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“Wizard of Spacetime”

Cosmic Zoo Series: “Wizard of Spacetime” 19″h x 14″w x 10″d Handbuilt ceramic, hammer formed aluminum, 23K gold leaf, mixed media—archival, one of a…

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From Across the Eons and Parsecs…

Ceramic and mixed media wall sculpture available for purchase here. Handbuilt, one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture with riveted hammer-formed aluminum and various other mixed media. 24″h…

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New Egg

  (SOLD) Dimensions: 8″ tall x 5-1/2″ diameter. One of a kind, self-balancing egg sculpture made from hand-hammered aluminum with baked-on patina, fastened securely…

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Two…

A second wall sculpture done today — WIP — wet clay stage. Got the other one hollowed out and drying. Admittedly kind of strange…no…

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Back to Clay

Jackie just decided to have a studio sale later this month, so I irrationally decided to try to make a sculpture or two in…

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Rocket WIP

I just finished the fuselage section for an approximately 34″ final sized rocket (photo shows size relative to 25″ version). I developed a darker…

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Eggs

(SOLD) 8″ x 5-1/2″ Egg sculpture made from hand-hammered aluminum with baked-on patina, ~300 rivets. It’s alive! It can keep its balance due to…

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Rocket

I scaled up my prototype rocket design to this 25″ x 10″ version, and did multiple patina tests to come up with this scorched…

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Rocket Sculpture!

Space is BACK!! I made this hammer-formed aluminum rocket sculpture in exuberant response to Elon Musk’s recent announcement that SpaceX plans to send two…

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Coming together…

It’s insane how much work goes into a piece like this! But I’m nearing completion of the individual parts — now to pull them all together.…

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The Urge to Create

It’s hard to describe in words the drive I have to __________. First of all, what words do I use for ________??? I haven’t…

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Back to Life!

After a year of voluntary banishment (see previous post), my inner artist is now finally re-inhabiting my corporeal body! My goal was for this to…

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Where am I?

I miss me! About a year ago, Jackie and I decided to remodel our 1950’s ranch house. We got bids. They were outrageously astronomical! Several…

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New Wall Art

SOLD via Etsy Recent experimental new direction / playing with new (to me) materials / letting my hands just make / my inner boss…

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Baby Portrait

Etsy Commission — SOLD Artist grade archival acrylics on 9-1/2 x 16 hardwood panel Here you can see the reference photo the proud dads sent…

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Bib overalls

  Acrylic on 15 x 17 panel, for Etsy commission, bib overalls requested to be included, from customer reference below:

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Anna 1

  “Anna 1” acrylic on 12 x 16 panel, using as reference a photo I took last spring. Thanks Anna!        …

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Anniversary Gift

This was commissioned as an anniversary gift from a son to his folks. Based on a nostalgic, romantic snapshot (below) from the 1970’s. They…

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Group Portrait of Twelve

Portrait of twelve relatives commissioned by a local couple, B&L. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 32 inches. Reference provided was actually a “photoshopped” composite…

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Coral

SOLD via Etsy Completed commission for a family who by sheer coincidence (since they found me on Etsy) live ten minutes away, so I…

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Commission from Texas

SOLD via Etsy Completed commission, just shipped to Texas. Acrylic on 16 x 25 panel.   Source snapshots, from which I “photoshopped” the composition…

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Anniversary Portrait

SOLD via Etsy I worked on this anniversary portrait at the show, getting it about 90% done by Sunday. It was fun to be…

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Newlyweds Portrait

SOLD via Etsy Commission for newlyweds in Texas, acrylic on panel. 22-1/2″ x 16″; given as a gift from relatives, who had this to…

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Rosey again, different pose

Practice portrait of Rosey by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on corrugated cardboard bicycle carton, 9-1/4 x 13. I enjoyed the process on this one, which…

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Practice Painting

Portrait by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on acid free paper, 14 x 17. SOLD Another piece in my continuing effort to practice keeping things loose.…

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DPW Challenge 111130

Acrylic on corrugated cardboard, 13-1/2 x 15-1/2, by Steve Eichenberger. <—Photo I took last summer at Portland Saturday Market. For this challenge, I tried…

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DPW Challenge

Portrait by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on corrugated cardboard, 12.5 x 24. Done in response to this week’s DPW challenge to emulate an artist we…

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DPW challenge

SOLD via Etsy Very quick sketch in acrylics on corrugated cardboard, 12 x 16. This week’s DPW challenge was to try painting in the…

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Portrait of Rosey

Painted portrait by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on panel, 17 x 22. Click on photo above for close-up (may need to click again on the…

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Likeness Practice

Painted portrait by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on panel, 17 x 26. Thanks to .mosa for permission to use his photo (below) as reference.

