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2021 works
Many works are India ink on paper, 30x22 inches or 22x30 inches. After #2083 they can also include elements in oil and gouache.
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#2158 We Are, After All, Just Ink Drawn on Paper;
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2203 Shall
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

    

Jack Balas, 2021; FAREWELL TO A FRIEND #2199;
India ink and gouache on paper, 30x22 inches

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR TEXT

 

#2202 Subscribe (Moose)
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2206 We Start With a Drawing By Matisse (And Then We Make It Better)  India ink, gouache & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches

 

#2197 I Am My Catalog Raisonne
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2205 Give
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2149 Mountain State (GO)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

  

#2207 EVE AND DAY (ALWAYS IN PROGRESS)
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

  

#2159 This Last Day of October (A Rake's Progress)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2150 WideScreen
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2201 Tree -- Etre
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2155 Arrowhead
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2200 This Is How It Starts (Flock of Birds)
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2198 SHRINE
India ink & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

  

#2196 Your Invitation Is Even Now Being Penned
(The Herndon Climb)
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2139 CUE
India ink, oil, & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

 

#2105 Evening Would Know Our Reverie
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2156 YOXHAKx (Lesson)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

#2158
WE ARE, AFTER ALL, JUST INK DRAWN ON PAPER;
India ink, gouache & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2157 What Would You Do?
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches
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#2154 Kiss
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches




#2126 PLAN B (Forgot the Damn Rocks!)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches
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#2125 It's All Been a Self-Portrait
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches
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#2097 We Do Not Tire of Painting (Sunset)
India ink, oil & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

#2147 Some Geese Flew Over the Yard
India ink on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

 

#2133 The Main Event
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches
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Buddy # 2141 (wolf)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

#2153 Museum of Autumn Days
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

Buddy # 2135 (chair)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

 

 

#2103 Save-On, Whitehorse
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches
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#2149 Mountain State (GO)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

# 2089 Escape From Crown Hall 
India ink, oil & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

#2123 Off To College
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches
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#2114 Path
India ink & watercolor on paper, 22x30 inches

#2116 Log
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

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#2127 The Journey (Pike's Peak)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches
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#2094 Friday at 5
India ink & oil on paper, 30x22 inches


SPREADS

 

#2119 The Day Could Not Have Been More Perfect to Tell Him
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

#2112 The Upper Hand
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2121 Pike's Peak
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches
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#2104 Full Sail
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2120 How to Build Cathedrals
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2115 Dog Day
India ink & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

 

#2094 Friday at 5
India ink & oil on paper, 30x22 inches

 


#2113 Right and Left (or, Left And Right)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

  

#2098 Over Some Rainbow
India ink & oil on paper, 30x22 inches

#2124 Test Line
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

#2078 Day Job For the Night Sky 2
Oil and enamel on canvas, 20x24 inches

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#2100 Big
oil & enamel on canvas, 16x16 inches

#2122 Running Home
Oil, enamel, acrylic and ink on canvas, 48x60 inches
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#2111 Some Calendar Page
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2086 A True Story
ndia ink & oil on paper, 22x30 inches

#2102--1527 Study for Sleeping Bag
India ink & acrylic on paper with collage, 30x22 inches

 

#2087 Pavilion
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2084 I Never Knew I Was Lost (Until I Was Found)
India ink & oil on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2076 Names Change
(oil on canvas, 20x16 inches)

                    #2093 Picnic
                   India ink & oil on paper, 30x22 inches

#2080 TOP
(oil on paper, 19x15 inches)

#2138 Home At Last  (Atlas)
India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2081 JETTY
(oil on paper, 19x15 inches)

 

#2092 Memorial Revision
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2083 SOME DAYS (Study)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

#2079 SNAG
(oil on paper, 19x15 inches)
   

 Jack Balas, 2021
WHEN THEY SPOTTED ME (#2085)
oil & India ink on paper, 22x30 inches

When they spotted me and realized I was taking their photo, his buddies laughed and turned away. But he stayed, froze, actually. Click. Turned a bit, froze. Click.
Turned, froze. Click.
What would they say, sixteen years later, of today's painting?

 

#2071 Our Hero's Rose Eros Shore
India ink & oil on paper, 22x30 inches


#2064 Boy Leading a Picasso
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches


 

#2091 Float
India ink & oil on paper, 22x30 inches


#2109 IN(ter)DEPENDENCE DAY (In Question July 4, 2021)
India ink on paper, 22x30 inches


 

#2043 Way Bigger Than
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

   

#2049 Story: Write It Down, Bring It Home
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

   

#2062 Down and Across
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches



#2090 We Arrived Ready to Paint the World
India ink, oil & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30x45 inches overall

  

#2036 Back Story
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

#2055 Screen
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2037 He-Art
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

  

#2057 Thirteen Years Later (Mom)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 
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Jack Balas, 2021;
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI (BACKFLIP) (#2063);
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

 

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI was not on my reading pile the day I set out on my bike from my Illinois town to the river, two days there and two back, my junior summer in college. Hills, corn fields, little towns I'd never seen. Met two brothers running a gas station across the road from their house, and wound up staying with them that first and last night. The night close to the river a farm lady let me sleep out on a chaise on her front lawn, sloping down to a view of cows. She even brought me a blanket. I made it to Savanna, crossed the long bridge to Iowa dodging the toll booth & then back, even met another kid on a bike from Michigan going cross country. He was amazed my bike was only a one-speed. Life is good.

  

#2065 First Day Spring
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2061 Site
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2060 This Year in Jerusalem
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2038 Best Picture
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2051 Synecdoche
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2073 That Age Old Story
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2063 Life on the Mississippi  (BACKFLIP)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches
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#2056 Crossing the Rubicon
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2048 Wall - All
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2030 Summer Count (Study 1)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

 

#2039 Team
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches

  

#2059 Self-Portrait after 50 Years of Painting
India ink & acrylic on paper, 30x22 inches
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 #2044 Spot
India ink & on paper, 22x30 inches


#2053 Old Map, New Step (The Journey)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

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#2046 Story at Sunset (Boxers)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

   

#2045 Contemplate
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

   

#2054 This is Where
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches


#2040 Skies Are Blue 
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

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#2047 Alphabet at Sunset (Cowboys)
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches


 

#2058 Stitch
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2042 Whisper
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

#2052 Test
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

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#2082 Patient
oil on paper, 15x19 inches

 

#2041 Hot Bed
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

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#2051 Synecdoche
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches


#2050 That Book We Never Write... Until Now?
India ink & acrylic on paper, 22x30 inches

 

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