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December Maple

I had a vacation from my job recently, which gave me a lot of time to work on this piece.  I started the drawing at the beginning of the vacation and about 8 days later it was finished.  The last time I worked that hard for that concentrated of a time was the Illustration Master Class.  I'm very proud of this piece, and I'm glad it didn't take months to do, which would have been the case had I not had this vacation.  It stayed fresh and I never questioned what I was doing with this piece. For me this piece is all about power and force.  When painting bark, you really get a sense of how the tree has grown.  How it's skin has broken from the force of it's insides, how the branches erupt out of the body.  It gives me the feeling that trees have a very violent life in some respects.
December Maple, 14" x 20", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2011.

Maple Drawing

Sw!pe show Tonight!

Hello everyone,
Just a reminder/invitation to all, Sw!pe magazine, for which I am included, is having a gallery opening tonight (Thursday February 10th) at Gallery 25 CPW(25 Central Park West and 62nd St.) at 6PM - the end of the night.  If you are in the New York area please come and support our small magazine and enjoy some really great art.  This one will be the best one yet.  I am showing 5 pieces including all my winter pieces, together for the first time, and my "Sleeping (Degas)" pieces, for which I did especially for Sw!pe Magazine.  See You There!

Owen