12x16" on panel
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
This painting is an adaptation of a photo I
found on the web. I changed a lot on
it including the window
and the dress.
Now it feels like a prison to me.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Monday, July 06, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
This Painting was chosen by Complex Magazine as one of the 25 Coolest Self Portraits ever. Others on the list were Rembrandt, Matisse, Van Gogh, Egon Schiele and others.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
I started doing these paintings a couple of days ago. I am going to see how many paintings I can do in a month. I'm cheating a bit because I'm starting today and did some of these a day or two ago. So what. The time frame is May 16 - June 16, 2015.
|006 Girl At Car|
|007 Boy Reading|
|008 Like This?|
|010 Waiting For The Night|
|013 City Street|
|014 Woman In Door|
|015 Morandi Like|
|017 Still Life|
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This post shows the development of a recent painting of a man sitting on a couch. It is done in oils on panel, 14x11". I started with a photo which I drew a few times in my sketchbook and worked out the composition.
|"Brian" 14x11" oil on panel|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Here is the beginning of my couch series. The paintings all show a man on a couch in a pensive or reclining posture. The paintings are done with thick paint and have an impasto surface. There are too few people who get enough rest these days and time to think about nothing. Boredom is inspirational. See them on
|Thinking Up Good Ideas, 14x12"|
|Three Past Seven, 12x16"|
Monday, January 19, 2015
This painting has been featured on "Saatchi Online" the premier website for artists selling and showing their work.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
These are recent paintings done over the 2014 holidays. They show a restful part of life that everyone can appreciate. They are available through Saatchi Online. Or email me at email@example.com.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
This is a recent portrait of Meret Oppenheim.
Méret Elisabeth Oppenheim (6 October 1913 – 15 November 1985) was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist andphotographer. Oppenheim was a member of the Surrealistmovement of the 1920s along with André Breton, Luis Buñuel,Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and other writers and visual artists. Besides creating art objects, Oppenheim also famously appeared as a model for photographs by Man Ray, most notably a series of nude shots of her interacting with a printing press.
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Saturday, November 01, 2014
|"Three Past Seven" by Fred Bell|
This is a new painting, 12x16" oil on panel, entitled,
"Three Past Seven."
It is, really, a self portrait showing three versions of myself.
I am using painting as a way of trying to understand myself and
in doing so I hope the viewer draws some
insight into their own inner workings.
The painting shows three people sitting on a couch. They are all dressed the same and in
approximately the same pose. There are windows behind
them with blinds allowing daylight to enter.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Today I went to Collectivo to get some coffee.
I had just checked out "The Collected Stories Of Carson McCullers"
from the library. She is probably my favorite writer ever.
I haven't read her in a long time and as soon as I read the first paragraph of the story "Sucker" I felt happy. She speaks to me.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|Fred Bell Self Portrait 2|
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
This is a painting I am working on with Skully Skyrocket, a friend of mine. We have traded it back and forth a few times and I am excited about the way it is working out. This collaboration was suggested by Debra Brehmer at Portrait Society Gallery and I am really happy about it. Skully is 24, and I am much older. We have just started and plan to do a group of them. I recommend collaboration like this to anybody who wants to grow.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
This is a painting of Janeice and Isabelle, her black cat. Janeice invited me to her apartment to see Isabelle and that is when I took the photo for it. I took photos for about ten minutes, as long as Isabelle wanted to cooperate.
I've been working on this portrait painting for a few weeks. Working from photos can be distracting as was this one. When the photo begins to get in the way of creating an interesting painting one must put the photo away.