Archive for the Painting Category

Is This The Greatest Artwork Ever Created?

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by jdhastings


Probably not, but MAYBE.



Power Outage Redux

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, Drawing, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, nude, Painting, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by Tom Bennett

It’s been so long since I’ve posted here I can’t even be sure I can identify myself. It’s like returning to my bedroom after sleeping in the woods for a few months.;  it’s dark in here.  A Power Outage happened in my brain, a cognitive outage. This is a return to a medium I’ve been fooling around with the last few years;  a mix of alcohol-based ink,  graphite, india ink and gouache.

Tom Bennett

Power Outage Redux, 2013, ink, graphite & gouache, 8 x 11.5

New Tape

Posted in Art, Collage, Painting with tags , , on August 13, 2013 by jdhastings

Gearing up for a new project I needed to make some new materials in a specific color scheme. Hence, new tape.





The Artistic Process

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting, Textile Art with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by jdhastings

I commute to San Francisco from Berkeley each day, which means that the BART strike going on right now is ruining my mornings and evenings. It’s hardly the worst problem in the world to have, but navigating the commutes to and from work yesterday was physically and emotionally exhausting. Despite generally being out of it last night, I forced myself to make something to post today. Hence this light-hearted art book (not yet bound).








In order to make the pieces with the letter tiles, I have to arrange them all on sheets of masking tape, hence that reference.


Polygons and Polyhedra Book 10

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2013 by jdhastings
Dodecahedron5Icosahedron7Hexagonal Prism725Cuboctahedron880Truncated  Octahedron Simplified 625Rhombicuboctahedron3
Triakistetrahedron1Pentagonal icositetrahedron623Rhombic Dedecahedron5Square Gyrocupola723Triaugmented Hexagonal Prism5Hebesphenomegacorona740Stella Octangula3Square Antiprism2

Polygons and Polyhedra Book 10, a set on Flickr.

Book 10 of 10 (I skipped a few sets since the last one I posted). All pages are 6″ x 4.25″, multi-media quilt.

Horse Show in the works

Posted in abstract, abstract expressionism, Art, art on paper, contingent art, design, events, exhibits, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, mixed media, monotype, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, Work in Progress, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I have several works in an upcoming group show in Brooklyn. The exhibition has a theme: Horses. Theme shows are sometimes iffy, but I have confidence this will be very good. These two mixed media monotype/paintings in progress are part of several final pieces I’m working on for this show. The first one is in a very unresolved stage.

Stuff To Make Stuff With

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , on May 7, 2013 by jdhastings

Working in neutrals lately.