Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Small studies from the Field Museum

While in Chicago the family went to the field Museum of Natural History. And while they had some pretty interesting state of the art special exhibitions going on, nothing beats the taxidermy specimens and dioramas from the days of old in my book. Here's three small oil studies on paper based on some.

oil on gessoed paper 11" x 17"

oil on gessoed paper 11" x 15"

oil on gessoed paper 17" x 11"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Identified Flying Object

 "Reflection of a Ceiling Lamp in a Cabin Window"
oil on gessoed 12" x 18" watercolor paper

It's been slow going getting back to work after my show in June. I knocked out this small oil on paper for my own amusement and, to be honest, just as an excuse to get back in the studio and do something... anything...

Although it may not be the most sophisticated conceptual framework it could be fun to do a whole series of Identified Flying Objects. I did a few more small oils on paper for the show just before the opening which I did not have time to scan. They did not sell (bad for me) so I'll get them back at some point and post them here soon (good for blog).