Thursday, July 14, 2016

Revision and Another Revision

Ensnared In The Lives Of Others has been brought back to life.  I did the original painting back in 2014.  I was never really happy about the results.  I studied it over the past 2 years and asked others for their thoughts.  

Finally I thought I had a plan and made some revisions.  It was better.  

I am taking a class with Alex Powers and as part of that class is a critique and on Tuesday one of the paintings I took in was this one.  I really like what I heard - not that it was great, but there were issues and a suggestion on how to fix it.

I took it to heart, picked up my paintbrush (again) and made more changes.  

This time I am very happy with the results.  Now I am done - really.  I have found a good place to stop.

first version

first revision

final version

Black & White - The Beginnings

William H Miller Studios is holding a show "Works In Black & White' from 8/24 to 9/3 on 714 Main St here in Myrtle Beach.

I have been toying with a couple of my 'Body Language' paintings in b&w so this is a good reason to get them out of my mind and onto the canvas.  

I had these 2 12x12' gallery wrapped canvases in my studio with abandoned paintings on them and really like the size and shape.  So I gave them a good cover of black and white.  Could not remember if I had done the earlier paintings in acrylic or oils - so I am using oils this time, safe to put over either base.

I used a knife and covered the front and all sides.  No real plan, but I like the what I have so far.

Back to work!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Ensnared In the Lives of Others

Another painting in my Body Language series.  'Ensnared In The Lives Of Others' (30"H x 40"W, acrylics) shows the way our lives are woven together with our family, friends and perhaps others in ways we can never really get away from.

I had originally designed and painted this in 2014 but was never very happy with it.  So after many many hours thinking about it, I finally reworked it and am much happier with the painting.

It has been on my to-do list for a long time.  I am glad its ready to go into the gallery.