Newly represented in Paris at Singulart.Com. These are of my latest works, enjoy and look for more as they are created.
The Dancers Foot final image
The Dancers Foot
65x55 Oil on Canvas
There are all kinds of bodies that we never see, all kinds of adjustments made to them that are not celebrated. This dance scene seeks to explore those bodies and honor them.
Covering the dead paintings with drapery
Covering the paintings that have died with drapery to bring them back. Untitled Oil on Panel, 20x24, 2021.
Update with yellow
Adding the beginnings of some drapery. Another figure is emerging in the shadows.
Being Pulled by Figuration
Scrubbing in an exploration of figures as they dance. The point is to find language that speaks to new issues in manipulated bodies that happen all around us. This is a progress shot and I will continue with these until completion. Thanks for looking.
THEY MET WHILE DANCING, THE BISHOP AND THE QUEEN. FIN
THEY MET WHILE DANCING, THE BISHOP AND THE QUEEN
Oil on Canvas, 9'0" x 8'0", 2021
UNTITLED Oil on Canvas 9'0" x 7'0"
PROGRESS IX, SEPT. 17.2021
More coats brings on density and weight. This to me is clearly becoming an homage to the living without the cumbersome limitations of illustration. Thank you for following along. Oil on Canvas, 120 x 110 Sept. 17, 2021 Chicago.
Progress continues as paint is layered and shapes are found. This is all pretty wet now and will need to set up.
The grisaille continues with progress on both paintings. The drawing suggests much in the real world, an artist friend taught me a new word that describes the process, Pareidolia. The tendency to recognize things like animals and architecture in places where they are not, like clouds. These to me are my walk through the interior landscape. Mixing and grinding paint for a big week of painting.
Line layout for new piece and progress on the first one, solidifying shadow and light sources.
Ridding myself of some problems and creating some new ones. Good place to stop on a Friday. Spot my assistant?
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Taking shape slowly.
Beginning to block in areas of shadow and highlight. 7/32/21
Follow Progress On These
Two stretched on the wall with hide glue and titanium ground applied, will now await drying. Check back here to observe progress on these beginning the first week of August.
Testing for Scale
This is a test of size and weight to find the best solution for the next series of works. The painting is from 2020, Oil on Linen and this scales to 120" x 96".
KILLER WASPS ATTACK
Typically I will ground the canvas with lead white over hide glue and then drawing and paint the image completely with (as here) Raw Umber that I have have ground myself. In some cases the underpainting or Grisaille is a place where I choose to stop, as I have here. This painting is 63 x 79 inches on linen.
To a Go-Go 2020
I have used the time quarantined to explore grinding my own colors and applying more traditionally sound methods of application to the painting. Slowing the process gives time for all that surrounds us in the news and in our terrified souls to find a way into the paintings adding a visual language to the feelings generated by social and personal upheaval. To A Go-Go, thoughts on meeting downtown to let them know how we feel, Oil on Linen 70x80, 2020.
Losing My Balance
A work in Progress, getting close now. One more session.
Losing My Balance. Oil on Linen, 65x79, 2020
A new untitled piece in progress that I will share updates of as it completes. This is Oil on Linen and is 65 x 79 inches.