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Sunday, October 9, 2011

THE FISHERMAN

Canoeing in the north country


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From a drawing I did of a 1925 painting by illustrator
William Reusswig for The Frontier magazine.

Friday, September 23, 2011

THE LONG JOURNEY

Tired


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My study of painting detail
by Russian artist Shmarin.
1941

Friday, August 26, 2011

SNOWDAY - N.F.S.

Mr. J at 17 with a hat




Acrylic on Wood Panel - 5" x 7" - ©Bruce Docker, 2011

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Friday, February 25, 2011

STUDY OF "MORISOT BY MANET"

BERTHE MORISOT WITH A BOUQUET OF VIOLETS, 1872


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Study of Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets by Edouard Manet, 1872

Berthe Morisot was not only a favorite model and the sister-in-law
of Edouard Manet, but she was one of the artists in the first
impressionist show of 1874 in Paris. Her work hung along side
Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley and others.
She and her sister were taught by Corot. And, she was related
Jean-Honore Fragonard. What an amazing time it must have
been to be an artist.

The original painting is about 22” x 15” so this detail might be
about 7” x 10” compared to my 5” x 7”. My goal in painting
this was to learn more about painting people. I did my best
to keep the brush strokes as loose as I could and I was
generally successful at that. Working from photos online
I tried to stay as accurate as possible with the colors.

I felt like all went smoothly. I was basically done when I
decided to touch up the mouth. Suddenly she looked
20 years older. Is a slight thinning of the lips all it takes
to age a person that much? The change did not work.
It took me an hour of study before I was ready to start
painting again. Usually I know just when to stop so I don’t
overwork my paintings, but I had no control of myself here.
In the end, though it’s not perfect, I was happy
with the way this study came out.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

SELF PORTRAIT - 1978 - NFS

ANOTHER VERY OLD ONE





Acrylic on Masonite - ©Bruce Docker, 2010
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

MEN ON STAIRS

FROM THE ARCHIVES


Acrylic on Masonite - (1981) - 20" x 14 1/2" - ©Bruce Docker, 2010
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Give the gift of art,
'cause you're the cool kid on the block.

Friday, February 18, 2011

IN THE POOL


FIGURE DRAWING




Pencil on Paper - 4" x 8" - ©Bruce Docker, 2010

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Friday, January 21, 2011

TEXTING NUDE

AFTER AUGUST MACKE, 1911
'SITTING NUDE WITH CUSHIONS'



ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL - 5" X 7" - ©Bruce Docker, 2010
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My source for this is an internet photo. I followed Macke's drawing
all the way, but I have serious doubts about the colors. Every photo I saw
seemed washed out compared to his other work. I brightened
it up quite a bit and used just a few colors.
Red, blue, yellow,
black, white and a touch of brown.


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

CRISTABOL Y TEMPESTUOSO

GAMER AND HIS CAT


ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL - 8" X 10" - (C)BRUCEDOCKER,2010
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I AM FEATURED ARTIST OF THE DAY ON
THE ZATISTA FACEBOOK PAGE TODAY


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Sunday, January 16, 2011

WALKING THE WIRE

ACROBAT


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Saturday, January 15, 2011

ON THE FLOOR WHERE YOU LEFT IT...

NUDE FIGURE

RESPONSE TO "I'M LEAVING, WHERE THE HELL'S MY SHIRT"


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Monday, November 22, 2010

SLEEPING RIVER NYMPH

NUDE FIGURE


Acrylic on wood panel - 5" x 7" - (C)BruceDocker,2010

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I picked the title for this painting before I painted
her. Now that the painting is finished I'm not so sure
the title is appropriate. There is a certain solidity, edge and
voluptuousness to her that isn't nymph-like at all. This
painting is from the same life drawing as Red Nude. The drawing
itself is old, but I have always liked the looseness of it.
Let me know what you think.




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Saturday, July 24, 2010

ANGRY ROBOTS WEAR RED PANTS

ROBOTS


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Sunday, April 4, 2010

I'M LEAVING. WHERE THE HELL IS MY SHIRT!?

PORTRAIT - LIFE DRAWING


Acrylic on wood panel - 7" x 5" - (C)BruceDocker,2010

REAR VIEW, SHAVED HEAD

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

JUDITH BEHEADING HOLOFERNES


Acrylic on wood - 7" x 5" - (C)BruceDocker,2008
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This is a detail from the spectacular and gruesome "Judith beheading Holofernes" by Caravaggio. His painting is filled with emotion and terror. With this detail I am focusing just on Holofernes and that moment when the last of his life is slipping away as depicted by Caravaggio. Virtue overcoming evil. The original is from 1599 and amazingly, it is from early in his career.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

UNTITLED

Thursday, December 24, 2009

RELAXING


Acrylic in wood panel - 7x5" - (C)BruceDocker,2009
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

MY REALM - SELF-PORTRAIT


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My backyard is of course one of my favorite subjects to paint as well as a great place to spend time. Here I plant myself firmly in that location.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

FRIDAY MORNING


Acrylic on wood panel - 5x7" - (C)BruceDocker,2008
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Monday, July 13, 2009

DANCING IN THE DRIVEWAY


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DANCING IN THE DRIVEWAY SCARES THE CAT


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Sunday, July 12, 2009

RED CHAIR NUDE



Acrylic on wood panel - 5x7" - (C)BruceDocker,2009
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This painting is based on a drawing that I did in the late seventies when I first began painting. I think it works in well with what I've been painting recently.

STRANGE PEOPLE after EMIL NOLDE


Acrylic on canvas - 28x36" (C)BruceDocker2009
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This is a painting I completed in 1978. At that time I painted several large paintings for a show in Topeka, KS. Unfortunately, I have no records of that show and this is the only large painting that I still have from that time. I don't recall if the others still still exist or where they are!? I do remember one was of Captain Ahab and was about 48x36".

Monday, May 25, 2009

THE ARTIST'S STUDIO - THE THEORIST


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Wassily Kandinsky

THE ARTIST'S STUDIO-IMAGINATION


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George Braque

THE ARTIST'S STUDIO


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Amedeo Modigliani

Monday, March 30, 2009

MR BIG PANTS DEVOURS THE NEWS


Acrylic on 1/4" cherry plywood - 7"x5" - (C)BruceDocker,2008

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This guy is so consumed by the information he's taking in that he seems about to explode. This is my post for the Different Strokes From Different Folks site.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"LITTLE JIMMY" BOUDREAUX


Mixed Media (Technical pen, colored pencil, pencil) - 6x6" - (C)BruceDocker,2008
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He was playing in a bar in rural Louisiana, about 1980. It was one small room, surprisingly loud, folks were dancing and the drinks were flowing. Rockin' Zydeco accordion.

Self Portrait


First Wednesday theme this month on DailyPainters.com is a self portrait. I've not done many, but I gave it a shot anyway. NFS

Friday, June 6, 2008

INFINITY DRIPPED FROM HIS FINGERTIPS


Acrylic on maple plywood - 5" x 7" - (C)BruceDocker,2008
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