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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun with non-objective painting.

 Fun with non-objective painting.
This one is called "Six Opinions and a Decision"

Creating a reality based only on color and form, balance and tension, and enjoying the small changes that can affect the work is one of my favorite activities in the studio!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Abstract vs Non-referential

The idea of "abstracting" an object by repainting it in a way that references that object but allows personal interpretation of the physical, ideological, or conceptual properties of that object is what I consider "abstract"
Non-referential paintings are just made up out of ideas, visually interesting applications, and thin air.
I prefer the latter.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pleasure for the Visually Astute #2

Warning!! Staring at this image for prolonged periods will elevate pulse rate.

After a bit of THC and a little Abbelone Rose'.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More Waterfalls and Why Waterfalls

This series started on my visit to Iceland in December. I was taken by the stark yet rich landscape of winter. I wanted nothing
 more than to transport to my studio and paint what I felt. 
I have painted more prolifically since the trip than I 
have in years. As you can see, I have fixated on waterfalls. There are feelings one experiences when near a falls. Scientists explain it as a direct reaction to the ozone created by the falling water. I hesitate to become too philosophical, but I think there is an almost spiritual uplifting of the soul that takes place. The movement, the power, the drama, and the clean mist all enhance and expand the moments. That is what started this series. I hope you enjoy them.
"O'Keef Falls" 16x20 oil and wax on canvas

"Double Falls" 16x16 oil and wax on  canvas
"Triple Falls" 18x24 oil and wax on linen

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Two New Waterfalls

I have decided to keep doing the falls till I run out of ideas. The next ones will have a bit more color.