Sunday, September 18, 2011

Return Of The 8x8

©2011 Mark Yearwood
"Surface Energy"
8''x8'' Palette Knife Acrylic on RayMar Panel

That's inches, by the way, although I would like to paint an eight foot piece at some point.

After painting on this fun series and selling almost every one of them, I switched gears to focus on large gallery work this year. The little RayMar panels sat in the cabinet and while doing some cleaning in there this weekend, it came to me that I needed to pull these little squares out and slap some paint on again. They are great study pieces for larger work and also seem to get me in the groove for other projects. Think of it as a musician doing scales to warm up for performance or an athlete doing stretches.

My small works are also affordable for those with a lower art budget or limited wall space. Don't let your favorite one slip by. They don't last very long at $150. I even include a black contemporary frame and US shipping! Original art for about the cost of an iPhone for the month. What a deal!
Oh...and many people want to throw their phones out the window, including me!
I think you'll want to keep the painting.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seeing Green...

©2011 Mark Yearwood
"New Vision"
24''x24''x2.25'' Acrylic / deep gallery canvas

Green. It's not one of my favorite colors to try and paint. Green intimidates me. I really don't know why. Oh, sure... I can squeeze some out of a tube and put it on with no problem, but when it comes to getting that perfect green in my head, Green just likes to play tricks on me. Well, over the past three days, I proceeded to kick Green's butt and slapped it upside the head with a palette knife loaded with purples and orange just for fun.

So there...take that, Green. I may just learn to like you after all.