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.

082717 Beautiful Brown Woman 082017 Brush Play 082017 Clouds 1

Online Comics.

These are a few of my comic attempts.

082717 Beautiful Brown Woman 082017 Brush Play 082017 Clouds 1

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