Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Triptych

I just made a (digital) triptych out of these three recent small monochrome paintings. I realized, when I placed them side by side, that they more or less lined up to make a new, composite image...this was an unintentional, unexpected benefit.

Triptych: They All Struggle To Retain Their Humanity/They All Embrace The Leader/The Wall, 2016, acrylic on board, each panel is 16" x 12".

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Alchemist's Dream

Another small monochrome acrylic painting, painted over an earlier & similar image. Also, I did a digital remix of this one, presented below.

The Alchemist's Dream, 2016, acrylic on hardboard, 14" x 11".

The Alchemist's Dream, digital remix.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Cry for Humanity

I've been away for a while...concentrating on family stuff & also I had a busy summer making new work & felt like a rest would be good.

Here is a new small monochrome painting. Could be a new series. I bought four tinted hardboard panels from the art shop yesterday...stay tuned, as usual.

Cry for Humanity, 2016, acrylic on hardboard, 12" x 9".

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Some paintings of clouds

I was working on a few small paintings of clouds today, not from observation.

A Bank of Clouds, 2016, acrylic on MDF, 9" x 6.5".

Figures in the Clouds, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 2.6" x 5.4" approx.

Cloud Study, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 4.5" x 3.5" approx.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soul Boat

Back in a rectangular format...a small painting on a theme I've visited before.

Soul Boat, 2016, acrylic on MDF, 6.5" x 9"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Radiant One

This one I was working on for several days, as you can maybe see from the texture of the paint in the photo & the visible layers. The eyes are not quite to my satisfaction, but I think the piece works. I either hit a wall on this one, or went through a door...
The Radiant One, 2016, acrylic on MDF, 9" diameter.

In situ with leaf

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Heaven & Hell Revisited

A short while ago I uploaded 2 small circular paintings (tondos), one with tiny figures (Doomed Souls), the other more of a "landscape" scene (Blue Heaven). It bothered me that they weren't more equivalent in nature, so I've made a new "heaven" piece (All the Stars in Heaven) as a replacement for the previous one. I hope this doesn't confuse anyone...
Doomed Souls, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

All the Stars in Heaven, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.


Attack on Babel

I've recently started painting on MDF (medium density fiberboard) since I discovered 9" diameter circular (and other shapes/sizes) surfaces useful for painting made out of the stuff. Here is another Babel variation (of many) for your perusal. More paintings of this style in the pipeline, most likely.

Attack on Babel, 2016, acrylic on MDF, 9" diameter.

Attack on Babel, work-in-progress.

Monday, September 19, 2016

From the Spiral Sea

I always wanted to draw (or paint) the Renaissance hair, as seen in works by Botticelli or Leonardo (and others of course), the flowing, curling, spiraling hair...this is my attempt to do that. Not too bad, I may do some other pieces in this direction...

From the Spiral Sea, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".

Digitally contrast-enhanced version

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Forest Series

This is a series of 4 drawings and a small round (tondo) painting from this week, all on the "forest" theme.
In the Forest, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".
Queen of the Forest, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".
Child of the Forest, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".
Soul of the Forest, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".

The Forest, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Little City of the Red Night

Just a throwaway, more or less. I've been doing a lot of fairly detailed drawings, so this was a little painting as an antidote to that. Came out quite well, considering, & contains a Burroughs reference just because.

Little City of the Red Night, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter, approx.

And the digitally altered (faux woodcut) version:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Heaven & Hell

As promised (previous post), here is another pairing related to Good & Evil, Heaven & Hell. They came out less as archetypal iconic images, which was the original intention, but more as quirky, off-kilter personal meditations on the themes, which might actually be a better result...

Blue Heaven, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

Doomed Souls, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Good & Evil

I've always liked to tackle the big, eternal subjects (war, death, human rights, 7 deadly sins, etc.), so here is another one: good & evil. Twin small tondos (maybe I should do larger versions?), done over the course of 2 or 3 days, so they went through a number of different phases. Next: Heaven & Hell...

Good, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

Evil, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter approx.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bejeweled

A new small tondo (round) painting, this one took quite a long time to create, as you may be able to tell from the density and layers of the paint. It's a nod in the direction of Fernand Khnopff, the Belgian Symbolist.

Bejeweled, 2016, acrylic on plywood, 6.75" diameter.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Maid of the Mountains

Another new ink drawing. This time, I'm taking the size of the piece down a notch, which makes it slightly easier to complete in a timely fashion.

Maid of the Mountains, 2016, brush & ink/wash on paper, 24" x 18".