This blog is a series of observations pulled from the onrush of the everyday. It consists of postcard-sized paintings of the places, people and things in my life. My subject matter tends to be those fragmentary passages that reside within the mundane-- the in-between spaces of our lives that we see but often do not notice. For me, these paintings are about the pleasure of seeing; of being cognizant of the world around me and pushing to find an alchemy between the paint, my subject and the moment. I view each piece as being part of a single, ongoing work.

I have many influences for this blog, some of whom I discovered or re-discovered well after I started. Here are a few who have been on my mind lately:  the painters Avigdor Arikha, Edwin Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, and Fairfield Porter, the photographers William Eggleston and Saul Leiter, as well as the haiku of Shiki Masaoka and Bashō.

I sell this work via eBay, which has proven itself to be an efficient, secure and transparent auction system for my collectors. Bidding starts at $100 and prices have ranged from $100 to $3750.

For more about this blog, here's a recent interview I had with John Seed of The Huffington Post.

Duane Keiser
November, 2012