This is another 24″x24″ painting I very recently completed as part of a commission.
Bold lighting elements and soft moody atmospheric work is seemingly simple but is very challenging to paint with acrylic and open acrylic paint.
I am drawn to enigmatic imagery and though this subject is straight forward it still has a bit of mystery…. that’s what it’s all about for me.
A quick little 10″x10″ painting. The simple theme of light and dark are a consistent pursuit in my work.
I paint with acrylics, I don’t use white or overly opaque pigments so there is a bit of a parallel to watercolor painting. I preserve the bright beneath and essentially darken the entire image. The title of my next show plays into that, I will post about that at a later date.
Three atmospheric landscapes I have recently completed.
I am experimenting with some new materials and a different substrate than plexiglass. Exploring the behavior of new mediums can be both exciting and difficult but it feels like a bit of adventure and keeps my mind turning.
I have been obsessed with the sky and water of Lake Pend Oreille for a while now. Obsessed enough to pull up roots and relocate last summer. This is part of an ongoing series I am developing trying to capture the scale and weight of a stormy atmosphere.
Moonlight is mesmerizing, it’s not news that it has a romantic feel but there is something so hypnotic about a big moon casting shadows and lighting up the darkness with such interesting and subtle colors. I have done very few moon paintings but it is something I always mean to put time into.
This weekend I was working on some atmospheric cloudscapes, nothing unusual for me. I was also unpacking boxes in my new studio space, more on that at a later date. I found some small boards that I had readied for painting at least a year ago and packed away. So I decided to play around with some nocturnal imagery. Ultimately I want to do some really good sized paintings but for now it is nice to get some forward progress into the night.
This moody study is 10″x10″ acrylic.
The dark mysterious gloom of the Pacific Northwest can at times be mood altering. It is also very beautiful and inspirational!
This is a 24″x24″ acrylic & open acrylic painting on plexiglass panel.
I have been planning a series of fog related paintings, this is the first one I have gotten to. Inspired by a really foggy day in the National Bison Range in Western Montana. That heavy atmosphere all but concealed the Bison but it sure was beautiful.
This painting is 16″x16″
10″x10″ acrylicpainting. This will officially do it for small works for the near future. Time is feeling very short until the next show, I am doing a bunch of 16″x16″ paintings and working up from there. I need a time machine!
A couple of mood pieces I recently completed. Both paintings are 10″x10″acrylic.
I spent much of the morning prepping some more boards and starting on a new image.
I am trying to organize the attic space so that it is an easier space in which to work. Dark and cold it is still a place I love to be!