Sunday, June 26, 2011

FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONISM/ 'The Blue Temple' by Eric Whollem/ A mixed media work in a pictographic style/ CONTEMPORARY ART/ West Coast School of Figurative Expressionism

The Blue Temple
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
Collection of the artist
20" x 16'

Mixed Media

This painting utilizes a broad range of art materials: gouache
paints, gold acrylic paint, ash paint mixed with casein, and
parafin resist.

The pictographic approach is rooted in my studied of rock art:
petroglyphs and pictographs. The ethnic arts of humanity have
always had a great appeal to me. Currently I have incorporated
playlists of a wide range of international ethnic music on my
Youtube Channel. There along with video presentations of my
art is an array of world music. The side column of this blog has
a link to my Youtube presentations.

I was mentored as an art student years ago in the West Coast
School of Figurative Expressionism. I began making paints
from raw natural materials in 1973, which was catalytic to
great changes in my art.


For a post that presents a bit of background on my approaches to FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONISM see this link:

See more of my ABSTRACT ART on this link:

See more works that use EARTH AND ASH PAINT:


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