Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Harmonic Wheel, acrylic on board
This project is based on the 20 harmonic colors found at http://profkenglish.weebly.com/harmonic-color.html Students had to design their own 24 shaped wheel to complete this assignment.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
This last group of abstracts combine some new directions and ideas that I am excited to explore as time allows. They include different or new media and new ideas for me. As I first started exploring experimental painting I would work from abstract to abstracted reality. More recently I tend to work only with composition and formal elements and ideas with a more minimalistic approach. I am excited however to continue to look at realism in a abstracted stylized approach that are evident here with several of the more landscape style works or abstracted figurative works. I would like to continue to explore this direction in the future.
What's in a Name, smoke, mixed water media on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Swirled Flower Abstract Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Hidden Grove, acrylic and acrylic medium on canvas
Break Dance, acrylic on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Sun Fire, acrylic on canvas
Watercolor and Smoke on 1/8 sheet Arches Paper
After the Thaw, mixed media acrylic medium and iron rust, on museum board
Mail to Read, watercolor and gouache on Yupo
Geisha, watercolor and gouache on Yupo
Two Geisha, acrylic on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Ribbons Dance, watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Lunge, watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Friday, October 3, 2014
This group of paintings were more thoughtful, and sometimes not as loose. This can be both a blessing and a problem. Some of them are quite nice while others feel not as free as I would like. They all deal with gesture and movement as well as color and composition.
Pirouette,Watercolor and smoke on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Strange Bedfellows, Mixed Media Collage on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Enough Compliments, Mixed Media on 1/8 sheet Arches Paper
Magenta Winds,Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
The Pines,Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Late Summer,Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Thursday, October 2, 2014
After doing a number of abstract designs in acrylic I filled my sketch book with all kinds of compositions which were ideas for future paintings. Most of these were geometric shapes in nature and these next paintings were developed as watercolors from these compositions. I like all of them, each being different in both color and composition but similar I think in purpose. To me they feel both fresh and free as well as contained. These are about line, shape color movement and freedom.
Sitting in the Sun, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Floral Abstract, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
View from Above, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
The Jazz Trumpet, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Gray Lady, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Pap
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This first series of paintings that I completed in late June through August are in watercolor, acrylic or mixed media. I am working on these paintings with line, gesture, color movement and spontaneity. I want the feeling of time and life in the works. Most of them feel organic and plant like to me.
Iris Bouquet, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Cross Roads, watercolor and acrylic on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Golden Rule, Golden acrylic on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Southwest Landscape, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Spirt of the Southwest, Watercolor on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Vision in the Wind, Watercolor and collage on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Afternoon Shower, Watercolor and Smoke on 1/4 sheet Arches Paper
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I am teaching a workshop this summer. This first series of abstracts were painted from the time school was out in may until today. I plan to keep it up as well as I can while on vacation.
Forest from the Trees, acrylic mixed media
Red Flannel Shirt, acrylic mixed media
Thursday's Tango, acrylic mixed media
Blue Waltz, acrylic mixed media
Native Dance, acrylic mixed media
Tap Dancers, acrylic mixed media
I just finished 10 new paintings but I wanted to compare them with several old abstracts that are not on the blog so far. These are several early abstracts that worked well.
Dark Moody Blue, Water-media and collage
Hidden Dragon,Water-media and collage
Red Still Life, Water-media and collage
Gemstones ,Water-media and collage
Blues With a Vengeance, Mixed media oil and collage
Raspberry Rhapsody, Mixed media oil and collage
Last Dance, acrylic
These next two paintings were finished last summer. The difference her was the use of harmonic gray.
Summer Dance, acrylic
Plum Lady, acrylic