Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SKETCH - "EMERGING: THE CORNSTALK" - OIL PASTEL

Sketch - "Emerging: the Cornstalk" - oil pastel on 8" x 10" smooth surface paper - image from our garden -- thought about its initial emergence and cultivation, and our own efforts to avoid genetically modified varieties --
History - from Wikipedia: "Most historians believe maize was domesticated in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico.[1] The Olmec and Mayans cultivated it in numerous varieties throughout Mesoamerica, cooked, ground or processed through nixtamalization. Beginning about 2500 BC, the crop spread through much of the Americas.[2] "

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 


Monday, July 28, 2014

"ATTACK" - ACRYLIC PAINTING FROM 34 YEARS AGO

"Attack" - acrylic painting from 34 years ago - 39" x 50" -- one of the last I did before ending fours years trying my hand at painting and drawing then -- resuming this year in May

 
(c)) 1980 Wes Rehberg
 
 

"PAUSE" - SKETCH - CHALK PASTEL AND CHARCOAL

"Pause""- sketch - chalk pastel and charcoal on 8" x 10" smooth surface paper

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PROGRESSION - "STILL LIFE WITH BUDDHA AND SCULPTURE" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression -- "Still Life with Buddha and Sculpture" -- acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas -

Foliation etc.



Developing, laying in some base and shaping the sculpture



Placing shapes, working on colors:

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

"WILD DAWN" -- 11" x 14" CHALK PASTEL

Seems complete - "Wild Dawn" - 11" x 14" chalk pastel on medium surface drawing paper -- from my photo --

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

SELF SKETCH - "SEMBLANCE" - PENCIL AND CHALK PASTEL

Self sketch --"Semblance" -- pencil and chalk pastels on 8.5"x 5.5" sketch paper --

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DOWNTOWN SHAPES I (CHATTANOOGA) - MULTIMEDIA EXPRESSIONIST SKETCH

Downtown shapes I (Chattanooga) - multimedia expressionist sketch - marker, chalk and oil pastels on 8" x 10" smooth surface drawing paper -- messing with forms and color ...

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"CHATTANOOGA US PIPE 2006 -- OIL PASTEL EXPRESSIONIST SKETCH

"Chattanooga US Pipe 2006" -- oil pastel expressionist sketch on 8" x 10" smooth surface drawing paper - from my photo -

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

PROGRESSION - "JERSEY CONVERGENCE" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression - "Jersey Convergence" - acrylic painting on 16" x 20" canvas, altered from a photo I took in Hoboken, NJ, in very late '60s.

Might be completed -- time to let it sit a while.



Slowly getting there ...



Scoping a different direction for the left side - right side's basics down -

 


Roughing more of it in -



First step - Scoping out possibilities

 

(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg