Summer 2018

More wood burning from Williams Bay, WI. My latest pyrography is for my mother, I’m doing lake theme images on her wooden TV tables.

Done:

New Painting in progress:

I’m back in my original studio in Williams Bay. Hello from the basement!

I received a Commission from the Aurora University Veterans Association to paint a 6′ by 4′ canvass for Veterans Day. It will represent the Korean War conflict. I’m partially done and everything seems to be going well. Join in as I work on my largest military inspired piece.

I completed the piece one hour into my Alive Day. I was wounded on September 7th 2005.

One final inspection by Mazy D!, before the send off and delivery to AUVA.

Painting with ground Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. I used material from one combat zone for the image of another. While I was deployed I collected several pounds of Lapis Lazuli. I ground the unpolished rocks into a powder. It was therapeutic, and I’ve been making paint from the fine blue dust ever since.

Spring 2018

Zentangle blog:

Check out my little blurb on the Zentangle blog site:

https://zentangle.com/blogs/blog/czt-family-tree-mark-duran

Below is my most recent tangle

Here’s a new wood burned sail boat for my mom on mother’s day.

Starting with a few tidbits of crafty stuff and a smathering of paintings.

Finished

I tried another wood burning piece. It’s of my nephew’s dog Hazel, she passed away last year. I made it for his highschool graduation gift.

Winter 2017/2018

Walleye

– wood burner on table

Fall 2017

Zentangle

We are plotting an American veteran adventure! We are well on our way tangling every state for the group entry into the 2018 Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

I started with the states I love the most: (Utah, New Mexico, Alaska), and currently as of Oct. 4th, I’m working on Arizona. Next will be Colorado and lastly Wyoming to complete the intermountain West.

Stephen Bradshaw Blue started the project with me and has been a tenacious tangler. He started in Georgia and has been working on the southern states.

Other vets include Bill starting on Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Stay tuned as the states stack up for a fun filled project.

The map as of 10/13/2017

More vet tanglers in action!

Dryhootch Zentangle session.

Dryhootch Zentangle class

11/08/2017 the map is nearing completion. We are waiting for a few more vets to turn in their states. Mounting the states onto the chalkboard will be the last step of our journey.
Map 11/16/2017

U.S. territories are included.

One state away 11/29/2017

12/07/2017

Idaho was the last state completed. Now it is truly a United States.

We are framed as of 1/10/2018

Framed and epoxy finish. Today we installed the hanging chain and are ready for the competition.

We Won!!!

Post Map Tangle

Winter 2017

Here’s a small collection of my recent work. 

My display at the Elkhorn art show with mom. 

My wife has been painting up a storm. I tried to capture her in the moment.

     -oil on reversed glass 

Crystal in her Studio

      -oil on reversed glass 

Quick Sketch- oil on reversed glass

Winter Tree

     -oil on reversed glass 

Summer 2016

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More lake scenes for sale at the Studio Gallery.
-Oil on reversed glass

Spring 2016

Starting a new season with lake scenes.

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Treetops -oil on reversed glass

Inspired from laying on my back and looking up through the trees.

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Combining the zentangle philosophy to non objective paintings.
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Winter 2016

I was at the “Art&Soul” gallery in New Glarus with the Swiss Alpine series.

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It has been a great winter of painting and there’s no slowing down.

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Melted wax on reversed glass

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I did take 1st place in the vet art show with the Surf board called- “paradigm surf”

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“Study Grid” – oil on glass
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“Charlie Don’t Surf”- Oil on old wakeboard.

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Studies of the German Expressionists Der Blaue Reiter: G. Munter, F. Marc, and maybe W. Kandinsky on the bottom.

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Oil on glass/reversed glass

Arboretum Wedding Setting – oil on reversed glas

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A few more Swiss series for the New Glarus exhibit which starts March 1st.

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Double Zermatt-
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oil on reversed glass
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Franz Marc study- Oil on reversed glass
1/18/16
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Matterhorn- Oil on Reversed Glass
1/7/16

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Oil on Reversed Glass is my favorite medium. Now I have a favorite muse to be inspired by. I married Crystal on December 10th! It feels great to be in love and painting the girl of your dreams.

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