Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh Ideas...

I am interested in creating spaces that are unsettling, scary, creepy...and lately how to depict that idea has lead me around and around with the same conclusion of what I have been painting in the past two years. I am not abandoning the foundation style that I have become known for, but just another way of interpreting that idea.  I have been wanting to create new spaces that invite and repel the viewer at the same time. So I have found that idea to create a new series to take my work into a new direction, which I am extremely excited about...I can't wait to get at my fresh new idea...No, I won't say what this idea is until I am finished with the new series, I am thinking 10 paintings and drawings, not sure on sizes, but large enough for me to comfortably work on them, I like to paint large..

Friday, October 16, 2009


 I have been working on a new series of pastels today and they are based on the autumn colors...warm yellows, shades of oranges, vibrant reds, so much lush color...I have a book of Wolf Kahn and whenever I need to look at something new, I look at this book...His use of color and expression of shapes juxtaposed to each other is something I admire...Other artists I look at, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, JMW Turner, I saw his work at the Met when they did a full retrospective and it was amazing!!! Have to see it in person..there is a show on now at The Everson that I am going to next weekend,  
From Turner to Cezanne...

Wolf Kahn, Very Pink Sky, oil on canvas,2008

J.M.W. Turner, Shade and Darkness-The Evening Before the Deluge, oil, 1843

Jackson Pollock, Mural, oil on canvas, 1943
My research has been on Pollock, I could teach a class on him..

Monday, October 12, 2009

Works in Progress

Pastel on paper, 18"x24"

Small pastel and charcoal drawing on paper..

small pastel and charcoal on paper, diptych

these are two in a series of 12, 10"x30" oil on canvas, working on glazing at the moment, one of these paintings in this series will be in a juried show next year...
  more images coming soon...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Travel Inspiration

I went on vacation this past summer and just the experience of getting away and seeing new scenery helps to stir up new ideas...

I took many photographs of this one sunset and for me it brought up so many different ways to paint it...

I love the way the light is reflecting onto the water and all I can think about is how I can't wait to paint this how I see it...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Work

I am currently working on two new series..there are 10 paintings in each new series, no title yet, but may go under my ongoing series, Evolution...the paintings in this series are all 10"x30," oil on canvas..the second series is the one I have spent most of my time and energy on. when I say energy, I mean thinking about it all the time and what comes next, thinking back and forth between the paintings and trying to make them stand on their own, each painting is a different visual experience while keeping the series cohesive..I am still a ways off..but I think it is time to wrap things up with the series and get them out of my studio, I could use the room, and into a gallery..and sell them!  My new series in the horizon are in pastel, large or small in size I have yet to decide..
I will post images soon!