April 6, 2013
New work flow…friday afternoon prep session.

New work flow…friday afternoon prep session.

April 6, 2013
Building up some base for new pieces.  White on white…Minimal & Texture.

Building up some base for new pieces.  White on white…Minimal & Texture.

April 1, 2013
Repose #2
Matthew Rowean

Graphite, Acrylic & Sumi ink
2” x 4” wooden panel

Repose #2

Matthew Rowean

Graphite, Acrylic & Sumi ink

2” x 4” wooden panel

March 12, 2013
Evergreen Heavy Gell coat over gold underpainting.  Base work for this piece done.

Evergreen Heavy Gell coat over gold underpainting.  Base work for this piece done.

March 7, 2013
One of two ‘looser’ pieces I started this evening after an inspiring visit to the armory show.  Leaving the base wood on these two & letting it show through a bit.  Also not covering to the edge as in some of the other paintings. Part of my ‘let it go’ series.

One of two ‘looser’ pieces I started this evening after an inspiring visit to the armory show.  Leaving the base wood on these two & letting it show through a bit.  Also not covering to the edge as in some of the other paintings. Part of my ‘let it go’ series.

February 20, 2013
Finally got some time to get back into this piece.  Tonight I finished the midtones.  Tomorrow; final details and done…

Finally got some time to get back into this piece.  Tonight I finished the midtones.  Tomorrow; final details and done…

January 24, 2013
Atmosphere & “city lights” added with pallet knifes

Atmosphere & “city lights” added with pallet knifes

January 24, 2013
Base color layering complete…Now building in shapes, birds & lights up next.
All Acrylic on board, brush & knife work.

Base color layering complete…Now building in shapes, birds & lights up next.

All Acrylic on board, brush & knife work.

January 24, 2013
Working on several pieces at once helps me create consistency.

Working on several pieces at once helps me create consistency.

January 24, 2013
Adding in Darker colors for depth.

Adding in Darker colors for depth.

January 24, 2013
Building more layers & depth to background…will soon go back in and add darkness for depth.

Building more layers & depth to background…will soon go back in and add darkness for depth.

January 24, 2013
The Very Beginning of ‘New York Lights’…Base colors and layer work begins.  I honestly had no idea where this was going to go except the colors I wanted to use at this stage…

The Very Beginning of ‘New York Lights’…Base colors and layer work begins.  I honestly had no idea where this was going to go except the colors I wanted to use at this stage…

January 24, 2013
Color Studies…future paintings

Color Studies…future paintings

January 11, 2013
Its been a while since i’ve updated…travel kept me from painting but opened my mind.  Back in NYC and exploring new colors.   these two panels will hang together as one piece…really loving the way gold & a dark evergreen work together.  will be doing several more in this vein.
(acrylic on wood)

Its been a while since i’ve updated…travel kept me from painting but opened my mind.  Back in NYC and exploring new colors.   these two panels will hang together as one piece…really loving the way gold & a dark evergreen work together.  will be doing several more in this vein.

(acrylic on wood)

November 8, 2012
HERCULES & NESSUS
2012
Watercolor & India Ink
18’ x 24’

In Greek mythology, it is the shirt (chiton) daubed with the tainted blood of the centaur Nessus that Deianeira, Hercules’ wife, naïvely gave Hercules, burning him, and driving him to throw himself onto a funeral pyre.
Metaphorically, it represents “a source of misfortune from which there is no escape; a fatal present; anything that wounds the susceptibilities”or a “destructive or expiatory force or influence”

HERCULES & NESSUS

2012

Watercolor & India Ink

18’ x 24’

In Greek mythology, it is the shirt (chiton) daubed with the tainted blood of the centaur Nessus that Deianeira, Hercules’ wife, naïvely gave Hercules, burning him, and driving him to throw himself onto a funeral pyre.

Metaphorically, it represents “a source of misfortune from which there is no escape; a fatal present; anything that wounds the susceptibilities”or a “destructive or expiatory force or influence”

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