Christa & Dog, photography-based black and white abstract with Painter brushwork.
Cliff In Thought, a photography-based neo-minimalist abstract portrait envisioned on 30″ x 30″ gallery-wrapped canvas; the subject matter for this art work is my son Cliff. He appeared in thought or perhaps general apprehension. In real life, it was his discomfort with having the sun in his eyes that resulted in this expression.
Starting with that great, moody photo, we apply one of my minimal palettes, being careful to reduce every shape and line to the bare essentials. Digitally brushed in Painter.
Woman and dog … part of my rural street photography project. Also at The Roadside Artist blog, my street photography is just part of my naturalistic documentary style. It flows from the premise that everyone is worth documenting; that all lives have inherent value. You may disagree, but that is my founding principle.
Sketching when done right has an interesting way of bringing out a person’s character and emotions. It’s hard to explain but you’ll see it in this sketch.
10″ x 14″ graphite, by Pagani 2006
There is no truth in art, every line is a lie – as in life. Yet art IS truth, for it belongs to the world of that which is unseen. The lines reveal what lies beneath the truth … and above it.