Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Small Nude

An hour and a half, oil sketch from life.  Oil on 11″ x 14″ canvas.

Abandoned Burger Joint

An abandoned burger joint on Atlanta’s west side.  11″ x 14″  Oil on linen. Happy Father’s day.  You know who I’m talking to..

Strolling in Rome

    A couple strolling at the Campo de Fiore in Rome.  Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel. “available”

Iris in Brown Vase

The Iris are huge and beautiful in our garden this spring.  I managed to paint this before they were flattened by the rain..  Oil on 12″ x 16″ linen.

Building by the Tracks

An odd shaped building by the tracks near midtown Atlanta, with downtown off in the distance.  12″ x 16″  Oil on linen.

Rome Backstreet

A back alley type street full of little cars and motorbikes.  5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.

Alec in Shades 2

Another of my friend Alec.  Oil on  5″x7″linen panel.

Vatican City Street Scene

          A winding street scene in Vatican City.  Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel.

Street Scene in Rome

      A scene from our trip a few years ago,somewhere in Rome.

Atomic Disintegrator

Atomic disintegrator, made by Hubley,  Thanks to Russ Williams for the loan of his ray gun for my still life.  Oil on 12″ x 16″ canvas panel. “sold”

Alec in Shades

A small portrait of my friend Alec.  Painted from one of his photos taken in Northern Michigan.  Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.

Lake Lanier, Tryon, N.C.

Another from the fall plein air workshop in Tryon, NC.  Oil on 11 ” x 14″ canvas.

North Carolina Mountain Veiw

A view of the North Carolina Mountains painted on recent fall outdoor workshop with Rich Nelson.  Oil on 9″ x 12″ canvas

Irises in Ceramic vase

A vase of irises from our garden,  Painted early this past summer.  12″ x 16″  oil on linen.

3 Jacksons

3 views of Jackson, our big beautiful flat coat retriever.  He left a short time ago and went wherever good dogs go when they pass on.  He  was a pal and a clown and we miss him. Oil on 24″ x 36″ canvas

Morning Window

An illustration from a book I’ve been working on for years now.  I might finish it in this lifetime, or maybe not.  Done digitally in Painter and Photoshop.

Happy Birthday

An illustration from the archives.  A magazine ad from the summer of 1978. Happy birthday dear Emily, and a happy 4th to all.

White door

White parish door at historic, Church of the cross, in Bluffton, SC.  Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.  

Nina Simone with Ear Ring

Another of Nina Simone for the musician series. 14″ x 14″  Oil on linen

French Quarter Doorway

Today’s post is a doorway in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  I don’t remember the street, but I loved the old world look of the architecture. Oil on 8 ” x 10″ linen panel.

Ricky Jay “Cards as Weapons”

I don’t even want to admit how long ago I painted this illustration.  Ok, it was 1977.   I didn’t have as much hair as Ricky, but almost.  I still have the original painting for this one.  The illustration was used as a book cover as well as a large poster.  I see the posters […]

Covered Bridge

A covered bridge at Stone Mountain Park. Near Atlanta Georgia. Painted plein air.  Oil on 11″ x 14″ canvas.  

Kiawah Island View

A scene from the ocean course on Kiawah Island, SC. Oil on 11″ x 14″ canvas.

Nina color sketch

Color study for Nina Simone painting.  5 1/2″x6 1/2″ oil on linen “Sold”

Hen

Another in the chicken series. I don’t know what it is about chickens.  Maybe it’s the expressive faces.  This one seems a bit surpised. 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.

Buck Rogers Atomic Blaster

The Buck Rogers U235 Atomic Blaster.  If that is important to anyone Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel. “Available”

Obi Wan as a Young Man

                                Style sketch done in Corel painter and photoshop, for Hasbro and Lucas films illustration.  

Flash Gordon Ray Gun

A Flash Gordon Ray Gun, another from my friend Russ Williams’ collection. 8″ x 10″ oil on linen At auction on ebay “Sold”

Across the Lake

A view of Stone Mountain from across the lake on a 95 degree day. Stone Mountain park, Georgia.  8″x 10″ oil on linen. At auction for 7 days. Available

Balconies in Rome

Lovely shadows from deco balconies in Rome. Oil on 7″ x 9″ gessoed panel. “Sold”

Buck Rogers Ray Gun

A still life painting of a Buck Rogers water pistol ray gun.  Oil on 8″x10″ linen panel The gun is from the fine and funky collection of my friend Russ Williams.  Russ is a talented graphic artist and incredible sculptor of otherworldly creatures and spaceships, made from worldly objects. Sold

Yellow Onion

Yellow onion on Blue.8″x10″ oil on linen panel. “Available” Thanks to Rich Nelson for sharing some of his time and knowledge, at his landscape workshop this past week.  I recommend it to painters of any skill level.  

