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"

Friday, April 04, 2014

Night Flight

acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12"

Lakeview Gallery & Frame

In 1995 I was invited to participate in a small group show at a frame shop. The owner wanted to have openings for the gallery part of his place. I needed smaller pieces for this show. At the time I was playing with a butterfly as a motif. The following paintings were created for that show.