Newest Work From 2013-2017 by Doug Jerving

From 2013 to the present I have been working exclusively in the studio as opposed to plein aire.
I have nearly abandoned oil work, which dominated my first fifty years, and have been experimenting
with various watermedia. Most of my new work is acrylic on canvas, although I have also played with alkyds
and collage. I have moved strongly in the direction of semiabstraction and nonrepresentationalism.
I feel there is often greater power and emotional authority in these works that I did not find in
representational art.

I have also begun experimenting with digital art, and small iron sculptured works. I have included the
best examples of both of those media below.

Last, I am adding two more groups: my installation art and my online comic art.

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Works on canvas and other non-digital work.

082017 Amoebic #1 Blue 16x20 082017 Amoebic #2 Red 16x20 082017 Amoebic #3 Scratch 16x20

082017 Big Walnut Baptist Church 16x20 082017 Carrion Pigeon 16x20 082017 Chemical Imbalance 8x10

082017 Duck Butter 16x20 082017 Dust Standard 16x20 082017 French Toast 8x10

082017 Gracie in a Basket 16x20 082017 Poppies 8x10 082017 Rooted (diptych) 8x20

082017 Semblant (diptych) 8x20 082017 Sendmeyer Farm 3 12x16 082017 Starched 16x20

082017 The Apprentice's Lantern 16x20 082017 The Harbinger - Fourth Horseman 8x10 082017 Tomato Soup 8x10

Digital Art.

The majority of my digital work is figurative.

Figure work has always been my greatest shortcoming. With the advent of quality sites like Croquis Cafe
the figure is now on line and I try to do some drawing from the model at least a few times a week. I am
using Sketchbook Pro for basic sketch work and Photoshop for painting and more detailed
design. All my digital art is created using a Wacom Intuis Pro tablet. I do occasionally use
Sketchbook Pro on my Samsung Note 5 phone using the S-pen with nice results.

082717 Beautiful Brown Woman 082017 Brush Play 082017 Clouds 1

082717 Epictitus and Kia 082017 Caitlin 082017 Masha

082717 Ryland Marie 082017 House in FLWright style 082017 Imprecatory Prayer

082717 Little Red and the Wolf 082017 Periodicity 082017 Photographic Memory

082717 Pott second sketch 082017 The Running Jump Prototype 5 082017 The Running Jump Prototype 6

082716 Dahlias 082017 Underpainting 2 082017 Xperium

Iron Sculptings.

These are small abstract sculptures created using found and cut iron scraps.

Typically, I cut and weld found pieces into designs that appeal to me. In some cases,
I will fire them with a torch until they are glowing red, and then allow them to cool to
create a blackened patina. In other works, I simply set them outside so that they rust,
which is the desired patina.

101917 iron triangle 1 101917 iron triangle 2 101917 iron triangle 3

101917 Burn plate 1 101917 Burn plate 2 101917 Burn plate 3

101917 Obelisk 1 101917 Obelisk 2 101917 flat triangle 1

101917 flat triangle 2 101917 flat triangle 3 101917 flat triangle 4


Some of these were backdrops for stage events. Others were small moving pieces placed
in a larger staged event.

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 1 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 2 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 3

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 4 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 5 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 6

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 7 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 8 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 9

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 10 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 11 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 12

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 13 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 14 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 15

2007 Bethlehem Landscape 16 2007 Bethlehem Landscape 17
The Bethlehem Landscape group was created as a backdrop for a series of small dramatic
performances about the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They were painted on
hinged flat door panels using acrylic paint and latex house paint. The small painting
Jerusalem Landscape was done as a study for these panels.

2011 Blue Heavens 1 2011 Blue Heavens 2 2011 Blue Heavens 3

2011 Blue Heavens 4 2011 Blue Heavens 5 - I'm Flying!
Blue Heavens was created as a backdrop for a floral show. I painted it on a large
painters' dropcloth on the floor of my studio. Unfortunately, the commissioned work
was never used. I have no idea what became of the original piece. It was entrusted to
a supposed confidant, and I don't know if it was ever delivered to the florist who
commissioned it. I was never paid or acknowledged for my work. That is the life of
too many artists. "Die first. Then if I have not already thrown your work in the trash
I might make a bit of money off your shit and benefit your grand-children."

2012 Rocket Sled 1 2012 Rocket Sled 2
The Rocket Sled was a small revolving carousel intended to sit on the top of a
Christmas Tree where most people put a star. It was powered by a small 120v motor.
The Rocket Sled was used once for a Christmas party at the company I am now employed.
The sled depicts Saint Nicolas with gifts in the trunk of a rocket powered sleigh.
On board with him is a digitally enhanced Fay Wray, who he has apparently recently
saved from the clutches of King Kong. The reindeer each have their names emblazoned
upon their bridles. They are, from back to front, and left to right, Dachshund,
Dante, Comment, Pringle, Krupa, Vista, Dander, Blizzard, and Randolph.

Online Comics.

These are a few of my comic attempts.

2016 Freddy Nightmare 1 2016 Freddy Nightmare 2 2016 Freddy Nightmare 3

2016 Freddy Nightmare 4 2016 Freddy Nightmare 5 2016 Freddy Nightmare 6

2016 Freddy Nightmare 7 2016 Freddy Nightmare 8 2016 Freddy Nightmare 9

2016 Freddy Nightmare 10 2016 Freddy Nightmare 11 2016 Freddy Nightmare 12

2016 Freddy Nightmare 13 2016 Freddy Nightmare 14
The Freddy Nightmare Machine is a band without history that somehow gained history
after they "appeared" for a gig at the 2016 Jerving Family re-union. They appeared
again the following year at the 2017 re-union due to the overwhelming response from their
fans. They are tentatively planning to make the re-union a regular part of their scheduled
events despite their heavy tour schedule for the next five years. The Freddy Nightmare
is sponsored by Lazy Dog Productions and D.J. Enterprises.
Other support is provided by American Amateur Pit Masters (see us on Facebook)
and all of our fans over the last forty years.

Life is never better than when you make it work.
Until that time your restaurant is just a salad jerk.
So get behind the mind and find your own gua camolie.
It can't be's bad as the guy next door!

It can't be's bad as the gal next floor.
It can't be's bad as the guy next shore.

It can't be's bad as the guy next door.
Get up an' do your thing!
Get up now and do your thing!

From the Freddy Nightmare Machine, Get Up and Do It, 1971.

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