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Number two in the painting series "Near the LA River". View is from Bandini Blvd Bridge near the Farmer John Meats slaughter/packing house looking north toward downtown LA. It was dusk following a rainstorm. Love the dark moody feeling, the power lines, the grunge feeling and how it feels so much like LA. #art_share #dacenterforthearts #squareigallery #boylehieghts #LARiver #losangelesriver #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Another morning painting live at dA Center for the arts, today a little 10" x 10" oil painting of a great local Pomona activist who agreed to model for us today. Thank you. #art_share # #immigrant #dacenterforthearts #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Immigrant Corporal Stephan Manzanares 82 Division Airborn K Company 504, painted live July 3rd at dA Center for the arts. As we celebrate the birth of our nation, a nation of immigrants, Corporal Manzanares thank you for your service to our country. #art_share #Airborn #immigrant #dacenterforthearts #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Another day painting at dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. Excellent model and great companionship with other outstanding artists. Hope to see you this Saturday at the Square I Gallery in Claremont. #art_share #dacenterforthearts #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Opening night only Sat Dec. 2nd. Buy any two and get the third painting free. Square I Gallery group show in Claremont opening Saturday December 2nd at 6.00 pm. #art_share #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Here is the third and final still life painting for the upcoming Square I Gallery group show in Claremont opening Saturday December 2nd at 6.00 pm. #art_share #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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Here is another little still life painting for the upcoming Square I Gallery group show in Claremont opening Saturday December 2nd at 6.00 pm. These little 11x11 paintings make great christmas presents. If you are in the area come on by! #squareigallery #stilllife #studio #stidio_and_pleinair #justpaintings #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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A little 11x11" still life painting work in process painting for the upcoming Square I Gallery group show in Claremont #squareigallery #stilllife #interiordesign #interior #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"After Boxing". 30 x 40" oil on canvas painting of a dear friend who was gracious enough to alow me follow him to one of his boxing sessions where he boxed to exhaustion so I could gather enough material for this composition. #somber #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"The Queen of Nicaragua". 18 x 24" oil on canvas from today's painting session at Da Center for the Arts in Pomona. When I first saw her in the lobby looking at her cell phone I was unsure about the painting session. But once she sat to pose she instantly became the Queen of Nicaragua! So noble and an excellent model!!! Enjoy! #immigrants #immigration #Nicaragua #indian #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart #dacenterforthearts


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"The Immigrant". 11x14" oil on birch panel from today's plein air Monday painting sessions at Da Center for the Arts in Pomona. I especially like the somber feeling of the subject and the black and yellow use of color. Enjoy! #immigrants #immigration #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"Being Held". 24x36" oil on canvas, my most recent painting of the beautiful orchid that lives in our dining room. It is funny how paintings evolve. This painting gave me much so much grief that I totally wanted to give up on it many times. But like anything worthwhile and after sticking to it, it eventually came together quite nicely. I especially like the somber colors and the contrast of the huge masculine hands gently holding the frail sensual flowers. Enjoy! #floral #orchid #orchids #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"The Big Man". 12"x 14" oil on birch panel. At the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago and wanted to paint but it was rainy outside so I settled for plein air painting their historic indoor pool. The Big Man came by at the last minute and fell asleep covering himself in a yellow towel perfect timing to add him as a focal point. #intercontinentalhotel #chicago #swimming #plein_air_forum #pleinairpowerhouse #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"Michigan Ave Chicago". 11x14" oil on birch panel. Plein air painting from the 32nd floor in the Tower Room in The Intercontinental Hotel. #intercontinentalhotel #chicago #michiganave #michiganavenue #miraclemile #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"Carmel Bay Dreams". 14"x 18" oil on canvas. A surprise birthday painting for my dear brother in law Gary Bianco who is turning 60. Shhh. Don't tell him. He is not on Instagram yet. Congratulations Gary! Thank you for being such a great husband to my sister Chris! #carmel #sunset #beach #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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"Lifeguard Station #19 Huntington Beach". 14"x 18" oil on canvas. A recent painting for Nick Kosta for his birthday. Congratulations Nick! . #19 #huntingtonbeach #sunset #beach #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #johnkostaart


