Friday, December 4, 2009
Painted all the month of November, these are a few of the new pieces. Have many more ideas for "car parts" and "montana elevators". I continue to investigate the possibilities of the media(house Paint), but even though I have bought 33 new canvases, I can't yet bring myself to use them in the carefree way I do illustration board.
A small (14"x22") piece with the ambition to say that "a couple of small ivory dabs could be elevators from a long way away". Is place and space as important as implied subject? Should there be "coffee rings" as in the other paintings? house paint thrown, brushed, dripped and rubbed on illustration board.
Really high horizon. In Japan I learned that what you leave basicly alone is as important as what you work on intently. I tried to show that here in the "empty" space in the foreground, leading up to the elevator in the distance. house paint applies by brush, stick, and drip to illustration board.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This is the start of another (I hope) long series of paintings. In this group, I will be focusing in, cropping, on an odd selection of interesting automobiles. I believe that the part should be as interesting as the whole. As has become my method, I will work in house paint on a variety of surfaces (I have ordered 35 frameless canvases) feeling free to "play" with proportion and color. In a very formalist way, I hope to create interesting designs and objects that may stand independant of the image. Walking a fine line between abstraction and realism, taking from my experience with art in Japan.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
These are the paintings from this weekend's trip to Hope, Idaho and the Scotchman Peak Wilderness area. The paintout , and the resulting art show are to raise money to promote the creation of this wilderness area on the Montana-Idaho border. Was a great couple of days, met some great and talanted artists, and enjoyed the solitude of painting on the "edge of the wild country" The show will be up in a gallery in Hope till after Christmas. All paintings are acrylic latex on masonite wood panel.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is the production of a couple of days in the studio, working on the Montana Elevator series. I am expierimenting with many grounds, some common, some expensive to see how the paint reacts and allows itself to be worked. This piece is acrylic latex on post consumer paper. I try to capture the " larger-than-life" feel of these structures and how they appear to be as castles in the wheat fields. More will follow