Thursday, July 17, 2008

A couple more....

These are two that are long in coming.

The first is actually a painting on top of another painting with parts of another painting collaged in. The vertical stripe in the middle is about the only thing left -- well maybe some of the other blue too. It was originally a landscape of a storm we watched in Cape Breton last summer. Another canvas, that I destroyed with a knife in a fit of pique, was cut and pasted in. The white is really just gesso, not paint.

"The Dance" Mixed media, acrylic, gesso, ink? on canvas. 16 x 24 ??

The second continues my experiment with stain and wash ala Frankenthaler and Morris. It's a smaller piece on unprimed canvas using a number of washes over a month or two. A little dark but I think I like it.

"Head in Hand" Acrylic on unprimed canvas. Small, I'll check

Monday, July 14, 2008

A new piece

I've written about how I was overwhelmed by the now closed Color Field exhibit in DC. The grandeur, colors, and sweeping vision of the pieces was very special. I came back enthused and then failed miserably to reflect what I had absorbed into my own work.

Instead of giving up I decided to try using a common material from their repertoire, namely unprimed canvas. I bought some unprimed cotton, mounted it on a board and started staining and washing with color. The piece sat for a while and then I decided to change it up a bit with some splashed blue.

So here it is, a large -- maybe 54" x 36" -- homage to Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis and Sam Francis, amongst others.

Blue Moon. Acrylics on unprimed canvas. 54" x 36"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another reception for July 11th ArtWalk

We will have a second reception for our exhibit of (mostly) new pieces at the Carrboro Century Center during the upcoming 2nd Friday ArtWalk on July 11th starting at 6 pm. Please stop by; we'll have wine and cheese and good company. Ticket not required!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The June 13th Reception

I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't posted anything about the reception. We had an excellent turnout -- perhaps 75-100 folks -- and a good time was had by all. Plus we sold a few pieces which is nice. A big Thank You to the patrons!

More pictures from the show are at Flickr.