Masters of Color

•April 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

One big reason I like being in New York is I wander the Metropolitan Museum of Art and just look at anything that hits me. I had a few minutes the other day and they currently have 6 paintings of Hans Hoffman in a temporary display. I walked in and stayed almost an hour. The colors and the way they define space and time are truly magnificent. He was truly one of the greatest masters of color. Here are 2 of my favorites, I tried to get the color balance correct, but to really understand them, you have to see the real thing.

Renate's Nantucket ,Hans Hoffman , 1965

Renate’s Nantucket ,Hans Hoffman , 1965


Rhapsody , Hans Hoffmann , 1965

Rhapsody , Hans Hoffmann , 1965


Another all time favorite, Paul Gauguin, is also one of the master colorists, but in an entirely different way. The flattening of the image and the mind-bending contrasts never fail to excite my brain when I see it.
Tahitian Women Bathing, Paul Gauguin 1892

Tahitian Women Bathing, Paul Gauguin 1892

Sculpture – Latest Work with Patina

•March 23, 2015 • 4 Comments

Here is a just completed piece of sculpture. I am happy with the patina as well as the form. It is papier-mâché and epoxy resin with a faux bronze finish, 1.3 meters tall.
Calling
Calling

Drypoint Experiments

•March 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Drypoint on PETG plate, toned with a psuedo-aquatint using permanent spray fixative, on the upper half and sandpaper on the lower half.Blue Woman by a WindowBlue Woman by a Window, drypoint,16 x 14 cm

Adventures in Pastels

•March 17, 2015 • 3 Comments

Pastels are a newish media to me. This is a drawing of Colleen, in pastel and charcoal done at Spring Studio.
Colleen, blue

Futurist Ceramics

•March 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Futurist Bowl, white clay with Pearl glaze, cone 6

Futurist Bowl, white clay with Pearl glaze, cone 6


Ceramics once a week, is slow going but enjoyable, the procedural aspect, the tactile sensibility makes your mind work in different ways than other media.

Orange Towel

•March 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment

 Orange Towel, drypoint with watercolor, 15x11 cm

Orange Towel, drypoint with watercolor, 15×11 cm

Wendy, from a 1 minute charcoal sketch, (towel added)

Now Recycling Drawings – Ink from Charcoal

•February 24, 2015 • 2 Comments

Here is an ink and watercolor drawing done from a 1 minute charcoal drawing of Rose.

Ink and watercolor sketch from a 1 minute gesture drawing

Ink and watercolor sketch from a 1 minute gesture drawing

 
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