John Boak

paint

Oil paint just feels good. It is in no hurry. Oil lingers. It remembers the moment. The daily changes of slow drying oil suggest new pathways while closing off others. Oil honors commitment and rewards us with depth of feeling.

digital

Bits are agile. Digital painting frees development of the idea. Layers, color shifts, undoing, brushes, smudges, erasers, layer interactions: all serve the speedy feedback loops of learning. I like low-friction image evolution. Can I surprise me?

process

My tools let me be a hunter gatherer of the daily image. I walk & I curate the world. My images are icons of the moment. Whispers of feeling. Lines with logic. Jewels of the earth. The now is quick. It makes digital seem slow and painting glacial. I am grateful for eyes, hands & tools.

808Projects Show
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver
March 2019

 

oil paintings

  • York Street
    Oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2016
  • West 46th Street #2
    West 46th Street #2
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2016
  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014
  • 46the Street
    West 46th St.
    Oil on panel | 42"x60"| 2015
  • snowboarder
    Half Pipe 1
    oil on canvas | 48" x 48" | 2018

may | nature

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Elk Cliffs 2140
    aluminum prints
  • Early Morning Light
    aluminum prints
  • fletcher wall
    Fletcher Wall
    aluminum print
  • Meriwether Rocks 1
    Meriwether Rock 1
    aluminum prints
  • chicago creek wood 1787
    Wilderness Wood 1787
    aluminum prints
  • Baby Cone
    aluminum prints
  • frenchman
    Frenchman
    aluminum prints
  • whale creek 0516
    Whale Creek
    aluminum prints
  • Morning at Austin Point
    aluminum print
  • Tidal recession
    Tidal recession
    Aluminum prints
  • Aspen Side 4044
    aluminum prints
  • Wilderness Wood 1798
    aluminum prints
  • starlilly
    Starlilly
    aluminum prints
  • Beachcomber
    Beachcomber
    Aluminum prints
  • dead wood
    Wilderness Wood 4393
    aluminum prints
  • Rose stone
    aluminum prints
  • Meriwether Rock 2
    aluminum prints
  • Oceanic beauty
    Oceanic beauty
  • lostman water
    Lost Man Creek
    aluminum prints
  • Elk Cliffs 0541
    aluminum prints
  • Sun Jewels
    aluminum prints
  • tundra stream with sun spots
    Sun Stream
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Three
    aluminum print
  • December 25
    Aluminum prints
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • ferrari
    Ferrari
    aluminum prints
  • todaiji bhudda
    Todaiji Bhudda
    aluminum prints
  • Hoodie
    Hoodie
    aluminum prints
  • Roxborough
    Roxborough
    aluminum prints
  • Sun Jewels
    aluminum prints
  • idaho
    Idaho 0533
    aluminum prints
  • gra
    Grass Curls 1
    aluminum prints
  • December 1
    December 1
    aluminum prints
  • evegenia medvedeva
    Skater 1184
    aluminum prints
  • horyuji railing
    Horyuji Railing
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Three
    aluminum print
  • Night Light
    Aluminum prints
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • old wood
    Old Wood
    aluminum prints
  • December 25
    Aluminum prints
  • blizzard
    Blizzard
    aluminum print
  • November 7
    aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • sprague hall
    Sprague Hall
  • Head Light 6
    aluminum prints
 

commissions

commissions & public art

  • cobank waterleaf grandgulch
    CoBank
    CoBank | Aluminum Prints
  • Maring Stairwell
    Stairwell Aluminum Prints
  • elmoro rest area colorado
    El Moro Rest Area, Colorado
    aluminum, bronze, steel, glass, slate glyphs in architecture
  • Yamoransa ICTC glyphs
    Yamoransa ICTC Library
    Acrylic mural
  • kenkey ladies and volunteers
    Yamoransa ICTC Home Ec
    acrylic mural
  • St. Joseph Hospital
    St. Joseph Hospital
    oil on panel
  • Lavoir
    Oil on Birch Ply, 47"x53"
  • Palace
    Palace
    Palace Oil on Birch Ply 47"x47" January 2010