The artist must have the emotional side first, the primal cause of his being an artist, but he must also have an excellent mind, which he must command and use as a tool for the expression of his emotions. – Robert Henri Art is emotion to me. Translating emotion to canvas is what I love […]Read more "Untitled 0.41 24×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
Throughout the whole canvas you should think of the effect of the big masses of color in their relation to each other. In a good canvas these big masses work together, have constructive effect on one another, just as in music. In well composed music you can’t get away from the motive. – Robert Henri […]Read more "Untitled 0.40 48×96 (Oil on Canvas)"
A painting that is an act is inseparable from the biography of the artist – Harold Rosenburg (1949) I continue to explore the 48×48 size from the composition of Untitled 0.26 and 0.35 . I worked on this painting at the same time of its cousin, 0.35. These compositions are extensions of the Untitled 5.0 series.Read more "Untitled 0.36 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
I wanted to explore different sizes of Untitled 0.26. Both 0.35 and 0.36 are 48×48. The color and emotional connection comes directly from the Untitled 5.0 series. The connection and interpretation is up to the observer. Intentional. Reflection. Varied.Read more "Untitled 0.35 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
No possible set of notes can explain our paintings. Their explanation must come out of a consummated experience between picture and onlooker. – Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko (1944) Brushwork continues on 48×48 canvases. The simple change of color invokes an emotional response that is powerful. Hopeful. Happy. Anxious.Read more "Untitled 0.32 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the […]Read more "Untitled 0.31 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
For an artist to be interesting to us he must have been interesting to himself. He must have been capable of intense feeling, and capable of profound contemplation. – Robert Henri Originally, I thought my technique would only include the knife, but I’ve recently really enjoyed using a brush. It takes good physical effort on […]Read more "Untitled 0.30 (48×48, Oil on Canvas)"
I am not interested in color for color’s sake and light for light’s sake. I am interested in them as means of expression. – Robert Henri Connection. Separation. Together.Read more "Untitled 0.29 (48×60, Oil on Canvas)"
We are all wrapped up in life, in human feelings; we cannot, and we should not, desire to get away from our feelings. – Robert Henri This is the largest painting I’ve worked on so far. At 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall, this was one of the last paintings that I worked on […]Read more "Untitled 0.25 48×72 (Oil on Canvas)"
Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. – Robert Henri Emotions are powerful and having multiple emotional responses to a situation can be very confusing. In dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting emotions, there are times where they bleed together and other times it is very simple to distinguish the responses. This painting and its cousin, Untitled […]Read more "Untitled 0.28 48×60 (Oil on Canvas)"