My current practice: plein air watercolor

I made a number of watercolors in Maine this summer. I really enjoyed the immediacy of the medium and the ease of clean up.  I am trying to create more watercolors from views around my neighborhood. I’m attempting to paint plein air for a majority of the work and then use photos for refinement/reference.  WorkingContinue reading “My current practice: plein air watercolor”

Abstraction

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”

Contemporary Artists

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.