|The Apostle, 2017, ink & white acrylic on card, 11" x 8.5".|
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I found a small pile of brown-tinted card left over from some long-ago project, so while I was waiting for a painting to dry, I drew this head. I decided to call it "The Apostle" (the titles tend to pop into my head whilst I'm creating the works). The loosely applied white acrylic helped. It came out quite well.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
This is a more expressionistic painting I did the other day. It is kind of a sequel to a small painting I did back in 2006, called "The Outsider". I had misremembered the name, but decided to keep "Stranger" in there as it added another (small) dimension to the piece. This one is darker, whereas the original painting seems more benign (to me). From time to time, personages in my artwork reappear, as though characters in a movie (one that makes little to no sense, admittedly), or as if seen through a window into another world.
|The Return of the Stranger, 2017, acrylic on plywood, 14" x 11".|
|The Outsider, 2006, acrylic on board, 10" x 8".|
Thursday, October 12, 2017
I think this is a good one, it pretty much painted itself (well, I did struggle a little, but not too much). It might just be a template for a new direction of some kind...stay tuned...also added a digital version below.
|The Discovery, 2017, acrylic on board, 12" x 12"|
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
This drawing of a woman's head with coiled hair turned out differently than planned...the hair is not so much hair as something else. It almost fits into my Medusa series (ongoing) of drawings and paintings. The addition of wash to the ink/brush drawing added a lot of depth...I'll probably be doing more drawings with wash.
|Re / Coiled, 2017, brush & ink wash on paper, 28.5" x 22.5".|
|Unfinished version, before the wash was added|
Monday, October 02, 2017
These were 2 ink drawings that I wanted to rescan at a higher resolution than the versions I had on my hard drive. They reminded me that 2010 was not a bad year for drawings, & the new scans brought out a little more detail and nuance than I had attained before.
|Ancient Head, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5"|
|Woman's Head, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5"|