Works In Progress
It's my intention to complete a minimum of 2 very large paintings 6ft by 4ft explaining the Basics of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. A year ago I began a large composition in this theme called "Beginnings" but I was unhappy with my drawing technique. I needed live models but couldn't afford to pay for them. I was also unsure of my genera. I seemed to move between surrealism, a kind of cubism, and portraiture in one canvas!! What I was trying to say was getting lost in my inability to hold a composition together. So I returned to pencil and painting studies "Finished Unfinished " "Isha's sister" and "The Boat - to be published here soon" are the successful pencil studies that took me some time and enabled the development of my own pencil technique/style "Oskar " is the result.
I'm now developing some lino cuts - these are freeing me from the intense fine line drawing. (I will post when finished.) Once I have finished the lino cuts I'll return to painting and sketching models (I'll find the cash or beg friends) before combining all these techniques into my first large composition "Beginnings"
New Day New Life
The site contains samples of my current which will form the core of the 60th birthday exhibition in two years time.