Friday, July 24, 2015

NEW - "DISTANCE" - OIL PASTEL PAINTING

New -- "Distance" -- oil pastel painting on 12" x 19" velum Bristol paper - Sennelier oil pastels, Rembrandt Polycolor oil pencils, Turpenoid wash - expressionist style (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg




Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW -- "CARTOON ABSTRACT - THE HUG" - OIL PASTEL ARTWORK

New - "Cartoon Abstract: The Hug" - oil pastels and Stabilo on 9-1/2" x 12" vellum Bristol paper (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg





NEW - "ABSTRACT MISCHIEF 1" -- OIL PASTEL ARTWORK

New - "Abstract Mischief 1" -- oil pastel and Stabilo artwork on 9" x 12" mixed media paper -(c) 2015 Wes Rehberg 




Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NEW - "STAKEOUT" - OIL PASTEL PAINTING

New -- "Stakeout" -- oil pastel painting on 12" x 18" vellum Bristol paper, includes Turpenoid wash of oil pastels and oil pencil work - expressonist style - (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg




Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW - "MOBILE SLIPTSTREAM" -- OIL PASTEL PAINTING

New -- "Mobile Slipstream," oil pastel painting on 11" x 14" mixed media paper, expressionist style (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg ...




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NEW - "WAITING" - OIL PASTEL PAINTING ON BRISTOL PAPER

New -- likely complete - "Waiting" - oil pastel painting on 12" x 18" smooth Bristol paper - experimented a little with mineral spirits and oil pencils - included as well a Turpenoid brush wash -- expressionist style? - I can't say -- (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg




Friday, June 05, 2015

NEW - "APPARITIONS OF A CHURCH ORGANIST" - OIL PASTEL PAINTING

New - "Apparitions of a Rural Church Organist" -- oil pastel painting on 12" x 18" mixed media paper, expressionist style, completed - (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg 





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW -- "THE PHONE CALL" -- OIL PASTEL PAINTING

Completed -- "The Phone Call" -- oil pastels on 11" x 14" mixed media paper - expressionist style (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg


I’m appreciating working in a rough expressionist way with painting and drawing. It’s not that I can’t do the manicured works that seem so prevalent as I pore through art magazines, it’s that they don’t hit and fit my sensibilities. I’ve got both city (NYC) and rural (upstate NY) in me now as well as Third World experiences that tumble around in me as I work, plus an education in culture and interpretation and the arts that make it difficult to avoid the raw side of things. So it comes out in what I make. For better or for worse.