Thursday, November 29, 2012

Imaginary Landscape #9

T. Renner, "Imaginary Landscape #9," 2010, acrylic on paper, 6" x 4".

Originally posted on November 29, 2010.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Via Crucis (for Terry Dempsey)

T. Renner, "Via Crucis (for Terry Dempsey)," 2010, monoprint, 9" x 12".

Originally posted August 11, 2010.

"Lakes and Rivers (Monotype)

T. Renner, "Lakes and Rivers (Monotype)," 2010, watercolor on paper, 8" x 10".

Originally posted July 20, 2010.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Variation for Robert Motherwell #7

T. Renner, "Variation for Robert Motherwell #7," 2008, acrylic on paper, 4.5" x 4.5".

Note: I received this excellent -- except that it turned out to be spam (since deleted) -- comment in Russian (translated by Babelfish):

"Intimas of acquaintance without sms and any nonsense… find and you to itself partner. Is the [partrerskaya] program [of] And small anecdote for the reflection. Purchased peasant to himself into the chicken coop of new rooster. That generally some concerned was, on tens of hens during the day of [ebal]. Yes even not only hens, but generally entire bird, which it will see. And here once goes peasant in the chicken coop, and there rooster is dragged along dead in the puddle of mud, and they were gathered around the crow. Peasant tells the rooster: - That zh you so, Pete, yourself did not keep? That opens slightly one eye and hisses: - Bough, you [spugnesh] crows, you to [vyebu]."

Originally posted December 15, 2009.

Monday, November 26, 2012

We Will Live Our Stupid Dream (for Richard Butler)

T. Renner, "We Will Live Our Stupid Dream (for Richard Butler)," 2010, acrylic on paper, 6" x 4".

Originally posted November 26, 2010.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wall With Boards

T. Renner, "Wall with Boards," 2010, digital photograph.

Originally posted May 15, 2010.

Cross for Malevich

T. Renner, "Cross for Malevich," 2008, charcoal on paper, 3.5" x 3.5".

Originally posted on May 6, 2010.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Composition for Kasimir Malevich

T. Renner, "Composition for Kasimir Malevich," 2009, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Originally posted on February 22, 2009.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Action Painting!

On Saturday night (October 4, 2008), I got up on stage with Bunnygrunt at the Strolling Cones Cock & Bull Sonic Circus at Off Broadway and painted a large 80" x 60" sheet of cardboard as the band played their set.

Originally posted on October 6, 2008.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PVC and Sky #1

T. Renner, "PVC and Sky #1," 2009, digital photograph.

Driving by Washington University's campus a few weeks ago I noticed a group of interesting structures on the corner of Skinker and Forsyth. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to taking any photos until after the leaves had lost their beautiful read and gold colors. Still, I think this photo works well in black and white.

It turns out the structures are the work of students in Arny Nadler's 3D design class at Washington University.

Originally posted November 17, 2009.

Monday, November 19, 2012


T. Renner, "Untitled," 2010, digital photograph.

Originally posted November 11, 2010.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Object & Sky #5

T. Renner, "Object & Sky #5," 2011, digital photograph.

Originally posted November 18, 2011.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Improvisation for Richard Fortus

T. Renner, "Improvisation for Richard Fortus," 2009, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5".

Originally posted November 16, 2009.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Untitled (Pink)

T. Renner, "Untitled (Pink)," 2011, digital photograph.

Originally posted April 14, 2011.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

For Georgia

T. Renner, "For Georgia," digital photograph.

From the web site of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum:
Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, the second of seven children, and grew up on a farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. As a child she received art lessons at home, and her abilities were quickly recognized and encouraged by teachers throughout her school years. By the time she graduated from high school in 1905, O'Keeffe had determined to make her way as an artist.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

For Cindy Sherman

T. Renner, "For Cindy Sherman," 2008, acrylic on photo, 4" x 6".

Originally posted November 30, 2008.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Composition in Red, Black, and Yellow

T. Renner, "Composition in Red, Black, and Yellow," 2007, acrylic on paper, 4" x 6".

Originally posted on November 12, 2010.

Monday, November 12, 2012

For Motherwell Red #1

T. Renner, "For Motherwell Red #1," 2010, acrylic on paper, 4" x 5.5".

Originally posted on June 13, 2010.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Imaginary Landscape #10

T. Renner, "Imaginary Landscape #10," 2010, acrylic on paper, 6" x 4".

Originally posted November 30, 2010.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Miraculous Mandarin #2 (for Bela Bartok)

T. Renner, "The Miraculous Mandarin #2 (for Bela Bartok)," 2009, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7".

The eighth in a series of works inspired by the "Powerful Percussion" program performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, October 30.

Keep up with the activities of the SLSO by following Eddie Silva's daily blog!

Originally posted on November 8, 2009.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pre-Election Jitters

T. Renner, "Pre-Election Jitters," 2008, ballpoint pen on paper, 4.25" x 5.5".

Originally posted November 2, 2008.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cora & St. Louis

T. Renner, "Cora & St. Louis," 2012, digital photograph.

Friday, November 2, 2012

X for KDHX

T. Renner, "X for KDHX," 2012, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24".
Outrageous and chaotic, this competitive art auction event benefits FM 88.1 KDHX! Admission is $15, and all proceeds benefit KDHX. 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Art Attack 4 is a single elimination tournament pitting 32 local artists head-to-head. Audience response to each painting will be judged, with the piece receiving the most applause progressing to the next round and the losing piece being auctioned to the highest bidder. But there's one catch...

If bids aren’t high enough, the art will face a perilous future in front of the Wheel of Misfortune! This large wheel includes six diabolical and imaginative ways of destroying the losing piece: Perhaps by chainsaw, an evil Lunch Lady or a relentless Arch Rival Roller Girl.

Buy some art, or punch it in the face: you can't lose!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


T. Renner, "Dragon," 2010, acrylic on paper, 4" x 6".

Originally posted on December 30, 2010.


we were all excited
we would have dodged
fire struck
from her breath
but by the time
we started out
sudden darkness
scapegoats invented

-- Tony Renner