Sunday, May 03, 2015

Marbleized Paper

A while back I took a workshop with  Janelle Trosclair. We dripped enamel paint on the surface of water in a metal pan.  There are eight of these altogether. Many of them look like the abstract paintings I make.

enamel on paper, 3.75" x 5.5"

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Texture Fun

This was created in a workshop during The Colony in 2004. We played with splattering paint and adding texture on top. Some of the techniques we used were new to me.

mixed media on paper, 15" x 22"

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Ink Blot

This began as an idea for an art show poster. It was to be a background design that captured the way I paint. Unfortunately the ink stuck in the screen. However, I used the transparency, created for silkscreen, for other projects. Eventually, the ink blot became the logo for my business cards.

ink on illustration board, 15" x 20"

silkscreen on paper, 8" x 10"

photograph, 8" x 9.25"

etching on paper, 9" x 12"

etching on paper, 15" x 22"

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Bagel Inferno

Everyone wants to know where the bagel is. I was working on the piece the day a bagel got stuck in a bagel warmer in the school cafeteria. Smoke was billowing out of the appliance.

acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18"

Monday, November 03, 2014

Splatter on Blue

This the second experimental painting I made for a contract art course at Mississippi State. See last month's post for the other painting.

acrylic on canvasboard, 12" x 16"

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Splatter on Black

Since there were no official courses beyond Painting II at Mississippi State, it was up to a student to contract a teacher to teach a “one-on-one” course. I did several of these. They excited me because they were more individualized and I usually did well with a final grade. First a course outline had to be proposed by the student and accepted by the professor. Invariably each art professor changed the course of the class after the first project. Instead of cramming in a bunch of new techniques I was interested in, the art professor pushed me to continue with images begun in the first piece.

This is the first of two studies were created in a contract course that involved abstract painting. The art professor often worked surreally developing imagery from abstract shapes from “happy accidents.” He also enjoyed creating collages.

acrylic on canvasboard, 12" x 16"