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Mixed Media Work

For a commission I am doing, I will be printing a photo on canvas and then painting over it. To give myself a little practice working this way, I took a while mess of photos from my personal collection, printed them out, mounted them on cardboard, and went at them with paint, maker graphite and whatever else was around.  I have always kept a camera or too around. I have a massive library of photos. The oldest picture that appears here was taken summer of 2001. The most recent photo was taken yesterday.

(These are a hand-made item, as such, dimensions may not be uniform)

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New Mixed Media work. Aside her art and her family, my mother was also devoted to keeping a number of lovely flower gardens around my father’s home. She kept a meticulous bed of tulips near the swing set I played on as a child in the back yard.

Each year, I look forward to Tulip Fest, here in Albany, NY, and on mother’s day, I go and photograph the beautiful gardens of tulips. For me it is a way to recall memories of my mother and the gardens she took so much pride in.

 

All: Tulips, Washington Park, Albany, NY, 2019, digital photo and mixed media 4″ x 6″ $65 framed.

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Did another set of Mixed Media Work (photographs and mixed media on paper).

Some of these are larger, the smaller ones are still $40. (Priced as marked). 4″ by 6″ prints of any of these are $10.

Crow Skull, photo and Mixed Media, 9″ x 13″, original $85, prints $15.

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Added a few more to the series.

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Livingston Ave train trestle, photo and mixed media on paper, $40.

 

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Residential building, Arbor Hill Albany, NY. Photo and mixed media $40

 

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Facade, former police precinct, Albany, NY. Photo and mixed media. $40

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Central Warehouse, Albany, NY. photo and mixed media $40.

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Stone farm house, Delmar, NY. Photo and mixed media $40.

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Trinity Church, Albany, NY (demolished). photo and mixed media, $40.

 

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Park South, Albany New York, (demolished) 45mm photo and mixed media 8″ x 14″ $90.

 

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Tulips, Washington Park, Albany, NY, 35mm photograph and mixed media. $90.

 

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Sainatos Market, Albany NY, 35mm photograph and mixed media. $90.

 

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Capital Building and Construction Cranes, Albany NY, 35mm photo (expired film) and mixed media, $40

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Exposed Root, Washington Park, Albany, NY. 35mm photo and mixed media $40.

These pieces are $40 each ($60 for custom framing). Pay-pal and shipping available. Inquire by e-mail @ eaton.robertb@gmail.com

New: these pieces are also available as 4″ x 6″ prints for $10, (shipping included).

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Photo prints (digital photo of the originals) $10

 

 

Added four new mixed media work (35mm photo prints, mixed media on cardboard):

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Abandoned House, Madison Ave, Albany, NY

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Washington Park Lake, Albany, NY.

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Double Exposure, Fayette, MI. 2000.

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Madison Ave, Albany, NY (Mobile sign).

 

 

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Still life, garlic peel, chef’s knife and rice noodles.

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Still life 2, garlic peel, chef’s knife and rice noodles.

 

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Central Ave, Albany NY. (SOLD. available as a print)

 

 

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Nipper, Albany NY

 

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Sheridan Hollow (demolished) Albany NY.

 

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Self Portrait, the artist 2018.

 

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Self Portrait, the artist 2004

 

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Angel, Albany Rural Cemetery

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Lake Michigan, 35mm photo damaged negative, 2001.

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Interior, Wellington Hotel (demolished)

 

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Missed Call, Albany NY.

 

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Apartment Building, Albany NY (demolished)

 

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Warehouse, demolished, Albany NY

 

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Wreaked SUV, Albany NY

 

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Self portrait 2, the artist 2004.

 

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Jesus Saves, Albany City Mission, Albany NY

 

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Apartment Building 2, Albany NY (demolished)

 

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Manhattan, NYC

 

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Violin with hand drum.

 

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Violin 2. [SOLD, available as a print]

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Empire State Plaza, Albany NY.

 

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Empire State Plaza 2, Albany NY.

 

 

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New Works, Eleven Images 2017

Sorry, but I am getting caught up here. The older works (and some of these while the were still in progress) are here: https://elevenimages.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/eleven-images-new-work-2016/

As always, if you’d like to inquire about the pieces here (or any other pieces on the site not marked NFS, of course) simple e-mail me at eaton.robertb@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, here’s what I have been up to since the first of the year:

I am feeling very pastel today, began working on the two newest pieces. On the small easel, here:

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 2 x 11″ x 14″ canvas, first sitting.

 

Did some more work on both the oil paintings:

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“Time is the Architect of Ruins” oil and graphite on 2 x 11″ x 14″ second sitting,

 

I think the painting here is done, before I put it up for sale it will be suspended by chain:

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“Time is the Architect of Ruins” oil and graphite on 2 x 11″ x 14″ third sitting

 

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“Time is the Architect of Ruins” oil and graphite on 2 x 11″ x 14″ final. $400.

 

And on the large easel:

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 29″ first sitting.

Second sitting:

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Untitled work, oil and graphite on canvas 24″ x29″ second sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 29″ third sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 24″ x 29″, fourth sitting.

