Saturday, June 18, 2016

Above Lost Dog Hill

 
Just thinking and remembering....not using any external reference at all. I hope this method will become a consistent category in my work. While I've used the method before, there don't seem to be very many of these.
 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Companion piece.....

 
This is perhaps a companion piece to the forest view with red ground.....the paintings do link up on strange informal ways.
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

...the last few days....




...a few pieces from the couple of days. I do try to make one piece per day, but there are a few days missed overall. But in the last year or so, I don't think I've missed very many. I think today's piece might end up being a fully abstract collage....I never really know until I sit down with the materials.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

From the Churchyard


 
From the Churchyard
...I sometimes stop at the churchyard at the top of the hill. I can see for miles in a number of directions, and it's interesting to walk through the graveyard and read the aging headstones. I sit on the big boulder with an inscription that says there's a time capsule buried beneath...and drink my coffee. Acrylic and pencil on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.75 x 12 inches.
 
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Companion Pieces


 
2 companion pieces, 'The Way Out' (Sold) and 'The Way In',...leaving the property, and returning, on beautiful late spring evenings..... both acrylic collage paintings on 11  x 15 inch paper.
 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Evening Walkout

 
In case anyone is wondering why sometimes these works start looking partly abstract, or even fully abstract without representatioal format evident....here's a brief explanation: Sometimes I'm perfectly happy being primarily an 'eye'. There is plenty of mystery in what is seen. But sometimes I'm walking, and thinking, and looking, and responding emotionally to what I'm seeing and also what I'm thinking about...the whole world gets mixed into an experience that is not only about the eye. Sometimes I'm addressing some of that internal 'mixing'.

While the whole business of making a picture rests upon formal means, the picture is never a type of pure abstraction. The picture is always about something in my world.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Late May Collage Paintings

Fishing Rod (Sold)
...a hot, still, late May evening on Rice Lake. Acrylic collage painting on heavy archival paper 11 x 15 inches, image size 9.5 x 10 inches.


Evening, Chickabiddy Hill (Sold)
....the welcome coolness that comes at the end of hot May day. Acrylic collage painting on heavy archival paper, 11 x 14 inches, image size 10 x 11 inches.
 
 
...there is a late May heatwave on at the moment. It's much hotter than it normally is at this time of year. Hopefully I'll have more energy to make a painting later this evening....