Feb 2015 – I’ve been working on some oil studies in the studio lately. It’s been a fun way to get some work done in the studio while I conjure up some themes and imagery for my next series of original works.
I chose a couple of Jack Levine paintings for my oil studies, concentrating on color, paint application and learning from one of my favorite painters of all time. Jack Levine was a supremely talented painter who grew up in Boston and was classically trained, adoring the works of Velasquez and Titian. He was collected by the Met in New York and his career of figurative satirical works was soon derailed by the rise of abstract expressionism.