Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Moving forward

These are just revealing the process; advance, retreat and again.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Some changes in light/shadow

Ink on paper
Digital adjustments

Oil on canvas on board

Oil on textured board

Friday, April 22, 2016

Focus phase?

While working this through I've reshaped lines and altered color and tones almost as frequently as I've placed the board on the easel.  Clearly (to me) this is an expedition in progress; an adventure in self-education via realist art making.  Although I've abstracted many images and various subjects the concepts of proportion and perspective are never too far from my consciousness.
I've flattened many subjects and images but even then some part of me wants proportion to hold an idea or an execution of brush/knife/canvas together.  I think the completed piece always reveals bits of the maker's world view and the things that ground him or her in time, space and the emotions which connect us and reveal ourselves to others.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

almost done

Have to work on a few dead spots and then put it away.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Portrait in progress

12" x 12"
Oil on board
(detail in progress)
Poor focus but maybe the direction is clear??