 

 

I’m still working on the two previous pieces. Lately, I got a little side-tracked by something that interested me about doing the Sketching events. For those events, I have been working in mixed media (graphite, markers, paint, colored pencil). I started work on a mixed media piece on a roll of gessoed brown paper:

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Untitled work in mixed media on brown paper, 16″ x 30″, work in progress.

 

Back to working on the mixed-media piece:

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The mixed media piece on the floor, where I have been working on it.

 

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“Untitled (better image) mixed media on gessoed brown paper, third sitting.

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“Untitled” mixed media on gessoed brown paper, in progress.

On the small easel, color-blocking a smallish piece in oil:

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New work, color blocking, oil and graphite on canvas, 12″ x 14″

 

Spent a couple hours on developing the smaller of the two oils I am currently working on:

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“No Matter Where I Go, I keep Finding Myself Back Here” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ second sitting.

 

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“No Matter Where I Go, I Keep Finding Myself Back Here” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″, third sitting.

 

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“No Matter Where I Go, I Keep Ending Up Back Here” oil and graphite on Canvas, 11″ x 14″ $145.

 

Started a new piece. For whatever reason, I wanted to orient this canvas diagonally to make a 10″ by 10″ diamond shape. Like so:

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Blank canvas, on easel.

I began by sketching an idea in graphite, and decide on a mix media piece, using graphite, marker, and acrylic paint.

This is the first sitting with that painting:

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The Hummingbird, mixed media on 10″ x 10″ canvas, first sitting.

 

Did a little work yesterday, working slowly and exacting to get what I want here:

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Hummingbird, mixed media piece (acrylic paint, graphite, pencil, marker on a 10″ x 10″ canvas, second sitting.

 

It finally came together in the third sitting, really happy with this now.

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“Hummingbird” mixed media on canvas, 10″ x 10″  $135 (sale pending)

 

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“Hummingbird” mixed media on canvas, 10″ x 10″  $135 (sold)

 

Started working on two new pieces. Like the last one, this will also be joined by lengths of chain.

 

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Untitled, graphite and oil, 2 x 16″ x 20″ first sitting.

 

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Untitled, graphite and oil, 2 x 16″ x 20″ second sitting.

 

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Untitled (birb-something) oil and graphite on two 16″ x 20″ canvas, third sitting.

 

Worked for a little while on this one, it is getting much much closer to where I want it to be, but I will likely need another time or two at my canvas before I am ready to hang this one and let it dry.

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Untitled, graphite and oil on two 16″ x 20″ canvases, fourth sitting

 

Continuing to develop this piece, it is very close here, but I will likely continue working on it.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 2 X 16″ 20″ canvas, fifth sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 2 x 16″ x 20″ panels, panel 1. (top)

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 2 x 16″ x 20″ panels, panel 2. (bottom)

 

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“Every Mourner’s Cry Echos” oil and graphite on canvas, 2 x 16″ x 20″ canvas affixed with hooks and chain (16″ x 44″ total dimensions), final, $480.

 

…and on the smaller easel:

 

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Untitled, graphite an oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″, first sitting.

 

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Untitled, graphite and oil, 11 x 14″,  second sitting.

 

Final

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“At a Red-light in a Warzone” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ final $205

 

I needed to push out some quick canvases to hit some of those lower price points.  Tweaking this one, but it’s done. It just needs a coat of finish, once it’s dried overnight:

 

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“Dispatches from the Life-ruiner’s Society” graphite and acylic on canvas, 8″ x 10″ (draft)

And development:

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in progress

 

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Dispatches from the Life-ruiner’s Club, graphite and acrylic on canvas 8″ x 10″ $45

 

Began color-blocking a new piece:

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Untitled, graphite and oil on canvas, color-blocking.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ first sitting.

 

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ (second sitting)

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“Those That Keep Watch” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $235

 

 

A little more minimalist that what I generally do, but so far I like how this one has started, quite a lot.

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas 11″ x 14″, first sitting.

Second sitting:

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“It’s not that way, It’s over here” oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ second sitting.

To finish out this piece, my feeling was a couple of touches were needed, to balance the image with a cool-ish color, but very subtle so as not to change the over-all tonal palette of the image. I think I got what I was looking for with this piece.

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“It’s Not that Way it’s Over Here” Oil and graphite on canvas, 11″ x 14″ $145

 

 

 

New works in progress. It’s been a while since I have done anything very large. A lot of my recent work been with 12″ x 12″ canvases, and 8″ x 12″. I decided I need to scale up, and I put three 16″ x 20″ canvas together for a total dimension of 20″ x 48″. Did the color blocking, and I have begun to move into building up the paint.

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“Untitled” oil and graphite on 3 x 16″ x 20″ canvas panels, first sitting.

 

This has been a slow practice in building color, at first glance, it may look like little has changed since the first image, but several more hours of building color have now gone into this one:

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Untitled, oil and graphite on canvas, 3 x 16″ x 20″, third sitting.

