panel instead of a canvas.

Elisha Sarti - Painting in progress - 2014

There will probably be some more numbers added in soon and much more experimenting with the paper pulp texture. Stay tuned!

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Art by Elisha Sarti on SFMoMA On the Go

Elisha Sarti - Visibly Imp at SFMOMA Blog  - 2014
Thanks to the San Francisco Museum Modern Art (SFMoMA) for sharing my artwork with your On the Go followers!

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168/891 (and Photography section coming soon)

Confession: I don’t have a smartphone or anything even approaching it. But I have a digital camera collection and I do have an instagram account and following people there has inspired me to share more of my photos. I’m going to start a photography section here on my site too, stay tuned! Update: Click here to see the photography section of my site.

Elisha Sarti - 168 891
Elisha Sarti, 168/891, 2014
Digital photograph
Dimensions vary, 1.33:1.
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Update to Work in Progress – Who64

Here is a close-up of what my most recent painting in progress looks like now… It’s a wood panel, 40 inches x 16.5 inches. You can see the light sketch I’ve drawn in: here

Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: Who 64, in progress
40 in x 16.5 in / 101.6 cm x 41.91 cm.
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Sketch for a New Painting

Here’s what I’m working on now. It’s a wood panel, 40 inches x 16.5 inches. You can see the light sketch I’ve drawn in, using an (unpublished) collage I made on a small piece of packaging tape as my reference. There’s no title yet but I’m thinking of it as “Who 64” so far.

Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: Who 64, in progress
40 in x 16.5 in / 101.6 cm x 41.91 cm.
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PS Sued/Pens – An Old/New Piece in Progress

Sorting through the last few unopened boxes packed when I moved from Colorado to New York in 2012, I found this piece I was working on in the mid 2000’s. It’s called PS Sued/Pens because of the text it features. It’s nearly done, I’m just deciding how I’d like to display it as a finished work. I hope to post an update about that very soon! In the meantime, check out these two pictures.

Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: PS Sued/Pens, in progress
Acrylic, pen, cardboard, junkmail, paper
(This is the front of the piece.)
11 in x 3 in / 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm.

Larger image: here

Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
Elisha Sarti, Working title: PS Sued/Pens, in progress
Acrylic, pen, cardboard, junkmail, paper
(This is the back of the piece.)
11 in x 3 in / 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm.

Larger image: here

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