This collection of recent paintings are on their way to England. Now my art travels a lot more than I do!
Two colorful little acrylic paintings each 7″x9″. I have some little boards I have been painting on trying out in frames and then sanding off after a while. These two haven’t been sanded yet! Who knows what the future holds.
Testing out a frame on this 9″x7″. Frames can really give a painting a beautifully finished look. I have been working on panels recently and these are difficult to hang without a frame. So I have purchased a couple of frames to test them out. I typically don’t spend extra money on frames so trying to decide how to move forward with these!
I am packing up my Bainbridge Island art show. Exhibits always seem to loom over my small world then they are over, like so many things in life.
Now a lot of driving and a lot of paintings to pack and ship. I am pleased to have sold so many works, now more to do for my next exhibit!
I made this little video of the painting in progress. It is on a paintbook by “edge pro gear”. A pretty slick setup made for outdoor painting but it works great in a studio as well. It has a light mounted on top which provides amazing lighting to work with. It uses magnets to hold the artwork to the box.
Read more about the easel at their website if you are interested!
I am working on a series of colorful “edge of day” paintings. I very frequently work with a rather muted palette so the color is an exciting excursion. It is all about the light and atmosphere so I am letting these images be suggestive and abstracted.
Clean water on dirty plastic, sadly it’s usually the other way around.
As the surfaces I work on are developing a filthy patina it makes for an interesting contrast with the paintings. This particular painting is 12″x9″.
This Painting is currently hanging on Bainbridge Island. It is part of the collection I have at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery through April 1st. The painting is 24″x18″ and has a black floating frame.
The Big Light
This painting shares a title with the show I have opening Friday 5-7pm at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery.
I seem to be painting a lot of clouds these days. Giant powerful and full of mood they have always fascinated me so I am simply following my interests. This particular painting is 16″x16″ acrylic / open acrylic painting on cradled board.
As a painter I am striving to paint work that feels unique and new with a fresh vibrant use of color and mark making. The goal is a bit like shooting at the moon, I realize it is impossible but it doesn’t stop me. This particular painting is simple but encapsulates a lot of what I am striving for.