Archive for oil painting

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.

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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.

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

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″

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.

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Trampoline,  oil on paper, 22″ x 30″

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

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Sample picture

Naked Head.

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Another in a series of self portraits

oil over monotype on paper, 20″ x 16″