Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Still-Life and a Portrait

For the last months of summer and for the beginning months of autumn, I have been working on two different oil paintings which create a contrast between form and atmosphere. Using many passes of relatively thick paint, the objects acquire a rhythm to them. Considering the negative space brings both harmony and chaos to the composition. I have been working towards actualizing refined observation through tactile markings with the hope of building emotionally moving paintings.

 

Blocking in the objects.

Blocking in the objects.

 

Progressing through form and atmosphere.

Progressing through form and atmosphere.

 

Sharpening the values and details.

Sharpening the values and details.

 

Creating the composition.

Creating the composition.

 

Painting with values.

Painting with values.

 

Developing emotions within the painting.

Developing emotions within the painting.

 

 

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