Monday, January 26, 2015

"FIREMEN AND THE AFTERMATH" - ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS - COMPLETED

I've basically completed "Firemen and the Aftermath," acrylic painting on 20” x 24” canvas – touch ups and it’s done – adapted from a fire department photo …


(c) 2015 Wes Rehberg 

Friday, January 16, 2015

"THE STYX SUBWAY, IDLING" -- OIL PASTEL PAINTING

Could be complete – “The Styx Subway, Idling” – oil pastel painting on 11” x 14” smooth paper – © 2015 Wes Rehberg

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

"THE CROWN OF THORNS VS. THE EMPIRE" -- OIL PASTELWORK


“The Crown of Thorns vs. The Empire” --  I’ve reworked “Crown” to more fully represent the theological position I wanted to express, which itself isn’t commonly associated with what the crown of thorns signifies in the biblical stories – oil pastels on 11” x 14” smooth surface paper – © 2015 Wes Rehberg …
 
 
 
 

2015 and visual art painting a drawing


2015 and visual art painting a drawing:
Now that I’m definitely at it again I need to figure out how I want to improve. I now have a renewed sense of style in the various media I’ve been using: acrylics, oils, oil pastels, soft pastels, pencils, markers. Still, something I call completed needs to feel integrated and well executed to me even though it might yet appear rough or crude to other eyes. It’s a matter of “touch” on my part. I rush things too much at times. There are many differences in the way I worked for four years in an effort that ended 34 years ago and the way I’ve worked since I resumed this last May – an example in one medium is in two soft pastels posted here, the one with the trees a 2014 work, the other a 1979 piece. Both of these I consider completed but the styles are different. It’s serious, this to me. The work continues.
 

 
(c) 2015 Wes Rehberg
 
 
 

Friday, January 09, 2015

"SALVADOR FAMILY IN METAL HOME" -- OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Seems completed - "Salvador Family in Metal Home" -- oil pastel portrait on 11" x 14" medium surface paper -- adapted from my photo -- setting it aside for touchups ...


 

(c) 2015 Wes Rehberg



Monday, December 29, 2014

ONGOING - "MOSS AND A MAN ON MEXICAN BOULDERS" - OIL PASTEL

Scoping out a new one - "Moss and a Man on Mexican Boulders" - oil pastel drawing on 11" x 14" medium surface paper. Using turpenoid as well. Adapted from my photo.

Seems ready to set aside to figure out if it's complete ...




(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PROGRESSION - "COLOR SCHEMERS IGNORE DR. GRAY'S CRITIQUE" - OIL PASTELS

Progression - “Color Schemers Ignore Dr. Gray’s Critique” – oil pastels on 12” x 18” medium surface paper.

Completed --



Scoping it out:

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"NATIVITY" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS --- STILL IN PROCESS

A rougher and more chaotic style than I thought I’d pursue – “Nativity” –  still in the works, feels incomplete, out of sync - letting it rest for a while -- . Acrylic painting on 25” x 30” canvas. © Wes … (photo is a bit “hot”; faces are a little darker)



I don't imagine it's easy to see their faces on a computer -- here's a detail view


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg