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Pheromone 2013: Revisiting a Painting

Posted in abstract, abstract expressionism, Art, design, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, nude, oil painting, Painting, Tom Bennett, Toni Tiller with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by Tom Bennett

This is a painting that has gone through a few variations over the past 8 months. I posted the first stage of it here : http://darteboard.com/2012/05/10/bskip-big-sketch-in-progress/ last May.  I had a conversation with our own Toni Tiller about it and she exhibited once again her insight with a suggestion concerning the editing of an unresolved area of  this abstracted design. The painting successfully translated form, color, value through rhythm and movement  but became confused and clunky in the ‘head’ area. I repainted that territory and pulled it into a more tangible architecture.  Its done, finally.

Pheromone  2013
Pheromone 2013, 2013, oil on canvas,  38 x 62″

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Old Crotchety Carracci

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, male nude, monotype, narrative art, nude, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by Tom Bennett

Here’s an old monotype from the archives.

I once spent a week in the Uffizi drawing room collection when one could be issued a special permit to examine original old master drawings by hand (wearing special cotton gloves, of course)–literally holding the ancient drawings on paper in your hands! Needless to say, that special provision is history. Carracci impressed me with his beautifully facile line and form. I came away with a man crush on the old italian.

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″

Montego

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, nude, oil painting, Painting, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2013 by Tom Bennett

A bit prosaic. Oil on paper, 22″ x 16″

App Dance

Posted in Art, digital, expressionist, figurative, nude, Tom Bennett with tags , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Tom Bennett

I’ve been away from traditional media for the past couple of weeks and have been tied to a mac using Photoshop for ‘applied’ purposes. This is an experiment with layers and brushes of varying modes.

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Fear is the Mother of Behavior, PS

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.
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canecutter

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

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.