This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
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May 25, 2009


Ordinarily I don't take photos as I go along. For one, it makes me too self-conscious of the painting procedure, and two, I don't want to look back and think "it was better yesterday". That happens sometimes, maybe because there's more promise in something about to take place. And sometimes I just prefer the drawing stage of a painting.
This is from a small photo found on the internet, (thank you Google Images) ,obviously taken a long time ago. With no attribution available to the photographer, sorry.
The canvas is 32" x 24", stretched raw linen, gessoed, and started out as a horizontal landscape with a pink ground color. The image was graphed up as a guide. And the medium used is fluid acrylics, so far.

KR......Stage 1


KR......Stage 3



  1. Love all the pattern played against the strong face!! I do like the effects in stage 2 also -- it conveys the sense of something recalled from memory -- a bit hazy in the details, but clear in the central character.

  2. Outstanding. I learn so much just looking at what you do.

  3. Thanks for sharing process!I enjoy watching the development of your fantastic work.

  4. Thank you. What a pleasure to get feedback from other artists, especially ones I respect.It was part of why my first post was Isolation.Nice to know that geography isn't destiny.
    On the practical side, I was advised by my daughter to research turning that cigarette into a joint. Good heavens! Could it be that she knows the difference?

  5. Amazing work. So glad to have found your blog from R.'s link. I really like seeing works in progress. I'm finding the blog community really helps w/feeling isolated in the studio--it's like having studio visits and companionship with artists from around the world. The work on your web site is incredible, too. Liz

  6. Thank you. and yes it really is a community.
    There was a time when I didn't want to share a work in progress,or my sources, but I do like seeing how others work, so ....
    I come from a time of ignorance. The public. And some teachers.You were either supposed to only work from your head (even if empty)or from life.Which had a tendency to move.
    Sorry, I'm ranting. Will get to that stuff later on.

  7. ...a lovely rant in progress and I couldn't agree more (re: public, some teachers, life, etc.).

    Rant on!