BILL SORTINO

Oil Paintings
2017

My work is very personal and reflects my inner artist journey more than that presented by most artists. There is also a surreal aspect that I bring into my work that is never planned, but just begins to appear and then I develop it within the overall painting. The work, like most non objective art, really has no place in time, yet it may feel like it does.

 

Here are a selection of the pieces I have completed thus far in 2017. Please note that prices are half the gallery price and do not include shipping! These are presented from newest to oldest. Click to enlarge, double click to reduce.

 

 

Song of the Queen Bee
Excerp
"For I am a queen and I am a bee,
I'm devil-may-care and I'm fancy-free,
Love-in-air is the thing for me,
Oh, it's simply rare
In the beautiful air,
And I wish to state
That I'll always mate
With whatever drone I encounter."
-EB White

 

Dance of the Queen Bee
24" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
$1,400

 

 

"The World Is Too Much with Us"

 

The world is too much with us;
late and soon, Getting and spending,
we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. --Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreath├Ęd horn.
-William Wordsworth (Circa 1802)

 


Hear Old Triton Blow His Wreathed Horn
Oil on Board
24" x 20"
$1,400

 

 

 

Lotus Flower With Unusual Soup Spoon
Reworked from 2001
18"x 18"
Oil on Panel
$1,000

 

 

Myths- The Poetry Of The Stars
36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
$2,900

 

 

Unexpected Emergence Of The Phoenix
On The First Day Of Spring
39" x 32"
Oil on Canvas
$2,400

 

 

Love Packet To Eagle-A Glimpse Into The Mystical Realm
38" x 30"
Oil on Board
$2,000

 

 

John Coltrane Slept Here, It Was Mystical
36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas
$2,900

 

 

Sufi Wedding With Rumi and The Love Fish
Oil on Board
30" x 24"
$1,900

 

 

 

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Clockwork Orange
Oil on Board
20" x 24"
$1,200