Cut!

After a few days of humming and hahing I’ve committed to editing the Traveler and Magician paintings from their earlier square composition. Now rectangles, the compositions look much better balanced, with the focus of attention moving down to the sun and the hand and face of the Traveler, while in the Magician the relationship of…

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Artists’ Reception for New Romantic Figure

The New Romantic Figure Here’s your last chance to meet the artists and talk with them about their work. I hope you’ll join us at the Kwan Fong Gallery at CLU for a reception this Saturday evening (10th September) at 7pm. We’ll be enjoying good company, some discussion of the paintings, and light refreshments. The…

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New Romantic Figure Opening Reception

Opening reception for The New Romantic Figure exhibit at the Kwan Fong Gallery on California Lutheran University’s Thousand Oaks campus. The reception was a great success, with a nice turnout of visitors, friends and of course the company of this great group of artists. I’m looking forward to seeing a short documentary video about the…

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This is why.

My wonderful partner presented me a truly gorgeous two volume catalogue raissone of the work of William Bouguereau. It’s a magnificent work, with literally hundreds of beautiful colour plates of the artist’s fantastic paintings. Being a bit of a sentimental fellow I found tears in my eyes at the end of the introduction, which closes…

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The New Romantic Figure Paintings – The Queen of Cups, The Star

  I’m very pleased to publish these two pictures of The Queen of Cups and the Star as they appear in the New Romantic Figure exhibit. I love the tabernacle frames. We’ve matched the colour of the decorative trim around the Star to the Iron Oxide of the base coat so it picks up the…

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Architecture!

I’ve added the bones of new sections of window to the left of the painting in a rethink of the architecture of the painting, mostly because I dislike the small size of the window as it was, but also simply because I like the way the stained glass works alongside the red hair and dress…

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Bonifacio Bembo

I’ve been mulling over how to approach the mural that I wanted to put onto the wall on the upper right side of the painting, but after a lot of thought I’ve decided that the composition works best if the wall remains open and I place the mural on the panels beside the figure, emphasizing…

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Show Announcement

I mentioned the show that’s opening in late August in a previous post. Here’s the nicely designed CLU Gallery website with more information on the event, including a sneak preview of some of the paintings you’ll be able to see. I’m working hard to finish the Queen in time! I’d like to invite everyone visiting the…

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