Archive for the technique Category

enter … storm sandy

Posted in Art, art on paper, laelia e. mitchell, printmaking, technique with tags , , on October 29, 2012 by laelia e. mitchell

here i sit awaiting the wrath of the superstorm sandy.  so far we still have power and so i’ll quickly post.  spent the weekend in a printmaking workshop in northampton ma discovering the joy of the pronto plate.  it’s a super versatile material originally developed for the commercial printing industry.  here’s a link http://www.nontoxicprint.com/polyesterplatelitho.htm   i’ll definitely continue exploring this process.

in the meanwhile, today i’ll play with woodblock stuff.  since i’m at home, i’ll spread some old tablecloth or something and have some fun

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Details of a Mess in Progress

Posted in Art, expressionist, figurative, nude, oil painting, Painting, technique, Tom Bennett, Work in Progress with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by Tom Bennett

I’m working on a painting now that isn’t at all there yet. Hence, I’m posting detail shots of the surface. Wetting the appetite?

oil on canvas

Tom Bennett

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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″

I Don’t Give an At’s Rass

Posted in Art, digital, figurative, Illustration, technique, Tom Bennett with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by Tom Bennett

I don’t have anything finished, good or even an interesting in-progress piece of sh*t, cause I’m time-poor. When I have a few moments at the illustration studio, I’ve been playing around with various illustration techniques in photoshop paint mimicry while listening to big-haired, broad-shouldered 80’s pop. . I’m fooling around with various brush presets, here’s a half-finished sketch that is not exactly a piece of brill-effing- ience, but it’s free to look. bla-bla-bla.

Tommy

Human League, scanned pencil and photoshop

late for an update

Posted in Art, laelia e. mitchell, monotype, Photography, technique, Work in Progress with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by laelia e. mitchell

well .. the latest episode has me ending my studio rental in boston and building a small studio up in vermont.  i can’t justify keeping the studio here as my work has picked up considerably and i need to “make hay while the sun lasts” ending with having no time during the week to get there.  those of you who are freelancers will key into this concept.  that said, i’ve had enough extra cash combined with selling all of my other camera equipment to buy a fuji finepix x100.  very old skool … yet all digital.  i finally have a camera that encourages me to use my photography skills again.  so .. .while i play with the camera … pack up my studio …. and enjoy the summer … you’ll have to wait a little while to see any new art.  i’ll be taking a monotype printmaking workshop next week at the fine arts work center… so likely monday will be quiet here on the blog.

 

They Might be Giants

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, monotype, narrative art, Painting, printmaking, technique, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Unless you’ve been having a pedicure under a rock the last few days, you’ll know the football NY Giants beat the NE Patriots to win the superbowl for the 2nd time in 4 years. Without going into an analysis of the season and the game itself and bore most of you, I’ll just say, as a New Yorker, this team is cardiac-arrest-fun with its habit of coming back from the dead and pulling out a win at the last minute.

Mario Manningham came up with, arguably perhaps, the game-changing catch along the sideline. The play was expressionist in its execution.

Tom Bennett

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Manningham, monotype, 20′ x 16″

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The Fat and the Thin in the Corner

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, technique, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Tom Bennett

More paintings made from monotypes. These two pieces I finished a couple of days ago and I’m of two minds about them. The first, In the Corner, may be a tad too defined in the figure. I’m not sure I’m pushing the abstraction enough. The second painting I’m on the fence about as well. How’s that for mixed metaphor cliches?

Tom Bennett

In the Corner

In the Corner, oil over monotype on paper, 28″ x 20″

The Fat and the Thin

The Fat and the Thin, oil over monotype on paper, 20″ x 16″