Thursday, December 20, 2018

She's Lost Control (Again)

A new drawing for the end of the year...title inspired by an old Joy Division song...I lost control of this drawing several times during its creation & I'm still not sure if I got it back...

She's Lost Control (Again), 2018, brush & ink on illustration board, 20" x 16".

Seven Deadlier Sins

One of my more successful series of images, if visits to this blog are any indication, is the treatment of the Seven Deadly Sins that I first envisioned in the form of drawings about 5 years ago. Last year (2017) I produced a series of quite large paintings on unstretched canvas which were intended to be the definitive version of the images...however, I never really felt that these were the final pieces...but good & interesting enough to post here, perhaps as a placeholder for the actual final paintings. Maybe in the new year...

The Seven Deadly Sins, 2017, acrylic on canvas, each panel is approx. 65" x 36"
The image posted above has been composited from 2 separate photos & also slightly modified in Photoshop (and the lettering was superimposed over the photography).

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Looming Clouds Over Distant White Cities (versions 1-3)

This is a little series of very small acrylic paintings I did last week. The impetus was the last-minute submission of some "Small Works" to the Limner Gallery exhibit of the same name & theme. These were not in the show itself (2 pieces were accepted: Woman at Twilight & Creator of the Cosmos), but these 3 small works have an interesting look and atmosphere & I may pursue this or similar themes in the future. They seem both apocalyptic and tranquil, an intriguing juxtaposition.

Looming Clouds Over Distant White Cities 1-3, 2018, acrylic on canvas, each panel 6" x 4"