Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beyond The Crevice In Our Understanding

This is a painfully inadequate photo taken on my iPad of a new abstract painting I've done (I couldn't fit it onto my scanner) as a homework assignment for my new online class with Karine Swenson, a marvelous painter. It's called, Abstraction: Diving Deeper. It's not the first abstract I did for this course, but it's the one I'm satisfied with....a bit. It incorporates my familiar pigment spills with acrylic painting on watercolor paper, with texture created from Golden Molding Paste.  The molding paste was then painted over, and sanded back, to interesting effect, I think.  I've had mixed reactions from fellow students. What do you think, should I move on to canvas or board from paper?  It would solve some of the wrinkle problems, maybe.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Segmented Nocturnal Tuliary

I know, what the heck is that?  Not sure.  The critters sneak onto my work through the cracks in my imagination.  They start as the involuntary images that pop briefly into view when my eyes are closed in bed at night, waiting for sleep.  The next thing I know, they've slithered onto my paintings, making themselves comfortably at home. This one is iridescent, catching the light on it's armor.  Let's hope it doesn't eat paper.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Communion In The Hall Of The Ancestors

Yes, it's been a bit since I've posted on my blog.  No excuse, just distracted, I guess.  I've been enjoying a class taught by Richard Jesse Watson on sculpting with found objects. It turns out that my lovely Skratch clay works very well for such things, and when I'm finished with my driftwood/kiln brick/Skratch sculpture made in class, I will post it.

Meanwhile....Still playing with my leftover sheets of Pigment Spill experiments, and suddenly "saw" the images and story in this one, after months of not knowing what the heck it could be. I have a cousin who has shared a magnificent tiger painting he did on Facebook, its power and elegance blow me away.  Maybe this isn't magnificent tiger stuff, but it tickled me to play with it.  I love doodling over stuff that's already there!