Apertures Revisited

Aperture 8, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 20x16
Aperture 7, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 20x16
Aperture 7, oil on canvas, 20×16

APERTURES REVISITED

After posting “Aperture 7” and finishing “Aperture 8” last weekend, I felt the series was done.

Aperture 8, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 20x16
Aperture 8, oil on canvas, 20×16

It was fruitful, but enough is enough. So I started painting in a freer style suggested by “Approaching Storm,” the final painting in my previous post:

Abstract 61, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 16x12
Abstract 61, oil on canvas, 16×12

Then came one with thicker paint and bolder lines:

Abstract 60, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 20x16
Abstract 60, oil on canvas, 20×16

… and a scroll of visual love songs:

Love Songs, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 20x16
Love Songs, oil on canvas, 20×16

I made changes to “Aperture 3”:

Aperture 3 (revised), Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 24x30
Aperture 3 (revised), Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 24×30

… and finished up this small canvas that I started more than a month ago:

Flowers, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 10x8
Flowers, oil on canvas, 10×8

Meanwhile, I considered that one aspect of the “Apertures” theme I hadn’t explored was size. The largest of the series is 24×30; what if I doubled that?

Aperture 9, Russell Steven Powell oil on canvas, 36x48
Aperture 9, oil on canvas, 36×48

You can’t appreciate the size or texture on a computer screen (the image, after all, is the same size as as 10×8 above it). Still, it shows another approach to the theme, if not the grandeur.


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