Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
OK< here is the plan, try and create the illusion of sunlight on cured grasses, ferns, and fence posts. Make it rather intense and warm, late afternoonish...... Oh, and make the fence posts "heroic" worthy of our attention and study.,,, and do it with cheap house painting brush, school quality brushes, and house paint on illustration cardboard,,,,oh, and make it look like a million bucks! 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.
An effort to capture atmosphere......did it work? I worry that I don't expect my art to solve social issues, or present as anti-beauty,,,,,, but for now am happy to develop skills and illusions. 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Not really a car, but in the day they made trucks sooooo cool with lots of jet-age chrome! Remember those tiny chrome cake decoration balls? I always worried that they would chrome my insides when I ate them. Maybe that's where this facination for shinny stuff comes from. acrylic latex on illustration baord 22" x 28"
Friday, November 12, 2010
I have in the past few weeks painted 24 images in the series "Car Parts" to go with the remaining 4 or 5 paintings in this series from a year or so ago. I have destroyed 9 of the original paintings (by fire), having moved - on in style etc. Will in a few days paint more painting to be able to assemble a show ( of 24 ) from the remaining paintings to submit to galleries. You see, I have 24 frames, well, it is complicated. Those 24 frames are scheduled to hold shows at Museums in 2012, am trying to find venues untill then. In this series, I really take myself to a clinic on the reflective surfaces, and cropping images to the very minimum! Color is emotional, I play with perspective and proportion while concentrating on value and surface. At the end of the day, I still let the paint be PAINT! Run, drip, splat! Big brushes, bold marks! What great fun! So what a car should not look like........
How can you not love this face, what a reflection on their time, the "space age" and jet powered future, in chrome! The challange here was to trancend the very "carness" of the old Stud. , and make it fly! 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.
I am from now on, the self proclaimed "American Painter of Head Lights!" It is my pleasure to transport you back to the era of the amber glow of 6 volt lights, and the age of chrome! Let the LEGEND start here. I may end up with print shops in malls across the country! I so very enjoy the challange of reflective surfaces, and capturing the "whole" with the "least" 22" x 28" acrylic latex on illustration board.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A small series of paintings resulted from a a photo expedition into the canyon of Prospect Creek, just above the mouth where it meets the Clark's Fork of the Colombia. I find a challenge in trying to capture the Movement of the water, and the light and shadow play on the the rocks. While at the same time, allowing paint to be free to be paint. An illusion for sure, but at the end of the day, just paint on canvas, recording the movement of the painter. Please read on many levels.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I may be the last artist in Montana to paint a tepee, but I resisted for years untill they put some up in the park next door over the 4th of July. I don't pretend to live in one, be a native American, or wish to "rob" others of their culture. It's just a cool shape to work with, nice morning light. Acrylic latex on canvas 18" x 24"
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Our dog, Sunny, sat for a few photos, from which I made this portrate. It was practice for a series (I just bought 30 canvases) about the dogs and cats at the local shelter. Am excited to see how that goes! Acrylic latex on 18 x 24 museum edge canvas.