Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Moloch Series

 I've finally reformatted the photos for the blog. It's been grueling, trying to get the final projects finished. Here's photos of the Moloch Series: Quietude, Disturbance, Maelstrom and Extinct. As I said in an earlier post the events in Japan really struck me hard. The chances we take to maintain "progress" becomes frightening. My faith that things will be okay diminish as more revelations about the safety standards of the nuclear industry come to light.





Quietude

Disturbance

Maelstrom

Extinct




14 comments:

  1. wow you really worked those canvases! oil?

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  2. thanks Shana. I used oil with cold wax on board and used heat to fuse the layers. I use a palette knife to layer the colours on.

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  3. Dear Elizabeth.
    Very good, my friend.
    You have become quiet an artist!!

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  4. these works are so deep and beautiful. I am fascinated. it has so many levels. this is incredible what you got.

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  5. Thank you Caio for your kind words. It was a real journey - filled with doubt. I hope one day I can enter the studio with confidence. My fears have not stopped me so that's a good thing.

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  6. Thank you Betty. It was a journey that's not over.

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  7. Shana. Yes it's oil and cold wax applied with the palette knife, squeegee, gloved hand. There's also charcoal and oil sticks. The drips on Quietude is wood stain. I'm still learning what this combination can do.

    Thanks for stopping by. I see good things are happening for you!

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  8. These are fabulous, Elizabeth - so filled with passion. They describe a profound and unsettling journey from innocence to catastrophe.

    I am very pleased to think that a blog posting of mine could contribute in any way to such fine expressive work.

    Let's raise a glass to the prophetic Alan Ginsberg.

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  9. Thank you Harry. You are an inspiration to me on many levels. I admire your work and enjoy and learn from the discussion in your posts and comments.

    Raising a glass with you to the Alan Ginsberg and all who dare to howl.

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  10. Wow there are so many juicy layers to your painting. The textures are breathtaking. Looking at your paintings is like reading an epic novel. Beautiful works.

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  11. Excellent work. I love this series..beautiful textures and colors.

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  12. Thank you Narayan. I'm still working on them - I wasn't quite satisfied with the range of values.

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  13. Narayan, Thank you for your kind words. I am still touching up these paintings because I wasn't quite satisfied with the range of values. I don't seem to see see things as clearly during the semester. This is partly due to not knowing the medium as well as I'd like. Sometimes the heating washes out some of the values.

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