Sunday, November 28, 2010
After mucking up the first attempt at this subject last year over the winter of 2009-2010, I thought that I would give it another shot. The canvas is medium size now (as opposed to small) - we'll see if I can keep the text off (or out) of it. Giambologna's sculpture in Florence (in the Loggia dei Lanzi) is the inspiration, although the painting is a reverse image of the original sculpture.
Sabine (Wrong Thought) II -Acrylic on Canvas 40" x 30"
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Some drawn musings…
Bunny und Wehrmacht ink and charcoal on paper, 22” x 30”
PzKpfb I (Panzerkampfbunny I) Study ink and charcoal on paper, 19” x 25”
And some painted…
Fourth stage of PzKpfb II 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas
Fifth stage of PzKpfb II 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
White dress is a lot smaller that "D" and they seem to be very different to me. Anyway, now I will have a bit more room to maneuver.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
So for the past three days (or I should say evenings after work and chores are finished), I have been painting after dinner until it it too dark to see…
This is 30” x 40” oil on canvas (with the corner of the barn behind the daylilies)
The last painting of spring 2010 (please forgive the blurriness)
A little more progress…
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I have started a new (relatively small ) painting that depicts an object on a chair…sort of reminiscent of another work.
This is an earlier stage of Vince’s chair- with something a lot of Dutchmen my age (and a little older) might recognize.
I have been wanting to settle down and work on something more objective after the last paintings, but I think that I need to move to a larger scale, or (as Gerry Herdman told me almost thirty years ago) get smaller brushes.
after some work last night.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I painted a landscape in 2001 (Daylilies in the garden)...the paint was way too thin and the color wasn't right. To make matters worse, the shapes were predictable and the canvas seemed to be an unworkable dimension (60" x 30"). You can see most of the original painting above left. Late last spring, I started to rework this -adding and removing shapes and details, eventually I added a figure, Marcy, to the picture you see above.
I continued to re-work it over the past year, and into this spring- pushing and pulling shapes, and trying to determine how much detail to put in the figure. Should it be a generic figure, or a portrait?
It still wasn't right-primarily because the angle of the sitter seemed to be "off" in relation to the surrounding space, and the fact that I have been picking at it over the past ten months...
Finally, last night, I covered the painting with black oil paint, scraped away the bottom half, and scribbled some phrases across the top, and added some stenciled text.
Now I have something that I can work with!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
D is for Daffodil 60" x 50" acrylic on canvas A small study from two weeks ago.
this is what I have been messing with for a few days.
Jess kept squirming and moving. Partly to avoid the stink bugs and bumble bees, partly because she is 8 months pregnant.
When I started to work on this painting, I wrote down all of the artists I could think of whose last names began with a "D". I have no idea why. I played around with a few "E" names, but I wasn't into it. I looked across the yard to the chicken coop and saw the daffodils, and that was where this painting headed...D is for daffodils.
The scale and design of this small study (from two weeks ago) got me started on this idea.
(actually, that is not quite true. I have been working with/on these daffodil paintings for years and years. I wish that I could keep some fresh for a few months to allow for more development.)
Below is one study from early April 2009.
Daffodil study (2009) 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
As of March 7, 2010
March 6, 2010
Based on a recent discussion I had with a friend, I am working to make my figures heavier, or have more weight. I am not referring to pounds here, but rather substance. This is an acrylic self-portrait study (20" x 24") that I started late last week.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The print article has photographs of all of the artists' artwork. The article is titled, York Gallery Promotes Regional Artists.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Winter Skull II, acrylic on canvas, 2010
This is a small study that I am working on, maybe combine it with something else later (more skulls, the bunny, who knows?) I have worked with these skulls before. Here is an old one from 2004 (below)
Winter Skulls, 2004 oil on canvas (sorry about the glare)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Cloth Bunny 42" x 36" acrylic on canvas, January 2010.
There are a few elements in this painting that might be familiar to people who have seen my painting over the last two years. This painting was started three weeks ago (right after Christmas) but the sketches and studies were not coming together. There are a few more elements/ subjects/ objects that I want to add.
But it has to be finished and dry by Friday morning!!!
The bunny room (it is starting to creep me out)