Friday, August 5, 2022

Powerfully Muscled, Nude, Male Otter Viewed from Behind against a Patterned Wallpaper, 9x12 inches crayon on paper by Kenney Mencher

 Powerfully Muscled, Nude, Male Otter Viewed from Behind against a Patterned Wallpaper, 9x12 inches crayon on paper by Kenney Mencher


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Figure drawing and anatomy is one of my favorite things to draw.   Drawings allow me to indulge in whatever subjects I like without to much time and art materials. In this way I can experiment too.  Often if the drawing is successful (and is kind of sexy too, I'll use the drawing as a plan or "study" to make an oil painting or a watercolor later on.  


Other things I like to explore in my drawings are making marks and shading.  I like for the marks to be the same as my brushwork.  The marks are designed to emphasize the directions of the planes and emphasize the volumes.  


Sometimes I think that if I didn't like painting and drawing the figure so much I might have become an abstract or non-representational artist focusing on repeating patterns like this fleur des lis in the background. 


I draw with lithographic crayons which are time tested for stability and permanence. They are also much sturdier than drawing with charcoal because they will not smudge or smear while being handled or mailed. The paper that this is painted on is called Rives BFK, which is a type of heavy cotton printmaking paper that won't degrade over time and should hold the color really well for at least fifty to one hundred years without fading, especially if this is framed behind glass.


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The size is a standard US frame size and can be framed inexpensively.  Try buying a frame on the net.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Semi Nude Middle Aged Bear with a Hairy Torso, 9x12 inches crayon and watercolor on cotton paper by Kenney Mencher



Semi Nude Middle Aged Bear with a Hairy Torso, 9x12 inches crayon and watercolor on cotton paper by Kenney Mencher  $250


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Most of the people I love and are my family are either gay or considered "minorities" by main stream US culture.  This has made me consider who I choose to portray in my art.


My main mission for making art is to represent people who are beautiful but don't fit the main stream ideals of who is found beautiful.  For this reason I focus on gay and gender fluid people as well as black and brown people.  I hope that by doing this I am able to support people who are outside of the "mainstream" and show the world how beautiful and attractive every human being is.


This watercolor of a hairy gay bear is cropped because an important component of the work I make is an attempt to create an interesting composition by cropping the figure and working with the edges of the picture plane to create an asymmetrical and interesting composition.  I think it also creates a bit of mystery especially as to the identity of the model.


This work is painted by first sketching out the figure with a lithographic crayon and then applying successive layers of watercolor over the crayon to create shading and color.


The paper that this is painted on is called Rives BFK, which is a type of heavy cotton printmaking paper that won't degrade over time and should hold the color really well for at least fifty to one hundred years without fading, especially if this is framed behind glass.


Warning these are the only sites authorized to sell my art:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kmencher

https://www.kenney-mencher.net/

http://kenney-mencher.com/


The size is a standard US frame size and can be framed inexpensively.   (Buy framing kits on the US version of Etsy, Amazon or go to DickBlick. (.com's)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Lumbersexual, oil on canvas panel 11x14 inches by Kenney Mencher


 Lumbersexual, oil on canvas panel 11x14 inches by Kenney Mencher 

 I just put this painting up on Ebay starting bid is $50 (FREE SHIPPING) https://www.ebay.com/itm/275409445292

Semi Nude Muscular Young Man, 9x12 inches watercolor on cotton paper by Kenney Mencher (Torso of a young muscular gay man in pastel colors)



This watercolor of a young muscular twink is cropped at the waist and depicts the human body in motion. An important component of the work I make is an attempt to create an interesting composition by cropping the figure and working with the edges of the picture plane to create an asymmetrical and interesting composition.

This work is painted by first sketching out the figure with a lithographic crayon and then applying successive layers of watercolor over the crayon to create shading and color.

The palette of colors in this watercolor are what are considered to be "nonlocal colors" which is a technique that is taken from impressionistic painting in which the shadows are often in colors that you don't expect them to be. For example, the darker shade in this is depicted in blues, which are considered cooler colors because blues associated with water. While the skin tone is a more naturalistic orange and pink. This is also referred to as a complementary color scheme.

The paper that this is painted on is called Rives BFK, which is a type of heavy cotton printmaking paper that won't degrade over time and should hold the color really well for at least fifty to one hundred years without fading, especially if this is framed behind glass.

The size is a standard US frame size and can be framed inexpensively.  Try buying a frame on the net.

Warning these are the only sites authorized to sell my art:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kmencher

https://www.kenney-mencher.net/

http://kenney-mencher.com/