I have returned again to an old theme… the isolated chair. I am trying to put together some small works for a show at a little gallery in Idaho. I have a few big solo shows coming up soon so my time has been very tight… not to mention that pesky day job that had been keeping the lights on…
This painting is 12”x12”, some interesting results that I will keep in my mind for future work. I ended up selling this painting first thing this morning so now I need another piece for the previously mentioned show.
It is good to be painting.
This is an older painting, two years old. I had been painting desolated man made objects working out the beginning of a series. I had four other chair paintings they all sold aside from this one. “Wait” was actually my favorite of the bunch so now I am pleased to hang it up in the studio. Perhaps I will revisit the idea in the future.
The moon can be mesmerizingly beautiful. It can also put things in perspective, the size of us the importance of little things…
So here is my most recent take inspired by The shine on Lake Pend Oreille.
My show is opening at Lewis-Clark State College! This one is fairly long, running until March 18th. There is an artist reception February 3rd and I will be teaching a class on March 18t.
These 24″x24″ acrylic paintings have just been finished up. Technically I still have to sign and varnish but the images themselves are complete. These were inspired by the time just before the snow arrived!
I so enjoyed the quick results from the smaller paintings I have been doing. They lived or died and the truth was apparent as quickly as I could grasp it… after that lag it was done.
This is another 24″x24″ painting. A surface that seems both expansive and modest. Still enjoying the freedom of motion but the scale doesn’t have the presence I would really appreciate.
I am finally getting to some 24″x24″ paintings. There is a lot more freedom with all that space!
Continuing on with desolate landscapes and waterscapes. I have decided to call my January show “The Beauty of Nothing”, seems to sum it all up nicely.
Here are three paintings I have recently completed. A meditation on rippling water reduced to 10″x10″ acrylic paintings.
This is is another small (6″x6″) acrylic painting. Playing with enigmatic atmosphere.
Yesterday evening I was driving through Spokane Washington. There are some terrible fires burning north of the city. Huge fires seem to be getting more common, and so terrible. I have to say the sunlight shining through the smoke was amazingly beautiful. I am sure this will influence some new works.
I currently find myself without a good place to paint. Moving has left things tucked away in boxes and even the garage has no room to roam.
As a result I am choosing to do some smaller works. It is also an opportunity to experiment with similar themes but explore technique and look for unique qualities I find intriguing. BTW this is making me sound like a real optimist, I think when it comes to painting it might be the one place I really feel that way. There is endless potential even if the work disappoints there is still that next piece that might find the magic.
So much typing, it’s like I’m really a blogger! Anyway let me know your thoughts and bare with me in the near future with my small paintings and big hope (yuck).