Over the past 5 years I worked on a series of blurred paintings called 20/20.
We have our vision tested using the Snellen chart and it is scored at what "normal" sees at 20 feet. What you take away from looking at my art is your "20/20" perception, your normal.
In my painting process I discovered the under paintings were interesting in their own right. Under my final blurred works was a “secret” painting.
I have an affinity for natural organic form from the thick vegetation to the waterways that connect us. I am sure I was affected by exposure to this geography as a child.
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the scripture of nature, acrylic on 3 panels, 70 x 90 inches
20/20 #12, oil on canvas, 30x40 inches*
20/20 #8, oil on canvas, 30x40 inches
20/20 #11, oil on canvas, 40x30 inches
Blue Willow, acrylic on canvas, 5x6 feet
Narrows, oil on canvas, 41x41 inches *
neutral ground, acrylic on panel, 46x46 inches
COOL IT, oil on canvas, 50x40
We form first impressions of people quickly. The blurring of this body of work suggests that sometimes not all is clearly seen or meant to be seen. People evolve, relationships evolve, and our perceptions evolve.
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first impressions #8, oil on canvas, 19x15 inches
first impressions #9, oil on canvas, 20x16 inches
first impressions # 10, oil on canvas, 19x15 inches
first impressions, oil on canvas, 15x19 inches
first impressions #11, oil on canvas, 19x15 inches
first impressions #7, oil on canvas, 19x15 inches
first impressions # 12, oil on canvas, 19 x 15 inches
There is no better way to learn to use your "art eye" than by drawing. It is a catalyst in the process of alchemy...transmitting a common visual substance of little value into a substance of greater value. When the eye is working well these wanderings are fresh and spontaneous. Some are a combination of gesture and contour with value study. When using sepia ink I get the warmth from the tone and the dried puddles lend spontaneity. The pen brings back some control.
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head study, ink on paper, 16 x 12 inches *
study #3, ink on paper, 11x10 inches
standing nude, graphite on paper, 14 x 17
seated man, ink on paper, 8x8 inches*
sleeping woman, graphite, 7x8 inches *
sleeper, graphite and w/c on vellum, 10 1/2 x 7 inches
bernard after coustou, ink on paper, 8x7 1/4 inches
seated model, ink on paper, 9 1/2x9 1/2 inches
study #2, graphite and ink. 9x7 inches
genevieve 1 after lemoyne, ink on acrylic on paper, 10x8 inches
conte du muy after caffiere, ink on acrylic on paper, 10x8 inches