Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fast Sky, July 9

8" x 10" acrylic on gessoed masonite panel. Listed on Etsy. I painted 5 of these cloud works in a row, over a number of days, but today's painting was a collage painting, treated in a different way this series may or may not continue. Storms came and went today, and the temperature has cooled down again. The skies change dramatically from minute to minute.


  1. Just wanted to tell you how much I admire these paintings. In fact, in some ways they may prove quite revelatory for my own work. I have a yearning to paint the landscape, and have painted quite a number over the years, but have managed very few with which I've been at all satisfied. In your paintings I recognize the sensibility before nature (not to mention the economy and sureness of uncontrived brushwork) that I have been seeking myself. Also, the size thing. When I properly started out in '92 I was working almost exclusively on ink collages on thick wooden supports of approximately the same size. And I felt good with that size. Since then I've invariably worked on a much larger scale and can't say that I've ever really felt comfortable. Always felt slightly intimidated, out of control. Maybe I need to go back to 8 x 10...
    If I weren't an (almost literally) starving artist I would buy the lot.

  2. Thanks very much, Paul. I looked at your work and I like the most recent landscapes of trees as well as some of the earlier things. I like working small for a variety of reasons. If you go back to the 8 x 10s and can work through an image quickly, give Etsy a try. I'm also surprised by how many really inspiring artists can be found on Flickr.