Almost all of the paintings shown below in my Artist's Gallery are in private collections, therefore not available. To see originals for sale, or to license use of images, contact my agent at "Riegerfineart.com"
---"Bat Out Of Hell" ... (1994) ... 18" x 32" ... Original reverse glass painting. For me, the electric cloud in this piece is moving fast. Like an explosion. Hence the title.
---"Hexagram" ... (1994) ... 36" x 24" ... Original reverse glass painting. A fire breathing dragon holds a red moon. The title comes from the shape of the dragon's body.
---"Dream Lover" ... (1988) ... 21" x 58" ... Original reverse glass painting. A Hollywood starlet (who "Michelle" remain nameless) posed in my studio for this painting, on the right with her arms like wings. I made five versions of the piece, all selling rather quickly.
---"Full Moon" ... (1995) ... 22" x 31" ... Original reverse glass painting. I used to stay in my friends isolated beach house on the island of Molokai, where on full moon nights sometimes black clouds would blow over the moon in the most wonderful way. For painting the craters in this piece I used a moon map for accuracy.
---"Black Mountain" ... (1995) ... 31" x 54" ... Original reverse glass painting from: "The Janis Series," a grouping of paintings I did in 1995 inspired by Janis Joplin's music. I knew Janis Joplin well. And I loved her. And for twenty years after her death I could not listen to her records without getting depressed. Then one night in '95 my daughter River left her box-set of Janis at the studio and I put it on and painted with millions of volts of electricity for the entire night, inspired by love, until the sun came up. The title: "Black Mountain" is from a song Janis used to sing in the early 60's when I first met her. "Goin' to Black Mountain, me an my razor and my gun ... goin'a cut him if he stands, shoot him if he runs .
---"October Tale" ... (1995) ... 27" x 44" ... Original reverse glass painting. This painting lives in a home called, "Painted Spaces," owned by my number one collector, Mr. Larry Kessler, of New York City. I'm a harsh judge of my own work, and I love this painting. Within this "genera" of mine I call, "million volt California high-tech folk art, early 21st Century" ... this is the best I have to offer.
---"Water Magic" ... (1994) ... 20" x 17" ... Original reverse glass painting. This was a small piece that I always loved and was intending to keep in my private collection. I loaned it as a business sample and it never came back to me. Not only did it never come back, many other "samples" never came back along with it, and sadly, none were ever accounted for. They say if you love something, let it go and if it comes back, it was meant to be. Bullshit. These are the sorts of things that make artists move to Cooper Pedy and take up eating nettles.
---"Dark Moon" ... (1990)... 24" x 36" ... Original reverse glass painting. For me, "Dark Moon" has a delicious undertone. I like to go there. Not in a space ship though. In dreams. Looking into my past as far as I can is another form of space travel. In the process I have been forced to accept the obvious, which is, whatever good there is to be said for my kin, I evidently do not come from a long line of dreamers. I therefore, seem to be making up for some recessive art-monster gene in one whole branch of the family tree. Talk about exhausting. Thank you, now go away.
---"Push / Pull" ... (1997) ... 24" x 36" ... Original reverse glass painting. "Push / Pull" takes its title from modern painter Hans Hoffman's concern with just that. Put simply: how some elements of a picture "push out" while others "pull in," visually as well as viscerally. With this painting, specifically concerning the large blue moon and the smaller red planet beneath it. Red pushes, blue pulls. However, since the blue is bigger in this piece, a stasis is achieved ... bla, bla, bla ... hey, this is a kick ass space painting.
---"Copper Flame" ... 1997 ... 24" x 30 ... Original reverse glass painting. The clouds in this painting are liberally mixed with copper. Therefore, a metallic sheen highlights even the tips of the blue clouds. On the right side is a "Spectra Foil," moon. "Spectra Foil" is a holographic material that changes color in a subtle, yet exciting way. Lots of small touches make this painting one that has everything.
---"Blue Thunder" ... 1997 ... 20" x 16" ... Original reverse glass painting. The clouds in this piece were painted with one hearty "thunder clap" of 1.5 million volts of electricity, hence the title. A "Spectra Foil" moon is on the right.
---"Star Field" ... 1997 ... 16" x 20" ... Original reverse glass painting. An exciting cloud almost like an ocean wave. Title suggests deep space beyond planets and moons, leading to vast regions of mystery.
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