Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pear with Squiggle is a one day painting I completed two weeks ago. Now that summer is over and I am back to teaching, I cannot seem to do the "painting a day" thing, but am doing at least one a week, while continuing to work on my larger abstract paintings, and doing a bit of collage on the side. I am teaching black and white, traditional darkroom photography and amd having an incredible amount of fun playing in the darkroom; printing vintage negatives, contact printing, image transfers and then using the work in altered art collages.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Continuing on with more of my larger, more abstract work, this piece, 22 x 30, was completed in January 06. I am intrigued by the textures around me; the layers of bills posted, ripped away, and new ones re-posted, as though each has left its mark in some way. The same with peeling paint on buildings and doors. I can “see” an entire history in each layer.

Monday, October 02, 2006

"Dinner With Joanne" is another piece in my newest series of abstract paintings begun last year in Brooklyn. It is approximately 26" x 28", oil and cold wax on canvas. These paintings are very process-oriented. I paint several thick layers of paint, choosing my pallette ahead of time. Each layer has to dry before the next can be laid on, then I scrape through various layers to reveal different colors through shape and line using various tools. This piece was sold in November of last year.