Friday, July 27, 2018
This work is a little different than most paintings I have done. The painting is 36"x36" with a cradle board. I worked 3 straight days. I drew the shapes and made some changes during the painting.
I am always working on smaller works in-between the larger paintings. This gives me an opportunity to experiment. Number 9 has an underpainting of many colors. The last step was to use a palette knife to spread the paint mix of oil paint and cold wax
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Montana aspen. This is a commission painting. I was in Montana a few years ago and the aspens were beautiful. I added a little more color and the work was painted with square brush
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Pink CarnationContinuing the Cold Wax series and providing a name, the song that moved to the top was 'A Whte Sportcoat, and a Pink Carnation." Now, I will be humming that song all day.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunning on a Sunday
Back in the studio with major changes. Started this on Friday and returning Sunday, the painting took on a completely different look. I like the texture with 3 layers of paint. Creativity is not about plowing ahead to the finish, but listening to what the painting has to say.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
This was a work using complement colors. Josef Albers was the master artist and teacher at Bauhaus in Germany and later at Black Mountain College and Yale.
This work was motivated by the number of Round Abouts in Hamilton Count and Carmel. They are fun to drive with sports cars and it seems very whimsical with cars turning in front of you. The painting has several layers using a mix of oil paint and cold wax.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Back to you Mark Rothko
Anytime a design appears in a work of art we are influenced by everything done before us. In this case I thought of Mark Rothko and his series of canvases. He died in 1970 at the age of 66. Kind of wonder what he would have done in the 70s. So...my imagining working with Rothko as a mentor and me as his grad student taking the painting in for a critique. Never too old to learn, Back to You Mark Rothko.
Sun and Done
After the gesso was applied I put in the grid again and started with paint and cold wax mixture. Several colors were applied to get the "feel" of the effect I was going for. There are random scratched marks applied while the paint was still wet.
Practise Makes Perfect
This work was a follow up to "Love is All You Need." The cradled panel has a red and orange acrylic applied over the gesso. The green was mixed and while still wet the calligraphic marks were applied.
Love is All You Need
I had a little fun with this painting, first painting the cradle board with gesso following with various acrylic colors . I then mixed enough paint to scrape the grid and follow with the calligraphic marks. I liked the contrast between the structure of the grid with contrasting flowing marks.
Munsell Plot Plan
For this painting I used a cradle panel and applied the paint with brush. After the gesso application, I used several acrylic colors. After painting each color an shape I scraped through the paint with a roller ball pen. The tribute to Munsell was his experiment and classifying each color with a name for hue and value as well as chroma or brightness of color
In or Out
I have started experimenting with cold wax with oil paint. There are endless possibilities and I am starting with the smaller cradle panels. In or Out was completed flat and applying the paint with a palette knife.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Best of Show
Very honored to receive the Best of Show Award from the Indiana Artists Exhibition. The exhibit is held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and they featured my art on their web page.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Oil on Linen
This painting was inspired by the hues of Fall and the freedom
of introducing thalo to the pallet. All of the paint was applied with
Friday, December 9, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Six Pixel Trees
Oil on Linen
This was a major commission and was based on an earlier painting called Pixel Pines.
It took a steady hand, but I enjoyed the outcome. It is a diptych with each canvas being 36"x36"
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
This is the painting I have been working on for the past two weeks Being on a wood panel, I was really able to build up the initial surfaces leaving a fingerprint of raised paint. The next step was to scumble and add several layers of color leaving some color of each previous layer. The last step was a light blue glaze to pull it all together and create atmospheric perspective.
Oil on Wood Panel
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
This is the third in a series of paintings that are fun to view and works that would fit perfectly in a children's room or in a children's hospital.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
A departure from some of the landscapes. Painted the canvas in a first layer red, purple background. That was followed by the lines.
Oil on Canvas