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Welcome to the new, old and ongoing artwork of Alex Price.

My recent urban landscape paintings are featured in a new book.
To see, click here: alexpricebooks.com

My illustrations for The Forgotten Forest branching book series. (1986)
To see, click here: Forgotten Forest

Scroll down to see new and older artwork,
stuff from sketchbooks and anything done recently
or years ago that I think should be here.
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Contact: alexpricecreative@gmail.com
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Watercolor Painting
Afternoon sunlight splashing buildings and birds (pigeons), the birds only light up for a second, like fireworks, firebirds.
I had to capture this instant in watercolor, plush blue late day sky against intense warm light creates deep space, contrast and depth. Also a book illustration.
04 / 30 / 2021
Watercolor Painting
Watercolor painting, illustrating a concept for post pandemic alienation, "Where are we?"
This illustration is also for my book, where the narrator encounters Kate on a park bench on the traffic island on Houston and Clinton.
04 / 05 / 2021
Watercolor Painting
Watercolor painting, illustrating a concept for pandemic quarentine, during our age of "Things delivered".
This illustration is also for my book, where the narrator encounters an image in a bookstore.
04 / 05 / 2021
Digital illustration
Natural medium, hand drawn and painted in watercolor, using photo montage from several images composited to make the original image reference.
This illustration for my book in progress is about street musicians that the narrator encounters.
02 / 10 / 2021
Digital illustration
Digital drawing/painting, emulating my watercolor painting, using the more versatile digital medium.
In this illustration, Kate makes a provocative appearance before the narrator, establishing her presence before actually meeting him later.
02 / 10 / 2021
Digital illustration
Digital drawing/painting, keeping my painting style, illustration for book in progress.
This is the main character, the one who comes back. She is first seen on the steps of the subway by the narrator.
02 / 10 / 2021
Digital illustration
This is a digital drawing/painting, using a tablet pen-style variable line weight and gradient shading. I want to emulate my watercolor painting, using the more versatile digital medium.
A color version is under consideration, as this illustration is intended for a novel I am working on. The story takes place in New York City in the future and is about an encounter with someone who has died and comes back (sporadically) to report on the afterlife.
11 / 05 / 2020
Painting from sketchbook
Apprehension is akin to hope, looking toward the sun might be looking toward the future. She also might be looking for a cab.
The person in the background is biking her dog. This bustle on the street is a metabolic fluxuation of the city.
08 / 09 / 2020
Early Morning Painting
Looking out my window in the early morning, I saw the light on this scene and it sparked an inspiration, that luckily turned into a painting.
Intense morning light at the start of a day, revealing everything in anticipation of visual or actual adventure.
08 / 09 / 2020
Pencil Portrait
I love colored pencil. It was my medium of choice when I began my career as an illustrator. There are limitations, everything is limited to the stroke, shading can be messy and arbitrary if not consistent, unless that’s what you are going for, and I’m not.
Here is a portrait of a happy decorated person holding a purse full of dreams.
08 / 11 / 2020
Painting on cardboard
I took a sheet of cardboard, gessoed it and painted a "looking up from the sidewalk" scene, corrugations visible.
This was done early on as a sketch for my "The City Scene from the Sidewalk" book project.
08 / 09 / 2020
Watercolor snowscape
The watercolor landscape is one of the most compelling forms of art, in my opinion. The most enigmatic ones, if I may be even more opinionated, are the ones from imagination.
This one features an expanse of untouched or ventured upon snow, where you can let your eyes venture about without snowshoes.
08 / 11 / 2020
Pencil drawing from old sketchbook
This portrait is from a very early sketchbook, probably from the 1980’s. She is from some remote and exotic segment of my mind, drawn from imagination, and I would like to pull from that region again if only I could find it.
08 / 12 / 2020
Doodle sketch from old sketchbook
If there were ever such a thing, I wonder what would actually happen, if pushed. What would become of the self, that which is becoming more aware with every tick of living and learning moment to moment. Would it be the end, or would we finally get the answer and kick back and relax.
Thought doodles like this, occur randomly.
08 / 12 / 2020
Portrait Pencil Drawing
A colored pencil drawing of two personalities that might never be portrayed in such a fashion. As if they are sisters, but so unalike on so many levels. Perhaps they would only ever be together like this because the artist, myself, is inspired to put them there.
Perhaps they are more similar than one might think. One of those unlikely pairings we see all the time in life.
08 / 12 / 2020
Swatch Painting
I have a technique or style I have developed lately, that starts out with swatches of color laid down in sequence, then each is studied and I paint the scene I think is living there. They may be related to each other on the page, or not.
This is an intuitive form of self expression, and instead of drawing whatever comes out of my head, it comes out of the initial splash of color, which also came from my head.
08 / 12 / 2020
Pencil sketch from old sketchbook
A portrait in pencil, from imagination, expressing a lot of different feelings, I do these for the release of feeling rather than the capture.
Ultimately the feeling is captured, but it’s not the same for everyone, so it’s a springboard. You can feel what comes up.
08 / 12 / 2020
Swatch Painting
More sequential image swatches. They might make a story, I would like to write stories about each, or one story that is illustrated by all of them on a page.
I never know if people in general need the words or if the image is enough. So far I seem to be doing both.
08 / 12 / 2020
Doodle
The doodle-bird, is mostly found in my sketchbooks and in the stack of papers on the right corner of my desk.
They seem to develop randomly, during bouts of painting and imagining. Exact origins are unknown at this time.
08 / 12 / 2020
Astralmadonna drawing
Astral Madonna, is a drawing I did back in the late 1980's. Referencing a photo I took of a statue, I wanted to transform the original beauty.
Colored pencil is the medium, over paper treated with a light coating of petroleum jelly. Also pastel applied with a cloth.