Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2 old paintings: Babel & Figure in a Landscape

Unfortunately, my aunt passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. In her collection were a couple of my paintings from long ago (1978, to be precise), which I'm posting below. "Babel" is a fairly straightforward oil painting somewhat in the style of John Martin, and "Figure in a Landscape" which is heavily painted in quite thick impasto. Both are done in oil. I hadn't really thought about either of these for years, so it was surprising to see them again. The second one, I've left the bamboo frame in the photo, as it goes well with the painting.

Babel, 1978, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"

Figure in a Landscape, 1978, oil on board, 16" x 12"

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Most Human Angel of All

This was supposed to be a better version of "Angelic" (see below), the drawing that I destroyed, but that lived on in a much better incarnation as a digital piece. Whilst the composition is just about the same (quite similar, anyhow), the piece took on a life of its own & with the addition of acrylic paint over the sepia ink, became a much more emotionally resonant image (in my opinion, at least).

The Most Human Angel of All, 2016, acrylic over sepia ink on paper, 12" x 9"