This painting is an interpretation of one of those tiny line drawings I have been doing of and on in the past few months (not this exact one, since I can’t find the drawing I used for the painting, but another one, to give you the idea)
I couldn’t get a very good photo of this painting, my apologies, but you can see where I was going with the ideas of layers of landscape and sky.
I hope to make more of these. I like the restfulness of painting in layers and patterns.
Acrylics and acrylic inks, 24″ x 18″, February, 2019.
I created this image using the negative space methods you may remember from recent clay tiles and, further back in the past, figure practice in a sketchbook.
All it means is, I paint around the main figure or motif or whatever. It’s a little tricky – you have to pay attention to the interior shapes you are creating as you build up the outside, rather than working on the inside first and filling in around it later.
A somewhat incoherent explanation. It’s easier to do it than to tell it. Anyway, here is this image, painted in acrylics with some India ink details, 24″ x 18″ on masonite, February, 2019.
This painting has been in process for a very long time. Especially if you count the time it spent being a previous image, or in fact, a previous one to the previous.
Yes, this version is round three on this surface. Each time I painted something, didn’t like it, sanded it off and gessoed it, I thought, why does this keep happening?
Well, there is no answer to that question. I do think this is the last version. Mostly because I am tired out by this seemingly innocuous 24″ x 26″ cradled masonite board…
Anyway, here it is – This Marvelous Bird. Acrylics and some crayon, 24″ x 36″, May 2019.
There are too many in this picture. I think one must have gotten loose and now it’s out on its own.
Mail art postcard, acrylics, ink. February 2019.
Acrylics, January 2019, 14″ x 11″ on masonite.
Yes, I do like trees.
You get the feeling this house might not say much but it sees everything. How that affects any occupants or neighbors, I don’t know.
Acrylics and inks, 7″ x 5″, October 2018.
Yes, it is. Just look at it and tell me it is not.
Acrylics and India ink, 5″ x 7″, October, 2018.