Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "NORTHSIDE HOMELESS PORTRAIT" -- ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Progression -- "Northside Homeless Portrait -- acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas ....

Putting down some tones, textures and shapes to see where I might take it --



Scoping it out --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



COMPLETED - "ACCORDIONIST ON THE WALKING BRIDGE" - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Completed - "Accordionist on the Walking Bridge" -- acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas -- adapted from video I filmed in November 2005 when Eileen and I arrived in Chattanooga TN -- painted in what I'm calling an "intuitive combustianist" style ... progressions are in a previous post.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Thursday, October 16, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY - TWO DRAWINGS FROM '79 AND '80

For Throwback Thursday -- two 8" x 10" abstract drawings from the 4 years I did visual art in the past -- one in '79 and one in '80, the year I stopped doing art then.



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PROGRESSION - "ACCORDIONIST ON THE WALKING BRIDGE" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression - "Accordionist on the Walking Bridge" -- acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas -- adapted from video I filmed in November 2005 when Eileen and I arrived in Chattanooga TN

Some details moving in ...



Getting some content and color relationships figured out here ...



Roughing it in ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Monday, October 13, 2014

"AUTUMN RIOT" -- EXPERIMENTAL -- ACRYLIC PAINT ON CANVAS

"Autumn Riot" -- experimental -- acrylic painting on 16" x 20" canvas ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Tuesday, October 07, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "STREET POLL TAKER" -- ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Progression -- "Street Poll Taker" -- acrylic painting on 16" x 20" canvas

Except for the details of her hands and some touch ups, it'seems complete -- on to the next one --



Adding detail ...



Roughing in underlays, shapes and method ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Friday, October 03, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "INSPIRATION" -- SOFT AND HARD PASTEL PAINTING

Progression -- “Inspiration,” hard and soft pastel painting on 11” x 17” charcoal paper.

Done ...




Having a conversation with the work ...




Blocking it out with hard pastels



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Saturday, September 27, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "ROCKETS DESTROYED THEIR HOME" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

Progression -- "Rockets Destroyed Their Home" (was“Gaza Aftermath”), acrylic painting on 24” x 30” canvas, expressionist interpretation of photos from Gaza posted on the internet by Muhammed Kabariti. Having been to Palestine twice, I have some sense about this ...

Done for now ...



Basics are in place. Some work yet ... color, detail, integration.



Still roughing it in, altering content, scale, tone and conception



Roughing it in  ...




(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg