Archive for oil on paper

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″

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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″

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″

Straight portrait

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionist, monotype, oil painting, Painting, portrait, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by Tom Bennett

This is a monotype with oil paint piece I made as part of a portrait swap with another artist. I have not seen his interpretation of me yet. I’m guessing a post-traumatic Bert Lahr.

david

David, monotype with oil paint, 16″ x 20″

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″

Nod to Basch

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

Here I’m publishing the 1st stage – an original monotype – and the finished overlaid painting. Looking at the two images now I can see what choices I would make differently. The energy of the 1st state has been redirected distinctly.

I’m working on some monotypes dedicated to Jeremy Lin, the phenom of the NY Knicks. I hope to post the results later.

Tom Bennett

Nod to Basch, 1st stage, monotype, 18″ x 28″

Nod to Basch stage 2

Nod to Basch, oil over monotype on paper, 18″ x 28″

Injected Meaning

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by Tom Bennett

My apologies for the mediocre photo, I left my equipment in Baltimore over the Christmas holiday and was forced to use my iPhone.

Happy New Year. If you get wasted, hope its a good time.

Tom Bennett

Injected Meaning

Injected Meaning, monotype reintroduced with oil paint, on Rives BFK paper, 24″ x 18″