Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16th

So, I wasn't completely satisfied with "Terra Verte" and have spent  a couple days doing some layers and what we now have is, "Kermit 2" -18"x24" canvas paper with  casein paint undercoat with various oil pastels over multiple layers of acrylic fixative.  Many thanks to Lulu for her massive insight in this piece. Enjoy....

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

I had the dims wrong on Ricardo Montelban and will correct. This  is on 18"x24" oil paper with casein paints, bee's wax and oil pastels. title "Terra Verte."

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

"It's the working, the working, just the working life... " Bruce Springsteen "The Factory"

18"x24" oil paper with casein paint base with oil pastels overlay, then bee's wax and then scrapped and one final overlay of oil pastels. "Stripey Wonder." (subtitled "Fine Corinthian Leather")

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Continuing the series: 9"x12" Sennelier pastel poster cards, oil pastels, bee's wax etc.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

I was rummaging through some paper stock and came across some Sennelier pastel cards- these are about 9x12 and the surface has an almost sandpaper quality-great teeth to absorb pastels. These are 3 studies for larger work...oil pastels with bee's wax on top and then scrapped off and finished with a pastel fixative spray. I've posted the images oversized so that the textures and subtleties can be seen.

"Colour Study #1"

"Colour Study#2"

"Colour Study #3" (Homage to Sean Scully-unconscious)