Thursday, July 29, 2021

Composition as Process

This video is a little glimpse into what I will be showing you in my upcoming Technique Takeaway at Winslow Art Center via ZOOM:  Composition as Process. Friday, August 27 at 2 - 3:30 Pacific Time, 5 - 6:30 Eastern Time.  I will be narrating live my thoughts on composition as I work though several paintings and collages. Hope you'll join me on Zoom!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Painting for Collage

 Here is a little video in which I am painting pieces that will be cut up and used for collage. It is a little different than just painting Papers For Collage, with all-over designs. 

The supplies I use in the video include: Golden Fluid Acrylics, interior latex house paint, cheap bristle hardware store brushes, a blunt stiff brush, Lyra Graphite Crayon (9B), a 2" soft rubber brayer, and a  1" flat brush. Here is the paper I'm using, and you can see the paper holder/cutter here. Links are for your information. I'm not trying to promote these particular items; they're just what I'm using.

Here are the collages I made using the pieces in the video. I used other elements as well. They are all 11"x14" on Bristol:

You can find these images and others as prints or on products at Pixels/FineArtAmerica here. Thanks for visiting. I would love to hear if this is useful, or if it is something you've tried.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Composition with Imagery

I have been experimenting with floral-like paintings to see if I can still get at the compositional issues that intrigue me even when creating an image that represents something outside of the painting itself. Can I explore dense areas of small bits against large areas of 'open' or quiet space in a floral arrangement? How about color and value relationships? Can I create space and depth with 'flowers'? My interest is in the abstract visual language, but I really love some paintings that ride that edge between purely abstract, and representational, so I'm giving it a try.

Win Flowers of Summer in a raffle!

There is a bit of variety here, as I've been taking inspiration from a lot of different artists and different gardens. You can win "Flowers of Summer" in a raffle. I am donating the painting to raise money for the Rupert Village Trust, and organization of which I am a founding member. Thanks for visiting.