Monday, May 28, 2007
This is one of my layered abstract paintings. It is the first one that I created this small, it measures 8 x 10. I have about six in process at this time. Many of the paintings in this body of work are 40 x 50ish, but it is fun and different to work so small in this manner. It is a lengthy process, I build up thick layer upon thick layer, taking notes on the colors I have built up. Sometimes I make little charts, with color samples. These paintings are about texture and color, but also about the history of each layer, and the process of discovery in scraping back through the layers to reveal what lies beneath.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
"Evanescence" is an oil painting on gessoed paper, 22 x 30, that I finished in 2005. I worked on it for quite a while and built up many layers of alkyd glazes. I am pleased with it, and exhibited it in a solo show I did that year at The Bakery in New Paltz. Mark Gruber (also New Paltz) did a wonderful job framing it.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
This painting, "Peer," oil on canvas, about 24 x 26, is being included in the High Meadow Art Auction which is being held tonight in Stone Ridge NY. This is a great event, with wonderful artwork from local Hudson Valley artists and High Meadow is a fabulous place. For more info visit: http://www.highmeadowschool.org/