New Painting Series

Little Corona • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Linen 40" x 40"

Little Corona • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Linen 40″ x 40″

I’ve been working on some new paintings that deviate a bit from the work I’ve been doing in the last few years. They actually include some formal interests that I have been exploring in other work, but in these I am pushing a bit harder, and challenging myself to find different ways of building form and space, removing some traditional approaches to drawing and value as the framework for the image and letting the paintings hinge more on the color relationships.

I have many of these paintings underway. They are all based on paintings done from observation which therefore already include decisions about composition and color choices, so they really feel like reinvestigations of ideas that I am already exploring in the on-site work.

I’m interested in trying to create a bit more for the viewer to navigate in the apprehension of an object/image, or a painting/picture relationship.

One of the difficulties of posting these on the internet is that much of what is happening in the color relationships and interactions in these paintings doesn’t really translate to the computer screen, but I guess that is really one of the great things about paintings.

I’ll be posting more soon.

Little Corona (site painting) • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Panel 12" x 12"

Little Corona (site painting) • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Panel 12″ x 12″

Little Corona (detail) • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Linen 40" x 40"

Little Corona (detail) • Joe Forkan 2012 Oil on Linen 40″ x 40″

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