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


Monday, December 15, 2014

MINIMILIST WORK -- "TALL SHIPS" -- OIL PAINTING ON PLYWOOD

Minimalist work -- "Tall Ships" -- oil painting on 12" x 24" plywood ... an abstract experiment.

 
(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg
 

Friday, December 05, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "NATIVITY" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

Progression -- “Nativity” – acrylic painting on 25” x 30” canvas

Starting to come together ...



Roughing in the setting, the figures, the relationships … 


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"COFFEE SHOP" - ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

Seems complete, “Coffee Shop,” acrylic painting on 20” x 24” canvas. Except for touch-ups, letting it rest. I get to a point where I don’t know where to take a painting anymore, so I acknowledge it could be completed. Different ways to approach this one -- some things aren't immediately apparent perhaps -- the eyes need to settle on the moods, then on how the shape operates and how the roughness works that.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Thursday, November 27, 2014

THE STREAMLINED AND THE ROUGH

The streamlined and the rough:

I’m conscious of the streamlined design emphasis of a lot of today’s visual art and at times wonder if I should emulate it or whether it’s enough just to work on content, and on combining it with the abstract and representational. Rough those two aspects up. Muck around with these in paint and other media.

Then I look outside into the woods and see Nature’s turmoil. Engage the news and social justice and try to fathom human turmoil. All rougher hewn, even with the delicate its midst. Feel both the abstract and representational qualities this way. Appreciate what other artists have done in this realm. And let my imagination embrace this mode of seeing, thinking, feeling, and creating. It could be viewed as throwback. It could be out of vogue. But to be true to myself and its roughness, it’s the way I feel it.

WR


Friday, November 21, 2014

PROGRESSION - "COFFEE SHOP" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING

Progression -- "Coffee Shop" -- acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas

Venturing but needs adjusting ...



More detail combining representational and abstract elements.




Scoping and roughing out another new one -- working on an acrylic and an oil at the same time -- might get confused ...



(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PROGRESSION - "FOUNDATION FOR A THIRD WORLD HOME" - OIL PAINTING

Progression -- "Foundation for a Third World Home" -- oil painting on 20" x 28" canvas - image from my photos ...

Roughed in more content



Roughing in positions, content approach.


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg


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