Monday, November 7, 2011

Small Landscapes

Upper Ojai | 2011 | 10 x 8 inches | Oil on Panel

Casitas | 2011 | 14 x 11 inches | Oil on Panel

Hendry's Looking South | 2011 | 14 x 11 inches | Oil on Panel

Upper Ojai with House | 2011 | 14 x 11 inches | Oil on Panel


Friday, April 1, 2011

New Figures


C. Standing | 2011 | 14 x 11 inches | Oil on Panel

C. on Sofa | 2011 | 11 x 14 inches | Oil on Panel

R. Reclining | 2011 | 14 x 11 inches | Oil on Panel

Map of the World | 2011 | 8 x 10 inches | Oil on Panel

Sunday, October 17, 2010

After Ingres

This picture is based on a lost painting by Ingres. A Daguerreotype made in Ingres' studio in 1852 shows the painting which is of Ingres's first wife, Madeleine Chapelle. The photograph was unknown until it was found in 1993 in Ingres' desk in the Ingres Museum in Montauban, France.
C. Reclining (after Ingres) | John Nava | 2010 | 18.5 x 22.5 inches | Oil on Canvas

Interior of Ingres' Studio with Lost Painting of Madame Ingres c. 1852
Désiré-François Millet | Daguerreotype | Musée Ingres, Montauban

Thursday, August 5, 2010

USC Project

Recently installed tapestry commission for the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

View of the Tutor Campus Center tapestry installed | 22 x 22 feet | Jacquard Tapestry

Final figure layout file for the Tutor Campus Center piece.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Facing West Book

This little book was made for the current show FACING WEST | JOHN NAVA PAINTINGS at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA. The title comes from a poem by Walt Whitman.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Drawings Book

I put this book together for an upcoming show at Klaudia Marr Gallery in Santa Fe. There is a complete online preview of the book at the Blurb.com bookstore.View book at Blurb.com Bookstore