Thursday, October 29, 2009

Working with R&F Pigment Sticks.

Just wanted to take a moment to let all my friends know about this. I recently began using R&F Handmade Pigment Oil Sticks, although they refer to them as Pigment Sticks.



I recently did a new drawing using the Paynes Gray Pigment Stick and the consistency was so buttery and easy to work with. The colors are both transparent and Opaque at the same time depending on how you use the sticks.

I'll be showing the drawing and a few of my W&N drawings within the next few days. Just wanna wait till this new drawing is done. For the time being, check out how they make these Pigment Sticks.

Quote of the day, Oct 29, 2009

Today's quote I just found from Agnes Martins writings book. This woman has such amazing insights into the world of painting.

BTW, If you ever get the chance, check out the documentary on Agnes. It's fantastic.



"When we go to Museums we do not just look, we make a definite response to the work. As we look at it we are happier or more sad, at peace or more depressed. A work may stimulate yearning, helplessness, belligerence, or remorse.

The cause of the response is not traceable in the work. An artist cannot and does not prepare for a certain response. He does not consider the response but simply follows his inspiration.

Works of art are not to be purposely conceived. The response depends upon the condition of the observer."



Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Douglas Witmer and his SKTCHBK

Douglas Witmer from Philly has been showing everyone who is into it, his sketchbook online. Photographing the whole thing and day by day, putting up new images of the works inside this book. Check it out for yourself.

Looking forward to hopefully meeting Douglas for the first time in a week or two in Cincinnati, Ohio. As he's one of the artists in a show curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Called "TOUCH FAITH"
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131670264894&index=1#/event.php?eid=148928669868&ref=mf

http://douglaswitmer.com/weblog/2009/10/sktchbk/


Monday, October 12, 2009

Oil Sticks and flattened out wood pulp...

Lately on top of my working on my paintings. I have been focusing again on my oil stick on paper drawings. If you could call them drawings. As they are definitely not recognizable forms. Though the first oil stick drawings I have done were using your basic shapes, squares, rectangles, etc. This has become one particular thing I have liked what it was and wanted to develop it more.

Color is the primary focus of these works, and the ways I approach the materials is a physical mannerism, which helps make the drawing turn out the way it does.



The works here were done on 80LB unsealed paper, within the most recent of drawings, of which I have yet to take pics of. I have begun working on 180LB Primed cold pressed watercolor paper.

For archives sake.









All oil sticks were Windsor and Newton Oil Bars. Very wonderfully workable oil sticks with gorgeous color.

More to come...

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