Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waves



Wave no.7
16" X 20"
oil on canvas

In between shows, I enjoy taking the freedom and time to explore ideas in paintings and turn to the outside for inspiration. Most recently, waves have been my muse. I have been very captivated by the energy of the ocean, free and wild. How can I capture and convey the hypnotic rhythms of the sea through painting?

It has been very challenging and is a very different approach for me to work with fluid shapes that twist and contort after working with structures for so long, which are angular and rigid. Instead of working with quadrilateral canvases, I have been composing on ovals. It opens the doors for new possibilities and makes me rethink what knowledge and approach I have about composition and technique.

This painting is the 7th wave painting I have worked on and am finally getting some desired results, the previous others have been put to rest. I don't know where this search of subject will lead to, but so far the journey has been refreshing, somewhat like having a cold drink on a hot day.

I've added the process of the painting to my website, last section on the menu.

10 comments:

Ray Bonilla said...

love the new direction ,really nice dude!

info@kimcogan.com said...

Thank you!

Jacob said...

That wave painting is amazing!

Is it something that you would
consider selling or is it just a persoanl exploration?

AmbientGuy said...

how do I see the menu?

info@kimcogan.com said...

Thank you for your interest.

At the moment, I just intend to explore and paint the subject. I'll be sure to post any plans in the future.

The menu button is located next to the scroll bar on the bottom left.
If the scroll bar or menu is not viewable, then check your web browser page display settings.

AmbientGuy said...

I just right clicked the flash and chose 'show all.' I don't know why it doesn't work properly because i have a high resolution. Either way, you are currently one of my favorite artists, thanks for the visual pleasure and thank you for showing progress shots of your art. I am really interested in seeing where this will take your art. It seems like it would be very exciting and a little nerving to jump from a structural subject to such a free-form subject as waves. Judging from the progress shots it seemed like you had fun. Keep being awesome and have a great day! ;D

javi said...

Good stuff. I love checkin' out other people's process shots. Cool to see how other painters work. Thanks, and keep it up. -j

grandillustration said...

wow, nice work. keep exploring, I like this new direction.

info@kimcogan.com said...

Thank you, I really appreciate it.

Not sure how the flash works with some browsers and why it doesn't display all - glad you found and could view the process.

Todd Bonita said...

wonderful. Good to see how you execute.