Man and Violin

Today’s experiment is derivative of yesterday’s. In fact, it began as a canvas to test a blue-yellow combination. Sometimes blue and yellow pigments combine to give a muddy appearance (see Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green). I like the abstract feel of this portrait. It reminds me of my father. But it also struck another […]

Oil and Water

I’ve always wanted to paint with oil colors. Hopefully, this year I will be able to paint a canvas or two. I have added oil paints in my last few compositions (Pink – de Kooning-inspired, Pink No. 2, Departure), mainly for the opaque quality of the white. It served its purpose in those paintings. Below, I painted blocks of […]