Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Firenze Race Team



This painting was inspired by our trip to Italy. The Firenze Race Team, oil on canvas 48"x 48". Sold at the Terzian Gallery.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Europe 2014















June was a bit of a wild ride. We spent the month moving and running around Italy and France for a few weeks. Now that we are settling in and inspired beyond belief it is time to get to work and make some paintings.



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Venetian Glassblowers


This was painted in anticipation of visiting Italy this summer. Oil on canvas, 36"x 48".

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Revolution of the Mind"



Lately I have been think about how everything in life can be seen from various perspectives. Living in a country where people often confuse their opinion with truth, we see ongoing debates about "how things should be." When I am painting I often listen to the news. I enjoy listening to both sides of the aisle to see how they choose to spin their versions of the "headlines."

These two paintings have been a personal meditation exercise. One is the vantage point of looking into a riot and the other is looking out. One feels of fire, the other feels like ice. I have noticed that as we look at any one issue, most people want to take a side and "make it right." The next thing I noticed is that people will do almost anything to validate their perspective. What often gets lost in all this nonsense is people losing sight of what is important. They are so focused on "who is is right", and lose sight of "what is right."

Both paintings are oil on canvas and 30"x 40".


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Website


I just finished putting together a proper website.

Click on the link to check it out:  www.zacharyproctor.com

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Spectacle



I painted a smaller version of this a little while back. It was so enjoyable that I wanted to paint it larger and try a few different things. The painting is a memory of an unforgettable day I spent with my grandfather before he passed on.

The Spectacle, 48"x 48", oil on canvas.
Sold at the Terzian Gallery in Park City, Utah.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vulnerability


Growing up I had heard many people talk about gender roles and what is expected of men in contrast to what is expected of women. After getting married I quickly became aware of what women are up against. I found it a little shocking and harsh. So I decided to make a painting about what I was learning.

Vulnerability, oil on canvas, 30"x 40".
Sold at the Terzian Gallery.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Harvest


When I was younger I spent some in South America. While I was there I worked for a few days on a cattle farm in the La Pampa. They taught me how to ride rode on horses similar to these without any saddles. Just as the authentic "Gauchos." We gathered up hay bales, fed the cows, and even branded some of them. It was an experience of a lifetime.

The Harvest, oil on canvas, 36"x 36".
Sold at the Terzian Gallery.



This is the first stage of the painting, the "underpainting."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Young Santiago


I have always found inspiration in literature. As I am painting I often listen to audiobooks that I get from the local library. This is a piece inspired by Hemingway and his short novel, The Old Man and the Sea.

Young Santiago, Oil on canvas, 30"x 40".


Always interesting to see the sketch that preceded a painting. It helps one realize where you may make mistakes in a larger piece.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mysteries of Modernism


We recently returned from an "art trip" to New York City. I found myself a little annoyed as i was trying to look at all the art in that amazing city. It seemed as though everybody had an i-phone in front of their face taking a photograph of almost everything they were looking at. I am genuinely surprised that the museums and galleries are okay with people snapping so many picture of the art on display.

This painting is a mental meditation exercise at understanding the current state of the modern art world. There is a lot of fascinating things going on and the contemporary state of things back in NY are extremely mysterious. Mysteries of Modernism, oil on canvas, 30"x 40".

Available for sale at the Terzian Gallery in Park City.