There is no better way to learn to use your "art eye" than by drawing. It is a catalyst in the process of alchemy...transmitting a common visual substance of little value into a substance of greater value. When the eye is working well these wanderings are fresh and spontaneous. Some are a combination of gesture and contour with value study. When using sepia ink I get the warmth from the tone and the dried puddles lend spontaneity. The pen brings back some control.
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“give me some space”, ink on hemp paper, 10 x 7.5 inches
study #3, ink on paper, 11x10 inches*
seated man, ink on paper, 8x8 inches*
sleeping woman, graphite, 7x8 inches *
head study, ink on paper, 16 x 12 inches *
study #2, graphite and ink. 9x7 inches
conte du muy after caffiere, ink on acrylic on paper, 10x8 inches
genevieve 1 after lemoyne, ink on acrylic on paper, 10x8 inches
wide open #5, ink on paper, 49x55 inches*
12 Head, acrylic ink on canvas, 80 x 99 inches*
landscape - the secret life of painting
Over the past 5 years I worked on a series of blurred paintings called 20/20.
We have our vision tested using the Snellen chart and it is scored at what "normal" sees at 20 feet. What you take away from looking at my art is your "20/20" perception, your normal.
In my painting process I discovered the drawings and under paintings were interesting in their own right. Under my final blurred works was a “secret” painting.
I have an affinity for natural organic form from the thick vegetation to the waterways that connect us. I am sure I was affected by exposure to this geography as a child.
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20/20 #12, oil on canvas, 30x40 inches*
20/20 #8, oil on canvas, 30x40 inches*
20/20 #11, oil on canvas, 40x30 inches*
Blue Willow, acrylic on canvas, 5x6 feet*
Narrows, oil on canvas, 41x41 inches *
Neutral Ground, acrylic on panel, 46x46 inches*
COOL IT, oil on canvas, 50x40*
Natural Organized Chaos, oil on canvas, 46 x 46 inches*
acrylic on panel, 50 x 40 inches*
Acrylic on panel, 3 panel, 70 x 90 inches*
Mother Nature, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 inches*
the architect, sealed charcoal on canvas, 5 x 6 feet*
the architect, charcoal and acrylic, 60 x 40 inches*
We sometimes form first impressions of people quickly. The blurring of this body of work suggests that sometimes not all is clearly seen. People, relationships and our perceptions evolve.
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first impressions # 10, oil on canvas, 19x15 inches
first impressions # 12, oil on canvas, 19 x 15 inches