Archives for category: waxpainting

During this retrograde period I have been going over completed and undone sketches of the past.  With some of them, like this one, there was a very simple idea that grew out of itself. The ideas for Stage were about searching for an emotional light, trying to capture the feeling of being alone and all the power within that. Finished in 2005.

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bothofus1998 “both of us”

Being obsessed with cloth flowing in the wind, detaching itself from a clothes line and wanting to capture a kind of soul to the cloth, this obsession gave way to, or you could say, channeled Static Line, a series of paintings about releasing what may bind you and at the same time, allowing a sense of stillness. These scenes of clothes lines became a simple, silently descriptive subject matter, filled with intent.

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webartdetach12002 “firefly”

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detachartstack2003 “detach”

The following sketches of “passing” were completely abstract and severely bold in color, the idea, however, morphed into a more literal piece with out lines, shading and softer color tones.

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passingon2005 “passing on”

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sinking2005 “sink”

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2006 “static lemonade”

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let's go2005 “let’s go”

Looking back during this retrograde period and coming upon these older sketches, I am considering expanding the series to outdoor steps, yard scenes, where the releasing factor takes hold again.

Here are some sketches done in the past.

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waveXV

Wave XV was put together pretty fast and I didn’t document it from beginning to end. Below are the details that make up this painting.

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Wave XVI just leapt into my mind from some memory from somewhere.

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charcoal sketch on paper

oil sketch on canvas

clear wax added

light green oil paint

darker shades of oils added

burnt umber on wall and branches

brown wax painted on

larger white stones painted with gesso

clear wax brushed on stones and shadows added

more shading and highlighting

Final scene