Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Frustration Brews, but it will be All Good

Recently I have been working on wooden panels again, I'm trying to get back into the groove of working with a variety of mediums and materials. Right now I'm experimenting in my parents barn where I have set up a cozy studio space....sigh.... 
I'm trying to figure out what I want my subject/inspiration to be.....it's definitely becoming difficult, but I'm still havin a good time trying to figure this one out.
Here are a couple of previous pieces, mostly collage...... I'm finding that I want to build something....will they come though?














 Most if these images, as seen on the right and bottom, have to do with my family and the environments we set ourselves in
I've found that I continue to repeatedly use the same images over the past four years, they have been become iconic to me.




                                                                            Stick Fighting in Maine
                                                                             Mixed Media on Panel
                                                               2008






                          The Dog Rules the House, a Family Portrait 
                                            Mixed Media on Paper
                                                       2008















Oh the days of transfers, I'm in desperate need of a photo copy machine.....that has toner




Sunday, April 11, 2010

Patience Series

This series of work is what I currently call the Patience Series. These paintings are a step out of what I used paint. I was creating paintings that were out of control and spontaneous. My primary concern with the older paintings were the colors interactions with one another and how transparencies could be achieved with gouache, watercolor,  ink, and transfered images. 
In the Patience series I have stepped back and have complete control over my work. I create a space that can be explored in a chaotic controlled form, creating a contradiction in each painting through the movement of lines and color.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings please contact me through email, archival prints are also available:

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Father
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2010
7 X 11 3/8 in.








Green Shadow
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
13 X 8 1/2 in.








Summer Jungle
Gouache, Pen, on paper
2009
8.5 X 11 in.








Platform
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2010
13 X 19 in.








Self Portrait, Here I am
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2010
8 1/2 X 11 in.








Dotted Line
Gouache, Pen, on paper
2009
8 X 7 3/4 in.








Thoughts
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2010
13 X 19 in.








Loop Around
Gouache, Pen, On Paper
10 3/8 X 7 5/8 in.








Up We Go
Gouache, Pen on Paper
11 3/8 X 6 in.









It Might Be Mardi Gras
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2009
8 1/2 X 9 in.








Reach Up
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2009
8 1/2 X 11 in.








Lobster Claw
Gouache, Pen, on paper
2009
8 1/2 X 11 in.








Butterfly Man
Gouache, Pen, on Paper
2009
7 X 7 1/2 in.








Untitled
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2009
16 1/4 X 5 5/8 in.








Blank, Brown
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2010
11 X 7 3/8 in.








Tree of Knowledge
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2009
8 1/8 X 7 3/8 in.








Across the People
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2009
4 3/8 X 13 1/8 in.








Hold on Tight
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2009
6 7/8 X 7 3/4 in.








She Sits Waiting
Gouache, Water Color, Pen on Paper
2009
5 5/8 X 6 3/8 in.










Smaller Series







Through Out
water color, pen on paper
2010








Ma Ma Charlie Inspired
water color, pen on paper
2010








Shifter
watercolor, pen on paper
2010








On Top of This Hill Top
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2010







Untitled - orbs
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whimsical Series



Sometimes I need to step back from the primary paintings that I work on and create pieces that can be simple and light hearted. Most of these paintings are created in my sketchbooks, so they are rather small and delicate. Part of the charm that is offered by this group is that they are so small, but at the same time they can hold their own integrity. These paintings are meant to be enjoyed for what they are, entertaining and cheerful.
The Animal Series is a branch from this series, if you like these I would recommend checking those out.





But, I got Flowers
Pen, Gauche on Paper
2010
8.5 X 11 in.









Fishing Boat
Watercolor, Pen, on paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.









Hot Air Balloons #2
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.










Buoys
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.









Hot Air Balloons #1
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.









Fall Tree
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2010
5 X 8 in.









Waiting to Take Off
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.









Row of Trees
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009










Hot Air Balloons in a Row
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.









Tree
Watercolor, Pen on Paper
2009
3 1/2 X 5 in.







By Prints Now

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some More Oldies

"Tuscania, Red Buildings" 2009
Acrylic, Chalk Pastel on Canvas
12 X 9 in.





"Allen Island" 2008
Oil, Chalk Pastel on Canzas
28 X 25 in






"Flowers in Jar" 2008
Oil on Canvas
12 X 16 in






"Industrial Buildings with Dead Tree" 2008
Ink, paper, photo transfer on board
12 X 12 in.






"Man Sitting in Chair" 2008
oil on canvas
11 X 14 in.






"Self Portrait" 2008
Oil, Charcoal on Canvas
9 X 12 in.





"Side by Side in Italy" 2008
Acrylic, Chalk Pastel on Canvas
9 X 12 in.





"Stick Fighting in Maine" 2008
Mixed media on Board
12 X 12 in.







"The Sitting Lion"
Mixed Media on Canvas
12 X 16 in.