Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Painting the same scene twice has never appealed to me but I wanted to try this little inlet in oil again on masonite instead of canvas. The smoother surface, less detail, and simplified color is an improvement over the original painting at lower left. The new "Inlet" is 6 x 6 inches.
Monday, June 14, 2010
It was a joy to rework the 2008 oil painting shown at bottom left. Current work builds on previous work and imagery, strokes, and color choices become more sophisticated with experience. Two years later, "Treeline" is the improved version. 6 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Kristi Galindo Dyson. She pointed out that these works should be labeled non objective instead of abstract. Non objective is a style of art in which natural objects are not represented. My abstracted landscapes have areas that suggest objects - trees, water, etc. These little non objective pieces are my attempt to bring order out of chaos through relationships of color, texture, shape and line.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This is the second of four little abstracts in oil. I am challenged, rewarded and frustrated in quick succession as I work on composition and balance, and on relationships between shapes and textures and colors. The painting comes together in one or more areas, then while I'm trying to bring the rest of the painting into a pleasing relationship with the areas I love, the whole thing falls apart. When that happens (over and over) I have to decide which parts to keep and WHY and what to do with the areas that don't work. I'm pleased with this one now.