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Starless Sea & Keys – 1st place and Prints!

“The Starless Sea & Keys - Print 14" x 17" - Archival Hot Press Paper 2020

Prints! A small batch of “The Starless Sea & Keys” giclee prints are now available in my shop. Over the next couple of weeks I will be adding small batches of various prints, and an original or two as well. I spend whatever free time I can painting, so I don’t get to the prints often. If you or someone you know is interested, grab ‘em while they’re available!.

“The Starless Sea & Keys”

“The Starless Sea & Keys”. 14”x11” acrylic on canvas. Winner 1st Place Acrylic – Northeast Fine Arts Show 2020. These keys belonged to my great grandfather. The last few things I’ve read have coincidentally featured keys prominently. First was the The Locke & Key series by Joe Hill that I’ve been told to read by a lot of friends who knew I’d enjoy it. Halfway through that series I learned that Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, had a new book titled The Starless Sea. Inside the cover are illustrations of all these different keys. In the beginning of the story there is even a reference to Locke & Key. These fantastic stories linked by keys found their way to me at the same time and I remembered that years ago my father gave my son a set of old keys. It wasn’t until I started photographing the keys on the books that I could read the brass name tag. T. J. Kelly or Thomas John Kelly, my great grandfather, after whom my father was named.

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The Last Stand timelapse

Last Stand -Time Lapse, acrylic on canvas 11”x14” – I only filmed the first couple of days. The details take so long and change things so gradually that even time lapse videos are too long to watch.

Posted by Chris Bordenca on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Last Stand -Time Lapse, acrylic on canvas 11”x14” – I only filmed the first couple of days. The details take so long and change things so gradually that even time lapse videos are too long to watch.