Archive | December, 2015

Untitled 1620-39 (2015)

31 Dec

untitled 1620-39.edd.12.30.2015

Goodbye 2015 & hello 2016!  Its been a great year and I look forward to with anticipation the coming year.  May the creativity keep flowing for us all.  Happy New Year!

Oooh (1620-38) (2015)

21 Dec

oooh (1620-38).edd.12.21.2015

I think these little circles kind of look like stones.  Was a fun piece to work on and a fun palette to play with.

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Machine (1620-37) (2015)

17 Dec

machine (1620-37).edd.12.17.2015

Made some subtle changes to the the basic colors I was using to indicate movement between the sections of this piece.  I’d love to hear what you see and how this piece connects with you.  What does it make you feel or experience when you view this piece?  What are your initial, instinctive responses to it?

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Cascade (1620-36) (2015)

16 Dec

cascade (1620-36).edd.12.16.2015

There is a sense of physical gravity to this piece, its as though the images are tumbling down the page.  The colors just came together as I was painting.  It seems like the green overlay helps pull the background images to the forefront.

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Fly (1620-35) (2015)

15 Dec

fly (1620-35).edd.12.15.2015

Evidently my work leads to faces emerging frequently.  Not sure why that theme seems to pervade so much of my work but I see one in this piece too.  I also see a bird with a long beak emerging in the middle of this piece.  My starting point for this piece were some almost u-shaped curves that I spread around on the blank paper.  Then just kept adding different aspects and arrived here!

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

My Busy Palette

14 Dec

My Busy Palette

I was looking at this thing this morning and thought about all of the pieces I’ve worked on using this palette.  It has probably a near 1/2″ thick layer of dried layers of paint covering its surface.  This is what is on the surface now.  I feel a unique closeness to and affinity for this board that I mix paint on and paint from.  It is in many ways like a silent companion during the painting process but very much a necessary one.  It is, in my view, a work of art in itself.

Fragments (1620-34) (2015)

10 Dec

fragments 1620-33.edd.12.10.2015

This piece is made of up little fragments but larger images emerge.  Each color has a little blue mixed in as well.

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Untitled 1620-33 (2015)

9 Dec

Untitled 1620-33.edd.12.09.2015

I have spent some time exploring the variety of visual landscapes present in this piece.  One of the things I always try to do is distance myself from the piece & experience it for myself as a unique creative entity.  Each piece has its own unique expressive code, I could not set out to recreate this piece and come anywhere close to replicating it.  I often stand on the other side of completing work on something & wonder where these expressions emerge from.  Are they from my mind?  Is it a tangible way of working out and expressing feelings and emotions?  All of the above?  Either way, what results is always more than just paint on paper.

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Radiant (1620-32) (2015)

7 Dec

radiant.1620-32.edd.12.07.2015

Not sure where this piece emerges from or what it is trying to say.  It came together in a seamless, smooth kind of way.  Depending on how I view it, sometimes I see a person standing with arms raised whose face is full of radiant beams of light.  From other angles, other aspects stand out for me.  What stands out for you?

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

Untitled 1620-31

4 Dec

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A warm piece for a cold weekend.

(Acrylic on paper, Dec. 2015)

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