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

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

print galleries

august | abstract

A selection of prints on aluminum

 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

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