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LARRY KAISER
Anderson, Indiana - United States



, Lamentations On A Bright , Cityscape, $2,415
, Teton Pass, Landscape, $2,048
, While Souls Pass To And F, Cityscape, $2,992

Art Starting At $1,207

Artist Statement

How My Paintings Become Sopwith Camels or the High-Flying Thrills of En Plein-Air. I pilot a painting. Rev it up. Get it off the ground, something--not Inspiration in the traditional mystic, religious, fantastic or legendary sense, but something real in our environment or our humanity that I find inherently splendid to my eye giving it lift. Then I set it on autopilot for a while…in the direction I hope it will go. I do check the instruments—draftsmanship, painterliness, color (paying special attention to grays and values), communication and visual balance—rather diligently. If nothing bad happens, I relax and enjoy the flight. There are dangers in the process. Those clichés of habit and art school and patron taste often disguise themselves as that cheap inspiration I mentioned in the first paragraph and try to take over the flight. My job is to prevent that from happening. And I must recognize when the painting has run into a problem that it cannot pilot through by itself. Then, my job is to interfere. A little. Prevent the mutiny. Then hope that my ability, such as it is, has not been insulted, will not sulk, does not sputter and quit the business. The sudden drop in artistic altitude can put my bowels, along with a clog of caustic, sometimes creative, epithets, in my throat. It is a ticklish situation. It gives a precarious thrill. So, I get a rush. So what? What does anyone else get out...

Original Artworks (14)

Larry Kaiser; Heart of the City, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241    Contemporary impression of the soul of an American inner city    ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Mixed Media, 2005
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Heart of the City, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241    Contemporary impression of the soul of an American inner city    ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Mixed Media, 2005
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Invalid Boat At Invalid Dock, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 26 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241  A boat comes in for repair at a huge dock itself being repaired.  North of Boston. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2005
26 x 26 inches (66.0 x 66.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; At Work Above Indy Arts Garden, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  En plein- air impressionistic oil on canvas with special attention to the optimistic reflective light in deep shadows. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2006
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Lamentations on a Bright ..., 2005, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Morners gather outside a holy place in Krakow, Poland. Semi- abstract contemporary/ impressionist work begun en plein- air and finished in studio.  ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2005
8 x 24 inches (20.3 x 61.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Teton Pass, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  A dramatic mountain updraft sweeps snow off the mountains into a bright blue sky. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2005
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; While Souls Pass To And F..., 2005, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241  Stereo delivery: One track of plein- air impressionism and one track of abstract expressionism, or whatever the spirt was that moved me. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2005
14 x 26 inches (35.6 x 66.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Fall Creek Bridge, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Contemporary impressionism: A beautiful spot in Indianapolis, a touchstone of sorts.  A friend of mine took me to the river bank below the bridge and explained that when her mother died in a near- by hospital, this bridge is where a short, sad walk took her, and ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Oil Painting, 2006
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; I Had Her Followed, 2005, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Not necessarily a confession, but the painting is somewhat autobiographical ( disappointing, as the situation turned out) .  I hope to sell it for enough to recoup the PI expenses. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Acrylic Painting, 2005
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; The Dimby T, 2004, Original Painting Acrylic, 28 x 35 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Dimby T is done in a painterly style that balances old world soft poetic edges with sharp contemporary paragraph elements. It depicts early dawn in the commercial fishing world. The Dimby T leaves the old fishing port of Esbjerg, Denmark. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Acrylic Painting, 2004
28 x 35 inches (71.1 x 88.9 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Lady Di, 2003, Original Mixed Media, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Medium sized portrait of Princess Diana done in pop art graphic style and high key acrylic paint and ink on canvas. ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Mixed Media, 2003
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Cafe Aurante, 1999, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 49 inches. Artwork description: 241 This was a large acrylic with gold foil added.  Art Finds International sold this painting for $6800 to a buyer whom I never knew.  This is a fashionable style that I like to do- - dramatic, contemporary and teeming with empathy for the cafe moments of our busy ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Acrylic Painting, 1999
60 x 49 inches (152.4 x 124.5 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Angel Lights, 2002, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is a romanticized depiction of my childhood farm home near Arcadia, Indiana.  Previous owners had moved the house from a beautiful spot on a hill in the woods at the rear of the farm to a spot close to Startzman Road.  I prefer to remember ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Acrylic Painting, 2002
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Larry Kaiser; Lady C after Hurricane Gi..., 1989, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Lady C was just one of several good- sized ships that Hurricane Gilbert deposited on beaches at Cancun, Mexico in 1988.  I visited there in January of 1989, only because Cancun hotelliers were desperate enough for business that rates were almost reasonable, even for an artist.  There ...
Larry Kaiser
Original Acrylic Painting, 1989
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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