Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Power of Red

 I wrapped up my series of 11 X 11 inch pieces and I had a lot of collage paper leftovers. Rather than put them into my collage storage shelf, I decided to just play a little. I put together these pieces using scraps and some matte medium on Bristol paper. It was just a quick hour or so of fiddling around and with such small pieces I felt completely unattached to what happened. Very liberating from using larger supplies. 

Once I had a bunch put together, I realized that they needed a little something so, here's the before and after pictures. A touch of red makes all the difference. Pyrrole red if anyone is interested. The images with red are cropped to 5 X 7. Altogether there are 11 but here's just a few of them. Excuse the low quality iPhone quick snaps, but you get the idea.

What's your favorite shade of red?

Let me know what you do with your leftovers. Thanks and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Contemplations II

 Can I just say that although the lack of travel during the past year has been a real bummer, it has given me a lot more time in my studio. With all the quantity time, I have invested my energy into some rather long series of work. Contemplations I was 25 pieces and Contemplations II is also 25 pieces. I will admit that the last piece I had to crop. I try to resolve all the issues that I can as they come up but, this piece had some stuff on one side that I just couldn't come back from. And to be honest, it was the last of the 25 pieces and I just didn't have the fortitude to think my way out of the problems I had created in the piece. It happens. Here's a quick look at the pieces. I have mounted 9 of them onto cradle panels and I have 6 frames on the way for some of the others. The rest will be for sale as matted originals. 

All of these are 11" X 11" on bristol paper, except the last one which is 7" X 7". I spend a lot of time turning my work in different directions, so what you see here may be mounted or displayed in this orientation or I may have shifted it to a different one. I try to resolve all the problems in the work in each of the four orientations, when I am happy with it in all directions, then I call it done.

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my work. You can see more of it at The ARTery in Milford, PA and on this blog at the links in the bar at the top of the page. 

Have a great day!

Monday, March 1, 2021


 Hello everybody!

Just wanted to drop you some photos of the latest series.  They are all acrylic on paper with a little mixed media thrown in. The ones on cradle panels are 10" X 10" X 2" and the others are matted to 10.5" X 10.5" with white mat board.

Here's the cradle panels:

And here's the ones that are matted to 14" X 14". Several of them are framed and some available ready to frame.

They are all up at The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA. if you're local. Hope you enjoyed a little of my latest experimental series. Feel free to leave a comment or pose a question. Thanks for visiting the blog!