Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Creating Patterns For Use with Paintings

 One of the things that I like to incorporate in some of my paintings is the use of patterns in the background. The way that I discovered how to create patterns was a combination of looking up videos on YouTube about how to create patterns as well as downloading tons of images of patterns and literally copying them out with magic marker and watercolor.  Here are some of the resources that I found useful to do this.

















Sunday, December 20, 2020

 

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Friday, December 18, 2020

François Bard at the Olivier Waltman Gallery

The Olivier Waltman Gallery in France and Miami has got quite a good stable of artists who are both figurative and abstracted the same time. Up until a couple of months ago I thought that I was only interested in art that one would call “figurative” or “realist” because I just didn’t have the vocabulary to describe what I was looking for in our second fine abstract elements with realist elements. 



While looking through YouTube for inspiration I came across a video that documented a show called “Disrupted Realism,” which was curated by Prof. John Seed for the Stanek gallery in Philadelphia. So far Seed has curated two shows at the Stanek gallery called Disrupted Realism and published a book by the same title.



One of the artists at the Olivier Waltman Gallery named François Bard is an artist that I admire whose work inhabits the space between realism and abstraction. In addition to this Bard’s work also has a strong sense of subject matter based on iconic imagery. Bard actually describes his work as “iconic” in that it borrows elements from religious imagery, political imagery, and cinema. Most obvious one is this painting based on the film “Chinatown.”



If you visit the website for the gallery they have extensive videos, interviews, and texts in which the artist discusses his work and describes it (in French) in some complex almost intimidating language. Although I really love the work, sometimes I have trouble with art writing that does this. 



When you boil down all of the information that you come up with in Bard’s work is painting that’s based in realist observation that combines a knowledge of art history and popular culture to make images that sort of “pop” in the same way that really good images on Tumblr and Instagram do. The main difference between these paintings and things experienced on a screen are that the paintings themselves do stuff that paintings can only do. In some of the work there is a playing with the materials and the improvisation that happens when paint is applied to paper or canvas.



The way in which materials are handled is a big part of the joy of looking at François Bard’s paintings.










Thursday, December 17, 2020

Starting a Large Oil Portrait Underpainting, Color Mixing and Blocking in Large Forms

 I've been working on a lot of large oil paintings lately and I wanted to share what my working method is as well as some work in progress photographs to help out some other artists.