A little progress – enjoying collage.

•May 15, 2012 • 5 Comments

I’ve found a way to glaze with paper. Really enjoying what you can accomplish with paper that is not solid (Holy tissues Batman!). Haven’t quite decided how I’ll proceed with the head and face yet, but the figure is decidedly super hero (ish) minus the tights.


Spontaneous shift of plan.

•May 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I’m working on the next piece in my series “Touch”.  I decided to create a callaged ground on which to draw/paint a female figure in a very angular pose, so I started creating a simple cruciform composition.  This is where it went.  Not completely certain what the next step in the process will be, but I will post some of the stages of development.


Between Worlds Series

•May 9, 2012 • 2 Comments

Last fall I began a new series of work that I decided last week to call “Between Worlds”.  The second work, pictured immediately below, is called “Presiding” it was finished on the last Thursday of April.  It is 24″ x 24″ acrylic on cradled wood panel.  I’ve also posted a side shot so that the finish (opaque vs. transparent) becomes more apparent.



The first of this series was completed last November, and was done as a quadratych.  I created it as four pieces just in case this first attempt resulted in ISSUES, thinking that I could resolve one or more of the pieces and discard the messes if required.  This one is 18″ x 18″ acrylic on cradled wood panel (8″x8″,8″x10″,10″x8″,10″x10″):


I’d hoped to create a large body of these and exhibit them together, but they have both sold, so I am going to have to get busy!  Hopefully having done two of them, I’ll be faster the third time!

Reinvigorating an Old Blog with “Lucy”

•March 22, 2012 • 4 Comments

My latest painting in a series I am working on entitled Touch:

This one is titled Lucy. She is Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 48″, and was completed in February 2012. She is currently hanging with the two other paintings in this series at my studio show. (VASA, Grandin Mall, St. Albert) She was named by my studio-friend and fellow artist Heather Howard after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and the name stuck. This painting has me excited to mine this vein, working larger than I have in the past and exploring my liquid acrylics much further.

This particular series of paintings started very slowly. Last year I completed Main Attraction after it had been turned to the wall for almost 9 months waiting for me to believe I could resolve it. An earlier version of it was partially posted here. I was quite happy with where I had it at that point but lost something vital in the deconstruction of the figure. After a long time away, it finally came together and I am very happy with it now:

And the series started the year before with Armature which was posted several times as it evolved here, here, and here in 2010. It turned out like this:

This particular painting was used as the promo piece by the Art Gallery of St. Albert for Guilded, a juried exhibition of the artists of the guilds of St. Albert Place, for which I was extremely pleased to be selected. I remember how excited I was to continue this series, and am very glad to be resuming that excitement again!



•November 25, 2010 • 2 Comments

Not sure that this one is complete, but it is likely close. Mixed media (assemblage) on cradled wood panel 18″x18″x2″ (and a bit).

Rising Through

•November 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So one of them is now completed, and just needs a signature. Rising Through is 18″x18″ acrylic on cradled wood panel:

Now for the Under Paintings

•November 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Most painters work from the bottom up and often I do too. But with these two pieces, I’ve worked the top layers first, keeping them somewhat transparent, at least for a significant portion of the compositions. Now I’ll work on the underpaintings for them, place them atop and revise the underpaintings until the overall composition works. I may have to add to the top layers as well – we’ll see.

So here is the latest progress on two of the three paintings that I have on the go: