Saturday

The Woman And The Artist


"The Woman & The Artist"
Oil on Canvas
For inspiration I am having fun going back to my early pastel works on paper where I was creating figurative works of art using bold lines and simple blocks of color.  Now however I am creating oil paintings on canvas.  These new works are also more sculptural in nature.  I'm actually enjoying sculpting with paint.  Nonetheless, I am making sure to stay true to my unique signature and personal method and early style of work.  I am actually related to this woman in this painting, so I did her portrait in this new sculptural style.  I also created a metaphorical self portrait wearing my vintage boller hat to depict  "my early years" as an artist in Paris.  She and I are actually close yet are also complete opposites.  In real life she is very "stern" "rational" and "analytical" while I am very "creative".  In this painting, that's why I am depicted representing "creativity" as art on the wall.  I intentionally used orange with the same shape to show that the woman and the artist are related depicting both of them using primary and secondary hues because they are also "opposites" on the color wheel.  

Tuesday

"The Harlequin Woman"

"The Harlequin Woman"
Oil on Canvas
I am revisiting Paris in more ways than one.  With this recent painting I loved going back to my early pastel works where I was using bold lines with abstract blocks of color, except that this painting is an oil on canvas, yet making sure to keep it flat in my own unique signature and personal style of art.  This painting was inspired by a street performer I met during my early days in Paris (see below).
The Early Days in Paris