Sunday, March 30, 2008

Asparagus on a Box

Asparagus on a Box
8" x 6"
oil on canvas panel

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Small Work

6" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
Still wet, so the paint is shiny in the upper right corner. I have been interested in the "A Painting A Day" movement for some time, and although I work and can't always produce work each day, this was fun and I intend to do more.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mesa Series #3 Lament

This is the finished version of Mesa Series: Lament. For those of you who have seen this painting on my Ancient Artist Blog, you won't notice much difference, but I did add a "cliff" element to the lower left corner in keeping with the rest of the paintings in this series, and I darkened some of the clouds on the distant horizon. It's amazing how adding that one element in the lower left corner pulled the painting together. I know, I've read a thousand times about having three corners similar and one different, and I hate using "formulas" but what I think is happening here is that I've created a visual gateway that pulls the viewer's eye easily into the painting and changes up what was otherwise a rather boring little space.

Mesa Series: Lament
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 on 1.5 stretchers

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mesa Series #2; Greeting the Sun

This is the second painting in the Mesa Series. dimensions are 40 inches high by 30 inches wide, and my process involves working with oil washes on a textured ground, with the layers gradually building with thicker paint. This painting is also in the submission process and won't be available until the middle of May.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Mesa Series #1 Seeds in the Sky as Stars

This is the first painting in The Mesa Series, a new body of work featuring large paintings. This series evolved from an earlier body of work called The Ancient Walls.

My process builds on textured grounds and layers of colors, creating mysterious surfaces that suggest the spiritual forces found in the landscape.
Seeds in the Sky as Stars is 40 x 30 on 1.5 inch stretchers.

This painting has been submitted to a juried art competition and will not be available for purchase until after I receive the results in May.