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Monday, November 5, 2012
A feeling too rare; incentives
18" x 24" charcoal/pastel/bee paper
These two images have, both of them, enlivened my picture making practice and I hope set me firmly on a path more consistent with my seemingly waxing and waning desire to make expressive pieces in the tradition of the modernist, expressionist painters I so admire. The portrait/figure above was a short exercise recently undertaken and one I am entirely pleased with. The photo I've posted isn't too bad, save for the visible clip; can't say that about the oil. Sorry!
Oil on canvas 18" x 18"
The landscape is a representation of a beautiful view on property where we lived for about ten years in Duxbury, Massachusetts beginning in about 1996. I recently found a photo I'd taken sometime ago and was inspired to use the scene as the foundation for the piece. I've started several others with reference to that property and some from recent photos of the area where I now live.