I’m working with abstraction in my art. It is something I’ve tried over the years but haven’t given serious consideration. After the initial stages of mark-making and color I feel stuck. The complexity that is always available to me in figurative work is missing and I am not sure how to manufacture that complexity thatContinue reading “Abstraction”
I recently heard about this cable TV program “Brilliant Ideas” sponsored by the financial company Bloomberg and Hyundai car company that features interviews of contemporary artists. The episodes are available on-line as noted at this link: http://www.bloomberg.com/shows/brilliant-ideas The two episodes I’ve watched so far were interesting and gave me new insights into contemporary art practices.
I made these charts of my acrylic and oil paints to see what paints I had and to re-familiarize myself with some of the colors. It was exciting to see the colors laid out and placed next to other colors. Color interaction is one of the things that motivates me to create art. This colorContinue reading “Color sensation”
I started this in Savannah and completed it at home. I like the creative possibilities of this paper technique. it works well with watercolor, pastel and other paper media.
When I sit on my favorite couch to read or write I often look across the room at the view or at the couch across from me. I suddenly saw a cat like face in the couch pattern. It really was only there because I was too far away to see all the details. MyContinue reading “Cat Mask”
Because it is summer and because I have time I pulled a book off my shelf that I’ve never looked at too closely. It’s called Foundations of Modern Art by Amedee Ozenfant. It was published in 1931. Ozenfant was a cubist artist and writer who founded the Purist movement in France in the early 1900s.Continue reading “Ozenfant”
I created this still life drawing using I-draw program. It took several hours! I could have created this quicker using a painting program but I’m trying to learn how to use layers, like many digital programs use.