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Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Abstract-"We Seek Comfort From Those Far Away"

This began a few months ago by building up layers of paint and laying in color. This was done with pigments, metallic pigments, and oil paint mixed with cold wax applied in thin layers until the correct surface was achieved.
"We Seek Comfort From Those Far Away"  48"x48" 
 Then I use a printmaking tool to scoop out or scrape back areas then paint back into them.
Layers of thinly pigmented wax are spread over the base to achieve the effects I want.
Using a pencil and a pallet knife I spread the paints and wax for color effect.

Scraping back and rubbing out areas of color give it depth and texture.

Ultramarine over Manganese blue with Ultramarine Violet even more thinly spread over both then Zinc white used above.

Zinc white over metallic pigment over titanium white and Manganese Blue.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Green Falls and More

The article in American Art Collector just came out in the May issue!
I was disappointed they could not use this image, one of my favorites, in the ad but it still looks good.
This one is up at Vistra Framing and Gallery now

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lane Arts Council uses One of My Images for New Cards

Lane Arts Council ask to use one of my paintings (currently on display at Valley River Inn) for this year's Thank You cards! I am so honored!
My paintings are available through Vistra Gallery in Eugene, Oregon

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak-Hans Hofmann

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak"

-Hans Hofmann

"Seascape" 36x48 oil and cold wax on linen

Or not

"Sixteen over 13" oil and cold wax with leaf on linen

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Captive Audience

In 1970 I returned from Viet Nam, changed. I stood atop my inlaws house on Via Victoria and looked out at Catalina Island far away. Thet image has stuck with me. Years ago we visited near there and I was taken by the image of the lonesome hotels and commercial buildings up near Long Beach. This image (and a few more )speak to that image. Showing at Oregon Wine LAB in May. 
"Captive Audience" 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Small is Sometimes Best

"Good Morning"  6"x8" oil on canvas
There is something soothing and satisfying about working small in basic colors and letting the viewer imagine what they are seeing.
I realize that a huge amount of people want everything to be explained but I find that boring.