This holiday season I have been selected to take part in the New York Academy of Art
Alumni Association Holiday 2007 Exhibition. The small painting above, along with another, will be on display at Merge 360 through December 23rd.
This is a casein sketch of another potential painting based on a photograph taken by Jen Judge and torn from Outside magazine. My intention with this image along with the ones from a previous post is to eventually lose recognition of the source image, creating a final image that is more abstract and pattern oriented. Inspiration for this experiment can be found in the images of Shawn Dulaney or Kevin Kearns.
Currently I have three of these images down on oil primed wood panels. Once their under layers are dry I intend on going at them with sandpaper, glazes, scumbles, whatever seems interesting. Results may vary.
Several recent photographs in the New York Times truly entranced me. For some time now I have been thinking about creating some paintings that are more pattern oriented than usual. Something similar to the White Mountain Blues painting but perhaps even more abstract. These small casein sketches are my first step in that direction. Thanks to Kevin Moloney for the inspirational photographs.
A two hour oil study on a tan ground with a burnt sienna imprimatura and limited palette consisting of burnt sienna, cold (blue) black, and lead white. This study is 8″x10″ and was painted on February 7th, 2001 during Patrick Connor‘s portraiture class at the New York Academy of Art.
Recently I completed this painting of the Old Mill on the island of Nantucket. I posted the initial sketch for this last summer.
Currently I am looking into framing possibilities. Continue reading to see some my considerations. I intend on using a linen liner for the first time.
Let me know what you think.
Recently I completed a 36 by 36 inch painting for above our mantle. This painting is based upon a study from a previous post. The large painting for my brother’s home (mentioned in the previous post) has been completed and delivered to NH but I have yet to see it. Once I make my way north I will surely take some pics and post them here.
My mother “commissioned” me to paint something for the O’Neill family Christmas card. Her suggestion was a painting of some ornaments. I suggested one of a nutcracker. This is the image that resulted. As the card states, “May the joy of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year.”
My most recent painting done out east: another image of rocks at lowtide on the Long Island Sound. The painting is 6×12 inches on panel and was completed over two afternoons, several weeks apart.