A "Journal of Paintings" by Jon Conkey,
Themeworks was a "one-year-long" record of my progress in the art of "oil painting", and an attempt to paint 365 paintings in one year. Changing the monthly theme allowed me to focus on subjects I may not have otherwise painted. As an artist, I was looking for discovery and breakthroughs in my works through this daily practice.
Paul Delaroche was one of the finest textile painters who ever lived. Not only could he paint any texture or surface realistically, he was also a master of capturing the essence of human continence in facial features; especially good and evil. JLC