Landscape studies

The landscape is my current focus of painting exercises. As I explore the painting methods I am trying to mashup different paint techniques to produce images.

 

glassford caldera 2014
Glassford Caldera

 

Glassford Caldera is a “pour painting” Acrylic enamel is poured onto the prepped canvas and the melded colors moved and manipulated by tilting the canvas. The intent is to activate the Pareidolia effect in the viewer. Glassford Caldera has no further painting techniques and is just a pure pour image. “Glassford Caldera” refers to the remains of the Glassford volcano in Prescott Valley.

 

 

 

landscape 2014 red
Landscape 2014 Red

 

Landscape 2014 Red Acryllic on canvas is a brush painting where the color is the most important attribute. The red sky, unreal and threatening is an abstraction of anxiety over a bucolic landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

landscape 2014 e
landscape 2014 e

 

 

“Landscape 2014 e” is a pallete knife exercise is a very loose style. Begun as a ground to another painting I decided its strong marks were satisfying on their own. Loose, ambiguous but certainly enough content to read as a landscape.

Nunc Coepii, ??

With a new version of an old site I am once again beginning again, or as a latin phrase I learned in high school “NUNC COEPII”. Literally, “Now I Begin”

Some renewals are the end of one thing and the beginning of something entirely new. Not in this case although there have been significant enough changes to say that this sites direction warranted a restart.

The most significant change of course is the new gallery in Prescott, Arizona. It has its own website and identity as

A SMALL ART GALLERY

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It is now almost 9 months old and as far as mission and endeavor go is very successful in my eyes. Also new is the direction and confidence my personal art work is going. My painting is developing along side the three dimensional and will be shown here more prominently than at the gallery site. The gallery being a true white cube space to show contemporary art of local, regional and national artists and not a personal vanity gallery. Although I have much to be vain about its success.