Thursday, October 28, 2010

"GeoForm" 24''x24'' Geometric Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
24''x24''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
Another one of what I call my "Hybrids", a cross between geometric and loose palette knife work. 

"Skylines" 12''x12'' Acrylic

©2010 Mark Yearwood
12''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

This little painting looks much better in person because the metallic glow is not as visible in photos. I started this one with an Irradescent Peal undercoat mixed with the textured gel. I then painted with transparent glazes so the pearl would reflect through and it really gave it a jewel-like shimmer. I think a 48x48'' done this way would really be cool!

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Surfaces I" - 8''x8'' Mini Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Surfaces I"
8''x8'' Palette Knife Acrylic on RayMar Panel

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Prairie Rhythm " New 24x18'' Acrylic

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Prairie Rhythm"
24''x18''x1.5'' Palette Knife Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

The last few days have been productive in the studio and three new works were finished last night. This is a favorite of those three and has a spontaneous vibe to it with a kind of Native feel and painted with emotion. More to follow...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Reviving the Mini Abstracts...A New 8''x8''

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Tilted View"
8''x8'' Palette Knife Acrylic on RayMar Panel

I really like painting these little "abstract studies" as I call them and since there were only two left after almost thirty of them, I will be painting more. People seem to really enjoy them and I just sent one to a woman in New Jersey last week. She had printed the image of the painting which spoke to her and carried it around in her purse for some time before finally making the purchase. If you see one that you really love, don't wait around too long or you just might miss it. Someone else may be carrying "your" painting around right now!

Thanks to all who have made my art a success!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Festivo" 30''x40'' Acrylic Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
30''x40''x1.5'' Palette Knife Acrylic

My wife is my biggest fan and supporter. She doesn't ask to keep many of my paintings, but once in a while she makes a request. She asked for a painting just for "her'' that incorporated earth tones, purples and orange.

Yes, Dear. Anything for my biggest fan! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Mindscape II" Palette Knife Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Mindscape II"
12''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract

Number two in the 12'' Mindscape Series. These are painted quickly in one or two sittings because I want them to feel spontaneous and full of emotion. Snapshots of landscapes stored in my mind. Maybe they are snippets of real places, dreams or complete imagination. I would like to hear what you see in them, so drop a line or comment.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Art Weekend in Guthrie, OK

I'm back from a beautiful Oklahoma fall weekend art event in the historic town of Guthrie, OK. It was great meeting new friends and artists as well as enjoying the cooler weather. Much welcomed after some triple digit temps here recently.

Thank you to the friendly and helpful staff of Guthrie Escape and for providing the "big tents" for us so we didn't have to set up our own. If you ever get a chance to visit this town, it will charm you with all of it's history and victorian buildings. Guthrie was actually the first Capitol of Oklahoma before it was moved to Oklahoma City. It is also famous for the many bed and breakfast inns it contains.