Category Archives: Paintings

I Am Not Empty-Headed

Acrylics, acrylic inks, and India ink, 24″ x 18″, on masonite, January, 2019.

I bought stacks of masonite panels in various sizes and gessoed all of them black. I have stored them in my basement. I don’t want to paint for selling at shows anymore, as I have said, and so I’ve quit buying cradled panels, as they take up a lot of room and are more expensive than just a flat piece of masonite.

These boards expect nothing of me and I feel free to do any old thing to them. After all, I could stack about a million of them in my basement and my pocketbook will not suffer, since these panels cost very little. I can sell them or give them away or stand them out at the street by my mailbox and see if anyone stops to take one away.

So I’ve been painting as the notion takes me. This person is one of the results.

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Person, Cats, and Thoughts

Here is a painting done in February 2019. It’s 14″ x 11″ on masonite, done in acrylics, India ink, and acrylic inks.

The name of it is: “Two Cats and Lost in Thought”. Two of my favorite things – cats and thinking. Thinking and cats.

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Similar Color Schemes

Here are two compositions. They were done several months apart but I must have liked the color scheme because I returned to it. And without knowing it until I looked at the photos I’d done of the two.

Well, if you liked it once, you will probably like it again, right?

First painting: 7″ x 5″, acrylics and ink and crayon. Two people facing opposite directions (I describe the painting because being so small, I didn’t give it a name.)

Two People Facing Opposite Directions 10-18 5 x 705

Second painting: ” Why Oh Why Oh Why”, acrylics and ink, 24″ x 18″ on masonite, 2/19.

Why Oh Why Oh Why 24 x 18 2-198

Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/28/19

Flash Fiction February 2019 – twenty-eight days of short short stories, an event taking place at Fictive Dream, an online fiction magazine featuring short stories. My part in the event? I did a small abstract painting as the illustration for each story. I’ll be showing one of them to you each day in February to accompany the story on Fictive Dream.

Today’s story is “Malachy”, by Niamh McCabe. Check out the illustration, then go to Fictive Dream and read the story.

Here is the image, with the banner:

 

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and on its own.

 

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Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/27/19

Flash Fiction February 2019 – twenty-eight days of short short stories, an event taking place at Fictive Dream, an online fiction magazine featuring short stories. My part in the event? I did a small abstract painting as the illustration for each story. I’ll be showing one of them to you each day in February to accompany the story on Fictive Dream.

Today’s story is “Ab Ovo”, by Iris N. Schwartz. Check out the illustration, then go to Fictive Dream and read the story.

Here is the image, with the banner:

 

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and on its own.

 

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