Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Leaning Softly Toward the Sun"

Title: "Leaning Softly Toward the Sun"

Soft brushwork in oil imparts a gentle feeling, like a sweet summer afternoon with a light breeze, lush greenery and the warm summer sun.

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 40" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted black.

$325.00 free shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Some Fun Tonight"

Title: "Some Fun Tonight"

Wild and fun, full of kinetic energy, bright vibrant color and movement. Very textured.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 40" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted black.

$350.00 free shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On Sale!


I'm putting this painting on sale.

I love the painting, but was never able to photograph it well enough to show it at it's best. Some paintings just need to be seen in person.

It is so rich with depth of color and movement, it's like music. Which is what it's all about.

So my solution is to put it on sale. I know that someone will be delighted to hang it in just the right spot.

Title
: "Embryonic Journey"
Everybody loves this song, including me.
This painting just wanted to be named for that beautiful and passionate piece of music, with it's cellular shapes and outer (or inner) space feel.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 72" wide, ¾" deep, three 24x30" canvases.

SOLD

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Drawing or Painting?


This painting will be called "Plume" if it ever dries!

You might look at this image and answer, "painting for sure" and I would too.

I've been developing this new acrylic technique for a couple of years now. I use water and a few different tools to move the paint around the canvas.

When I first started doing this it was very liberating and fun and I always finished the paintings in one go-round. They were always Alla Prima paintings.

But as one might expect, an artists technique evolves. I spend a lot more time and use a lot more paint than I did when I began this adventure. And I've discovered so much about this kind of paint.

But tonight as I was working, it became a tussle between dark and light. Pushing one, then pushing the other. Suddenly I said to myself "you're drawing". Who would have thought?

It always comes back to drawing, the "essence of art". :)

"Reconnoitering the Rim"


Title: "Reconnoitering the Rim"

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 36" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted burnt umber (dark brown).

Named for an episode of "Deadwood" because I love that phrase, and I love that series. But I was actually thinking about ancient people who followed the pacific rim kelp forests in their boats. I was following the flow of paint, taking from it and giving to it and thoughts of those people kept me company as I herded the paint around the canvas.

I tried some new techniques that involve cracking the paint on the surface and allowing the color beneath to show, even while wet. The results are pretty cool.
$350 free shipping* to US Mainland