Well this was interesting, at least to me: Someone contacted me looking for one of my paintings and it happened to be from a series that I had forgotten! He provided a thumbnail photo,though and I rummaged around and eventually found a print-sized scan of the painting on an old hard drive.
This work is an abstract on paper and dates from 2004, I believe. I really like it; it’s an unusual combination of stain and dry brush techniques. It was part of a series done for purely commercial purposes and was sold immediately. But now that I am reminded of this beautiful work, I want to create more like it.
Twisted paths are carved through space in this photography-based abstract piece, envisioned 30×30 on canvas. It’s hard to imagine the forces of nature and the decades of work involved in creating this natural artwork. By comparison, the shot framing and selection was easy – although admittedly there were many possibilities from which to choose.
More difficult was the color selection for creation of this piece; the final step in a multi-step process.
Reasonable offers considered.
Lot is a photography-based abstract art piece envisioned on 36 x 36 floating recycled aluminum sheet. It has an abstract impressionist, cool feel to it. Probably best for an office setting as it is a bit heavy for casual around the house situations.
Vine Fields is a roughly-black and white photography-based abstract expressionist art piece with a realist feel to it. In my opinion, this work has plenty of emotion and depth thanks to the use of several gray scale values. Envisioned on floating metal, 20×20.
Envisioned on 24 x 36 canvas, this photography-based abstract piece depicts some backwater life along the Oregon coast. I toyed with more minimalist version, initially going with just the boat, bird and rock; no reflections, no posts, no vignette…. but it just didn’t feel right so this is where I ended up.
My future plans include some more traditional abstract expressionist works in the more Pollock tradition. I haven’t done one of those in a while, have I? Not to mention the abstract impressionist watercolors that are on my mind lately. I need to get more done….
A black and white abstract expressionist photography-based art piece that has a certain pop art feel: It’s the flow of lines and masses that does it.
This smaller abstract is envisioned on 18×18 canvas, perhaps for the cautious collector. I wanted to do something in my black and white series that had a more organic flow, similar to my earlier acrylic action paintings. Although the masses are larger here, there is a feeling that is similar overall to those earlier more Pollock-like works.
Christa & Dog, photography-based black and white abstract with Painter brushwork.
You were warned that there would be some color coming, and here it is: “Roadside Memorial” is a photography-based expressionist abstract art piece envisioned on 30 x 30 gallery-wrapped canvas, created with Painter and a bit of vision.
My selection of color palette came from the original image itself, a roadside memorial to a mother and her children – killed in a head-on crash …all because she became distracted for a split second by one of her children. Now the flowers are fading, becoming once again part of the earth – just as the mother and her children.
Shocking? Sad? Unfair? Yes to all… that’s just how live is, sometimes.
At one time I had been working on a series of images of roadside memorials for a possible book (a deal that is still potentially out there). This one happened to be first in the series, in part because it happened nearby on US 101. . The expressionist treatment a la Painter gives it a more striking feel than the plain, documentary-like photograph upon which it is based, I think, and adds poignancy to an already poignant story.
Rock It is an interesting (to me, at least) bit of black and white abstract expressionism inspired during a recent bike ride. This photography-based abstract is too busy to be considered minimalism but you couldn’t have a more minimalistic palette. Envisioned on 24×30 canvas.
I’m probably going to do some color work in the near future: After working with black and white for a bit, I sometimes need a break. I guess my brain starts craving color… and then I get all crazy with it. And sometimes I get frustrated that I’m not seeing the break-through that I hoped for. With my recent health problems, I’m thinking that I’m not going to live long enough to see that magic point, either. So what am I even doing this for?
The world wonders.
Fog and Sunset …at the Beach, a mostly black and white photography based abstract envisioned on 30 x 30 gallery-wrapped canvas. I felt that I wanted to work a splash of color into my minimalist palette for this particular work. The color represents lens flare - but I had a hard time getting the feel that I wanted. This was my third attempt, in fact.
The longer I look at it, the more satisfied I am. Sometimes these things seem to elude one and it takes some time to settle in, to find the appreciation. This piece has a soothing flow and is natural enough that you might forget it’s neo-minimalist roots…. Offers considered.