Thursday, January 27, 2011

New work..."Alegria" 36x12 Acrylic

Trying out a new format for showcasing the work on the blog and Facebook where the info is included in the image. I think it makes a nice presentation.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Mindscape IV" - 12x12'' Abstract

©2011 Mark Yearwood
"Mindscape IV"
12''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

...continuing this expressive series of palette knife works of the one foot squared.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Creative Forces

©2011 Mark Yearwood

"Crossing Boundaries"

36''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

I'm in an experimental phase right now and I'm also into these unusual size rectangles. These skinny paintings are gaining popularity and work well in a small space where it's hard to find the right fit. I like the challenge of composition with these as well.

The title mirrors my views with art right now. Some people want to put limits on what you create, but I believe art is in a constant state of flux and should flow from within the artist. When you put a barrier in a stream, water will force it's way over or around one way or another. The flow can be challenged, slowed or checked, but the force behind it never ceases.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


©2011 Mark Yearwood
24''x24''x1.5'' Palette Knife Acrylic/ Canvas

The first painting of 2011 has much to say and was painted quickly and intuitively. This one really came from inside. The black areas represent the closure or the fading out of the past and almost create a portal or doorway. What you see in the doorway is still unclear. Muted. Mysterious. Intriguing. There is light coming through, which tells me it's safe to venture beyond this door and keep moving ahead, discovering new things, touching lives, and casting aside fear and doubt.

This is not a black painting with color. It is color and light emerging through the dark.

May 2011 bring you all that you seek...and watch for open doors.


©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Fresco" 8''x8'' Acrylic on RayMar Panel

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Radiant" 8''x8'' Acrylic on RayMar Panel

I just want to say that I sincerely thank all of you who have followed my art this past year. Yes, I know it's already January 5th. I'm lagging on blog posts a bit.

2010 was a roller coaster year. There were many exciting things, but some trials and uncertain moments. Life seems to have leveled out some, and I'm looking forward to what 2011 has in store. As an artist, I'm believing this year will bring improvement and innovation in my work and some new opportunities to share it with others. I joined two great new galleries last year, one in Santa Fe, NM and in Tulsa, OK, and as a relatively emerging artist, I enjoyed some pretty good sales in this economy. That, I am thankful for.

Here are the last two paintings of 2010. Some of my mini 8''x8'' panels painted with palette knives.