I love doing a project that deals with the color of light in my beginning painting classes. Here’s a shot of a set up from this semester:
…and a couple from previous semesters:
now, here are a number of student works:
Well, I’m still moving forward on the Iconoclast painting. It’s now rounding the final corner and I’m feeling the tensions and densities that I was aiming for coming out. Above is a detail showing the working, building, statement and restatement across the structures of the head and upper body. Below is a full shot of the piece. I’ll add some statement regarding the reasons for the piece and what I’m aiming at with it once it has announced its completion… probably a couple weeks.
And a shot of the current stage of the Iconoclast painting in progress…
Me in my studio during grad school – Indiana University – sometime early in 2004. Upper right corner – my Lionel Richie “Patron Saint of Painting” icon, collaboration between Maximillian Hernandez and my collage. It’s hanging in my current studio, too.
“VOLUME, NOT FEATURES” …words to live by.
A traveling survey exhibition of Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series is slated to begin in 2010. Read more about it HERE, and see Tyler Green’s posting about the show HERE. Personally, I can’t wait.
“My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful, the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles.” – Richard Diebenkorn
UPDATE: I know this post gets quite a few hits and that means that people are seeking information about the Diebenkorn show. As far as I know that show has been pushed back indefinitely. You can see more info about the postponement here.
well, i think i’m starting to get something here… still feels really staged and posed… will work on that this week.
…still slogging through it.
here’s “iconoclast” in progress… it’s looking a bit rough at this point. stages two (way down there) and three (right below) are here in any case. i’ll have to post some of the studies and sources i’ve used for this pose/idea sometime soon…
ok, ok… so it’s a bit melodramatic. still in the first working hours here, people. give me a break.
another session of working last night. things starting to synch up nicely. the color in these images i’m uploading is not a very good representation of what’s actually happening on the canvas. i’ll link to a higher quality image once i’m done. probably a few more weeks.
well, it’s coming along. this is the state after the 4th session of working from the model. not the best shot, but you can see the changes from the previous stage below.