Monday, August 27, 2012

Sequence


Conversation (work in progress), 2012, oil on canvas, 60x24in
 
Another experiment with sequential imagery.  Not sure if it's successful, or even finished yet, but I've gotten some positive feedback on it.  I just have some reservations about it as is that I can't quite put my finger on.  I will continue to play around with images in sequence, though, and have a good start on another canvas with a horizontal orientation.   

Monday, August 20, 2012

GoGo Brooklyn!


oil on canvas, 2003, 54x60in.

Borough-wide open studios, Sept 8 and 9!  Homeric! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Red

How about a shot of red for a little change of pace....


Red Burlesque Dancer, 2012, pastel, @10x12in.
Red was my favorite color when I was a little kid.


Corner of the studio with palette. About a month till borough-wide open studio weekend: Go!  See the graphic and link at the top right.

Double



each 2012, oil on canvas, 16x18 in.

On using acrylics



2011, acrylic polymer paint on paper, @ 10x12in.

Looking at these again, I realize something I like about acrylics, which is a medium I've never been entirely comfortable with.  But right now, that discomfort is a good thing.  It gives something to push against, clogs up my facility as a painter and draftsman.  I like the clottiness of these two little paintings, which comes of the quickness with which the medium dries.  It's not as sensual and quick as oil painting, not as fluid and greasy.  I love oils most of all, but maybe I'm finally figuring out better what acrylics can give me.  They make me slow down, they bog down my hand a bit.  The plasticness (as in cheap toys, not malleability) of the medium needs to be guarded against, but a limited palette helps that (less chance that the colors go candy tinted).  All in all, i like the crusty, clotted sootiness of these two little things. 


Monotypes



2012, each approximately 10x12in.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Magician's Assistant


2012, oil on canvas, 36x36in.

Starting to play around a little with sequential images.  Just seems to make sense since I've been using movie images for so long.  Also have been playing around with comic books and zines for promotional info at my job.  So we'll see what happens.  Have had half of an idea for a Kickstarter campaign related to sequential imagery for a little while, too.  If that happens, there will be more info here, of course. 

Monday, August 6, 2012