Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

 Lots of new work to share and in no particuliar order:

This is the most recent work and marks a return to easel work and oil paint. 36"x48" canvas. I think I'll return to this in another post to show the evolution of the piece. Undercoat originally in acrylics with all oils on top with oil sticks and crayons and charcoal markings. "Lucky Eleven."

This is a fun piece- 36"x36" unprimed, unframed canvas with fabric paint. Lulu had bought the paint originally with an eye to us working together on a warp that she would weave and I would paint. I was intrigued by the dye/paint so I purchased a set and played with it on unprimed canvas. Turned out well, I thought. "A Day At The Beach II"

The following are a set of four works on paper. Canson 12"x18" watercolor paper. Bad image but each has a one inch border. Inset colors are Matisse gesso with Matisse acrylics and metallic overcoats, silver and opalescent white in the piece above. "Baby Blue."

Same dims as first piece and the mediums are the same- all Mattise acrylics with gold and silver acrylics. "Golden Threads & Silver Needles."

                                                        "Silver Threads & Golden Needles"

Not the best image but this IRT is very lush- "Yellow Roses."

And our last two pieces are a continuation of ongoing work with Japanes paper, specifically Kitakata paper. I so loved working with this that I bought a ten yeard roll of it. It's 16" wide.

This is "mounted" on  22" x 30" Strathmore watercolor paper. The image is 16"x26" with Matisse gesso background and calligraphy ink. "Lost Language Scroll #1"

Dims and media are the same as first piece. "Lost Language Scroll #2."

Thanks for looking and if you like what you see, please leave comments.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

 So, essentially, this is the last week of Summer for me- school begins next Monday for teacher orientation and students begin on Wed. Spent most of the evening at the radio station with my engineer Jim doing some long needed maintenance and oganization and updating. We sound better  than we ever have and it was just by running broadcast signal from the board right to the output-no compressor or sound processor- Clean For Gene...more Awagami Kitakata Select paper work. Same dims (17"x20" rough). Inks and handmade dyes. Enjoy.

                                              "Jazz" dedicated to a great American, Bill Russell.