Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

More work...

My beloved partner and wife is a weaver and introduced me to Anni Albers who said that "Art cannot be designed." This is 16" x20" canvas acrylic base with oil sticks and gesso. Title "Anni Albers."Of course!

This is on Arches oil paper 12" x16" and oil sticks/bees wax and scrapping creating a staining. Titled, "Dion's Little Sister."

Same mediums and dims as above. Titled, " Raoul Dufy." 

Stay healthy and keep your distance!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 27th

Hard to believe that it's been more than 3 months since I last posted but there's this bug going around...

I had brought a bunch of supplies home from the studio but in the two months that I spent in lockdown , I didn't even attempt to pick up a brush or pastel- I was too paraphrase "Groundhog Day,"- don't paint angry...I'm still angry but the need to work becomes overwhelming...the first few days back in the studio I was lost so I spent two days cleaning my space and did my brushes which is always such a Zen activity for me...Anyway, here's hoping you and yours are safe and sound...only five more months of the madness that passes for national leadership to come to a crashing halt.

New Work:

This is first piece I completed upon returning to the studio. I had been thinking colors all through the quarantine and these jumped out at me.
16"x24" oil sticks and bee's wax and that's not black- it's Turkish Umber. "Quarantine"

 This is a larger piece- 30"x40" the background is the result of 4 or 5 scrub downs starting with a teal acrylic background and then oil stick and multiple coats of gesso scrapped and reapplied and then charcoal and oil pastels. "Carnival Bachanalis."

18" x 24" "Portrait at 27" oil sticks and gesso and charcoal