Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Exploring in Mixed Media

The really great part of having a larger studio space is the ability to work again in multiple media at the same time without having to put all the materials away.  I have begun working in a series of mixed media pieces that continue a theme I began back in college.  These are largely experimental and working this way is a challenge that forces me to think in a purely visual place without the reference of a representational cue to guide the work.

Red Sky at Night
24 x 18 Mixed Media on
Linen Panel

Star Fall
40 x 28 Mixed Media on Canvas

30 x 22 Mixed Media on
Fabriano Watercolor Paper

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Oil Sketches

I am currently finishing up a large oil and working on a new mixed media series that I will post soon.  I find myself "sketching" in paint more than in pencil or chalk lately.  Small watercolor and gouache sketches in notebooks sometimes migrate to small oils on canvas boards before transitioning (or not) to larger canvas.  Below are some 8 x 10 oil "sketches" that may make the leap to full size or just stay as they are.  

Sky Frame Sketch 1
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas Board

That Door on Canyon Road
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas Board

Mist on Egans Creek
8 x 10 Oil on Board 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

See the Hibiscus Series at Lulu's

The series of hibiscus paintings are now showing at Lulu's at the Thompson House (11 S. 7th Street, Fernandina Beach), through December.  Stop by and see them if you are in town and try some of Brian's fabulous food.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

All Florida Show

We were traveling during the opening but finally made it down to Stuart to see the 25th Annual Martin County All Florida juried show.   My painting, Lily Pond at the Fairchild, will be there until the 14th of this month if you are in the area.