Another in this loose “altered landscapes” series. So far, this one’s been lots of fun, and it’s proposed a few challenges in execution. I’ve been cutting wood down to exact sizes to layer on a lot of the circular marks, etc. Stay tuned, feels like it’s getting close.
Working title: Pivots
oil on canvas
This was a fun little experiment. My first attempt at a portrait in… 20+ years? My conclusion? Portraits are hard. Not sure what this might lead to yet. I think I’m going to table it for awhile and ruminate over it.
This one’s nearing completion. I think. Some fairly major alterations since the last post. Really starting to be interesting from a distance and especially point blank.
I keep finding myself entranced by the effect of layering dark on top of light on top of dark, and how all the texture forces the brain to generate it’s own features in the landscape. I’m also quite happy with the choice to bring the sienna from the toned ground back into the foreground… Should be dried nicely in a week or so, at which time I’ll revisit whether I want to call it complete or not. Stay tuned!
The Rocks Slowed Our Descent
10″ x 24″
Oil on canvas
I’m about 4 hours into this painting. It’s making me re-think everything. Extremely loose. 100% knife. I see a few things I’m going to re-work, but this is already close to being done. Perhaps my most cathartic painting session yet.
I think I started this around Thanksgiving… as I mentioned before, it’s been a journey. In a previous post I mentioned it was 28″ x 14″, which is quite untrue. I have to measure it again, but it’s closer to 42″ x 20″… I may have been really drunk when I wrote that.
It will be some time before I attempt something along these lines (no pun intended) again. I’d say this was about 95% done with a knife… row by row, then row by row again… and then again. In person it’s got a lot of lovely texture going on. Hope you can come visit it soon!
Bigger than previously reported
Oil on canvas
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Just a teaser. On the easel right now, “Altered Landscape”. What a huge undertaking. Need to finish up my “tree layer” and then set it aside to dry before final color corrections, etc.
Detail: Altered Landscape
Full size: 28×14
Oil On Canvas
So, I’ve been sitting on this painting for several months now… I hadn’t planned on revisiting it, but it kept gnawing at me. It’s a fairly major overhaul from what I had previously considered “done”… and I think it was the right move. Better pics forthcoming.
Ok, so the Title to this one changed in the last few weeks… “Falling”. This was really a blast to work on, and I’ve already started another one along the same lines. Stay tuned for that soon.
24″ x 28″
Oil on canvas
Custom pine frame
Switching gears once again… I’ve had the idea in mind for a (mostly) knife painting for a little while now. This is just 2 days in, but I’m cautiously optimistic that it’s headed in the right direction…
Working title is “Five Thousand Feet” … it may stick, it may not.
24″ x 28″ – Oil on canvas