Archive for expressionist figure

Conceptual Requiem for a Ninja Yogi Dream

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, awesome, Drawing, dreams, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, gesture drawing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I’ve returned to a collaboration with Toni Tiller, making conceptual images illustrating her dream narratives. She posts her dreams at www.http://lastnightsdreams.wordpress.com/page/2/.

This is a conceptual mixed media sketch on paper, one of a few I’ll make for her dream, posted on 3/17/13, “Doing yoga with a ninja”.

Tom Bennett

ink, alcohol-based ink, graphite, gouache on paper

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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″

From the archives: Canecutter

Posted in abstract expressionism, Art, art on paper, expressionist, figurative, gesture, monoprint, monotype, nude, printmaking, Tom Bennett, Toni Tiller, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Here’s an old monotype inspired by Toni Tiller in a swimming pool one late Connecticut summer day.
TB

canecutter

Canecutter, 2008, monotype, 17″ x 11″, private collection

Monopoly, Monogamy, Monotony, Monotypes

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

Some small painted monotypes for an upcoming show in Massachussets and a naked monotype which came out looking like Gloria Swanson with big boobs.

Tom Bennett

Beauty 2

Beauty 2, monotype with oil overpainting, image 8″ x 6″

beauty

Beauty, monotype with oil overpainting, image 8′ x 6″

sunset boulevard

Sunset Boulevard, monotype on Rives BFK, 12″ x 9″

Prone to Realize

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Painting on paper. Monotyped ink as the foundation. As I worked on this I realized it resembled someone specifically, but it was unconscious on my part. The reference image was pieced together from several sources. In other words, I didn’t consciously set out to paint this friend of mine. But this woman ends up as a proxy in so many of my paintings.

Prone (lg)

Prone, oil on monotype underpainting on paper, 16″ x 20″

The Final Pheromone

Posted in abstract, abstract expressionism, Art, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, nude, oil painting, Painting, Tom Bennett with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Last week I posted a WIP and this week I post the finish, which isn’t much different. I made a few tweaks here and there; I took a more accurate photo. Tell me what you think.

Pheromoning (formerly limbs 2)

Pheromoning, oil on canvas, 36″ x 62″

Lonely Girl, First Stage

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionist, figurative, monotype, nude, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Ugh, been working nonstop for the man. The marketing man who thinks what he does is art, is rock & roll. It ain’t. I squeezed out a monotype the other night and I’ll be slathering paint onto the this soon. Keep you up dated.

lonely girl

Lonely Girl, monotype on rives BFK, 16″ x 20″