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Local gal

Portrait by Steve Eichenberger, acrylic on panel, 15-3/4 x 20-1/2. Thanks to Stephen Sheffrin, Portland photographer, for permission to use his photo below as…

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Marc Anthony acrylic portrait

Acrylic portrait of Marc Anthony by Steve Eichenberger, on 15-3/4 x 19-1/2 panel, using another photo by Damon Winter as reference (below, and previous…

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Matt Damon practice portrait

Matt Damon practice portrait by Steve Eichenberger acrylic on panel, 14 x 20-3/4 Reference photo from magazine cover (Fast Company, July/August 2011 issue) used…

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“R” portrait

Acrylic portrait on panel by Steve Eichenberger, 11-5/8 x 14-3/8 SOLD I completed this portrait in a homestead farmhouse in Nebraska while on a…

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Portrait Commission

Custom portrait commission, approx. 16 x 22 acrylic on panel by Steve Eichenberger. This was fun to do because it was a surprise commission…

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Pet Portrait

Acrylic painting on panel, by Steve Eichenberger “First Day at the Dog Park” SOLD approx 13 x 26 (keep clicking on photo for close-up)…

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Positive Step!

Started this one yesterday, finished tonight…well, I might still work on the background, but I think the face is done. And I am pleased…

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Big & Small

This was a challenge for me because of its size — about 3 feet wide. I wasn’t attempting a likeness, just trying to get…

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Lyle Lovett

Acrylic painting of Lyle Lovett by Steve Eichenberger (click on image for close-up view) Painted freehand looking at various photos from the web (below).…

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Portrait Practice

Lifesize portrait, acrylic on 34 x 42 cardboard, freehand from photo reference. First two slides: Practicing achieving a likeness. Not sure my “corrections” are…

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Painting on Cardboard

When I first wondered about painting on cardboard myself, I of course googled it…and now Google is sending some of you to *this* entry…

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Patina Crisis Resolved

“Exploring Happiness” series, “Orangutan” by Steve Eichenberger 20″h x 15″w x 7″d Fired ceramic, rubbed pigment and wax patina, wall mount. I’ve been working…

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Untitled

Untitled, ceramic sculpture by Steve Eichenberger SOLD A little smaller than life size. Sculpted solid, hollowed out, pieces cut out and glazed separately, then…

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Looks kinda like…

And it appears I’m off on yet another side trip…indulging a recurring fascination with trying to do likenesses of people. I check in every…

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110108

“Strange Bird” in process. (5/11 addendum: SOLD!) I’ve been invited by White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon to be in their Animals show…

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Looks kinda like…

Small quick sketch done this afternoon (face is 6″ tall). May do some more small faces because I need things to try out patinas on…

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Orangutan

SOLD Final photo above added Feb 17. “Exploring Happiness” series, “Orangutan” by Steve Eichenberger. Major challenge to hollow out, but it’s done now and…

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First of new series completed

First completed piece of my newly evolving series, working title for the series: “If You’re Not Laughing, You’re Not Paying Attention.” Approx. 12 x…

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Wood Sculpture…kind of

Quick sketch on an envelope… …in short order turned into a sturdy, adjustable angle sculpture stand. It’s so nice to have a DRY indoor…

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Sculpting the Sculptor

By ‘sculpting the sculptor’ I don’t mean a self portrait, but rather working on my real flesh and blood self moment by moment day…

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‘Stressed but OK’

Quick sketch, about a foot high.  SOLD  Fired, underglazed…may just wax it and leave it pretty much like this photo. I resonated with this…

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‘Obsession’ show write-up

Nice write-up by Teri Sund about the ‘Obsession’ show: Steve Eichenberger refers to himself as ‘sculptor,’ yet that term seems limited in describing his…

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RiverSea Preview Opening

RiverSea Gallery “Obsession” show on Preview night, November 6, 2010. This coming Saturday, November 13 from 5 to 8 Jackie and I (and Shannon)…

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IT’S A BOY!

I’ve birthed a new studio! At least that’s what it’s felt like…lots of PUSHING to get everything installed and ready for us and our…

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Fast Lane

I haven’t updated because I haven’t had any spare moments! I don’t now either, stealing sleep time for a quick update: –Art in the…

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Newest piece

SOLD You can’t tell in this photo, but this one is MUCH smaller than the one in the last post. “Gratitude 3”

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Finished in time!

“Gratitude 2” 43 h x 12 w x 22 d I did finish this piece in time for Art in the Pearl. Watch the…

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BAM was a success!

My first-ever show  — was a success! Thanks to the customers who supported me with purchases, I can now justify continuing to sculpt my…

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July 20 update

I added official photos of my newest pieces to the Portfolio section tonight, complete with dimensions and statements. Welcome to any new visitors just…

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July 13 update

things are coming together reasonably well for upcoming show, but so many things left to do that i may not post again till afterward.

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