Some people have seen my paintings as a commentary about
life and death, heaven and hell, sails and gravestones. This may all be
true, but I was not thinking about any of this while I was painting.
It so happened that the sail lent itself to me to work towards
something that I enjoyed painting.
The fact remains that I like subjects that can be simplified. The
discovery of painting a sail or a simple gravestone was a strong
step in the right direction. Since the very first painting, I have aimed
to edit my subjects continually to find out how far I can push
them. The details have dissipated and the sails are more modeled.
My gravestones are similar in that I still simplify their major form,
eliminating unnecessary detail, but instead of pushing the form to its
limit, I work with light and drama. These paintings are dark, but they
still have strong illumination within them. These same concerns of
light and form are at the core of my work.
Obsession, 36" x 44", oil
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|7||Destiny||36 x 24||oil on canvas|
|8||Soling 85||36 x 30||oil on canvas|
|9||Soling 761||34 x 28||oil on canvas|
|10||Spooner||44 x 34||oil on canvas|
|11||Obsession||44 x 36||oil on canvas|
|12||Murphy||36 x 30||oil on canvas|
|13||Adele||36 x 30||oil on canvas|
|14||Lance||30 x 36||oil on canvas|
|15||Bernard||48 x 36||oil on canvas|
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