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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEW - "EL SALVADOR CITY OUTSKIRTS" - OIL PASTEL PAINTING

Calling it complete -- "El Salvador City Outskirts" -- oil pastel painting on 18" x 24" mixed media paper, adapted from my photo -- (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg




Saturday, April 25, 2015

NEW -- "OUTDOOR STILL LIFE (NOON AND DUSK) - ACRYLIC PAINTING

New --  "Outdoor Still Life (Noon and Dusk)" -- an acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas -- (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg




Thursday, April 16, 2015

NEW -- "EARLY SPRING" -- OIL PASTEL PAINTING ...

New work -- "Early Spring" -- an oil pastel painting on 18" x 12" mixed media paper --  (c) 2015 Wes Rehberg ...