This blog - I'm Wes Rehberg - is dedicated to what I'm up to in writing and in the visual arts. I have a site also for experimental video art work called "The Video Curio Theater" at http://blog.rehberg.net. The theater is open.
Progression -- “Gaza Aftermath,” acrylic painting on 24” x
30” canvas, an interpretation of a photo from Gaza posted on the internet by
Muhammed Kabariti … having been to Palestine twice, I have at least an
inkling of what it may feel like on the ground …
Still roughing it in, altering content, scale, tone and conception
Progression -- working on "Edgewater View," acrylic painting on a 24" x 30" canvas, hearkening back to a late '60s photo of mine, adapted for this -- working on inner space dynamics here with color, shape and perspective as well that may take a moment to see ...
Except for little touchups, it's done ...
Trying shading for shapes and tone ...
Underlay basically painted --
First stage, beginning with color underlays on some of the forms --
I’m seeing two styles now in my work with soft, hard
and oil pastels on papers of both toothed and smooth surfaces, the more edgy
style in the two works above with more representational colors, and the smoother looking one in the two works below with more adventurous colors. I’m leaning now to continue in
the style below.