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As a means of being productive at a moment’s notice, I began using an Altoids tin for an easel, or pochade box. As someone who has always enjoyed trinkets and totemic items, I have really grown fond of the boxes themselves and their resultant paintings. The scale of the paintings has allowed me to learn new aspects of my materials. For example, using brushes that seem slightly too large for the paintings grants me the opportunity to search for painterly solutions on this relatively new scale.

In this series, intimacy and immediacy of scale work together to allow for multiple sources to be transformed with paint. Eagerness to paint combined with portability led to painting on family trips, on breaks at work, and at the dining room table after the kids had gone to bed. I felt compelled to paint any subject that struck me and let it lead to the narrative or visual content that it might reveal. A found eggshell began communicating with lost feathers. My worn-out boots gently reminded me that my wife bought them for me years ago. A banana’s decay became an exercise in daily rendering. Attempts to capture the field beyond the backyard, the intangible clouds, or the immeasurable sea all caused me to consider my own minuscule scale in any given environment.

I believe painting can transform its subjects-—a brushstroke’s reconsideration of a notion or a vision permits such experiences to be worthy of further contemplation and consideration.

The more I paint, the more I am convinced that painting captures, and emits, an ineffable power.

All works are ready to hang. Free US shipping. These paintings are being sold directly from the artist to you.

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mben.cohan@gmail.com

Every Day
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
2018
Midday
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Midnight
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Beside the Sea
Watercolor
3 X 5 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the neighboring Lost Horizon painting.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the neighboring Lost Horizon painting.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
2018
Structure
Oil on panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Lake (Afternoon)
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Afternoon
Oil over acrylic on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Christmas Eve
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
East (Fall)
Oil on panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Overcast
Oil over acrylic on panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
East (Clouds)
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
The Atlantic
Oil on panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Umbrellas
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Bourbon
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
 Boxcar
Oil on panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Boxcar
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
From the Balcony
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
The Sea
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
The Sea
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Bloom
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
2018
Bloom
2020
Night Pint
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
 Beginning
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Middle
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
End
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Night Pint
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the Long John painting
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the Bitten painting.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Bitten
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Found (1.5 X 1.75”)
Oil on prepared panel
1.5 X 1.75 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
2020
$200
Core
Acrylic on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the other Homemade painting and Milk.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
2020
$200
Pairs well with the other Homemade painting and Milk.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Pairs well with the Homemade paintings.
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Ripe
2019
Crow
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Light
Watercolor
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Blue Jay
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
2018
Three
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
Empty
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
2020
$200
Empty
2020
2018
Gull
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200
2018
Hawk
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
2020
$200
Pepper (Red)
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
2020
$200
Pepper
Oil on prepared panel
2.5 X 3 inches mounted for 8 X 10 frame
$200

Most works are 2.25" x 3" while some are 1.5" x 1.75".