Wayne Gagnon™

Art and Poetry

International Day of Peace 2016

Wayne Gagnon - International Day Of Peace 2016
International Day of Peace 2016
2×3 inch, ink on scrap cardboard
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Other Things

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — J. Richard Lessor (also attributed to Henry David Thoreau)

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Other Things, Butterfly
Other Things
11 x 14 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting was commissioned to be raffled at the 2016 AIDS Walk & 5K Run for The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts in Westfield on Sunday Sep 25, 2016. For more information about the the walk & run, go to their web site at www.runreg.com/aidswalk.

Four Leaf Clovers (06-21-2016)

Wayne Gagnon - Four Leaf Clover
Four Leaf Clovers (06-21-2016)
Ink and Four-Leaf Clovers on two 2×3 inch recycled cardboard
©2016 Wayne A. Gagnon

Two Men Kissing

Wayne Gagnon - Two Men Kissing
Two Men Kissing
4×6 inches, Ink on scrap cardboard
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

#TwoMenKissing #KeepKissing

Four Leaf Clovers (05-17-2016)

Wayne Gagnon - Sketch Cards - Four Leaf Clovers
Four Leaf Clovers (05-17-2016)
Ink and Four-Leaf Clovers on two 2×3 inch recycled cardboard
©2016 Wayne A. Gagnon

NOTE: These are the first two four leaf clovers I found in 2016.

What’s Up Granby #3

What’s Up Granby is a youtube (and channel 15 cable) program that highlights Granby, Massachusetts related things. One sunny spring day, I was interviewed by producer and host (and my friend) Andrea Kennedy. We had such a good time sipping vino and chatting. It’s about 44 minutes, so set aside some time and make some popcorn and get yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the conversation.

Further information about some of the comments in the video…

  • The Bully Hill wine we were drinking can be found here.
  • The popcorn poem can be found here.
  • A photo of my 1968 Hermes 3000 manual typewriter can be found here.
  • Information about “Dove” painting is here.
  • Google “Wayne Gagnon Souvenir“.
  • “Seahorse” painting and the “primal” painting of JC can be seen on my portraits page here.
  • I draw sketches on 2×3 inch cards. More info can be seen here.
  • Big yellow “Men Who Cook” road signs featuring Guido can be seen here.
  • “Barbershop Quartet” painting can be seen here.
  • Recycle Day banner/canvas can be seen here.

 

Neutral

Wayne Gagnon - Gender Neutral icon
Neutral
3×4 inches (approx), doodle in journal
Bic 4-Color Ballpoint pens (Fashion colors & classic)
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Perfect

Wayne Gagnon - Perfect - Painting, Kintsugi, flower
Perfect
11×14 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

(For Kathy)

Artist’s Note: Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery,” is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer from a tree mixed with fine gold dust. To this day, kintsugi pottery is a reminder that an object can far more beautiful and valuable if we embrace its cracks and imperfections. The same can be said about the beauty in people.

The Plan

Wayne Gagnon - Souvenir Poem - Plan, lollygag, dilly-dally

Barbershop Quartet

Wayne Gagnon - Barbershop Quartet
Barbershop Quartet
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting will be was raffled at the Granby, MA Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, April 2, 2016. This is a wonderful community event to raise money for the music program in the Granby schools. Men from all areas of the community each prepare a favorite dish to serve at dinner. Celebrating the 9th year!

Mail Art at GCC

I’m participating in GCC’s Mail Art project exhibit coming up in June, 2016.  I sent in (via USPS) thirty poems with pictures that have also been posted in this blog during the month of February

The art from all the participants will be on on display be June 14 through July 12 in GCC’s South Gallery at One College Drive, Greenfield. The opening on Tuesday, June 14, 3 to 7 p.m.

The project is highlighted in a Greenfield Recorder article.

If you look closely, you can see one of my thirty pieces (shown below) in a couple of the article’s photos. (Yay! I feel like a kid who’s art made it onto the refrigerator.)

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Sorta Molly

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Sorta Molly, tie
Sorta Molly
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Note: This painting was commissioned as a going away present for a friend’s co-worker.

Words

Wayne Gagnon - Poem and Picture - Radio Music sing song words
Words
4.25×5.5 inches, Mixed media on scrap cardboard
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Over Under

Wayne Gagnon - Poem and Picture - Over Under Toilet Paper right wrong
Over Under
4.25×5.5 inches, Mixed media on scrap cardboard
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Pastry Crumbs

Wayne Gagnon - Poem and Picture - Pastry Crumbs
Pastry Crumbs
4.25×5.5 inches, Mixed media on scrap cardboard
©2016 Wayne Gagnon