February 18, 2011

end a long week

New painting and it's process

i'd like to write about this painting but i'm fried. it's been a long fractured week. it's cold. it's wet. birds are attacking our garden. i haven't eaten much of anything today and by now (7:23pm on a friday) i'm a little to drunk to focus on writing, as much as i want to. another time. for now, here is the painting i finished today along with a few process photos.
18 x 18 inches, oil on wood panel

February 11, 2011

The tar beneath the fog. completed

i think it's finished.
The tar beneath the fog and painting table

The tar beneath the fog, 36 x 48 inches, oil on raised wood panel

February 10, 2011

a possible new direction

last week i started experimenting with a new approach using fragments of multiple images to create a single portrait.  the first try didn't work out but they're getting better now. these two i think i like so far, the male portrait is finished and the larger female is still in progress. the collage aspect allows for more discovery. to me, the fragments create an illusion of movement, as if it's a still image of various stages of motion.

i still have a few doubts but i'm going see where it goes, i think there's potential. it might lead somewhere completely different. any thoughts or observations would be appreciated.
24 x 26 inches, oil on wood panel

36 x 48 inches, oil on wood panel

36 x 48 inches, oil on wood panel

February 1, 2011

the tar beneath the fog

a few paintings i've been working on in a series called The tar beneath the fog. they started coming together today and now they feel like they belong in the same world.