Eleven Images: New Work, 2016
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:
I had a wood panel left from a bunch of wood I scavenged last summer. I really enjoyed this one:
Been working lately with graphite in my painted oil and acrylic works, I am liking the effect thus for of working more mixed media:
Getting back on top of the pieces I have been working on, I may have some pictures of this in process, and I will try to get them up eventually. Here is the finished product:
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:
New work, did this one quickly. In acrylic, which is unusual for me.
Started two new canvases, but these are begin with unusual (for me) ideas.
This one is called “sleep” or “rest.”
And this thing, I just have no idea at all:
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:
Touched this last on up a little as well.
Some new pieces, drying:
An entirely new piece, this came together in a single sitting:
Second sitting, Still not quite closing on what I want with is image:
Began color-blocking a new piece, after I finished the last one (Vine), here is it after a first sitting:
The newest finished work. This is going to be another installation, like “There is No Gentle Way Down From Here” (see below).
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:
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:
First sitting with two new pieces:
Worked for a bit on both these pieces (8, May):
Two images of the finished work:
First sitting with two new pieces:
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.
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:
Sat down and worked (third sitting) on the newest canvas. I may revisit it in the morning, but I think it is done:
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):
First, there was this image:
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:
And, I blocked color (with a palette knife) on a new small piece:
Second sitting. I would still like to have one more go at this:
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:
Another image of the same:
Came together in one sitting, but I had a very specific idea about it.
These two with be the first pieces this year.
And the other:
Will be updating with more images as the pieces and others come together.
Best wishes to my readers for the new year!