Sometimes I will do little abstract studies. I generally only reference them for color or interesting brushwork or mark making. This one stuck with me a bit. It led to a lot of other representational ideas but not sure they captured the simple allure of this.
This is an especially contemporary acrylic painting for me. I was experimenting with materials and ideas with no clear destination.
I won’t lead the viewer, I had a lot of ideas when painting and composing this image. Now looking at the finished piece I have other ideas. What does this painting say to you?
The moon always a powerful presence in the sky, night or day. It seemed like a good excuse to post the last few lines from a great song by an amazing songwriter…
Townes Van Zandt – Rake
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
And even the moonlight is blinding
Another study in desolation. A large squeegee and a few different flat brushes were used to paint this one.
A moody landscape painting that is reflective of the gloom and rain of our November.
This is a 10″ x 10″ owl painting I did. Originally I was doing a set of three but the third one refused to pan out. This one featured nice loose brush strokes and the paint had a really easy quality that I liked. The second owl painting was sold before I could get a proper photograph. Both paintings were done on a really thick translucent acrylic substrate and feature exciting depth allowing the light to reflect through the paint.
Another empty water scene. I used a squeegee and brush to create this like most of the other water scenes I’ve painted. This one has some interesting and subtle texture particularly in the upper left portion of the image. I used interference paint underneath the texture that gives it a dynamic quality that you can see as you move around the painting. Most of these have been 18″ x 24″ and 20″ x 20″, I really want to make very large version at some point… so much to do!
I had to ship out these 19 little guys on my lunch break today. They are off to a “small painting” show. Hopefully they find their way to the proper place!
This painting was more of my atmospheric cloud work. I was particularly fond of the energy and chaos that the brush strokes expressed.