Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
I’ve been asked to describe my painting method. A quick take is “I pour paint on the canvas”, but what I really mean is that I don’t paint, I sculpt paint and other media to attain the shape and texture desired on a flat surface. I use house paint, artist’s acrylics, rust (made with steel wool and vinegar), sumie ink, and anything else that will help me get the look I am seeking. Sometimes I get what I want. Other times, I don’t. When I don’t, I will often paint over the parts I don’t like and start over. Here is a link from the East Bay Times interview. I think she did a pretty good job.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Abstract art, non-figurative art, non-objective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. Non-objective refers to lack of a perceived object. After working with the paint and turning the canvas in different directions, my mentors and I saw another world emerging and I have friends who see two people in the center. So, I determined to make the an 'objective' abstract. Hope you like it!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
'Redefinedery' is now showing at the Georgia Galleria in Vallejo. It shows the refinery at night, and how I have redefined it in my mind. When I was young in Martinez, I would often look at the refineries lit up at night. I thought they looked like fairy castles. As I grew up, I learned that they are not fairy. They serve a purpose, but can pollute our air and water if not under proper care. So, it is a lesson learned early, that all things have good and bad built into them. This piece is a digitized picture that I put enlarged into two frames so that it looks like you are observing through a dirty window. It has aspects of an abstract object but reflects some realism.
Monday, June 26, 2017
She is 24"x36" and made with poured acrylic paint on 9 wood panels which are attached to a clear backing.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SHE is a compilation of figures from my figure drawing sessions that I have digitally enhanced. Each image shows an aspect of the goddess, SHE.
- 'Step' shows a woman starting to feel out her power and tentatively taking a step towards her goals.
- 'Stride' shows a woman who has established her power and is striding through life in a way that meets her own needs and desires.
- 'Sensual' shows a woman who establishes her power with her body and whiles.