Monday, May 30, 2011

Green Painting, Brown and Blue Painting

110x210 acrylic

must measure, about same dimensions as other one
I have re-worked these, trying to finish them before it's time to leave for the June residency. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back to the Grindstone

Just returning to work in the studio after a brief hiatus of re-writing topics paper and both sons getting a bout of the flu simultaneously.
acrylic on canvas 210x110

110x100cm acrylic on canvas
Heather has me working with one color or limited palette. Here are two I finished today.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Joys of Obsolescence

The Joys of Obsolescence
An interesting article about Cory Arcangel's use of obsolete objects from contemporary culture.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Painting on Paper, Two on Canvas

70x100cm acrylic and graphite on paper

210x90cm acrylic on canvas

110x210cm acrylic on canvas

This last painting is the largest to date. I felt the 90 cm height was limiting. I'll just have to see if I can take something this long (rolled up it will be 110cm) on the plane. I already asked Mail Boxes/UPS, and it'll cost minimum $400 one way, so I think it'll be a good idea to check out the airline extra luggage rates. Well, there's not that much paint , so I might even be able to fold it. I feel like this painting is a breakthrough for me. I'm not sure how successful it is, but I realized a few things while working on it. I really like limiting the color and Heather has me mixing my own. So, if I'm only allowed one color, it had better be good.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Limiting Color, and Enjoying it!

acrylic on unsized canvas 90x90cm

oil on canvas 90x110cm

These new paintings were an experiment in limiting color. I really enjoy working this way and think that I'm not interested in color as much as texture, and gesture. I mixed my own colors.The background grey of this one is made from cadmium red, dark green, Prussian blue, and titanium white.  It has the drab, smog-like Milan color I was going for.