Springtime Abstracts Series 2017 Small acrylic studies on canvas. Prints & Commissions available. This piece is created on three 12x12 inch canvases. Before covering up each heavily detailed layer, I photographed several 4x4" areas to capture little compositions, each appealing in its own right. Each row in the gallery below represents one phase of the painting, before a big cover-up layer. Do you see the little lobster in the last picture of each row?
The full paintings, by layer:
Long Lake Studies. Triptych 2016 SOLD Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 8 x 27
After the Storm.2016 SOLD A 24" x 48" version of this painting is available for sale. Please send me a message if interested. Acrylic and Glass Bead on Canvas 16 x 20
The process used here creates high texture and contrast by layering molding paste and glass bead gel. Layers of paste and paint create deep texture. The glass bead gel adds more dimension, and reflectivity to the surface of the piece. High flow paints applied to the glass bead layer create distinct lines and high contrast to the clouds. Interference acrylic, a mica based pigment, is used to add a glowing and reflective appearance to the water.
Thistle Field. 2016 Acrylic on Wood Panels 10 x 18
This process begins with a layer of textured molding paste, into which the designs are carved using a pottery tool. The color is applied using thin paint washes. Final layers of gloss gel and varnish result in a finished piece which looks more like ceramic tile than a painting. The panels are mounted to a cradled birch panel using a foam core spacers, raising the artwork above the panel, for a 3-dimensional presentation.
Under the Canopy. 2016. SOLD Acrylic on Yupo Paper. 20"x26" Mounted on Cradled Panel
Autumn Riverside 2016. Acrylic on Yupo Paper. 20"x26" Mounted on Cradled Panel
Long Lake, Bridgton, Maine 2016. SOLD Acrylic & Glass Bead Triptych on Canvas Board. Mounted on Cradled Panels.
As a child I spent many idyllic summers at my grandparents’ tiny lakefront cottage. We kids slept on the screen porch my grandfather built. Each morning I awoke in my top bunk to the sun coming up behind the trees across the lake. This painting reminds me of that view.
The process used here creates high texture and contrast by layering molding paste and glass bead gel. The paste creates deep texture, and the bead gel adds dimension and reflectivity to the piece. High flow paints applied to the glass bead layer create distinct lines and high contrast to the clouds. "Interference" acrylic, a mica based pigment, is used to add a glowing and reflective appearance to the lake. The paintings, on canvas panel, are mounted to cradled birch panels using a 3/8” foam core, raising the artwork above the panel, for an elegant presentation.