Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Whole Grouping of Creepy

Continuing on the theme of creepy scenes in the basement.
The basement series. oil on linen, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2012

Of course they are not creepy, they are "lovely abstract designs of light and dark with powerful Caravaggio-esque chiaroscuro".
The two above on the right are finished, the others are just in the rough in stage.
Here are the next set of paintings after some work done today in the studio.
Above the Washing Machine, 24" x 18", oil on linen, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2012

Supply Closet #1, 16" x 20", oil on linen, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2012

Supply Closet #2, 16" x 20", oil on linen, ©copyright Richard Luschek 2012


Hank Buffington said...

I just found your blog and I'm enjoying your basement paintings. I can relate to all of your experiences because I'm having the same troubles. I started a basement painting last fall and haven't worked on it in a while.
I had the same problems with it looking great while I was in the basement but then I'd bring it upstairs and ?!?!?! And also the light bulb. Painting everything backwards from that value is odd. I feel like a camera dialing down the exposure just to try and get the light bulb to look lit. Lots of great subjects in a basement. Looking forward to checking out more of your blog.

Richard J. Luschek II said...

It is a tough problem.
But I suppose one needs to go at it much like one would a Nocturne. Whister did some work from nature, but much of it was probably finished in the studio from memory. In the end as long as it looks right.

Anonymous said...

really great idea... creepy places usually create creepy feelings within all people... looks like you are capturing those feelings... pretty amazing