Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Leda and the Swan

Another treatment of a mythological theme that I've rendered before.

Leda and the Swan, 2017, soluble carbon on paper, 24" x 18". Private collection.

After the Rain...

...the world will be clean again. Another acrylic landscape painting (almost completely abstract) on the handmade rag paper. I have a certain kind of landscape image in my mind that I'm trying to get down in paint, & this is the closest I've come so far...

After the Rain, 2017, acrylic on rag paper, 5.75" x 8" approx.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Distant Mountains

Almost a painting about fact there are many layers buried underneath, and it's a painting about mountains.

Toward the Distant Mountains, 2017, acrylic on rag paper, 5.75" x 8" approx.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Approaching Storm

Here are 3 versions of a new small piece, done on handmade Indian rag paper that I bought a small bundle of recently. I suppose it's apocalyptic in nature, but it could be seen in various ways...

The original drawing was done with a gel ink pen (a cheap writing pen bought from the local pharmacy or Staples, I can't remember), the second one is digitally processed, & the final version has acrylic color (images from bottom to top below).

The Approaching Storm, 2017, gel ink pen & acrylic on rag paper, 8" x 5.5" approx.

The Approaching Storm, digital edit

The Approaching Storm, gel ink pen

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Tower of Humanity 2015-17

This is an example of a painting that I did a couple of years ago (2015) & was reasonably (but not completely) happy with. It's been propped on a small set of drawers in the living room/office for ages, & I've looked at it from time to time. The other day, I decided what was wrong with it was the sky, so I took it & repainted that. Normally, I don't like to "fix" paintings so long after the fact, but in this case I think it worked out for the better...I also changed the title to one that I now prefer, & painted in a tiny bit of background (small triangle of distant background to the left of the "building") to balance out the composition.

The Tower of Humanity, sky repainted 2017, acrylic on board, 16" x 12"
Human Monument, 2015, acrylic on board, 16" x 12".