Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Bacchante" by Rory Alan MacLean

"Bacchante" 24 in. x 24 in. Oil on linen.

The "tondo" emphasizes the cyclical process at play between Dionysian frenzy and Apollonian order; aspects of creation as undertaken by the artist at the start of an artwork. New beginnings of consciousness (sunlit landscape) derive from instinct (goat) and unfettered inspiration (wine). The Bacchante represents the convergence of these elements.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" by Claudia

"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς"caption, oil on linen wrapped panel, 20 in. x 16 in.
"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" functions in one way as a portrait of a friend while in another way as a homage to the process of renewal with its nascent potential. Khloris, the Greek goddess/personification of Spring is here depicted as a young women in a lush landscape at early morning. Though the thyrsus is not her traditional attribute I included it to remind one of the male aspect of fertility to accompany the white flower that is symbolic of the feminine aspect. Sitting on the table with a foot casually dangling off the edge, the rabbit becomes the symbol of procreation and offspring.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Drawings by Rory Alan MacLean

Seated Nude, Pastel on Paper, 25.5 in. x 19.5 in.

Portrait of Claudia, Charcoal, 28 in. x 22 in.

Study in Red & Black with white chalk highlights,  23.5 in. x 19.75 in.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rory Alan MacLean Prints and Originals Available

Prints of selected works are now available for sale at Saatchi Online where you can also find original works by Rory. "Printed on eco-friendly, museum quality 100% cotton fine art paper with a natural white finish and slightly structured, soft-textured surface.   Matte finish.  Quoted dimensions are for the size of the printed image, with a border of 2 inches. Usually ships in 3 – 5 business days."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Velvet" by Rory Alan MacLean

"Velvet" Oil on panel, 9 in x 6 in ( 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm)

This is the painting from my first Portrait Artists of Arizona portrait session.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011