Sep 4, 2009
In July I entered these two paintings in the YAA Rottler Juried Competition. Two entries were required to show that I could produce a cohesive body of work. I won Honorable Mention with these paintings. It has taken me this long to finally take an acceptable photo. Photographer I am not.
They were painted with acrylic and collage on a canvas board (Dick Blick), that has sides like a gallery wrapped canvas. Looks like a box when it is turned upside down. The style is Abstract Realism, and as you can see, my palette is primarily primaries.
Last year I was trying to determine what my personal symbols were, and decided one of them was a raven - hence, the start of the design for the Raven. It took me a year to finalize the composition of that one. (but, the Rave symbol was lost on most of my audience, living in Ravens Football land - they think that was my inspiration). The Punchinello painting came together quickly, I have always liked the Italian Comedy characters.
page 65, the PROVERBIAL art Journal. Pen and ink sketch, drawn specifically for this book.
WAITING FOR OUR WINGS Back to the winged critters and the challenging composition. I was given excellent advice - my compo...
The kids at the Library should enjoy this painting. I did use layers of glazes in the sky and the clouds. I don't usually use gla...