Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Triumph - Day 1

Day 1, Oil on Linen, 72"x 96". 2017 
The final push of school is getting palpable. I am really happy to get started on this large painting.

Today was our final group critique with my thesis advisor Peter Drake. It was a lot of fun. I am really happy with the amount of work I've been able to get done.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Alison 3/16/17

Alison 03/16/17, Oil on Linen, 36"x 60", 2017
Bernardo's class opened with a lecture on Raphael.

This painting has a real presence to it. I am starting to get the hang of this particular painting technique.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alison 03/02/17

Alison 03/02/17, Oil on Canvas,  30"x48", 2017.

Bernardo's class opened with a lecture on Michelangelo and Leonardo. They really play off each other thematically. Aristotelian vs. Neoplatonism, atmospheric haze vs. solid form; plenty of discussion to be had. 

Think I'm getting the hang of this painting method. Not closing the shapes is super difficult for me, but I think I did okay with this one. I keep visualizing the painting,  like a net or a bowl where the surface of the form is this shape. Then thin points in the painting read like holes in the net. So each pass of paint and marks becomes trying to fill in those holes.