Sunday, October 31, 2010

A couple of new things for a show, reception Nov 12th 6-9

There will an abstract show at the Carrboro Century Center during November and December.  I don't know how many pieces I'll have in but here are three I'm thinking about.  (The Shakori Nights piece in my last blog post is a fourth.)

We will have receptions at both 2ndFriday Artwalks, November 12th and December 10th, both running from 6-9 pm.  I hope to see you there.

This one is a piece that I started a couple of  years ago after seeing the remarkable Color Field exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in 2008.  Many of the color field artists stained unprimed canvas with diluted acrylics.

 Untitled.  Acrylics on unprimed canvas.  30" x 35"

This one was an attempt to get the abstract juices flowing by starting by tearing some interesting paper and attaching it to a canvas.  The paper provides interesting textural options.

Cave Painting.  Mixed media.  Paper, acrylics, ink on canvas board.  16" x 20" 

Here is an oil pastel on an odd found material, sort of a slick Formica.  It really changes the way one works with oil pastels compared to paper.  It was fun but a bit messy when I added linseed oil.

Untitled.  Oil pastel on plastic laminate.  12x12 or so

More on the 2ndFriday Artwalk below the fold...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Update to the website

I'm updated my website with a new design.  It's a bit simpler and hopefully easier to look at.  Let me know what you think.  Here's a new featured piece:

Shakori Night.  Mixed media on canvas