It’s been a while since I have shown any of my paintings at Artpromotivate. In this post, I thought I would display some of what I have been up to regarding my painting for 2013.
These are two past articles featuring my own art:
In Progress Paintings
New Oil Painting Series
That second article actually shows some in progress versions of some paintings displayed below.
There are certain themes I have been working on – the fishery, imagery of Newfoundland, and also often underlying psychological elements in each artwork.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below this post. Thanks!
Big Catch – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Big Catch originated from two separate source photographs of my own. The image on the left of the man holding the huge cod was photographed during the food fishery in Newfoundland, this past summer. Cod were very plentiful this summer and many of them were very large! The 3 boats came from a separate photograph taken two years ago during the same yearly cod fishery.
Capelin in a Fishtub
Capelin in a Fish Tub – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” – 2013
A client wanted a painting identical to my larger painting Capelin Run. Since I dislike the idea of creating exact copies, I mentioned that I would create something similar - using the same palette, composition and subject. I also wanted to create something unique which stands on its own.
Fish Entangled – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Fish Eyes – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” – 2013
Fish Monument – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” – 2013
I think of the imagery in this painting as a monument to the failed fishery of Newfoundland. Fish stocks are depleted and many fish-plants are closed.
Mackerel – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Pan of Cod (unfinished)
Pan of Cod – Oil on canvas – 11 x 14” - 2013
Cod in a fish pan during the food fishery this summer.
Dance of the Humpback
Dance of the Humpback – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Multiple humpbacks surface and synchronize in a dance.
Flight of the Seagull
Flight of the Seagull – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
A flock of seagulls fly above the ocean, all flying indifferent directions.
Magnificence – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Symbolizing the magnificence and power of the moose, with its antlers spreading upward.
Deliverence – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” – 2013
Liberate – Oil on canvas – 16 x 20” - 2013
Incandescence – Oil on canvas – 12 x 16” - 2013
Place of Serenity
Place of Serenity – Oil on canvas – 11 x 14” - 2013
Melting Away – Oil on canvas – 11 x 14” – 2013
I hope you enjoyed my new paintings. I really appreciate you viewing them! I love how my art has progressed so far this year, and am excited to see where it goes in 2014!
If you would like to see more paintings by Graham Matthews, please visit my Facebook art page and website – Graham Matthews Art. Thank-you!
Excellent work Graham, I don't know how you find the time to paint with all the Artpromotivate stuff you do as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonathan. I still have lots of time to paint.. but, I'm working all the time, and trying to use every spare moment I have.Delete
Graham, these are fabulous! You really capture the essence of the sea creatures and oceans you love so much. The abstract form in which you paint just adds to the the creativity and vitality of each painting. Truly a magnificent series created from the imagination of an ambitious and intriguing mind.ReplyDelete
Thanks Stephanie! It's always great to hear from you, and I appreciate your comment very much!Delete
Wonderful works Graham.I like them all.ReplyDelete
Love your use of color and the strong graphic quality of your work!ReplyDelete
Thanks Betty! .. appreciate your wonderful feedback!Delete
I love your style and use of color! It is quite unique. I also do not know how you find time to paint...you do such a fabulous job on this website. I never miss a post!!!
Thank-you Marilyn!! :)Delete
Oops...thought I had posted the comment. Just saying that your work is great...I love the colors and your unique style. I also don't know how you have time to paint with all you do on this website. It is wonderful...I never miss a day!ReplyDelete
Thank-you Marilyn... appreciate very much having you here!Delete
Lovely work Graham with colors that really stand out and speak to you. Your style is free-flowing and very distinctive. Well done and I wonder how you find the time to paint with all the other stuff you do??ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing,
Thank-you Geri!! :)Delete
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