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, $60
Began color-blocking a new piece today, this one already ended up with a name. The end result will likely be much less representational, also, the panels will be suspended in a manner similar to “There is No Gentle Way Down from Here.”
Began color-blocking a new piece, so far, untitled:
“No One Got Left Here” color blocking, acrylic on 2 8″ x 10″ canvas panels.
New work, did this one quickly. In acrylic, which is unusual for me.
“Irreconcilable Indifferences” acrylic paint on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $85
Started two new canvases, but these are begin with unusual (for me) ideas.
This one is called “sleep” or “rest.”
“At Rest” color blocking, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″
“At Rest” second sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″
“At Rest” third sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ It’s close, but this is going to need another sitting.
Body at Rest, 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas, $205
And this thing, I just have no idea at all:
“The Quiet Area,” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ first sitting
“The Quiet Area,” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ second sitting.
“The Quiet Area” third sitting, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
“The Quiet Area” final, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $280
Both these pieces are going to need further work. I am challenging myself and varying my technique more.These are different pieces for me, so I am using a mix of under-painting/glazing, and some palette knife. Keeping on working I suppose.
[update, but have final versions, both took a good deal more hours than I anticipated]
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.
Began color-blocking a new piece this morning:
Color blocking, first sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 1o”
“Something like Purity,” First sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″
“Something Like Purity”oil on canvas, 8″ x 10” $45
Touched this last on up a little as well.
“Something Like Purity” oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ final $45
Some new pieces, drying:
An entirely new piece, this came together in a single sitting:
“An Appearance of the Apparition,” oil on gessoed wood panel, 11″ x 16″ $205
Second sitting, Still not quite closing on what I want with is image:
Untitled, (second sitting) oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″
“An Elemental”final, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10” $75
Began color-blocking a new piece, after I finished the last one (Vine), here is it after a first sitting:
Untitled, first sitting, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″
The newest finished work. This is going to be another installation, like “There is No Gentle Way Down From Here” (see below).
Dead on the Vine, finished panels, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″
The idea I have for this piece will incorporate two metal sheets, one attached to each canvas, and suspended in a manner like the weights in old grandfather clocks.
I need to buy supplies to realize this. A purchase of one of the works for sale would help me get that done.
Color-blocking this morning:
“Dead on the Vine” oil on canvas, 2 12″ x 12″ panels, first sitting.
5.23: color-blocking on two new pieces
(the triptych I have talked about)
The Triptych is done!
Here are some images of the finished piece:
As as I was working on it, I got the idea to suspend the panels by eye-hooks and chain, so the triptych would hang together as a single installation. Here I am cutting the chain and assembling the parts.
Finished work, “There is No Gentle Way Down From Here,” Oil on canvas, (3 8″ x 10″ panels, total dimensions: 10″W x 48″H) chain and brass eye-hooks. $295
A close shot of the chain and eye-hooks.
New work, color blocking, oil on canvas, 3 vertically stacked 8″ x 10″ panels.
Untitled work, second sitting, oil on canvas, 3 vertically stacked 8″ x 10″ canvases.
New piece, color blocking, 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas, first sitting.
Untitled work, second sitting, oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″
“No Lover isn’t a Noose in Time” oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″ $90
First sitting with two new pieces:
Untitled, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ first sitting.
Worked for a bit on both these pieces (8, May):
Untitled canvas, oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″, second sitting
Two images of the finished work:
Lullaby for a Cast-away, (finished) oil on canvas 8″ x 10″, $75
Second image, drying on my wall, “Lullaby for a Cast-away” $75.
Untitled, oil on canvas 16″ x 20″ first sitting.
Untitled, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ second sitting
Untitled, 3rd sitting, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
“Either a Swan-dive, or an Invitation?” (drying on the wall) oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ $215
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!