Thursday, September 1, 2011

willy heeks

view out to the seawall, 2009, acrylic and oil on canvas, 66x70, navigation, 2009, acrylic and oil on canvas, 58x55, bell, 2009, oil on canvas, 70x66

awesome pattern and composition studies...see more here and here.


  1. These painting exude energy and a delight in the activity of painting. You do a great job of finding and supporting excellent work.

  2. thank, terry! glad you like the work and the blog. thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. Lovely images...but the top one
    struck me as problematic because
    of the large pale shape in the

    Considering the markmaking and
    color in the rest of the image,
    that "problem" shape might be
    re-considered and adjusted.

  4. i actually chose that image because of the shape in the center. because the rest of the painting has so much going on, i saw it as a welcome place for the eye to rest. now that i look at it again, i see your point in it being problematic right n the center like that-a little off center to the right would be better.

  5. I appreciate the pale shape positioned right smack in the middle. It is a challenge and demands consideration despite all that is going on behind and around the shape. I say, Don't fear the middle!

  6. alright, terry!!! thanks for weighing in...

  7. Now that I look at it again, the
    pale shape is redeemed a bit by
    those lines/drips of paint...

  8. I love the gestural drawing in your compositions.
    Lines, shapes, textures and colors participate in a wild dance.