Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Sketches


Took advantage of some quiet time-- canceled the city since the Whitney isn't open on Tuesdays-- and started working on larger images, well larger for me 11" x 9", oil on paper. Here they are in their first stage. Recognize any of the buildings?
After looking at several de Chirico and Magritte images last night, I felt inspired to create some polished pieces for the show in December to balance the gouache collage sketches. Sometimes I fear the finished paintings lose some of the loose spontaneity of the skteches, but when the images comes together, the effect can be wonderful.


Spencer said...

As always they are fantastic. I always find myself in a strange state of mind when I see them. Creates a lot of creativity as weird as that sounds.

Clare said...

Wow these are really fantastic! They take you to entirely different world

Nadine @ BDG said...

Thank you kindly! Got some paint on them-- will post progress later tonight :)

Mellene Reilly said...

The two finished pieces are gorgeous, and so different from the other work of yours I've seen. I love them both! About the works in progress, I like the house in Bird's Nest and the blue used in the distant sky. What a treat to see them evolve and to know the artist!

Nadine @ BDG said...

If only the finished works were mine! They're by de Chirico and Magritte, the artists I'm trying to emulate.