Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PROGRESSION - "DIGGING FOUNDATIONS FOR THIRD WORLD HOMES" - OIL PAINTING

Progression -- "Digging Foundations for Third World Homes" -- oil painting on 20" x 28" canvas - image from my photos ...

Roughing in positions, content approach.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PROGRESSION - (NEW TITLE) "CLIMATE PROPHET'S FINAL FORECAST - OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS -

Progression -- New title "Climate Prophet's Final Forecast -- oil painting on 16" x 20" canvas --

Except for minor touch-ups, feels complete -- letting it rest ...



I started this with idea of improvising from forms I drew in a soft pastel titled “Spirit Upon.” In an ongoing conversation between intuition, spontaneity and the painting, it went through changes, initially with scriptural prophetic and transformational themes to the direction it’s heading now. With the deluge in mind, I’ll begin to complete it expressionistically.



Scoping out dynamics, underlay, possibilities ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Friday, November 07, 2014

PROGRESSION - "THE PROPHET AMOS HAS A QUESTION" - OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

Progression -- “The Prophet Amos Has a Question” – oil painting on 20” x 24” canvas –

Feels nearly complete - needs touch-ups and to sit a bit ...



Getting a feel for oil paints for the first time – neglected them in the four years I painted three-plus decades ago and since I resumed in May. I had painted just with acrylics up to now. Eileen encouraged me to work with the oils. -- Added a little more here on the painting..




Beginning to scope out shapes, arrangement and color.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg





Saturday, November 01, 2014

PROGRESSION - "SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE ABSTRACT CAFÉ" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression -- "Self-Portrait At the Abstract Café" -- acrylic painting and 24" x 30" canvas ...

Things are in place, basically complete , title of painting changed, (was "At the Sufi Café - Self-Portrait"), touch-ups yet to do ...

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Another step, work on the figure, shapes



Scoping out colors, shapes, arrangement (eyes will be different) ..
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(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PROGRESSION - "WINTER WALK ON TUSCARORA MOUNTAIN" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression - "Winter Walk on Tuscarora Mountain" - acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas --

Seems complete - some touch-ups then letting it rest



Coming along in a mildly expressionist way.



Scoped out design, started on detail.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Sunday, October 26, 2014

"NORTHSIDE HOMELESS PORTRAIT" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

Done for now -- "Northside Homeless Portrait" -- acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas -- some touch-ups then letting it rest -- progression of painting in post below --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "NORTHSIDE HOMELESS PORTRAIT" -- ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Progression -- "Northside Homeless Portrait -- acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas ....

Putting down some tones, textures and shapes to see where I might take it --



Scoping it out --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



COMPLETED - "ACCORDIONIST ON THE WALKING BRIDGE" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Completed - "Accordionist on the Walking Bridge" -- acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas -- adapted from video I filmed in November 2005 when Eileen and I arrived in Chattanooga TN -- painted in what I'm calling an "intuitive combustianist" style ... progressions are in a previous post.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg