This large painting (40" X 40") has been on an easel in my studio for months, morphing from one thing to another over that time. I have finally decided to call it finished.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
The first two paintings shown here are 20" X 26". The trees are done with acrylics, charcoal and oil pastel.
This one is just so odd, but I like it. I can't tell you what part of my brain it came from because I don't know. I can tell you that I had been looking at the photography of Fabrice Monteiro and the paintings of Lyonel Feininger. This is done with acrylics, ink, charcoal and paper collage (pieces of an earlier painting cut up).
In this last painting you can see the Feininger influence. I'm interested in how he used architectural forms in compositions. I relied heavily on one of his compositions here, but then needed to work quite a bit to make the painting feel as though it was mine, adding softer values and more organic shapes and details.