Monday, August 18, 2008
This is a detail shot of a painting that I've been working on for the last seven years. I've tried to abandon it many times but always come back to it and add a fresh element, but it never says "I'm done." I guess I was influenced by Cassat and wanted to update the theater genre. There is a unique time before the concert begins where the spectators prime themselves and get ready for the full experience. I lived across from the Beacon Theater and frequented the concerts there.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
These three images of interiors unite as one idea. The panels are all different sizes except for the height. I like diptychs and triptychs not to be bilaterally symmetrical. I think series, however, need to be the same size to hold together. A triptych can be successful in using unrelated images, which when combined, form an all new entity. This gestalt can be proven by looking at individual paintings and realizing how different they seem when not together. Vincent Desiderio makes this happen in his triptychs.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I put some shellac over the drawing followed by an earth toned glaze which I worked into with opaque color. The trick for me is to have the figure disappear into the background but not flatten out (like the hip is doing). There is constant back and forth with the temperature on top of the established values of the drawing. With all of these layers I still want the ground (paper) to sneak through to the top.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Here is a figure sculpture that I've been working on. The first step is to establish an x and y grid, followed by the main flow line or expression line. I'm trying to work temperature and values of the large masses. I am constantly stumping and alcohol washing the media to avoid anything to severe.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I was able to have some friends sit for me when they returned from Carnival in their costumes. From the drawing I started playing around with a composition in the included oil sketch. I may do some more oil sketches and then work up a larger painting.