Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Open Door"
24" x 30"
Mixed media on stretched canvas

This is a piece that I posted earlier, but I hadn't finished.  Now, it's finished.  I didn't do a whole lot more to it.  I worked some more texture in it, (gotta have me more texture) and a bit more work to give it some added depth.

I donated this piece to the Make a Wish Foundation for an art auction  to be held here in Los Angeles, so it's not available for purchase.  I felt the image was appropriate for the foundation.  I'm hoping it fetches some ridiculously large sum for the Make a Wish kids.  

Friday, April 11, 2008

"Approaching Storm"
5" x 7"
Mixed media on fiberboard

Honestly, this piece began as an abstract, but became more literal... I tipped in on it's side and saw the "storm", and so worked it with that in mind.  It didn't take me long.  I was working two or three of these jewels simultaneously, which is how I work the larger pieces as well.  While one piece is drying, I pick up another work that one for a while, and keep rotating them out.  


Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Abstract Landscape"
5" x 7"
Mixed media on fiberboard

I've had someone asking me to try my hand at some abstract landscapes.  (You know who you are!)  So, here is one.  Just a quick study.    

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Acrylic on fiberboard

I had surgery on my sinuses last friday, and I'm still on the mend.  Today my head was splitting and I couldn't really focus on anything.  I wanted to try painting, but was afraid to commit.  D came up with the genius idea to tackle a jewel.  "Brilliant!" I think I may start hitting the jewels to warm up a bit before I get to the larger works for the show.  It's also a good way to start posting more work on Daily Painters.  I haven't been doing as many pieces as I should be.  

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

"Two Halves of One"
24" x 48"
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Another piece for the show.  I'm painting larger these days, and so it takes longer to finish them.  

While photographing this piece it occurred to me that I should be taking more time while I paint to back away from the painting and view it that way.  I think I spend too much time up close 'n personal with the pieces.  I used to walk away from my paintings.  Maybe it's because the studio is small.  I don't know.