I like working with the soft reds I see so often in nature. The contrast created with the olive greens and brown shades evokes growth – reaching stems and other branching features.
Ideas. Combustion, Rotational Motion, Bicycles and Engines.
Made this as I was starting to feel better emotionally. I’ve been exploring the tiny dot method for a few months now and in this instance combined that with a rich orange pour up the canvas. The tree just sort of appeared so I let it be as you see it now… standing in a night sky filled with stars.
This one is very personal to me. I created this while still grieving the recent loss of my grandmother Helen. She taught me what fuchsia was and that color is “her color” … the golden tones are nostalgia and the black tones are death and my grief. The silver-grey was the only light available to me during the 9 days of attending her bedside and eventual passing…which was provided by my dear friend Jodi who opened her home to me during my vigil and provided most of the relief available to me during that difficult time. Idoj is her pet name from her father and so I used it here. Thank you again Jodi.
She picked most of the colors and they turned into a field of flowers.
I made this originally for a specific location. It is on display at Mediabarn in the Arlington Courthouse area.
Was thinking about Milton Avery; watched a short documentary about his time in Provincetown and saw some of the paintings from that period. I have a love for Milton’s art but never saw some of these Provincetown works. I will improve the photograph in better weather.
I was working on this in the studio with the door open and a Monarch Butterfly paid me a visit – took a tour of the space and flew out the door again. That’s the inspiration for the colors… it was fun to make this and I may explore the technique further. Additionally, I think it looks great flipped horizontally and think it displays equally well in both orientations. This is the direction I painted it in… so I chose this one for posting here.
An explorations of Blues and Greys tailored to a specific space and color requests. Part of a private collection in Philadelphia PA.