Monday, June 26, 2017

Hatchling

'Hatchling' is another image that  is showing in the 'Gods and Goddesses' show at the Raquel Amaral Studio starting June 24, 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/RaquelCAmaral/ can be seen at the Amaral .   I enjoyed painting this image because it started a long time ago in a figure drawing session in Crockett.  Many of the figures or paintings I use, started on my Ipad and moved through Photoshop.  I am focusing on non-digital work because it is difficult to find a teacher that focuses on art as well as technical skills in the digital world.  I am working to learn all I can about color and composition.  It doesn't feel like I have enough time.

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

 
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.
This series of images will be showing in the 'Gods and Goddesses' show at the Raquel Amaral Studio starting June 24, 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/RaquelCAmaral/

Monday, June 19, 2017

Accidental Witch




'Accidental Witch' was created from 'found' art.  We had been painting on a table and when the paper was ripped for cleaning, this image appeared.  I digitized and printed it on canvas and framed it for the show at Raquel Amaral's gallery.  It is amazing the amount of interesting forms and color occurred in this piece.  Diane Williams of IANI studio pointed it out.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Urban Blight


I am attempting to evoke 'Urban Blight' with this piece. I often look beyond or through an object toward theoretical, historical, or social contexts of the object, artist, or time period.  Others may want you to talk about how the formal or stylistic qualities of the object reflect or affect the time in which they were made. One popular modern artist , Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist paintings have been discussed as portraying a stylistic progression from a more realistic/ naturalistic representation to a more abstract representation that emphasizes the flatness of the canvas and the paint over content or narrative.  In contrast to his style, I am 'pouring' paint, but attempting to incorporate my own and my mentor's comments regarding color and content. This all sounds kind of stilted, but I hope that the viewer can appreciate that the abstract artist does not just throw the paint on the media.  We love to look at the world 'through a glass darkly'.