Sunday, November 29, 2009

See spot? See dog who made spot?

The Spot.
The Dog.

I put a band of black down on a new 40x16 canvas last week and leaned it up against the wall for a minute while I rearranged some things. I hear this licking sound and look over to discover "Sammy" going to town on my painting. Luckily it was acrylic Bone Black, which is basically carbonized animal bones. (I'm sure the binders in the paint are not good for you or dogs, but he didn't get much.) It did teach me to be more careful around the pets. This should be expected from a dog who also likes toilet paper.
The painting actually turned out pretty nice and I'll post it up tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Vento Caldo" - 12''x12'' Acrylic

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"Vento Caldo"
Acrylic on gallery canvas

...and so the Italian names continue. Naming an abstract painting is sometimes more difficult than painting it. This one means "warm wind". Thinking of summer already?

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Monday, November 23, 2009

"Days of Pen and Ink" Acrylic/Mixed Media

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"Days of Pen and Ink"
Acrylic with applied papers and ink.
I found this neat printed paper with old postcards and handwritten notes and I thought about with all of today's technology, how the art of sitting down and handwriting a note or letter is being lost. I've noticed how over the years, my handwriting has lost it's original flare.
Use it or lose it, so they say.
This was a fun piece to do. I applied the "note'' section and black fibrous paper with medium, antiqued it and did a little stylized scribble. I could have done more to this piece, but decided the focal point was telling the story well enough. Warm tones help with the feeling.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

"Fireside Chat" Acrylic 8''x8'' Canvas Panel

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"Fireside Chat"
8''x8'' Almost Daily Painting Series
A warm and fuzzy edition to the batch of little square paintings. Now I just need a nice cup of coffee and some pumpkin bread.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

"West Courbane" 24''x30'' canvas

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"West Courbane"
24''x30''x1.5'' acrylic on gallery canvas
Here is the latest off the easel and it will be heading to a new gallery in Denver along with some others. I'm happy to announce my new representation with C.C. Opiela Gallery, 840 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In the Zone

Here is a sneak peek at the latest painting which should be finished up tonight.
It is 24''x30'' and still needs a name. This one will probably get shipped to a gallery soon.
Also a view of my painting area with the North window. I use this old drafting table a lot which can be vertical or horizontal. I've had this table almost thirty years.

"Santa Fe" Acrylic on canvas

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"Santa Fe"
Acrylic on gallery canvas with painted edges.
This painting has actually been in the studio for awhile and I decided to go back and re- work it, adding more texture and some subtle glazes. It was one of those that just didn't feel finished and after about 5 months, it got my attention.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

"Antiquity" 8x8'' acrylic - canvas panel

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8''x8'' canvas panel "almost daily" painting series
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Crossover" 20x16

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Acrylic 20''x16''x1.5''
Available at RedSky Gallery
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Friday, November 13, 2009

"Cool Down" -Acrylic on 8x8'' canvas panel

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"Cool Down"
8''x8'' Acrylic on canvas panel
Palette knife painting
A little "cooler" than the last small painting. Must be the cold front coming in.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Autumn Study" 8x8 Acrylic on canvas panel

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"Autumn Study"
8''x8'' Acrylic on canvas panel
Painted with palette knife, signed front and back
I just finished this one tonight and like the way the cool and warm colors play against each other.
An Autumn feel with some cool sky.

"Tailspin" 24x24'' Acrylic

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Textured palette knife acrylic - Available
This is one of the new pieces just sent to RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC
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Paintings in Transit and Blank Canvas Blues

Yesterday was pack and ship day. I painstakingly packed six new pieces and sent them on their way to my new gallery representation in Charlotte, NC. I am excited about this gallery and the people there are great to work with. If you are in the Charlotte area, stop by and visit with Heather Andreas and Kellie Scott at RedSky Gallery located at 1244 East Blvd.

I have a studio full of blank and partially finished canvas begging for paint. Some larger ones to do for RedSky and more to supply other galleries along with the series of "almost daily" 8x8 paintings. One of those will pop up here real soon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Small Painting - "Medallions" 8''X8"

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8''x8" Acylic on canvas panel
Painted with palette knife, Textural elements

This one is another "almost daily painting". It did not photograph real well and the bronze metallic squares and highlights look much better in person. Metallics are hard to capture with the camera.
I applied the square elements with medium so they are raised some.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Small Painting - "Golden Journey" 8''x8''

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"Golden Journey"
8''x8'' Acrylic on canvas panel, painted with palette knife
Signed front and back.
This is one of my "almost daily paintings" series of 8x8 canvas panels. I will be doing many more of these. Follow along and let's see how many variations I can come up with in this square format.
Painting on the fly with a limited color palette.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Paintings coming!

It's been a couple of days since the last blog post, but I have been busy painting. I will have a couple of new ones up as soon as I get good photos tomorrow in natural light.
Stay tuned!