About Picture His Word

Painting and drawing from observation, I share stories through meditative landscapes and familial portraits. Thin applications of paint allow the lines of ink and graphite to peek through the surface. Stages of learning about horizons and learning about people stand side by side.

Another area of interest is the ancient Jewish tradition of micrography/microcalligraphy: using letters to form representational designs. Usually drawn from memory, I contemplate the relationship between the word made flesh and the flesh that was marred beyond human likeness.

Describing the works individually is much easier that making broad statements about the portfolio. I remember the process of painting from observation. I remember the weather of that day.

“It was typical Chicago weather in July, hot and bright. The sun on my head made colors thicker and even the sky looked like a dip I could eat with a cracker.”

I remember the sitters gaze, their conversation:

“They sat patiently side by side, holding hands and smiling with each glance up from the painting. It's the little things, I told myself, the little things that make a marriage.”

So take a look. Listen to the story each painting holds.

 

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Source Material

 

rembrandt Rembrandt - Christ between two thieves

Rembrandt - Christ Prented to the People
Rembrandt - Christ Presented to the People

daumierDaumier - Christ presented

daumierDaumier - Don Quixote

daumierDaumier - Third Class

millet Millet - The Gleaners

 

marston-endurance
Marston - The HMS Endurance, stuck in the ice. Now that is painting FROM LIFE.


 

 
bonnard_seine
Bonnard
Camoin
Camoin
   



 

 
Cezanne
Cezanne
Feninger
Feninger
vuillard
Vuillard - Oak Tree and Fruit Seller
   
Matisse
Matisse
Rembrandt - Three TreesRembrandt - Three Trees
   

degas-count lepic
Degas- Count Lepic

vangogh-chestnut
Van Gogh - Chestnut

cezzane-red jacket
Cezanne - Red Jacket

monet
Monet - Red Poppies

Picasso
Picasso's 'Bust of a Woman' - Located in Chicago's Daley Plaza

 

Cezzane Melon
Cezzane - Melon

 

 

Summer of '69Summer of '69

Intelligentsia CoffeeHigh octane fuel

SketchBook Pages


Old Salem: Main Street sketch Old Salem guineas
Old Salem: Guinea Fowl