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Archive for March 2011

Figure Painting

March 10, 2011

I haven’t shown or published a ton of figurative work. During college (Towson University, 1988-1992!) I made figure drawings ’til I was blue in the face. Thanks Stuart Stein, Carmen Robb, Jose Villarubia! (et al.)You all made me practice, practice, practice! It’s not that I don’t love the human figure…..here’s another piece: I especially love […]

Abstract Expressionism? Or just art?

March 1, 2011

I finished this one last week. Actually, this has three siblings; it belongs to a series of four. Back in October, the Santa Cruz Open Studios event went on, and I sold a bunch of small paintings on paper. Inspired by commerce, I decided to make some variations on the themes found in those pieces. […]

Route 66: Nostalgic Acrylic Paintings

March 1, 2011

Here are some paintings I worked on during the summer of 2010. The challenges I gave myself were two simple ones: work in a series, and choose a theme with broad appeal. As usual, I’ve been adding a lot of layers of paint and plenty of texture. The partial shape of the “state route” shield […]