Artist REGI CANTWELL Online Studio

  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 26

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 26:

    (WW sketches 26)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 25

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 25:

     

    (WW sketches 25)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: week 24

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 24:

    (WW sketches 24)

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  • "It's too late to be scared"

    I was taking a line for a Walken this guy showed up and proceeds to offer unsolicited advice which as usual was incoherent - until it wasn't. Every Artists portfolio has to have at least one version of Christopher Walken. I guess he thought it was time for me to engage in that rite of passage.



    I initially intended to frame him in his own words, using some of his more familiar quotes/monologues, but was soon faced with the dilemma of - which one?  There are so many delicious gems to choose from and every fan has a favourite.   From the sublime 'Lion' speech of Poolhall Junkies to the equally threatening and yet ridiculous 'WRONG TONE' bit from Joe Dirt. To impose mine, could potentially minimize anothers.

    Art is supposed to be as much about what the viewer brings as what is on the canvas, so I left it open. I opted to let that half lidded laser stare do the work, seeking to find the moment when every speech he does is at it's culmination and you KNOW that the veiled threat is real and very imminent. The hope is that when you make eye contact - the words that define the actor for you will ring in your own ears. But in his voice.

    Better than a stab in the face with a soldering iron.

    "It's too late to be scared"  8x10" Mixed media on Stonehenge.
    Original and reproductions available / Contact me for more details.

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 23

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 23:

    (WW sketches 23)

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  • My Beautiful Aunt Ellie, the Matriarch of our clan.

    My Beautiful Aunt Ellie, the Matriarch of our clan, displaying a portrait completed at the suggestion of David Keough. Thanks David for the nudge I needed and Maria for being the special person you always have been. Blessings to both of you.

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 22

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 22:

    (WW sketches 22)

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 21

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 21:

    (WW sketches 21)

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  • Restless nights - meditation on mortality

    Couldn't sleep last night so I took a line for a walk and ended up here. Guess I'm more anxious about the pending CT scan than I realized.

    "Meditation on mortality" ( 8x10" graphite on Stonehenge on wood panel )

    Reproductions available in limited quantities

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  • Walk the line Wednesdays: Week 20

    Continuing to examine Paul Klee's famous quote "a drawing is taking a line for a walk", I'll be attempting to challenge myself by adding a drawing a week to this blog, mind you, the idea for me is to keep it as simple as possible, laying down only the lines that are needed to communicate the idea.

    As usual, to see how these mere thumbnail sketches designed to be used for composition & value maps can be instrumental to the success of fully completed painings, check out the Gallery or the Available works pages on this site. Some of these will be developed into studies, others full blown paintings & quite a few left as is, in anticipation of future development. Priorities, right!?

    Week 20:

    (WW sketches 20)

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