Monday, April 11, 2016

Crawling out from under the snow drift for the spring shows...

I'll be showing this painting in the LEXICON show curated by Jenny Lam at Zhou B Art Center, 1035 W. 35th St.,Chicago, IL. 60609 -- but this really has to be seen in person to understand what's there.
Opening reception: Friday, 17 June, 7-10pm 
(part of the center’s monthly 3rd Fridays event).

20"x16" on 2" cradled board

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Full and Empty

Top image is FULL and bottom is EMPTY.
Each 10x30x2" acrylic on cradled board:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's all about the Payne's Grey

I wanted to challenge myself, to see if by limiting my palette to one color, namely Payne's Gray* I could shift the emphasis from the chroma, or color, to the texture of the paint itself (which I have thickened up with various acrylic pastes and gels). I did cheat a little with some Titanium White, but everybody knows Titanium White is a slutty pigment that will jump onto the palette with almost anyone...

THIS, 36x36" acrylic on canvas

*Originally a mixture of iron blue (Prussian blue), yellow ochre and crimson lake,[3] Payne's grey now is often a mixture of blue (ultramarine or phthalocyanine) and black [4] or of ultramarine and SiennaThe colour is named after William Payne, who painted watercolours in the late 18th century.
from Wikipedia, of course: