Red #1, 30x40
It isn’t that I have given up on my project-series Black & White, it’s just that I need to work with some color once in a while or I will lose my way….
This painting also departs from action work back into color fields. It’s the kind of painting that has a bit of a neuron-bending effect yet isn’t too hard on the eyes. You could hang it on your wall.
Continuing experiments using black & white painting, gray scale painting with Pollock-like style on top of Pagani object-oriented 3-D painting, this is #5:
Tentatively titled X-Ray Starfield
, this black and white object experiment is 24″ x 36″, acrylic, krylon, clay and india ink on gessoed stretched canvas.
Following up on my experiments in black and white abstract expressionist pieces, this work is Abstract B&W #4:
Abstract B & W #4
24″ x 36″
This painting is meant to convey the mental image of a rock wall and as such, it has an enormous variation of depth, making it appear very different as the lighting changes. I found this difficult to reproduce in photos, but you will get the general idea by viewing the additional images below.
Acrylic on Canvas – 20″ x30″
Elements of impressionism appear as ghosts in the the background of this abstract painting. There’s a flower, a mat, a frame… and more. But ultimately, this is an abstract expressionist work of art.
For as we know, canvas is canvas and paint is paint. They have a life of their own … and something to say.
This painting is also new for me in that it represents more of an apartment-sized work rather than the grand scale of some previous paintings. This will also make it more affordable.
This painting is available for less than eight hundred at Absolute Arts
This work does not represent a complete change in direction: There will be more in this line as well as the black & white line at a later date…
After a labor that lasted much too long, I have brought forth my latest child:
Abstract Black & White #3
w/One Warp Field
36″ x 50″ (approx. design size)
Appearing for the first time in a more cutting edge aspect ratio, this abstract expressionist acrylic painting was rendered on loose canvas with a design size of 36×50, a widescreen design. The actual canvas size is about 48×60 so depending on whether one chooses stretcher bars or mounting on plywood, you can get quite a bit of size variation out of this design.
The painting is mostly black & white with perhaps hints of dark sepia. There are approximately ten layers painted over two weeks to give added depth and lots of interesting things to look at. This particular work utilizes a single warp field, meaning that the canvas had a single distortion applied to its shape during the painting process. It is somewhat difficult to get an accurate photo of a painting this size, but you can get an idea of finer points in the detail image below…
Detail (approx 15%)
At this point I have several options for mounting the canvas. I was originally set on using a plywood backing but I may change my mind.
Offers are welcome. SOLD!
Abstract art – in an increasingly ignorant an self-absorbed world, fewer and fewer understand abstract painting. So why do I bother?
Acrylic on paper, 11″ x 15″ – using only three near-primary colors to create this painting, I had a lot of fun. Red Ribbon winner.
For more photo-style realism, here is a snowy plover:
I can get a lot of color out of some keyed-down semi-primaries, eh? I kept the background highly impressionistic just to make SURE the viewer understands that they are looking at a painting not a photograph. Several people were sure that these were photographs anyway, much to my disappointment. This is why I made a decision a few years ago to avoid publishing any of my paintings that may have strayed too far into photo-realism or hyper-realism.
I don’t want to feed the art trolls. And look at what you get when you glorify hyper-realism: You get ink jet reproductions of photographs passed off as paintings.
Old Snow Tires 2
50 x 48
An expansion of the original theme, this version contains more ‘hidden messages’ and three dimensional objects for your visual entertainment.
There wasn’t a specific reason except that I felt much more could be done with this work. The original version was hung in the Oregon Pioneer Museum and although it was popular I felt that the work needed more depth.
So there you go…
Tired of the lies, the pretending, the deception – a TV weatherperson does the only honorable thing and commits suicide against the green screen….
Against The Green Wall
acrylic on canvas
10″ x 14″
The Green Wall is used for chroma-keying in the weather maps. On television, you see all these maps and animations (which are quicktime files, btw) but in the studio all you see is a big green wall. Computers do the rest. The weather person must look off to the side at a TV monitor to see what she’s pointing at.
This ‘meteorologist’ has had a problem with being perky lately. She knows her predictions are crap and it comes from computer models that are about as accurate as rolling the dice. Yet day after day she pretends to know something …until she can’t take it anymore.
A reminder that not everything that is pretty on the outside is pretty on the inside and sometimes the ghosts of past sins won’t stay buried.
House With The White Picket Fence
Acrylic on Canvas
24″ x 36″
There were some dark times in my past What, you think I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for NO reason? Sometimes those things come out in my dreams. Sometimes they come out in paint.