Friday, May 27, 2011
One thing I've been doing this year is taking paintings from the last couple years that aren't quite right and re-working them. It is satisfying when you can bring it further along... This week I've been working on re-doing an abstract that I liked quite a bit, but felt it needed a little "more." So after playing around with it... a face emerged (but of course!). Here's the work in progress as well as the original. I like the direction its taking. Did I mention that it's big? Four 3 x 3 foot canvases, so it's 6 x 6 feet! I am so much happier when I can stretch out on a big canvas...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wow, this 3' x 4' painting was awarded Best in Show Purchase Award at the Craven County Art Council and Gallery's 2011 juried Regional Art Show on Friday night! Now it will go into their permanent collection. I am humbled and honored by the award. I do like this painting and am happy that it will be resident there among my many friends in Craven County.
Its called "Soft Eyes." The New Bern Sun Journal did an article on the show.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
One of my favorite quotes is by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
L'amour est la plus universelle,
la plus formidable, et
la plus mysterieuse
des energies cosmique.
It was the inspiration for my latest painting, which I plan to enter in the Craven County show tomorrow. This started out as a drippy abstraction, then I added in the words and then created the face from the whole melange. Its hard to see the colorful abstract detail in the small post here, so I included a detail shot to try to convey it. It has good energy.
Update: decided to wait and work on this some more before entering it in a show... I like its energy but its still a little too dark.