Obsessions and Collections

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Last year I performed a wedding ceremony for my family beside a brook that runs through the forest  nearby. In commemoration I created a series of paintings to capture the spirit and mystery of what I have named “The Wedding Brook”. We paused in the river of life to consecrate this loving, committed relationship. It was my honor to play a part in this event.

My method for this series is to paint in oil paint on black resin impregnated paper using brushes and knives. I layer paint in an additive and subtractive manner, mixing impasto and glazes with sgraffito to achieve a finely textured surface. I use both compositional design and close color harmony to accomplish a sense of luminescence and depth of field.

“Obsessions and Collections”

A Juried Exhibition at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont

Obsessions and Collections brings together a group of works  that pull you into the artist’s pursuit of a story, object, or event that is painted many times. Whether it is a passion for objects collected, a belief in a story or an event that is retold, these works reflect the compelling exploration of a subject and its relationship within the collection.

July 28 through August 26 2012, opening reception July 28, 2-4pm

For more info go to;  http://www.svac.org/events/obsessions-collections

I hope to meet you there!

6 thoughts on “Obsessions and Collections

  1. whineandcheersforwine 07/25/2012 / 9:07 pm

    As a “Wedding Brook” participant I can say I am/was honored to have you participate in such an important event for us and have you then truly discover what became the “Wedding Brook”. Not only in its physical state but that which you have inspired and created in your art.
    Thank you for describing your Process. It makes me look at our beautiful piece, from this collection, in our living room in a new way. Your are truly inspiring in many ways Mr. Roger.
    Ernest

  2. Roger 07/26/2012 / 4:49 pm

    Eres muy agradable Ernesto .

  3. Cindy Coulson 09/04/2012 / 7:02 pm

    How did I not find your blog before today, Roger? I loved this post, most especially because I have one of the paintings hanging in my room and am looking at it as I type this.. thank you for my little treasure 🙂

    • Roger 09/05/2012 / 9:50 am

      Thank you Cindy! Don’t forget to sign up for updates and pass it on…

  4. Kathy 09/14/2012 / 3:30 pm

    Dear Roger, I am looking at the wonderful piece you created ” Twilight Brook”, which hangs in our living room and I wanted you to know how much I cherish it. I feel it has a soul.It speaks to me, I see the luminescent yellow hues and the Autumn colors of the river rocks in a different light in the early morning hours and feel like I am there in that peaceful place.Mornings are my favorite time of the day and Autumn is my favorite season.
    Thank you for my beautiful painting.I
    Love you
    Kath

    • Roger 09/14/2012 / 5:12 pm

      Dear Kathy, I am touched by your response to my work and I deeply appreciate your support. Thank you.

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