Monday, May 25, 2009

LONGING, oil on board 16 x 16"


I haven't written anything for a couple weeks as I've been working on several paintings.


It seems that I go back and forth between painting and the glass over painting mosaic projects. I don't understand how someone can just do an endless series of the same sort of thing. I go to gallery shows and everything looks like it was done with a formula. I tend the repeat myself trying to improve on what I did, and also perfect an idea or go deeper, but it often changes dramatically in form. That's how I got to the mosaics over painting, for instance.


Anyway, the piece I've finished is called "longing", and I have it here. The next one after that which I hope to finish soon is called "the secret". Both are oils in a sort of realistic style.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ROLF


If you scroll down you can see I was doing mosaics for a while. At present I am interested in doing somewhat abstracted realistic pictures, rather like Henri Rousseau or Edward Hopper. All start with an old snapshot I picked up somewhere or other in my digging through estate sales and thrift stores.


LONGING


This is an oil on board, approx. 15 x 15 inches. It has taken me quite a while to get it to a point where I quit working on it. It is drawn from a snapshot of an unknown group of people that I picked up at some estate sale. The scene intrigued me.

For those of you who are painters, the composition was extremely difficult to pull together. I have changed some areas numerous times to balance it.

I have named it Longing.

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