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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PROGRESSION -"TINY MAYAN CATHOLIC CHURCH " - OIL PASTEL

Progression - "Tiny Mayan Catholic Church" - oil pastel on 11" x 14" medium surface drawing paper -- from my photo in the southern Mexico village of Navil, in Chiapas.


Completed --



Working into it --



First stage --



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg

"THE TUTOR (CHATTANOOGA)" -- PASTEL SKETCH ON CHARCOAL PAPER

"The Tutor (Chattanooga)" - chalk pastel sketch on 9" x 12" charcoal paper -- not sure yet about its status and style -- from memory and imagination mostly, and a video clip altered extensively..

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"TRUNCATED" -- PASTEL SKETCH

"Truncated" -- chalk pastel sketch on 8" x 10" smooth drawing paper, altered from my photo ...

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

STREET MUSICIAN - CHATTANOOGA - PASTEL SKETCH

Pastel sketch - Street musician Chattanooga. On 8" x 10" smooth drawing paper - altered from my photo ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg

Thursday, July 10, 2014

EXPERIMENTING- "CHATTANOOGA STREET DANCERS" - OIL AND CHALK PASTELS

Experiment progression -- "Chattanooga Street Dancers" - oil and chalk pastels on 11" x 14" smooth drawing paper --

Okay -- basically done with it -- the drawing's architecture lacks coherence for me -- it's not a distinctive multimedia mix. Chalk pastels pull me one way, oil pastels another ..

 


More color, chalk and oil pastels:



Working in oil pastels:




Scoping it out with chalk:

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

CLOSING STAGES - "REFUGEES FLIGHT" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Nearing the completion of "Refugees Flight," closing stages below -- acrylic on 16" x 20" canvas.

Now completed -- my note on this -- -- I was inspired partly by an internet photo but altered its content extensively - second acrylic since back at this labor after 33 years or so -- still feeling my way



Basics in place:



Pondering spaces:



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg

Monday, July 07, 2014

PROGRESSION - "DILEMMA (ON FRAZIER ST)" - OIL PASTEL

Progression - "Dilemma (on Frazier St)" - oil pastel on 11" x 14" medium surface drawing paper - altered from my photo -

Third and maybe final step ... I might end up calling it "Frazier St Incoherence"



Second step -- relationships and coherence



First step -- feeling it out

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 
 

"SPIRIT UPON" - PASTELS - 11" x 14"

"Spirit Upon" -- pastels on 11" x 14" medium surface drawing paper, altered from a photo I took in the early '70s ... first chalk pastel I've drawn in 33 years.

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg