I recently found time to pick up a few books that I had previously purchased.
One of them was a retrospective of Willem DeKooning.
He has an interesting life story, but I tried to focus on the intent of his work and his tools and materials.
I was especially drawn to the painting "Easter Monday."
I was attracted to the somewhat figurative and abstract elements.
I have been working a lot on paper and employing charcoal with additional mark makers. WDK seems to have a great command of these elements. I decided to engage the diverse and powerful marks in a back and forth dialogue. I will continue to strive for a bolder look in my current work always searching.
Please remain open to new ideas and honor your valid discoveries.
30 x 22
Often times I set the charcoal and other times I let it bleed. I like both of these fixatives
The Dahler Rowney is my fav, ENJOY!