Spent some time on this one:

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Untitled, 3 x 16″ x 20″, oil and graphite on canvas, up close details

 

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shot 2, up close, details

 

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Untitled, 3 x 16″ x 20″ oil and graphite on canvas full image, second sitting.

 

Third sitting:

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Anguish is the Only Language in Which I have Proficiency” Graphite and oil on 3 x 16″ x 20″ canvas, third sitting.

A better look:

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Panels 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

 

The piece is done, and drying, I will post more images of the triptych when it is dried and attached via chain and ready to hang:

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The Triptych, (“Anguish is the Only Language in Which I have Proficiency”) drying.

 

Triptych, fully assembled, “Anguish is the Only Language in Which I have Proficiency” oil and graphite on 3 x 16″ x 20″ panels. Hung with chain, full dimensions: 20″ x 62″.

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“Anguish is the only Language in Which I have Proficiency” oil and graphite on 3 x 16″ x 20″ panels, hung with chain (full dimensions 20″ x 62″), $650

 

 

This piece came together quickly, I will do a little cleaning the image up, but likely, it will be 90% done as of this image:

 

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“Aphasia (Blunt Force)” oil and graphite on canvas, 16″ x 20″ first sitting.

 

This piece may be done –I’m still deciding.

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Aphasia (blunt force) 16″ x 20″ oil and graphite on canvas second sitting. $120

 

Began color-blocking on a new piece:

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Untitled, oil and graphite on 2 12″ x 12″ canvas, color blocking.

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Untitled, first sitting, oil and graphite on 2 12″ x 12″ canvas.

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“She Has Constellations Within Her” oil and graphite on canvas on 2 x 12″ x 12″ canvas, second sitting.

 

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“She Has Constellations Within Her,” 2 x 12″ x 12″ oil and graphite on canvas, suspended with chain & hooks (final). $195, (on left), pictured here with its companion piece, “No One Got Left.” [sold].

 

New work, first sitting. A couple artist friends have suggested a very high-gloss varnish for this piece. As a result, I am probably going to clean up this image only slightly, –leaving the image mostly unchanged– and experiment with some varnishes. Stay tuned as I develop that process, I’ll be updating as this one is finished:

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“Don’t Let Your Light Go Out” graphite and oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″ (first sitting).

An artist friend recommended I finish this work with a very high gloss finish. Finishing the work took a bit of experimenting –but I think I have gotten most of what I wanted. This is a piece that really needs to be seen in person.

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“Don’t Let Your Light Go Out (in memory of John)” 8″ x 10″ $180

Working on new pieces this morning, this was the first sitting with this one.

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“In Cold Spirals”graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 20” color blocking.

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“In Cold Spirals” 16″ x 20″ graphite and oil on canvas.

 

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“In Cold Spirals” 16″ x 20″ oil and graphite on canvas, second sitting.

 

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“In Cold Spirals”(final) oil and graphite on canvas 16″ x 20” $165

 

Some of the first new pieces this year:

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“Not All Wolves,” graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″, second sitting.

 

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“Not All Wolves,” graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″  final. $85

 

This one is shaping up to be a recent personal favorite, it’s name however, remain elusive.

 

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Untitled, graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″ color blocking

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Untitled, graphite and oil on canvas, 16″ x 20 ” second sitting.

Nearing done, but I may still work on it some more. Right now it’s drying on my easel.

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“No One Who Wanders is Truly Alone”  16″ x 20″, graphite and oil on canvas, $180

 

…and on the second easel:

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Untitled, graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″, second sitting.

Still working on this one:

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Untitled, 10″ x 10″ graphite and oil on canvas, third sitting.

 

This one goes to the done-pile (tweaked a bit, but here):

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“Bedhead” graphite and oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″ $65.

Another New Work (Time Spent With Lesser Evils)

So, I started a new abstract piece, I just realized now, I had started it November of last year.

For a while I had considered it done, and gave it a place on my wall in the kitchen.

It started life, almost a year ago, looking like this:

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Eventually, a portion of the canvas looked like this:

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Then it sat on my wall for many months. Very lately (as in last night) I decided I needed to re-work it. Although I considered it done, there were places the while of canvas peeked through the paint. It was too reliant on a yellow ochre and red scheme that my paints trend towards without my total consent. Parts of it had gotten too blended with umber and red. I wanted to work it again so I did.

Here’s the re-finished, finished painting as of last night, drying:

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I am still unsure whether or not to call this one done. Am I done beating up on this canvas? I don’t know yet. I am going to give it a couple days.

I also did not name or date this piece. I am trying to come up with a fitting name. Normally I reference something going on in my life in titles. So, I’m thinking about that bit of it…

PS: just for fun. An old iMac sits several feet away from my easel, and became collateral damage in the process of painting last night:

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Update: as of 12/27, while I was scrambling to have things to exhibit, I decided on a title of this piece. A frind had suggested time ought to be a theme. The challenge with titling abstract works, is you want to be creative without being over-the-top. You also want it to logically register to whoever is viewing a piece. It’s hard to choose a title that makes sense with the content of an abstract piece. A friend suggested “time” as a theme. I ended up calling it “Time Spent With Lesser Evils”

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