Thursday, March 3, 2011

2 Minute Portrait - #3311

6 x 6 inches Oil on birch ply

These 2 minute poses and doing a "portrait" in oils keeps my eye sharp, and they are so much fun to do!

Take a look a Emer Bischoff's work...
I always loved the California Bay Figurative artists

from the book:
During the 1950s a few painters in the San Francisco Bay Area began to stage personal, dramatic defections from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, creating what would come to be known as Bay Area Figurative Art. In 1949 David Park destroyed many of his nonobjective canvases and began a new style of consciously naive figuration. Soon Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn joined Park and other painters such as Nathan Oliveira, Theophilus Brown, James Weeks, and Paul Wonner in the move away from abstraction and toward figurative subject matter. When artists such as Bruce McGaw, Manuel Neri, and Joan Brown emerged as a second generation of figurative artists, the momentum grew for a powerful new development in American painting.

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