Monday, August 10, 2020

12-01-2019 (Rope Painting)

The photos of this particular painting are definitely different than my others. My friend Marc Ross who lets me take photos at his studio, gave me an idea for photographing this painting on one of his old doors to let a good contrast come through in the photos to give onlookers a better chance to see the painting, since it's a white on white rope painting. It would have been more difficult for online viewing to take place. I ended up really enjoying the background in the photos, plus it gives the art an edge to it. It really shows off the paintings edges and lines too.

12-01-2019
60 X 4 X 1 IN
Acrylic on Braided Poly Rope 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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Friday, August 7, 2020

20, 21, 22.....

Tester #20
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.

I began making my TESTERS in this new manner through a need to try something different in my work. As most of you know, I am a huge Sam Francis fan and especially of his EDGE Paintings. My interest in the interior of a painting has been a primary importance of the last year, I've made quite a bunch of new work that celebrates this newfound embrace of the interior. This particular painting was the first to be made with the focus solely on painting the interior. In the photos below you can really see the beautiful chaos that as birthed before another was conceived. I'm in the process of making videos to share the full beauty of these works of art. That will come soon.





Tester #21
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.



Tester #22
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.
 
This one in particular was based off a vision I had of a Matisse painting, and how he loved to use very pastel colors. 




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Friday, July 31, 2020

07-04-2019

07-04-2019
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis
48 X 36 IN

Every now and again I like to work with Green. With this one in particular I chose a very transparent green for the chassis color which almost has a jade feel to it. Using black yarn it really makes the chassis color pop through the spaces created by the wrapping of the yarn. After the yarn was down, I began wrapping with a blue and a black poly rope, also called paracord. The almost fluorescent green really sets off the blue texture which was the final color added. Once on the gallery wall the painting really has tremendous visual depth, no illusion here. I have chosen to work primarily from now on with a 1.5 IN deep chassis wood which allows the interior bracing to really sit front and center to your eye and you don't have to go searching for it within the interior of the painting. I'll most likely switch up to 2 IN wood in the future to achieve even more depth into the interior. I'm trying to allow light to really get deep into the interior and have realized that a deeper chassis would do as I need.







Gotta get those details in here!



Views from my 2019 Exhibition at Divisible Projects in Dayton Ohio, run by Jeffrey Cortland Jones.



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Friday, July 24, 2020

29

Tester #29
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

The pigment in this painting is a mixed pigment, blues, reds, oranges, and silver make up the beautiful depth of the color herein.







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28

Tester #28
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

This particular painting is made with the same rare pigment I received from Guerra Paint in NYC. It'll probably be the last of these to have this particular color choice. Since no one is making this pigment anymore.








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27

As I develop these TESTERS, it gives many more insights into future work. As you'll see in the future. Here is another artwork from my TESTERS series. As always the images begin with the front and skew the front views toward the side which allows interior views into the painting. Then backside and skewed images from that side. Video to come...

#27
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis







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Thursday, July 23, 2020

#26

As you might know by now, I name all the TESTERS by the number of artworks completed. Almost to #30 now. Here's images of #26 for you to enjoy. The images always begin with the FRONT side, then the skewed front to give you a better view into the interior, then the BACK and it's skewed interior photos. Enjoy!

Tester #26
9.5 X 6 X 1.5IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis







I also make videos of each artwork to showcase it in full rotation, which i'll have available soon. I tend to make those videos as a group. More to come...

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