Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Scream


The Scream, 44" x 32", oil on paper on canvas, 2014.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shades of Grey, Untitled


Untitled, 24" x 36", oil on steel panel, 2014.

Edvard Munch, the artist who painted The Scream, apparently said: "Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye...it also includes the inner pictures of the soul." The quote sounds a bit cliche today, but I find truth in the value of nature to an artist. Nature is an essential resource; it erases all false constructs and shows the truth of our existence.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Breakthrough


Breakthrough, 30" x 24", oil on steel panel, 2014.

Similar to wood panel or acrylic panel, the steel panel differs from canvas because it is more sensitive in revealing brush strokes and texture. The steel offers a neutral gray which is a good starting point for a painting, while also providing a sheen or glimmer behind thin layers of paint.

Unfortunately, the steel sheen is lost on the computer image. Also keep in mind that every computer screen has a different color balance and brightness/contrast settings, so the image above is not an exact replication of the painting.

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Monday, August 11, 2014