The self portrait is done and it has a very contemporary feel to it. The colors are fun and energetic according to those who have seen it so far. I won't reveal it until the challenge has been revealed. Sorry.
I have about completed Meditation Garden #48. It is a 10X10" canvas and I hope to sign it and photograph it later today. The acrylic is still drying and there are a few milky spots that I want gone before I decide to photograph this piece. In the newer works I seem to be investigating the sense of space on the 2 dimensional plane and seeing how far i can push that affect. Never easy and always challenging. MG43 and MG47 were the beginning of this investigation. Color is an important part of this experimentation.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I have made a conscious decision to take a bit of time off from work. I have been working hard for several years now and feel depleted and exhausted. At the moment I am working on a self portrait. I am not, nor have I ever been a portrait painter. I have a need to torture myself now and again and do one just to see what can be done from a contemporary painter who does little with the figure in any form. It is a major challenge and I do tend to approach it in my very own manner. Right, wrong or indifferent. In the meantime I am constructing power point presentations for my class at the Rinlging College which requires a great deal of reading and computer time. 10 weeks really isn't enough time it seems. So, thanks for reading and I will be dropping in every few days with an update.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
One wall of the gallery where I have an opening this weekend. I am sharing walls with Ruth Hook Colby. She works in either watercolor or pastel and I in acrylics. I was surprised how well our works meld together in a color sense. Opening is this Friday, February 15th, 6PM to 10PM at the Katharine Butler Gallery in Towles Court, Sarasota, FL. If you can make it, you are most welcome. Drop by and say hello.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday was the delivery date for the show at the gallery. I took in 19 works ranging from 8X8" to 24X24".
I am thrilled to see the other works involved. It will be a good show, colorful and in keeping with what both artists are working at. The colors are going to work together so well that it may be jumping with great joy.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
and a detail shot:
This is most likely the last work before my upcoming show.
24X24" on gallery wrapped canvas. There are texture mediums in this one icluding glass beads, granular plastic, sheet acrylic.
I have a memory of hearing about the seven layers of heaven (universe). This is how it starts. A thought, a memory, an insight.