Monday, July 18, 2011
acrylic 24 x 24
While the last few months have been quiet on the blogfront I have been busy in the studio. In between working the kinks out of several works that just never seemed finished to me I did complete one that i thoroughly enjoyed creating. So much in fact that it seemed to paint itself!
One of the important lessons i learned from this particular work is that no matter how hard i plan its design in color and shape, etc in advance, i seem to have to let it evolve in its own time, working and reworking and reworking some more.
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Acrylic on watercolor paper
24 x 30
Next up in the "Vessels" series is Grace and Wisdom. Symbolic of "the old sage" passing wisdom of the ages to "one who waits". This is done on watercolor paper and i must say harder to glaze than the gessoed canvases even though it is primed with 3 coats of gesso. Always something to learn!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I have completed my latest work with layers and layers of glazes to accentuate the concept of a journey guided by a gentle hand and a soft breath. I was able to achieve the luminosity i was looking for. the challenge now is going to be breaking these canvases down and reattaching them to a masonite surface to complete the presentation.