Saturday, June 15, 2013

painting again

Well, after an extended obsession
with drawing (not a bad thing), I've
actually managed to put brush to canvas
and make a painting.  Yay!  I can see how
the previous weeks of drawing have
informed the painting and I like this
loose affecting style it seems to
have settled in.  More to come...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

charcoal, gesso, frustration




Not sure where this one is going to end
up but as of now I'm pretty sure I should have
stopped somewhere along the way.  There
were a number of stages where I really
liked the raw emotion of it.  Now it's teetering
on the edge of that dreaded place called
"overworked".  Sigh.  We are taking a break from
one another.  To be continued...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

auction jester


This was the piece I did for an auction
fundraiser at my wife's school. 
Prelim underpainting and the finished piece.
I like the muted colors on this one
and the vacant Modigliani eyes.

Friday, March 29, 2013

blue series

Another from the blue series.  not
much to say about it.  Like the atypical
grayish background and foreground
colors and the simplified form.

Monday, March 18, 2013

painting but not posting...

 


I have been getting into the studio a bit of late I just
haven't been able to update the blog.  Partly because
for some reason I can't log into it using Firefox and
I can't stand Internet Explorer, partly because I'm just lazy!
This is a newish one.  Experimental to a degree.  I'm intrigued
to try and paint in broader less defined ways.  This is a result
of that and mostly I like it but it's still tighter than I am
envisioning...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

shades of blue

Been doing a bunch of these
smaller (11x14-ish) head studies
lately while still working on a
couple of larger things that aren't
quite finished.  I like the looseness
of this one.  A little less line heavy.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

sometimes...

I've been struggling with a painting for the
better part of a week now.  I mean fighting
with it for hours almost every day and
it seems the more I work on it the less I like
it.  Then out of frustration I decide to work
on something else briefly and this happens. 
This I really like.
Why can't it always happen like that?
Because then art would be easy and
painless.  And stale.