|At Sunset- Springdale- 6" x 6" Oil on panel by Greg Newbold|
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
|Saying Grace- Norman Rockwell - 1951|
Hold fast to the blessings which God has provided for you.
Yours is not the task to gain them, they are here;
yours is the part of cherishing them.
-J. Reuben Clark
May we all look inward and recognize the great blessings we have in our lives, both great and small. I have so much to be thankful for this year. I will spend part of this day and every day being grateful for all that I have. I have a wonderful family, great friends, a roof over my head and the chance to use my artistic talents every day. Truly the Lord has blessed me. May he bless and be with you all also. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
ittle demo I did for students a couple of years back. I spent a couple of hours quickly painting a little character of a lion fish. As with many of my fish characters, I took the features of a real lion and morphed them with the fish version to get at something that was a little bit funny, menacing and strange all rolled in one. Well, the swim coach was looking for a mascot logo to go on shirts for their team and thought this was just the ticket. We agreed on a little bit of a budget and I did a black and white line version for him for the logo. It's always strange when something like that happens, but you never know who is looking when you toss something into the ether that is the Internet. Keep doing work just for fun and keep casting your lines into the water. Sometimes you get an unexpected bite.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I am thrilled to announce that I have joined Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah. Meyer Gallery has been a cornerstone of the Park City gallery community for as long as I can remember and they were at the top of my list when I decided to expand my gallery representation, so I am pleased that they are as excited as I am to partner together. It is a privilege for me to be associated with such a prestigious galley and I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them.
|Autumn Dusting- 36" x 60" oil by Greg Newbold|
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Twins- 16" x 20" - Oil on board- by Greg Newbold|
Texture here was again a very fun result of working with the palette knife as you can see from the close up shots. The abstract quality if these two texture passages is intriguing to me as well. I love to analyze how individual mark making combines to create the overall illusion of detail and adds to the reality of a painting.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|Waiting By The Emerald Gate- 36" x 24" oil on canvas by Greg Newbold|
In retrospect, this may be one of the reasons why I was drawn to this particular scene. I only make the comparison to point out that as artists, we are all molded by our influences and many of those become so ingrained as to be rendered subconscious. My composition is divided differently and relies on repetition of pattern much more heavily than the Wyeth. I enjoy the series of parallel lines running through the corrugated siding as well as the gate and also the repetition of triangular shapes that repeat through the shadows and beams. The sunshine on the back of the horse also creates a a nice triangle of light. If I had created this composition intentionally as an homage to Wyeth, I think it would feel a lot more forced. I am glad I did not make the connection until after I was nearly finished with the painting.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|The Thinker- 10" x 13" by Greg Newbold|
|Rodin's The Thinker|
Check out this nice tribute to Rodin at Artwife Needs A Life