Saturday, February 25, 2012

Studio Mood

Studio Mood - oil on canvas - 16"x12" - sold

Really enjoyed the process in the creation of this painting.
I pushed scale and space towards sound and comfortable ratios of harmony
and sculpted with paint to create a strong focus set against mysterious qualities of space.
The ideas I have been engaged with these past two years about the importance of the space surrounding objects really comes to a reality for me with this piece.

The photo below shows the painting in situ at studio 7 in the Art Students League of New York.

This painting will feature in my New York City Solo Show this coming March 2012.
- sold


Saturday, February 18, 2012

In the Masters Studio

In the Masters Studio - oil on canvas - 15"x12" - sold
No matter how deep we go as human beings, no matter what we achieve, we are only scratching the surface of what we are possible of. There are no depths to want can be accomplished. And the further we delve in the time allotted the further our spirit can take us.

It is amazing how far some people have taken their investigation in their personal work and lives. How people have molded themselves to such heights of being and existence. All I have to do is to look outside the window at humanity in the street, walk through a museum of countless treasures.

What occurs to me so strongly this week is that it is our state of being that is most important and carries through in our lives and work. That state of kind neighborliness, that state of creativity during the making of art. That is why we do it - creating New Forms and space to place new steps of change.

- Richard

p.s This atmospheric oil painting above entitled 'In the Masters Studio'.
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Image of work below in Studio at the Art Students League of New York.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Still Life in Orange and Blue

Still Life in Orange and Blue -oil on canvas -12"x12"
- sold
Created in studio 7 at the Art Student League of New York 2012.

Here is an image of a recent piece created in the studios of the Art League of New York. With this oil painting I floated colour outside of a number of the objects featured to create a halo of atmosphere and worked to retain integrity of shape as well as a lively and textured stage in which I could illustrate depth and a strong design.

'Still Life in Orange and Blue' will feature in my upcoming New York City Solo Show.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ways of Seeing

Its been some experience so far here in New York City. A hugely positive one.
Each day I have been trying to squeeze in all I can in the time allotted.
There is just so much to see here, so much to experience!

Working at the League in Studio 7 continues to be a real learning curve for me.
I am not learning the things people might presume, like technique and style, rather I am learning how to see, various ways of seeing, interpreting, seeing what is important to me.

All I want to do is to paint. I am interested in picking up and learning all the subtleties, the nuances of painting that I admire.

This weekend we left for the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at the kind request and invite of Mr. Gene Heaney, Director of Finance at the famous Madison Square Garden. It was great to see the change of landscape there and experiencing this new place and space. I feel now after this trip I have the energy to re immerse myself in some unresolved landscape pieces I have been developing.

Next week we will be leaving my friends in Sunnyside, Queens to move into a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We are excited about this move and the chance to get to know this colourful Borough.

Special thanks to Mr. Freddy Borges, Model and Sculptor for this photo.

- Richard

Thursday, February 2, 2012