First post of the new year. So, hey!
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To finish off the last of old business, the last image I started in 2015 was a little canvas I shortened the name to “Starvation.” After a second sitting, it came off a little too flat and blended. So, I darkened the image up slightly with some Burnt Sienna, and I think this one’s ready to take off the easel and let dry.
Here is the final image:
“Starvation” 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas, $70
I’ll have to start tallying up to see how close I came to hitting my goal over the past couple months, (I’ll do so when I photograph all my new works for my catalog and put wires in the back). It’s now a new year, and I don’t see any reason to slow down on what I am doing. With that in mind I did some color blocking on two new, yet untitled canvases.
First sitting with two new pieces:
Untitled, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting.
Untitled, oil on canvas 16″ x 20″ first sitting.
First sitting with two new pieces:
Untitled work, first sitting, 10″ x 14″ oil on canvas
“Tendrils, rivulets”oil on canvas, 10″ x 14” $145
With the both of these pieces I am experimenting with working a little differently. The second image here, I aimed to do this one with very thin washes of paint over each other, slowly building up the color’s intensity. I also plan to use a very limited pallete, I may eventually involve a shade (to create more contrast) but so far, this images is using only Yellow Ochre, Medium Yellow, and Permenant Green Light.
“Prozac Listening Party” oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting
“Prozac Listening Party” oil on canvas 8″ x 10″ $75
Life got real busy with other things, but I briefly got back to my easel today. This is the second sitting on this piece, I had blocked out shapes and colors previously. Where the yet untitled piece stands now:
Untitled, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, second sitting
Sat down and worked (third sitting) on the newest canvas. I may revisit it in the morning, but I think it is done:
“Flesh Cathedrals”oil on canvas, “18 x 24”, third sitting, final $245.
Started another canvas too, not very interesting yet, just blocked color.
Started new pieces (one is a commission, so I will share images of that when it is delivered). When the commission was done, I used some paint that was left on my pallette to start a new small piece.
New work, this one likewise came together quickly and in two sittings (I did not photograph the original sitting/color blocking for whatever reason):
“Schism” oil on canvas, 11″ x 14,” $125
First, there was this image:
“A Rest for Troubled Waters” first sitting, color blocking. oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
Third sitting (normally, I am better about photographing my progress, but I worked on this piece of and on a couple days ago. I did not get a photo at the intermediate stage. Here is the final piece, however:
“A Rest for Troubled Water” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, $235
And, I blocked color (with a palette knife) on a new small piece:
Untitled, first sitting/color blocking, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ work in progress.
Second sitting. I would still like to have one more go at this:
Untitled work, oil on canvas, 8″ 10″, second sitting.
Worked on this piece again. I set it aside to develop it more, but I decided I like it as is. Sometimes, I don’t know:
“A Close Reading of Tea Leaves” (final), oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ $70
Another image of the same:
A Close Reading of Tea Leaves, oil on canvas, $70
“for this moment, everything is mine” oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ $135
Came together in one sitting, but I had a very specific idea about it.
These two with be the first pieces this year.
Untitled canvas, 11″ x 14,” oil on canvas, first sitting.
Lick the Wound (Until My Tongue is Gone), oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $185
And the other:
Second untitled canvas, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting.
“A Masque is for Truth-telling”, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″, $75.
Will be updating with more images as the pieces and others come together.
Best wishes to my readers for the new year!