Monday, February 2, 2015

Stand (SOLD)

I have painted this old stand a number of times. Glorious in all seasons, but it seemed especially impressive in January snow. The next morning (today) I was snowed in. Acrylic and pencil on single ply unprimed archival matte board. I find it remarkable how many people do not seem to like trees. Landowners, hydro companies, roads departments, municipalities,  are constantly taking down more than are replanted....more than need to go.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cedar Survival (SOLD)

...a row of small cedars on a windy hill....it's hard to keep them alive there, but with steady attention they should survive. Acrylic and pencil on unprimed archival paper, 11 x 15 inches.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Survivor (SOLD)


Acrylic and pencil on unprimed painting paper 10.5 x 12 inches, image size 8.5 x 10 inches.......everywhere I look they take down trees, destroy hedgerows...fewer places for birds and animals to live....nowhere for my soul to go.......

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Eve, Early Darkness

 
Acrylic collage on archival Whatman paper, 8 x 10, image size 6.5 x 8.5 inches. This is a little way into a series which aims at being a bit more automatic, although this is about image 5 or 6 into the series and the latter ones have more deliberation than the first ones.

How To Make a Collage!

How to make a collage....

 -dig around for a piece of painted paper, but don't dig too long or you'll drive yourself crazy
-cut or tear the paper.....put big pieces down first....the first 2 pieces cover the whole image size
-paint on the glue, apply immediately to the surface, place typing paper on top and rub, quickly turn typing paper over and rub again, so that you rub out any glue that squeezed out....don't let your hand touch the collage....much
-put your hand in the water bucket every so often, and dry off with gnarly old towel (old is good!), so that you don't stick to your coffee cup
-proceed until you are happy with your collage.....and always be happy.
-stare at your finished collage until you suck the life out of it....at this point you have to make something else....and repeat, forever....
-save the bigger pieces of cut up leftover collage paper, but the smaller pieces have to go in the garbage.....or you will surely drive yourself crazy! (but those smaller leftover pieces also look soooo nice....)
-always clean up after every session (things can get very STRANGE very quickly)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Snow.....(both SOLD)


 
2 recent works. The drawing is of November snow, though it seems like it would be deep winter. The painting shows the last bits of snow after a quick one day melt.