Unknown Clarity

Unknown Clarity

Oil on Canvas 24in x 35in

Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

Oil on Canvas 28 in x 28 in

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Figure+20.JPG

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P1190660.JPG

P1190657.JPG

P1190657.JPG

Figure+18.JPG

Figure+18.JPG

Figure+17.JPG

Figure+17.JPG

P1190574.JPG

P1190574.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

2010.oil on canvas.77x52.5.JPG

2010.oil on canvas.77x52.5.JPG

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

Unknown Clarity

Unknown Clarity

Oil on Canvas 24in x 35in

Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

Oil on Canvas 28 in x 28 in

Figure+20.JPG

Figure+20.JPG

P1190660.JPG

P1190660.JPG

P1190657.JPG

P1190657.JPG

Figure+18.JPG

Figure+18.JPG

Figure+17.JPG

Figure+17.JPG

P1190574.JPG

P1190574.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

2010.oil on canvas.77x52.5.JPG

2010.oil on canvas.77x52.5.JPG

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

Charcoal on Paper, 2010, 24x36

Charcoal on Paper, 2010, 24x36

Graphite on paper, 2010, 18x24

Graphite on paper, 2010, 18x24

Graphite on Paper, 2010,18x24

Graphite on Paper, 2010,18x24

2008d.ink on paper.18x24.JPG

2008d.ink on paper.18x24.JPG

2006d.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2006d.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2010e.graphite on paper.24x36.JPG

2010e.graphite on paper.24x36.JPG

2006e.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2006e.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2010k.conte on paper.24x36.JPG

2010k.conte on paper.24x36.JPG

2009e.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2009e.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2009g.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2009g.graphite on paper.18x24.JPG

2010f.conte on paper.18x24.JPG

2010f.conte on paper.18x24.JPG

Abstract Memory-Scapes

This series of paintings explore memories from a time during the transformation from adolescence to adulthood.  These paintings are the impact  memories translated with a particular mood.  Each decision, the paint, the medium, the tactile surface becomes represenative of the real story of the memories they portray.

Drawings

Justin works directly from life when drawing.  While at Buffalo State College he worked copying the works of the old masters.  his observation is through direct calculation and measuring.  Through vigerous practice he has honed his skills as a draftsman.  Justin continues his observation of the figure as a common practice experimenting with charcoal, lead, ink, silverpoint and conte crayon.

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

z.2010.oil on canvas.24x38.JPG

yb.2010.oil on canvas.35x45.5.JPG

yb.2010.oil on canvas.35x45.5.JPG

u.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

u.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

n.2010.oil on canvas.47x30.5.JPG

n.2010.oil on canvas.47x30.5.JPG

m.2010.encaustic on panel.11.5x16.JPG

m.2010.encaustic on panel.11.5x16.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

l.2010.oil on canvas.36x22.5.JPG

zk.2010.oil on canvas.35x45.5.JPG

zk.2010.oil on canvas.35x45.5.JPG

cc.2009.oil on canvas.22x12.75.JPG

cc.2009.oil on canvas.22x12.75.JPG

cba.2009.oil on canvas.24x36.JPG

cba.2009.oil on canvas.24x36.JPG

ca.2009.oil on canvas.10x7.5.JPG

ca.2009.oil on canvas.10x7.5.JPG

Abstract Landscapes

Justin Dahl's abstract landscapes are a blend of his honed traditional practice with his contemporary experimentation.  The landscapes are directly from memory and show a glimpse of the ideas associated with his conceptual design.

History pathway

History pathway

Oil on Canvas 18in x 12in

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IMG_0331.JPG

zj.2009.oil on canvas.32x46.JPG

zj.2009.oil on canvas.32x46.JPG

Deadmon.2008.oil on canvas.12.16.JPG

Deadmon.2008.oil on canvas.12.16.JPG

x.2008.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

x.2008.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

zl.2010.oil on cavas.34.5x34.5.JPG

zl.2010.oil on cavas.34.5x34.5.JPG

s.2006.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

s.2006.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

False Jealousy.2006.oil  on canvas 30x24.jpg

False Jealousy.2006.oil on canvas 30x24.jpg

Lady in Red.2005.oil on canvas.24x36.jpg

Lady in Red.2005.oil on canvas.24x36.jpg

History pathway

History pathway

Oil on Canvas 18in x 12in

IMG_0331.JPG

IMG_0331.JPG

zj.2009.oil on canvas.32x46.JPG

zj.2009.oil on canvas.32x46.JPG

Deadmon.2008.oil on canvas.12.16.JPG

Deadmon.2008.oil on canvas.12.16.JPG

x.2008.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

x.2008.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

zl.2010.oil on cavas.34.5x34.5.JPG

zl.2010.oil on cavas.34.5x34.5.JPG

s.2006.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

s.2006.oil on canvas.12x16.JPG

False Jealousy.2006.oil  on canvas 30x24.jpg

False Jealousy.2006.oil on canvas 30x24.jpg

Lady in Red.2005.oil on canvas.24x36.jpg

Lady in Red.2005.oil on canvas.24x36.jpg

ya.2010.oil on canvas.43.25x30.JPG

ya.2010.oil on canvas.43.25x30.JPG

y.2010.oil on canvas.10x7.25.JPG

y.2010.oil on canvas.10x7.25.JPG

u.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

u.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

o.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

o.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

f.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

f.2010.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

d.10.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

d.10.oil on canvas.11.5x16.JPG

ce.2010.oil on canvas.24.5x19.5.JPG

ce.2010.oil on canvas.24.5x19.5.JPG

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806.JPG

Representational Paintings

Justin's Representational paintings are created using strong traditional techniques combined with a modern "painterly' suggestion.  All paintings are painted on site and alla prima or all at once.  Justin works directly from observation to give a personal account of the moment and place.

Material Experimentation

Experiments start with thick layers of wet oils set on fire.  This causes them to change viscosity resulting in spreading quickly.  MAny methods to extinguish the fire are used causing multiple effects in texture and color.  Justin also experiments with large amounts of thinner, medium, pigments, detergent and oil.  The outcomes of these experiments allow for heightened forms of expression.