Archive for the mixed media Category

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

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.

Inaugural

Posted in abstract, Art, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by Tom Bennett

Inaugural, monotype with oil paint overlay on paper, 28″ x 18″

Tramp o’ Lean

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, oil painting, Painting, portrait, Tom Bennett, Toni Tiller, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tom Bennett

With this piece, based on an image of Toni Tiller (supine on a trampoline), I approached the treatment a little differently than the recent paintings on paper I’ve been doing over the past year. I struggle with an objective analysis here, but the controlled application of paint , conscious distortion and drawing I see as a reaction to the graphic quality of the photo I worked from.

Tom Bennett

Trampoline,  oil on paper, 22″ x 30″

I’m Looking a Little Like Henry Miller

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, mixed media, monoprint, monotype, oil painting, Painting, portrait, printmaking, self portrait, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Tom Bennett

2 self portraits as a grizzly old man. Monotypes with oil overpainting both 20″ x 16″

Tom Bennett

Self Portrait 9-12 Work in Progress

Self Portrait 9-12 #2

Indomniac

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, technique, Tom Bennett, Toni Tiller, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Took a monotype I made a few years ago of an homage to Valentin de Boulogne’s  Martyrdom  of St Bartholomew and painted back into it. It went from an old man being crucified to a young woman who may have just done some crucifying herself.   I was inspired by a photograph of Toni.

Tom Bennett

The original monotype I found a little  clumsy.

The reworked image.

Dominant at Rest, oil over monotype on paper, 16″ x 20″

Mixed Media painting on paper: Sunset Boulevard 2

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monoprint, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Sorry for the really shitty photograph.

My father, when I was about 10,  once looked down at me and said, “Don’t do what I do, just paint.”

I apparently didn’t learn. Bills to pay , crushing work, hence all I have is this.

Gloria Swanson is grimacing in my sub conscious.

Sunset Boulevard 2, oil, crayon & oil stick over monotype on paper.