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 Current Artwork (Oils)

Realism versus Personal Reality: We are living in a golden age of photorealism, although many current proficients are not as candid about their sources as those who initiated the approach in the late 70s and early 80s. I dabbled in photorealism at the beginning of my education, and still incorporate aspects of it here and there. Personally, I will always prefer working from real-life or imaginary objects, since both binocular vision and the imagination force one to blend (interpret) perspectives. A camera is monocular, and flattens everything by definition; and the photo-reductive taint is hard to cast off.

This grouping runs from 2010 to the present.

Nancy Binary

Nancy Binary  11" x 14" oil on panel

 

Bridal Spore

Pinocchio’s Time Share  16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

Bridal Spore

Bridal Spore  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Clandestine Chowder

Clandestine Chowder  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Land Mass At Variance

Land Mass At Variance  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Wheals of Saunter

Wheals of Saunter  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Eponymous Gallstone

Eponymous Gallstone  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Eel Conceived Of Women

Eel Conceived of Women  12" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Moth of Mid-Month

Moth of Mid-Month  16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

Pillow Shams of Sobriety

Pillow Shams of Sobriety  11" x 14" oil on canvas

 

Fruited Bodies

Fruited Bodies  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Aspic and Its Aspect

Aspic and Its Aspect  9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Gummy Shards

Gummy Shards 16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

Alloys and Alliances

Alloys and Alliances 9" x 12" oil on canvas

 

Animus of Treacle

Animus of Treacle 18" x 12" oil on canvas (diptych)

 

 Landscape Motifs (Oils)

Laurels versus Risk-Taking: There comes a point in one’s output where proficiency is reached and one borders on becoming a mere stylist of one’s better efforts, or worst, a parodist. The formula may be winning, but it resembles masturbation if it goes too long with little time being set aside to reflect on the course of the work. If commerce is one’s sole motivation in making variations on a theme, then this is understandable, though unfortunate for the artist if he or she feels like a slave to their output.

I do not claim virtue in these areas, yet I escape the question by leaving my work for periods of time before resuming it. Employing a variety of media is another way of jarring one’s imagination out of ruts, since each media entails inherent limitations in what can be done within it. These restrictions present challenges and require resourcefulness, and even if one does not shake of old habits so well, there may still be freshness in the approach.

Forest of Sorrows

Forests of Sorrows  8" x 8" oil on canvas

 

Dormant Landscape

Dormant Landscape 8" x 8" oil on canvas

 

Gloaming Cove

Gloaming Cove  8" x 8" oil on canvas

 

 Mixed Media on Paper

Universe within Universe: I have decided to include mixed media with oil paintings since this page is more about chronology (and slow output) than clear divisions in thinking.

This grouping runs from 2010 to the present.

Birds of Partition

Birds of Partition 12" x 12" graphite and white charcoal on toned paper

 

Pancreas of Pants Crease

Pancreas of Pants Crease  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Loose Morals and Bicuspids

Loose Morals and Bicuspids 12" x 12" graphite and white charcoal on toned paper

 

Passenger Precept

Passenger Precept  12" x 12" graphite and white charcoal on toned paper

 

Indeed and Inferior

Indeed and Inferior  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Dattchi Waifu

Dacchi Waifu 9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Modular Immodesty

Modular Immodesty  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Gasoline Glove Double Hat 

Gasoline Glove Double Hat  9" x 12" color pencil on paper

 

Foiled Plot Chocolat

Foiled Plot Chocolat  8" x  8.5" mixed media on paper

 

Pathogen Annoyance

Pathogen Annoyance 9" x 11.5" mixed media on paper

 

Prolapsed Pro Forma

Prolapsed Pro Forma  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Captions of Industry

Captions of Industry  9" x 11.5" pen and ink on paper

 

Catheters Entreat

Catheters Entreat   9" x 11.5" pen and ink on paper

 

Shark Cartilege Cartwheel

Shark Cartilege Cartwheel   9" x 11.5" mixed media on paper

 

Fluid Situation

Fluid Situation   9" x 11.5" pen and ink on paper

 

Literal Cardboard

Literal Cardboard  9" x 11.5" mixed media on paper

 

Vanitas Food Cart

Vanitas Food Cart  9" x 12" graphite and white charcoal on toned paper

 

Plinth of Limb and Latitude

Plinth of Limb and Latitude  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

The Easter Premise

The Easter Premise  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Thews and Thrice Refused

Thews and Thrice Refused  9" x 12" mixed media on paper

 

Air Quotes Invective

Air Quotes Invective  9" x 11.5" pen and ink on paper

 

Bio-Regrettable

Bio-Regrettable  9" x 11.5" pen and ink on paper

 

 Pre-Aught Artwork

Liberal definition of the term ‘New Work’: At least twelve years separate these final works from those presently listed at the top of the page; or at least I know one of them, Wielded Morbidity, dates from 2006. I have let these images flow in want of energy to separate them into more pages.

Envelope of Meat

Envelope of Meat 16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

Manacles of Milk

Manacles of Milk 16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

Insoles and Injurious Army

Insoles and Injurious Army 16" x 20" oil on canvas

 

iPebbles and The Toothpaste Slugs

iPebbles and The Toothpaste Slugs 12" x 16" oil on linen

 

Exit Wounds and Strategies

Exit Wounds and Strategies 22" x 30" oil on canvas

 

Wielded Morbidity

Wielded Morbidity 9" x 10" color pencil on paper

 

Pipe Cinch

Pipe Cinch  6.75" x 10" pen and ink on paper

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