Tag: oil

  • Featured painting of the week

    This week’s featured painting is Manomayakaya #1 (Guardians at the well of percipience), a painting I created in 2011.  It is among the earliest (perhaps even the first) of the square canvases I’ve done. This piece is ‘mixed media’ — in this case acrylic and oil on canvas. It is currently for sale.  You can…

  • Featured painting of the week: Skandha 3 (Torso 3)

    Featured painting of the week: Skandha 3 (Torso 3)

    This week’s featured painting is Skandha 3 (Torso 3), a figurative piece I created late in 2013.  I mentioned my figurative work earlier in the week in my post about new Etsy listings.  This week’s featured oil painting is among the larger figurative works I’ve done and this one explores an interesting geometric expression of…

  • Studio Notes – paysage planétaire completed

    Studio Notes – paysage planétaire completed

    This is the final installment of my series of posts following the progression of a painting I started at the beginning of January – a “paysage planétaire” inspired in part by the work of Ferdinand Hodler and other painters from that era.  So, in my last post, described the overpainting.  Earlier this week, I put…

  • Studio notes – paysage planétaire, continued

    I’m getting a bit behind in my blogging. The month is fast rolling to its completion, I’ve got what feels like a hundred pots in the fire. Among those, the “paysage planétaire” I started several weeks ago continues to evolve. Last week, the underpainting was complete and I worked on the blue areas – sky…

  • Studio Notes – the paysage in progress, continued

    As noted last week, I’m blogging the progress on a new landscape (a “paysage planétaire” in the spirit of Ferdinand Hodler).  On Sunday, I completed the underpainting: Tonight, I had very little time to get into it, so I just worked on the sky and water – the blue areas, mainly. So far, so good!…

  • Studio Notes – the landscape evolves

    Studio Notes – the landscape evolves

    As a sort of journalistic experiment, I’m going to follow the development of my recently started Paysage planétaire painting through several blog posts.  This should be interesting, and maybe disastrous, since I don’t know how the painting is going to turn out. For me, creating is perhaps like giving birth to something — that something has a…

  • Featured painting of the week – “Magnolia”

    I’m featuring a different painting each week.  To start this series off, I present to you Magnolia, an oil painting I created in May 2014.  This painting was inspired by photos I took of some lovely Magnolia trees in a city park in Manhattan. The color palette is very simple: white, black, green, pink and…

  • Studio Notes – New landscape started

    I spent some time in the studio this afternoon, stretching canvas and beginning a new painting in my “paysages planétaires” series.  A big inspiration for this series is the work of Swiss symbolist and proto-expressionist (my designation) Ferdinand Hodler.  (Occasionally I reblog Hodler images on my tumblr.) I believe I came across the term “paysage…