landscape over my table
Your table looks like a warzone ;). With your pictures I always keep thinking: what is the combination leading to now….
This is an old page where I combine craters sticking and a toilet paper became in watchtower. I was think about Phillip Guston shapes.
I checked Philip Guston out: I see similarities in the treatment of objects in some of his work with yours. Interesting!
It was Marty Harris that first fond Guston similarities in my work. Than I made this page reinforced these characteristics.
Have you seen Guston paintings in the flesh, up close and personal? I think we need to get Bea to paint in oils. Big paintings, 6×8 feet, in oils.
I admit I never heard from Guston before, his later work is fabulous. A revelation. I’ll see if I can see it in reality somewhere. And yes, I agree, Bea’s style has everything in it for large pieces.
Well, I had done some big works 2 x 2 meters. I will send you some pictures. But I always use acrilyc, I never used oil. It could be revolutionary.
I will always promote oil paint, knowing fully how difficult it is to find a place to do it, because of the smell and the potential mess. Nothing , however, compares to oil paint for “paintability”, saturation and tranluscency. There are mediums that may be used to help oil paint dry over night. Liquin by Windsor Newton is great. There is turpentine that has less odor, “oderless”.
Do you paint on oil? I never had seen. I just see engravings in your site.
I stopped 25 years ago, the day I left graduate school and had no place to do what I liked doing. I think you’ve seen this small sample, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrtyhrrs/2480682599/in/set-72157605024737321/ . I’ve painted in oil only once since, a commission, http://www.flickr.com/photos/22119190@N04/2132123720/in/set-72157603658074816/ (3×4 feet).
I am impressed! The portrait is so good! The space remember-me some dutch painting. You MUST to return to this oil paints, urgent!
Yeah, double that. Excellent stuff; why did you ever stop? Out of curiosity (I never used oil or acrylic, was thinking about it lately): do you think you could have achieved the same result with acrylic?
I urge you to try oil paint. Acrylic is nothing like oil. Oil is translucent. When oil has a spotlight on it, as in a gallery, the light will bounce off layers beneath the surface and create color and light you cannot achieve with acrylic. You will notice this in your local museums.
Start small, with a limited palette, five colors, napthal red crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, titanium white, and black. You can use yellow ochre, instead, but this red and blue are important because they mix well. Get a good quality, expensive white. It will be cheaper in the long run because you won’t use as much, and it will look better.
If you keep your palette simple you will learn faster, and be more free with your painting.
I quit the day I left graduate school (majored in painting). I hated my grad school and painting was no longer fun. That was 25 years ago. By the time I wished to start again I was living in a small house and I didn’t want to stink it up, or get paint on the new sofa. You know what I mean. So, four years ago I began sketchbooks and printmaking.
Please take a look at my brothers oil paintings. I know they couldn’t be done in acrylic. http://www.scottharrisart.com/
You make oil inevitable now. By the way I loved you brothers site; beautiful paintings (esp. “the collector”), and the cute animation he put on it. One creative family.
I have another older brother who’s a marvelous artist.
Beá, bigger oil paintings.
Marty, great site! Many and good artists in this family. Ok, I am going to do bigger oil paintings someday.
You can see four big acrilycs on:
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