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Almost finished with "Hope of Transformation" December 26, 2016 14:18

Hope of Transformation, work in progress, acrylic on wood panel, 18 x 24" by Harold Roth I've been having a very difficult time doing fine detail on some of my paintings. Last night I realized that I could remedy some of that issue by resting my entire forearm on the painting. Read more...
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Vessels Series: The Black Crow December 07, 2016 10:43

The Black Crow work in progress, sketch inMy next work in the series is "The Black Crow" (sometimes also called the Black Toad) which is based partly on the alchemical idea of the first stage in alchemy, which involves, yes, rotting or putrefaction. Read more...

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Vessels Series: Moon Vessel Finished December 06, 2016 18:46

Moon Vessel surreal landscape by Harold Roth acrylic on canvasI like the vibe of this painting as somewhat like a tarot card. I'm really glad that I started this series. It is much more to my taste than anything else I've done recently. It gets my imagination going and I feel like I am producing much more interesting images. Read more...

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Vessels: Moon Vessel November 20, 2016 19:35

Moon Vessel work in progress 112016The symbols of alchemy and magic were the main things that drew me to those paths in the first place, and I want to make them a major part of my art, incorporating them with my interest in natural forms. Read more...
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Aquarius Moon is an Asshole + Finished But Not September 18, 2016 15:59

I finished that painting, which became the somewhat odd "Nymph and Her Children." This was my first real step into surrealism, if I can call it that. Since then, I have set off boldly in the surrealist direction. Read more...

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Letting Images Arise: Automatism December 28, 2015 18:25 1 Comment

Water WitchI allowed the image to arise as I painted. I hoped that if I were open to a connection with the spirit world while I painted and at the same time tried to focus on a particular concept (like spirits of Mars or Water magic), that whatever came out on the paper would simply take the form most appropriate for that energy or work and for me. Read more...
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