Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chicago cityscape

40"x30" oil/linen
Finished this one up in the wee hours this morning(Christmas eve). Couldn't sleep so went into the studio and I'm glad I did. I find painting at all different times a good exercise. Sometimes the mojo is there and sometimes it's not. It's good to do things off the cuff I think. Read a quote recently on Jala's blog from Picasso. "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary" or something along those lines. I couldn't agree more.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Don't mess with strep


Turns out my cold was actually strep throat that I let linger for a week. Needless to say it wasn't getting any better. Hopefully no Rheumatic fever on the way. Starting to feel better. Been reading about Edwin Dickinson and find a unique relation to him work wise. I find it most interesting how he seperated his imagination work from his on site work.
These pieces are a mere warm up. Looking forward to getting back in the swing. The energy required for serious work is not yet available.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Painting from a sick guy

6"x6" oil/panel
So I've been a bit under the weather lately and just standing up has been difficult let alone painting. I managed a few strokes each day to get this little piece. I've been wanting to get back to the limited controlled stroke technique to create abstract/representational work. Will do more....