Rooster Portrait #3

Another chicken portrait.  5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel. “available”

Kassidy

My Buddy Kass, 11 yr old golden.  Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. nfs

Portrait of a White Rooster

                                Another rooster for the chicken portrait gallery.  Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. “available”

Buff Hen

Buff Hen, 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel. “Available“

Jimmy Yancy

A portrait of Jimmy Yancy, blues pianist. Painted back in the late 90’s. 12″ x 15″, oil on masonite. Happy birthday  Mike!

Portrait of a Rooster

A portrait of one fine looking rooster.  Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. “Sold”  

Obi Wan

Digital painting, done for Hasbro Toys and Lucas Films.  One of 24 paintings for an upcoming box set.  Done in Corel Painter.

#11 on Lakemont

  Third in the series of paintings for the Stone Mountain Golf Club.  This is the 11th hole, (The Quarry Hole), on theLakemont course. 24″ x 32″  Oil on linen.

My New Print Gallery

I am now offering prints of a few paintings as limited editions. Printed on heavy weight archival quality papers in the giclee process. The botanical prints, soon to come are, offset lithography. The reproduction is excellent and very true to the original. They will be sent in a heavy mailing tube.  Payment is through Pay […]

Self Portrait in a Felt Cap

For the “Men in Hats” series a self portrait in a hat I just bought today. 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.

White Garden Urn

A white urn in a quiet corner at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. “Available”

Stonemont #16

The par three sixteenth hole on Marriott’s Stonemont course at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia.  Commissioned to hang in the pro shop. 24″ x 32″ Oil on linen

Zihua, morning

The hills above Zihuatanejo, Mexico in the early morning light.

Johann Gutenberg

A calendar illustration done around 1982.  It depicts Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press in 1439, at work in his print shop. I took some liberty with the gold leaf.  The model was an old friend from NYC, Jim Spillane. 18″x18″ Acrylic on gessoed masonite.

Purple Dog

Happy Fourth of July! Happy 18th Birthday Emily! One of my first digital paintings of a little old dog looking out to the digital  future,  from a wasteland of broken and useless art studio materials. Ready to learn some new tricks.

Crumbling Ego

Digital painting for a magazine cover.  Done in Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Lakemont #11

A view across the water of the green on # 11 on the Lakemont course at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta.  Oil on linen 6″ x 7 1/2″ Todays post will be available on Ebay for one week. The bidding will start at $75. “Click here to bid”

Marsh at Dusk

A northern Wisconsin marsh at sunset. oil on linen.

Cabin on the Point

Cabin on the point, on Granite Lake in upstate Wisconsin.  Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. Auction ended  “Available”

Harvey’s

Harvey’s barber shop on Cheshire Bridge road in Atlanta, on an early sunday morning.  Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel.   “Sold”

Angel Trumpets

Angel Trumpets that bloom in our yard until the first frost. Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel. available at auction for 7 days on Ebay. Auction ended, “available”

Voltaire

In honor of the new year, a portrait of Voltaire, a very optimistic and enlightened fellow.  Painted from a plaster sculpture hanging in my studio. Oil on 8″x10″  linen. Will be available at auction on Ebay for 7 days. Auction ended, “available”

489 Peachtree Street

Interesting door in early November light near downtown Atlanta. Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel Available at auction for 7 days on ebay Auction ended, “available”

537 Peachtree Street

French Farmhouse

Abandoned french vineyard, near Mt. Ventoux. oil on 4 1/2″ x 7″ gessoed board. “available” $150

Men in Hats, Randall

Portrait of my friend, the painter. Randall Diehl.  Done from a photo taken in the early 80’s 12″ x 15″ OIl on gessoed masonite

Palatine Hill, Rome

The Palatine musem on Palatine Hill, in Rome. Oil on 6″x8″ gessoed paper. Auction ended.  “Available”  $150 Contact me at  dgcooley@comcast.net

Johnny Winter #2

A portrait of Blues and Rock great “Johnny Winter” Oil on 11″ x 15″ gessoed masonite. “Available” dgcooley@comcast.net

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  • I have been painting and illustrating professionally for my entire career. I recently left the graphic arts business to paint full time. Life is grand! If you would like to know more about me, hit the "About" link in the upper right corner. For pricing or any other info please email me. dgcooley11@gmail.com All images on this site are copyright protected by the artist.
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