Tuesday, April 27, 2010
My latest painting is FT A, acrylic on canvas, 2010, after Barkley L. Hendrick's FTA, oil on linen canvas, 1968. I really pushed myself here to line up the strokes and to amp up the composition by adding the diagonal line and the two white racing stripes. Although the original painting was about the army, mine is a bit more playful. I learned to use gel medium to seal the taped edges and that helped tremendously! Compared to my other painting New Orleans, this one taped like a charm! I'll never go back to matte medium to seal tape lines again!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hi all! This is a painting inspired from Barkley L. Hendrick's New Orleans Niggah. I'm calling it New Orleans. I used the slanted lines to mimic the angle at which the model was standing in the original painting. I got positive feedback from the curator of the Galveston Arts Center who liked that this painting was of a subject (the diagonal lines) on a ground (the white background). He encouraged me to make more like this one so I'm working on a couple right now in this vein. More to come...