Studio Update

I have been working recently on a series of paintings on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in. combining painting and drawing. 

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The paintings are coming out of some work I have been doing on paper mixing pencil and oil paint on an Arches Huile paper, which is  treated for oil painting and does not need to be sized.  It is a good paper and archival, with a decent tooth, but very thirsty. It took me a little while to adjust. 

 Untitled, oil and pencil on paper, 22 in. x 30 in. 

Untitled, oil and pencil on paper, 22 in. x 30 in. 

As with the paintings on paper, I apply the paint with both brush and hand, and often draw with my non-dominant hand to open up the drawing and expand the lexicon of marks. 

  work in progress

work in progress

In work on paper, as with these drawings, the paper records the nuances of the hand very closely, which means the evidence and nature of the movements are highly integral to the paintings.