The Quiet Hours

I didn’t want today to go by without doing a doodle, so here you go. Technically mixed media in layers. Acrylic, water color, stencils, and a dash of magic. Better viewed on a bigger monitor, I can barely see the trees on my phone. But then, it’s a doodle, there’s more room for imperfections.

Castle’s Fall

Nestled in the hills overlooking the sleepy valley, the Sandmen of Castle Dream-guard keep watch on the distance.  For in the far-off mists the armies of the nightmare realm gather for their nefarious purposes. The castle is modeled on my favorite, Lichtenstein Castle. Spray Paint and Acrylic on Canvas, 18 x 24.  Unframed. Available for purchase here.

Firefly

Firefly is a 36″ x 48″ 3D sculpture / painting utilizing acrylic paint, multiple canvases, mirrors, LED lighting (Solar or electrical power) tissue wrap paper, model railroad foliage (branches) and fake grass.  Evocative of a Midsummer Night, this piece draws on unconventional landscape effects to bring the composition to life. This is for sale. I’mContinue reading “Firefly”

Alien Flower

An abstract vision of what an alien flower would look like.  This is an acrylic on canvas painting.  I used air-duster cans, some brush and gravity/splatter techniques in the composition of the artwork.  18 x 24, 2016. The view from straight on. A side-view, which shows the textures used in the piece.  

The Path and the Process

I suppose I should talk a little bit about my process.  Every artist goes about her or his projects in a different way.  Most will sketch whatever comes to mind and come back to it later.  For me, I don’t use sketch books.  My ideas usually hit me either when I’m out getting some exerciseContinue reading “The Path and the Process”

Getting Past the Background

I’m finding it challenging to overcome a a certain aspect of painting.  I’m not sure about other artists, but backgrounds are my problem.  I’m not saying they’re challenging in that they are hard to paint, rather, that I find that I paint them in a way that I’m hesitant to alter them with what isContinue reading “Getting Past the Background”

Tying It All Together

I’m always practicing new techniques. This was an attempt at capturing the vision of running water through a forest.  The cool thing about practice, is that a piece can turn out horrendous, absolutely beautiful or somewhere in between, but it doesn’t matter.  I’ve already professed a love of nature, and have been trying to improveContinue reading “Tying It All Together”

Abstract Art

As I post this, I have been on a viewing tour of the art museums in Baltimore and Washington DC.  Apparently, I was subconsciously impressed by what I saw in the abstract collections. I’ve done several works in the abstract vein as a result; drawing upon the likes of Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh and CézanneContinue reading “Abstract Art”

Abstract Art “A Place at the Table”

(Click me, I get bigger) “A Place at the Table” was the result of several synergistic forces. My girlfriend and I had been discussing abstract art after visiting galleries in New York and Washington, DC. She suggested that I give it a try. The problem was that I didn’t have a subject. On an unrelatedContinue reading “Abstract Art “A Place at the Table””