Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Paintings in studio - 3-22-2011|
This photo shows the back frames I have to build in order to link several pre-painted wood panels together to create the whole painting. It's a lot of work! I sometimes wonder why I developed such a physically arduous process. But then I look at the finished piece and see how all the differend under-paintings lend an air of fragmentation which I love.
These and other pieces can be seen on my updated website.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I have just finished a painting of a pier in New York. Here are some of the stages it went through during the last month:
|1. Panels are cut and under-paint color is applied.|
|2. Fragments of posters taken off the street are applied to the panels. |
Then the basic structure of the painting is established with acrylic paint.
4. The painting is developed in oils. Subtle lettering in the warehouse modules on the right panel (hard to see in this photo) come from an old "Carnation Milk" sign. Bands of paint to suggest water are applied with the edge of a piece of wood. Remains of old posts are added to the bottom right corner.
This painting is headed for a group show in New York which opens on April 7th. Watch this space!