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john_kosta_land_art "Merchants of Beauty and Hope or alternatively, I'll Take That One". 30" x 30" oil on canvas. This version includes a number of revisions including substantial tonal changes and changes to the subjects face to capture her in the act saying something. Rittenhouse Square Philadelphi #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #philadelphia #rittenhousesquare #johnkosta


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Here is the finished painting that I posted a working detail of earlier this week. It's Titled "The Night Shift" 24" x 36" oil on canvas. When David and I were in San Francisco this last month this dancer caught my eye (for obvious reasons). It has a dark and somber feel yet also is fun, colorful and spirited. Enjoy
#party #clubbing #bar #maledancer #night #sanfrancisco
#castro #solitude #portrait #oilpainting #people #painting #painter #evening #artista #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta #


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Here is this week's painting. "Teapot and Toyon Berries" 30"x40" oil on canvas. This past Christmas season I was looking for something red to put in the house, so I went outside to the backyard where we have many native trees and shrubs, and took a clipping of Toyon branches flush with berries and put them in a tall vase for the dining room. It was so beautiful I had to paint them!. Notice the time on the clock. It's 12:03:58... David's birthday! And yes Michelle you are right again, that IS indeed my favorite teapot

#solitude #stillife #flowers #flowerarrangement #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #nativeplants #teapot #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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This week's painting
"Harbor Cruising"
From a trip to Catalina many years ago. I always wanted to paint this image of three old men sitting and enjoying the morning sun and watching the scenery. When I stumbled across the original photo in an old package I decided to finally paint a version of it. I added the old woman for interest. This is the finished result. What do you think... 30 x 30 oil on canvas.
#solitude #portrait #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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Another of my painting from last month. "The Orchid Doctor"
30 x 48 oil on canvas.
#solitude #portrait #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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Another of my painting from last month. "Vermont Autumn Colors"
30 x 30 oil on canvas.
#vermont #vermontcountrystore #autumn #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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One of my painting from last month. "Oceans of Light in the Darkness" or alternatively "Beam Me Up Scotty"
30 x 40 oil on canvas.
#oceansunset #oceansunsets #sunsetsky #sunset #angrysky #oilpainting #oilpastel #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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"Tea and Rose". 9" x 12" oil pastel on sanded cardstock. Here is a quick oil pastel sketch from a still life composition in my studio. The teapot and vases were just lying around the house and the rose is from a recent birthday boquet from my dear David. How much everyday beauty is there all around us if we only take the time to look. #stilllife #stilllifes #urbanart #oilpainting #oilpastel #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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john_kosta_land_art "Amish Flower Merchants" or alternatively, "I'll Take That One". 30" x 30" oil on canvas. Here is the finished painting from my last post. From Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia. #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #philadelphia #rittenhousesquare #johnkosta


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john_kosta_land_art "Amish Flower Merchants". 30" x 30" oil on canvas. My current work in progress. This is the under painting in various grays. These Amish girls were selling flowers on a lovely Sunday morning in spring. From Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia. #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #philadelphia #rittenhousesquare #johnkosta


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john_kosta_land_art "The Beauty Contest". This orchid was on display in a bay window on Sanchez Street in San Francisco. The cat was not about to be 'shown up' by some mere plant! I had to capture the scene on canvas! Oil on canvas. It is bigger than life at 30" x 48". It will be on display next month at the Benko Art Gallery South Lake Tahoe. Thank you Johnnie and Chelsea! #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #sanfrancisco #cat #cats #johnkosta


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john_kosta_land_art "A Golden Gate Gloaming". From my recent trip to the City with David. Oil on canvas. 24" x 30". #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #johnkosta


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"Afternoon Amber in the Castro". This is my most recent painting. Oil on canvas. 20" x 24". #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #instagood #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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"Cruising Hollywood Boulevard". This is my most recent painting, a much larger version of a similar subject from last year. Oil on canvas. 24" x 24". #urbanart #oilpainting #painting #painter #landscapeartist #instaart #instagood #currentmood #solitude #artist #art #gallery #artoftheday #plein #pleinair #johnkosta


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Laguna Surf. Oil on wood panel. # painting # oil painting #art #oilpaintings #landscapeart #landscapeartist #johnkosta #instaart #currentmood #artist


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