Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Joy of Life Card Series #20161007" hand painted watercolor on card stock






"Joy of Life Card Series #20161007
 hand painted watercolor on 5" x 7" card stock
by John Warren Oakes

Next in the Series "Searching the Unseen"






"Searching the Unseen Series #20161004 
encaustic by John Warren Oakes


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

watercolor







Joy of Life Cards
"Cathedral Rock - Sedona #20161009A"
original watercolor card 5" x 7"
by John Warren Oakes

Another encaustic in the series "Searching the Unseen"




Searching the Unseen Series #20160923
encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Searching the Unseen # 20160917





Searching the Unseen # 20160917
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Searching the Unseen # 20160916








Searching the Unseen # 20160916 
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Searching the Unseen # 20160915






Searching the Unseen #20160915
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Searching the Unseen #20160914






Searching the Unseen #20160914
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Searching the Unseen #20160913







Searching the Unseen #20160913
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Searching the Unseen # 20160912

Art created without preconception without objective subject matter.





Searching the Unseen # 20160912
Encaustic by John Warren Oakes

Saturday, July 9, 2016

This completes the dozen drawings in the Vortices Series




Vortices Series #20160616
charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"
by
John Warren Oakes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This week's Vortices Series drawing



Vortices Series #20160615
charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"
by
John Warren Oakes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Next in the Vortices Series





Vortices Series #20160611 Shiprock
charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"
by
John Warren Oakes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Recent drawing for the VORTICES SERIES




VORTICES SERIES #20160524
32" x 40"
charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
by John Warren Oakes


Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

DYI Paper Stomps



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VORTICES SERIES #20160411





VORTICES SERIES #20160411

charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

VORTICES SERIES #20160404








VORTICES SERIES #20160404

charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

VORTICES SERIES #20160319








VORTICES SERIES #20160319

charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

VORTICES SERIES #20160315





VORTICES SERIES #20160315

charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

VORTICES SERIES #20160309




VORTICES SERIES #20160309

charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

VORTICES SERIES #20160222





charcoal on Osnaberg cloth
32" x 40"

PVA primer on Masonite panel

Close up of a PVA primed Masonite panel


New series "VORTICES"

Starting a new series "VORTICES" which are 32" x 40"
charcoal drawings on Osnaberg cloth mounted on Masonite panels.

The cloth is a slightly open weave so the primer soaks through and bonds with a prime coat on the Masonite. I sand the panel with rough sandpaper to give it some tooth to help the primer bond.
I am using PPG Polyvinyl Acetate white primer $15 a gallon.  Also using vine charcoal and compressed charcoal and DYI paper stomps.