BraveNation

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wed. Nov. 24th

 Grateful that I've been able to get through some existential crap and find my way back to color and paint. The work of Stanley Whitney continues to blow me away and in the process of absorbing his palette, I am able to dive deeper into my own Conversations About Color.



"Stanley Meets Sean" 18x24 study. Acrylic base with oil sticks on top. Wishing you and your family all the joy that heaven will allow.



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday November 6th

 No new images to post for now but we have added music. You'll see a "button" that says 103.5 BraveNation. This is the Bellmont High School low powered FM radio station located in Decatur IN that I am the General Manager of and the HS radio teacher. We are 24/7 AAA/Alternative music. 


You can also find us at 1035.live 

So now you can listen to great music while viewing images...enjoy!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Oct.9th

 Happy 80th birthday, John Lennon. Hard to believe that it's been almost 40 years since John was brutally murdered. One can only imagine what his life would have been like had he not been cut down. The  at times, seemingly, cruelty of a random Universe is well exhibited here; John Lennon dies at 40 and unnamed toxic dirtbags get to walk the earth, unpunished. I suspect that part of the rage that fuels me (quietly) manifests itself in my painting.


Newest work below, "A Day At The Beach" (which painting this was not-tongue firmly planted in aged cheek). 36"x48" with acrylic base coat and Speedball ink impasto topcoat. Needs some very minor tweaks and then a gloss medium on top. The shine is reflected light. Zoom in for some delicious textures.




Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7th

 So, here is the "canvas" version of the color study below. 36"x48" Acrylics "Log Cabin #2"




I replaced the deep violet with the lilac...thanks for viewing!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wed. Sept.29th,2021

 Staying with the theme of "Log Cabin," this is a study on Strathmore paper 18x24 with Aussie acrylics. Will use the same color patterns on 36x48 canvas.


   
"Log Cabin #2 Study: 18x24 acrylics

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saturday, Sept.18th, 2021

                                                        "Log Cabin #1"


 36"x36" acrylic- when I had shown Lulu the draft for this, she advised me that it's called a Log Cabin pattern in both weaving and quilting. The idea had been rattling in my head for a while- for me, it's taking some of the dynamics that Stanley Whitney does so well and for lack of better term, flip flopping them but in a cohesive form where the different colors can engage the viewer or throw them off balance. Push Pull.