Friday, 31 July 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Figure


Dark Relaxed Figure
Pastel

Figure

Dark Receding Figure
Pastel

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Altered, Image #5


Pastel, charcoal & ink on UART paper

I'm returning to this place in Whitechapel (see images “Altered # 1“ & “Altered # 2“). It is based on Gunthorpe Street, what used to be George Yard. This is where Martha Tabram was murdered (off to the left, beyond the building on the immediate left). The original building is no longer there except for a small section. I keep going back to this place because this may have been Jack the Ripper’s first kill on August 7, 1888. Most killers kill what is closest to them. I wonder if he lived very close to this location…

Friday, 24 July 2009

Detail










Finished Painting!

The working name for this piece was "Glimpse of the Past".
I'm thinking of changing it to "Interested Party".
Pastel on UART paper 22" x 32"

* An interesting note about this painting... I do not know who the old man on the bench is, but I painted him in the same setting (see my painting "Interest") about 2 1/2 years ago. I was on the same tour as the people in this painting at The Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon in Charleston, South Carolina in 2006.









Thursday, 23 July 2009

New Hands Painting


Closed Captioned
Oil on linen on board 9" x 12"
This painting will be included into the
"A Show of Hands"
at The Hampton Fine Art Gallery
November 2009.
Buy Now at ETSY

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Altered, Image #4


Pastel, charcoal, chalk on UART paper

I'm wandering with these images. I plan on compiling them into a book. It may take me a few months; it may take me year's to complete. For me, the chase and the roaming around with a subject is the fun.

This is the forth image from a series of illustrations that I am creating, working name “Altered”. It is based on the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel. I’ve been fascinated with the murders in London attributed to Jack the Ripper since I was a kid. I do not wish to degrade or ill-use the ladies who were murdered; I think they have been exploited enough. My aim is to describe the living condition’s of the East Enders in London in that particular era, to understand the desperation of the people and the ladies who were to become victimized by Jack the Ripper and subsequently by gawkers, hawkers and entrepreneurs. And mostly, like all of us Ripperologist (people who study the crimes of Jack the Ripper), to ask the question by means of creating my images, what sort of person would do such a thing? “Profiling is nothing more than an opinion of the individual preparing the profile; It’s not a science, it’s an Art.”, FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood, Jack the Ripper documentary.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Altered


Altered, Image 3
Pastel, charcoal, chalk, oil on UART paper

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Work in Progress


Work in Progress/Studio Disarray, working name, "Glimpse of the Past". I'm still working on this pastel painting. I'm in the midst of two illustration jobs, so my time is being split. Pastel on UART paper.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Altered


Altered, Image 2
Pastel, charcoal, chalk on UART paper

Saturday, 11 July 2009

New Work


Working name, "Altered".
Pastel, charcoal, graphite on Uart paper




This is the first image from a series of illustrations that I am creating, working name “Altered”. It is based on the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel. I’ve been fascinated with the murders in London attributed to Jack the Ripper since I was a kid. I do not wish to degrade or ill-use the ladies who were murdered; I think they have been exploited enough. My aim is to describe the living condition’s of the East Enders in London in that particular era, to understand the desperation of the people and the ladies who were to become victimized by Jack the Ripper and subsequently by gawkers, hawkers and entrepreneurs. And mostly, like all of us Ripperologist (people who study the crimes of Jack the Ripper), to ask the question by means of creating my images, what sort of person would do such a thing? “Profiling is nothing more than an opinion of the individual preparing the profile; It’s not a science, it’s an Art.”, FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood, Jack the Ripper documentary.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I've Been Nominated!


I've been nominated by The Lake Oconee Living Magazine as "Best Artist"! VOTE HERE!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Work In Progress / Studio Disarray


Here's a new piece I'm working on. It's pastel on UART paper, approx. 26" x 36". working name, "Glimpse of the Past".

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

New Work



Pastel on Uart paper
10" x 11"
I'm not sure if this painting is completed or not. Part of me would like to finesse it a little more and another part of me wants to leave it raw. I might have to let this one sit for a short while...
Okay I think it's completed. Here's the framed view.