Saturday, September 27, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "GAZA AFTERMATH" -- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

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



Adding content ...



Roughing it out --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg

Monday, September 22, 2014

PROGRESSION - "CELEBRATION AT A MEXICAN COOPERATIVE" - ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Progression - "Celebration at a Mexican Cooperative" - acrylic painting on 20" x 24" canvas - adapted from my photo in the late '90s ...

I keep tilting toward the expressionists in a more static way -- maybe it's done ... letting it rest



Working out color, content and relationships ... rough but making headway



Roughing it out ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PROGRESSION - "THE GYPSY AND THE CLOWN" -- ACRYLIC PAINT ON CANVAS

Progression -- "The Gypsy and the Clown" -- acrylic paint on 20" x 24" canvas, adapted from a 1970s B&W photo ...

Thinking it's completed ...



Coming along - taking shape --



Adding features and tone ...



Roughing in some content ...



Setting rough idea ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



PROGRESSION - "ROAD NEAR THE RARITAN" - HARD AND SOFT PASTELS

Progression -- "Road Near the Raritan" (Changed the name) -- hard and soft pastels on 12" x 18" medium surface paper ... adapted from my early '70s B and W photo ...

Far as I want to go on this road, it's done ...



Though I usually add more edginess, it might be better to leave it softer and more sweeping  ... then again, it might not ...




Basics in place ...


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "EDGEWATER VIEW" -- ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

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 --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg



Tuesday, September 09, 2014

TWO STYLES EMERGING IN PASTEL WORK, AND THE ONE I PREFER

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.


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All images and work (c) 2014 Wes Rehberg




Monday, September 08, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "SEPTEMBER TREES" -- PASTELS ON SANDED PAPER

Progression -- "September Trees" -- soft and hard pastels on 9" x 12" sanded paper -- a new paper to learn about

So, feels like it's as far as I want to take it now in the progression. Time to let it rest..



Second stage in the learning process -- most of the hard pastel underlay is in place, with a little bit of soft pastel overlay.



Scoping out the forms and tones --


(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

PROGRESSION -- "NY APPALACHIA HOMESTEAD" -- OIL PASTEL

Progression -- "NY Appalachia Homestead" -- oil pastel on 11" x 14" smooth surface drawing paper

Seems completed and raw enough .....



Adding content ...



Scoping it out ...




(c) 2014 Wes Rehberg