Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How cliche'

 It takes all kinds and there are all kinds.
In many ways I'm a stereotypical artist, an "Artist's artist" if you will. Which is why I haven't posted on here since June. My interests are great and varied, and I always bite off way more than I can chew. At the time of my last post, I was coming off several months of nonstop painting, and I was dreadfully behind on my usual Summer undertakings. I'm not very good at producing money, so instead I produce food which I'm pretty good at. I try to produce all my wife and I can eat plus a surplus that can be used as a commodity for trade. That entails a large garden with a big bountiful variety. At the end of June I was terribly behind, and have plied myself to the task ever since. The season is drawing to a close and even though by all accounts it was poor Summer for gardening in Northeast Ohio, I can't help but to feel a little sour for the yield.

 I did also make sure to take a few, "Jeffy days" spent floating in the pool with adult beverages and what-not. I believe I earned that for the 2 plus years I spent moving the pool and deck by myself. No painting has been done, a lot of live music videos have been produced though. Nikki and I became the official videographers of, "The Clarks" in recognition of our fine unofficial work.

In August I entered my latest major work, "Children Without Parents" in the Canfield Fair's Fine Art Competition and won, "Best in Show" in the professional artist's division. So that was pretty cool.

What's on the horizon for  Jeffrey Puccini? Well my daffodil paintings are about to be in The Flora and Fauna show at Borrego Art Institute. If you are in Southern Ca. between October 18 and November 16, please go there and buy them. I hear it's a lovely place. Also I'm doing a 5"x7" commission in exchange for mini cheese cakes.

Friday, June 20, 2014

See All 50 at Once

Painting and posting 50 paintings in 50 days was a daunting task.
This blog got a work out. Many of these paintings I would price at a couple hundred dollars if I were selling them forthright. Youngstown area patrons of The Arts will be getting a bargain indeed when they purchase a share at $350.00 that includes not only one of my paintings but also a unique blend of the works of 8 other talented purveyors of the local art scene. For just $125.00, one can purchase a mini-share featuring the works of 3 artists. There are only 50 shares in total, and the majority have already sold, but I believe their are still some available. Full details can be seen at

If you'd like to see all 50 of my paintings in one eyeful, they are now nicely featured on my website, enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Rounding out the sub-series of Y-town All-stars as well as, "50 paintings in 50 days" is none other than Downtown Youngstown.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pre-delivery Foot Selfie

Painting 49 of 50 is based on a, "Foot selfie" taken by area artist and brand-new mom,  Alane Jewel the night before giving birth to bouncing bundle of joy. I saw the photo on Facebook, and was taken with the play of light.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Katlyn Jackson

Painting 48 of 50 is based on a photograph by talented local photographer, artist and entrepreneur,  Katlyn Jackson. I believe Kat  would have preferred me to base my painting on one of her other photographs rather than this one, a floral mostly likely. I really didn't have much choice in the matter though. I am so deeply enamored with this image, it may be my favorite painting of this project. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it might even be a, "Selfie". If that's true, it's one of the most epic selfies I've ever seen.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Federal Plaza West Looking East

Continuing the final five, painting 47 of 50 is a Night-time view of Federal Plaza from the sidewalk in front of The Knox Building.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Welcome to the final five in my, "50 paintings in 50 days" for the Legal Creative's Community Supported Arts Project. The finally five is a tip of the hat to Y-town area All-stars. Heading up the list is the much anticipated portrait of a prolific and wildly imaginative local Print A
rtist, Youngstown's own, "Eric Alleman". I wanted to pay homage to his unique style by trying to paint him in that very style.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


We're coming up on the final bend in my, "50 paintings in 50 days" for The Legal Creative's Community supported Arts project. The final 5 paintings will be devoted to, "Y-town Allstars". #45 almost qualifies as well. It's an abbreviated version of a painting that I did last Spring in honor of  The Oakland Center for The Arts production of the musical, "Hair".
Last Spring's painting was done in the spirit of early 1970's black-light posters. It featured glow in the dark metallic stars, and glows in black light. Below are the new painting as well as the original.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sexy Salamanders

Once upon a time,
I made several greeting cards  and submitted them to a major greeting card company. This painting is based on one of those cards. On the inside it read, "Let's spend some slime together".
I didn't get the gig.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This Pretzel is Makin' Me Thirsty

This is the last Abstract piece I'll be doing for quite sometime unless I have a stroke.
I wanted to make it hard to look at if one has a bad hang-over.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Be Well-Drum on

This Impressionistic piece
 features Elie Kihonia at Be well-Drum on Equinox  Birthday, Citizenship.
World Music 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


  As I mentioned, I've been of the mind to explore Abstraction and Impressionism for this C.S. Art project. It's been easier to produce Abstract pieces than impressionistic pieces for sure. My Realist sensibilities fight me every step of the way, and they've been winning for the most part. These next few paintings I'll really be trying to force my hand.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Abstract #3

Something one might see if they were hit in the head with a rock, whilst strolling in the woods.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I Get The Impression

I Have to admit that I've never been particularly impressed by Impressionism.
If ever there was a time to give it chance, for me the time is now.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

24 Years ago

Painting 18 of 50 is an update of sorts of a pastel doodle I rendered 24 years ago.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cheer Up

We all get a little crabby sometimes.
I wish I had a giant pincher.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Abstract #1

I hope you enjoy my foray down a path not often traveled by me-Abstraction.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Keep It Simple Stupid

As I've mentioned, posting 50 paintings in 50 days is a daunting task, small as they are. In the beginning I tried to appeal to my creative nature by imploring him to remember, "K.I.S.S."
It's a struggle.
I've been able to adhere to that with the minority of the paintings I've done so far. So much so, that I had to give myself another good talking to. I again tried to impress upon myself the importance of, "K.I.S.S."
After that, what's the next painting I do?
....just so you know, if I were selling this forth-right I wouldn't take less than $200, so if you find it in your #Csart basket, you've gotten a dandy bargain indeed.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

About This Map

#7 of 50 is, "About This Map". (it's greater Youngstown)
This painting was inspired by the song of the same name by, "The Tragically Hip".
Have you heard it?